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Emotional Wellness Program Manager


Health Promotion Center

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff



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Job Summary

The Office of Health Promotion invites applications for a Emotional Wellness Program Manager. This position serves a key role within the Office of Health Promotion. The Emotional Wellness Program Manager is responsible for recommending and implementing educational and outreach initiatives and programs that build a foundation to support emotional wellness and student resiliency. The primary focus areas for this position are stress and mindfulness, self-care, self-image and suicide prevention. The program manager will train and supervise the emotional wellness peer educators, interns and volunteers. Under the supervision of the associate director for Health Promotion, this position will work closely with the assistant director for AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) programs in incorporating emotional wellness into AOD prevention and early intervention. 

Who We Are

Health Promotion provides outreach and education on a variety of health topics. We support students in learning skills to make informed decisions about their health to help them succeed while in school and beyond. Health Promotion collaborates with student groups and campus departments in providing programs and services that positively influence student health. Our workshops can be requested by student groups, residence halls and other campus organizations.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Program Development and Implementation: 
  • Assist in the implementation of theory and evidence-based health promotion education and strategies to create and/or guide programs addressing stress, self-image, self-care, suicide prevention and general emotional wellness.
  • Train, advise and evaluate Health Promotion students who lead peer prevention programming in the areas mentioned above. 
  • Develop and deliver presentations and workshops to train student leaders, faculty and staff on emotional wellness and resiliency. 
  • Conducts a comprehensive evaluation to ensure effectiveness and consistency with learning outcomes, interpreting results to modify and/or redesign future program plans. 
Campus Representation and Partnerships:
  • Collaborate with campus partners in program development, practices, initiatives and training.
  • Serve as a member of the Health Promotion team in developing new initiatives or policies that address campus student wellness priorities.
  • Serve as a representative of Health Promotion on campus-wide committees and working groups that work to meet campus health and wellness priorities as they relate to social and academic student success. 
Professional Development:
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of Health Promotion prevention and intervention activities and the Student Affairs health and wellness initiative.
  • Attend conferences and professional institutes to stay relevant and build a professional network that enhances the potential of Health Promotion at CU Boulder.

What You Should Know

  • May require some evening and weekend work.
  • This position will supervise up to four student employees.

What We Can Offer

Anticipated starting annual salary is $52,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, public health, health education, health promotion or a closely related field. 
  • A minimum of four years of experience in health and wellness programming targeted to a college age population. 
  • Experience in designing and delivering educational/training programs that address emotional wellness and suicide prevention, self-image, stress reduction and related emotional wellness topics. 
  • Experience in using and providing training motivational interviewing or a related behavior change practice.

What You Will Need

  • Experience in developing training content and materials.
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment and interact with culturally diverse individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Must be detail-oriented.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Experience working independently and as a collaborative team member.
  • Demonstrated understanding of student development and behavior change theories and the applicability to student wellness. 
  • Openness and flexibility in knowledge for growth of expertise, learning, and effectiveness of programs.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Certified in Public Health (CPH) or eligibility for certification preferred. 
  • Sound understanding of health needs and impact on college students.
  • Advanced knowledge in at least one of the following health topics pertinent to this position such as stress reduction, suicide prevention, or resiliency. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
1. A current resume. 
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer