The Department of Athletics is seeking a Director of Student-Athlete Wellness. This is a part-time (0.50 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Athletic Director.
The mission of the OSU Department of Athletics is to Go Build Excellent, Authentic, Visionary Student-Athletes (GO B.E.A.V.S.).
The Oregon State Athletics Strategic Plan makes clear commitments to the health and well-being of the Oregon State University student-athlete community. The Director of Student-Athlete Wellness (SAW) will champion these commitments, providing leadership and visioning for wellness initiatives within Oregon State University Athletics. The primary role of the Director of SAW will be to advance data and theory-driven policies and practices, which foster an environment that promotes comprehensive student-athlete well-being. This work will involve several strategic areas, including the development of an integrated framework for student-athlete wellness, instrumentation and processes to assess student-athlete wellness over time during their involvement with Oregon State, and resources and programming to further facilitate student-athlete well-being.
Strategy A – The Director of SAW is charged with the development of an integrated framework and approach to building student-athlete capacities for success and wellness based upon current best practices and theoretical research. This work will be collaborative in nature, and will need to incorporate the perspectives of diverse stakeholders including the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Athletics and University leadership, and the coaching staff from various athletic programs.
Strategy B – The Director of SAW will develop a wellness assessment tool aligned with the student-athlete wellness framework, and develop an implementation process to track and respond to student-athlete wellness over time. The wellness assessment will require the solicitation of input from various stakeholders from across the university, and should also draw upon best practices for the measurement of well-being.
Strategy C – The Director of SAW will broaden internal and campus support for student-athlete wellness by identifying gaps in staffing to support student-athlete well-being, facilitating connections to existing resources across the institution for student-athletes, and expanding programming that promotes student-athlete wellness.
This position provides leadership and collaborates with other University and community partners to develop and implement an integrated wellness initiative for Oregon State University Athletics. The Director collaborates with other University partners including, but not limited to: Student Affairs, academic advisors, and academic departments, schools, and colleges.
This Director will work closely with the clinical staff of the Sports Medicine units and the Student-Athlete Development office. This position Director will oversee efforts serving a diverse population of student-athletes. This individual will need to envision and implement culturally competent and responsive programs that promote student-athlete health and wellness for all participants.
Bachelor’s degree in health education/promotion, counseling, student personnel administration, or similar social or behavioral science field.
Three (3) years of leadership and management experience. This may include a combination of paid part-time positions, but does not include volunteer work.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and advancing social justice, diversity, and inclusion.
Experience in conducting assessment of programs and strategic planning related to assessment outcomes.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs; assess, improve and enhance programs over short term and long-term.
Proven ability to develop collaborative and purposeful networks and partnerships among multiple constituents, stakeholders, and colleagues.
Proven ability to work successfully with student groups.
Excellent writing, interpersonal communication and listening skills.
Experience in budget management.
Master’s degree in health education/promotion, counseling, student personnel dministration, or similar social or behavioral science field.
Knowledge of athletics/sport setting.
Experience in writing grants and seeking external funding.