Center for Student Development, Health and Transitional Services - Director of Wellness Programs

Bradley University invites applications for the position of Director of Wellness Programs. The Director has responsibility to oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of theory-and evidence-based health promotion and wellness strategies, policies, programs, and services for students.   This position reports to the Executive Director of the Center for Student Development, Health, and Transitional Services.  It is a full-time, 12 month position. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for health and wellness promotion.
  • Supervise professional staff, administrative support, and undergraduate and graduate student interns.
  • Collaborate with Health Services to provide a unified message for various health topics
  • Advise peer educators and plan presentations to FYE classes and other student groups.
  • Present alcohol, drug, and sexual health information to student groups, including FYE classes.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders on and off campus to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary student wellness program.
  • Present training programs on wellness topics to student groups such as residence hall staff, student athletes, Greek leaders, and student aides. 
  • Interface with Health Services to conduct campus needs and health assessments as well as pertinent health education. 
  • Recruit, train, and advise peer leadership and education programs.
  • Pursue opportunities to secure supplemental funding for wellness initiatives from resources outside of Bradley University.
  • Assist in the planning, execution, and evaluation of campus late night programming.
  • Plan, administer, and manage operating, gift, and grant budgets.
  • Participate in university meetings and committees as requested.

A Master’s level degree in health education, college student personnel, social work, counseling, or related field and 3-5 years of experience in the development and implementation of evidence-based health and wellness educational programs in higher education are required.   Additionally, candidates must have certification as a health education specialist (CHES) or a comparable state alcohol and other drug preventionist certificate.  

Preference will be given to applicants who indicate they possess: initiative, excellent communication and management skills, demonstrated leadership advising student peer leadership groups, and the ability to work not only with traditional college age students, but also with other members of the college community with differing views and in different disciplines and guide them in support of the university's prevention and intervention program goals.   

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter addressing their qualifications for the position, current resume, and complete contact information for three professional references to:

Bradley University

Director of Wellness Search

Attn: Mike Keup

1501 West Bradley Avenue

Peoria, IL  61625


Review of completed applications will begin on October 24, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.