Coordinator of Well-being

Rank: Administrator IV
Search #: S22-001
Job Posted: 4/25/2022

Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

Under the supervision of the Associate Dean of Counseling Services and the Center for Well-being, the Coordinator will assist in carrying out the vision, goals, and strategies necessary to create a culture of well-being across campus. The Coordinator works collaboratively with colleagues throughout the university to foster a highly stimulating, innovative, student-centered learning environment that supports a holistic approach to well-being, resulting in the creation of a community where students thrive and flourish. The Coordinator provides leadership to integrate the work of the units in the Center for Wellbeing (i.e., Counseling Services, Health Services, Victim Advocacy, Violence Prevention and Support) with other departments on campus to improve health and wellness by using key metrics in addressing and promoting student well-being. The Coordinator also provides continuity of care, case management, and referral support services for Counseling Services.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in related area and a minimum of four years of relevant experience
  • Experience in wellness-related program development for college populations
  • Demonstrate skills in a variety of educational methods including presentations, workshops, trainings, individual behavior change sessions, and small group discussion/facilitation
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and competency and contribute to a campus committed to diversity, inclusion, social justice and anti-racism
  • Have an understanding of well-being related to one’s social identities
  • Demonstrate success working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
  • Be an effective communicator.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Health Education Specialist, Certified in Public Health or eligible and intent to become certified
  • Experience on a college campus
  • Supervision of student or professional employees.

These qualifications may be waived for individuals with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Essential Functions

Provides leadership for the day-to-day operations for the Center for Wellbeing grounded by evidence- based, data driven health and well-being initiatives based on measurable outcomes to improve individual and community well-being through a lens of equity and inclusion.

Collaborates with Counseling Services, Health Services, and Victim Advocacy and Support Services to provide and instruct educational opportunities focused on a holistic approach to student well-being.

Facilitates a comprehensive approach to prevention, education, and training related to emotional and behavioral health, physical health and fitness, substance abuse prevention, sexual health, intimate partner violence prevention, bystander intervention and other wellness related topics.

Coordinates efforts to enhance coordination of care, case management, and referral support for students receiving clinical care and advocacy services. Works to eliminate barriers to appropriate treatment (i.e. insurance, financial, and transportation limitations) particularly for those students who require intensive treatment and cross-service collaboration between campus partners and off-campus partners (e.g., community psychotherapists, psychiatrists, clinics, treatment programs, hospitals, etc.).

Maintains, coordinates, and oversees Center for Well-being referral database for partner relationships with local community agencies.

Develops and maintains well-being resources for the University. Works in collaboration with colleges/schools, departments, faculty development and the Center for Teaching and Learning, Faculty Senate Student Policy Committee, Graduate Council and other relevant entities to integrate a commitment to student well-being throughout the student learning environment.

Recruits, selects, schedules, trains, supervises, and evaluates professional staff, student employees, graduate interns, practicum students, and/or volunteers. Ensures that staff have and maintain appropriate level of qualifications for each position.

Designs and implements an assessment plan to determine the effectiveness of programs and strategies implemented by the Center for Well-being to include the development and assessment of program goals, learning outcomes and measurable objectives.

Manages departmental financial resources and budget; allocates funds and monitors financial performance to ensure fiscal responsibility.

Identifies grant opportunities and funding sources for departmental initiatives and applies for relevantgrants at the local, state, and/or national level.

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those described above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

The salary range for this position begins at $68,581 per year. The final offer will be based on the candidate's experience and qualifications. 


For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Christine Thornton at by May 23, 2022. The position will remain open until filled. 


Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.