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Wellness Strategist

Mount Allison University
Sackville, NB
In-person
$60,447 - $70,174 / year
Full-time
Seasonal
Experienced
Posted 8 days ago

Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.

Position title: Wellness Strategist
Department: Student Life Office
Type: Full-time continuing nine-month sessional position
Opportunity type: Non-academic
Classification: MASA Grade 10
Salary range: $60,447 to $70,174
Supervisor's title: Director of Accessibility and Student Wellness
Posted date: July 5, 2024
Closing date: July 15, 2024

Position description

The Wellness Strategist is a key leader in the development of mental health, and harm reduction programming at Mount Allison University. This person helps to guide the development, implementation, and continuation, on a cross-institutional basis, of programming and outreach efforts so as to further the progress of student wellness literacy, education, and awareness on campus. Understanding that wellness education is not owned by a single individual but requires large-scale recognition, support, and action. The incumbent works with and advises a variety of stakeholders, including students, staff, faculty, and external partners to foster campus-wide action and collaboration.

Position Responsibilities

  • Help to develop and advance sustainable educational outreach campaigns targeted at key areas of student need in collaboration with other Student Affairs staff based on related research support and analysis;
  • As decided with their supervisor, sit on committees or groups with mandates to support the wellbeing and/or safer substance use of students. This may include the Student of Concern Case Team, Student Alcohol and Substance Use Committee, and committees dedicated to updating the Mental Health Strategy.
  • Coordinate, in conjunction with key staff members, such as those in Student Life, programming, strategic awareness campaigns and training aimed at promoting mental wellbeing and safer substance use practices for students;
  • Review and make recommendations relating to the use of alcohol and substances on campus in collaboration with the Alcohol and Substance Use Committee.
  • Collect and review feedback and/or data to determine the effectiveness of the impact of ongoing projects to assess program efficacy;
  • Identify strategic external partners and work collaboratively with them and university stakeholders to facilitate partnerships that enhance effective student wellness service delivery, awareness and promotion;
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to maintain and suggest updates to institutional mental health and wellness strategies and procedures on campus;
  • Develop, monitor, and lead trained peer supporters and mental health champions (e.g. NavigateMtA) who will encourage positive mental health activities and promote self-care.
  • Create resources to deliver and/or coordinate the delivery of group sessions and workshops on a wide range of wellness and personal management topics which help students adjust to a successful University experience;
  • Act as a resource on mental health, wellness, and harm reduction campaigns to student groups, faculty, and staff within the university community;
  • Submit reports to the Director as required throughout the year on project activities and findings.

Qualifications/skills

  • Minimum of a university degree in a related discipline (e.g. Psychology, Social Work, Health Promotion, Addictions, Harm Reduction, etc.)
  • 3 years experience or advanced diploma in the field of Mental Health, Health Promotion, Addictions, Harm Reduction or recognized equivalencies preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of current theories and practices related to mental health and harm reduction
  • Experience in coordination of outreach and/or educational programs; experience with hands-on teaching methods preferred
  • Excellent program/project management and coordination skills, incl. ability to track and evaluate program/project progress and success
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity; must be self-motivated
  • An understanding of the needs of post-secondary education-aged students
  • Ability to recognize the sensitivity of issues and maintain strict confidentiality
  • Experience and knowledge of programs and services in an educational institution is an asset
  • Ability to work successfully within a team environment and independently
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint coupled with online research skills

If you are interested in the challenges and opportunities that this position has to offer, please forward your application to: Human Resources Department, Mount Allison University, 65 York St., Sackville, NB E4L 1E4 Fax: (506) 364-2385, e-mail: [email protected] Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2024.

Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.

At Mount Allison, we are committed to ensuring your interview experience is as comfortable and accessible as possible. If you require any accommodations or adjustments during the interview process, please do not hesitate to inform us. Your needs are important to us, and our dedicated team is here to support you.
Visit our website at www.mta.ca/employment for other employment opportunities at Mount Allison University or to register to receive e-mail notification of new opportunities.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Competition Number: WellnessStrategist-0705CB
Company Website: http://www.mta.ca
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About Mount Allison University

About Mount Allison University

With 175 years of history, Mount Allison University attracts some of the most talented and creative minds from across the country and around the world.

Located in the heart of Sackville, New Brunswick and offering five degrees to undergraduate students, Mount Allison is home to one of the most beautiful and historically rich campuses in Canada. It is no surprise that Mount Allison has been ranked the #1 undergraduate university in Canada by Maclean?s magazine for 18 out of the last 25 years, more times than any other university.

With a student population of 2,250, the University has had 53 Rhodes Scholars, 12 in the last 14 years alone, and counts many of Canada?s top business, cultural, and community leaders among its graduates.