Grinnell Chamber

Asst/Assoc Dean for Health & Wellness

Full time
Posted: 11/23/2022
Grinnell, IA
Human Resources


Grinnell College is a top ranked Liberal Arts institution that values diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, intellectual freedom, and social responsibility. We seek candidates that align with these values and have the ability and desire to advance our values and belonging within our community and the communities we engage. Ideal candidates will be prepared to collaborate and contribute to the mission and values of the college across all constituencies.

The Assistant/Associate Dean for Health and Wellness is responsible for developing and engaging all levels of the social-ecological model to enhance student health and wellbeing.  The Assistant/Associate Dean serves as the central point person for issues of student wellness, harm reduction (alcohol and other drug prevention and education), violence prevention, health promotion and active bystanderism. Working from a public health lens, the Assistant/Associate Dean will collaborate with campus partners on issues related to student wellness, approaching their work with a holistic, intersectional framework that considers the whole student. The Assistant/Associate Dean will also serve as a campus resource on public health and wellbeing consistent with our College mission and values, lead and serve on campus committees and advise on best practices in the field and how these practices should inform institutional outcomes. The Assistant/Associate Dean is expected to coordinate a variety of educational efforts including bringing in speakers, organizing workshops, trainings, and seminars to promote health and wellbeing among the student body. Finally, the Assistant/Associate Dean will serve in a leadership role alongside the Director of Health Services and the Doctoral Program Director, under the leadership of the Dean for Health and Wellness, to shape the integrated, holistic work of Student Health and Wellness (SHAW), which includes health, mental health, and wellness programs and services.

(1) Maintain regular and reliable attendance.

(2) Comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources.

3) Understand and comply with the policies and procedures of SHAW and the College Staff Handbook.

4) Demonstrate commitment to customer service. Establish effective relationships with internal and external customers and respond to their needs.

5) Demonstrate being an outstanding team player supporting all colleagues at SHAW, the Division of Student Affairs and within the College

6) Protect discretion of College information and confidentiality of student’s protected information.

7) Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.

8) Communicate with others in a courteous and helpful manner.

9) May be asked to fill positions considered essential during weather emergencies or other events requiring special staffing.

10) Perform other duties as assigned


Three years of full-time health promotion experience (preferred) and at least one year within a higher education setting (preferred) 

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