Wellness Fellow
Sexual Assault/Wellness Advocate, within Counseling Services

Name of primary hiring contact: Meghan K. Root
Title of hiring contact: Sexual Assault/Wellness Advocate
Email: mkroot@smcm.edu
Phone: 240-895-4289

Responsibilities and benefits to the student:

The Wellness Fellow student will be responsible for the oversight of prevention programming for the First Responder Network and Peer Health Educators on topics such as tobacco, alcohol, drugs, mental health, wellness, nutrition, sexuality, sexual violence, etc. They will help coordinate group meetings, spring training, event task assignment, event promotion and implementation, and assessment. They will also have primary responsibility for related social media sites and websites. The fellow will have oversight of the Peer2Peer alcohol and marijuana educational classes that was successfully developed and implemented in 2011, including organizing the facilitators, reporting attendance, updating the class content, and facilitating the class.

This student will be a leader on campus, the primary face of the PHE and FRN programs for the academic year, and will also be managing conflicts and communication within both groups. This student will sit on the Sexual Assault Response Team Committee as a representation of the FRN program. The Fellow will maintain weekly office hours in the wellness office alongside other student employees.
The 2011/12 Fellow in this position created the PHE program. The 2012/13 Fellow created the FRN, PHE, and Green Dot online presence and was essential in the launching of the Green Dot program. One of the primary goals for the 2013/2014 academic year is to set up weekly drop in hours for the student body to access peer counseling provided by the PHEs and it is the hope that the fellow will have primary oversight of this pilot program alongside a senior student who is interested in developing this program for his SMP.

The student in this position will gain essential career and life skills in event/program planning, education techniques, leadership, budget management, marketing, organization, communication, and assessment.

Qualifications and unique application instructions:

The student selected will ideally have an interest in working in the field of public health, education, advocacy, wellness, psychology, or mental health. The ideal candidate will be a member of the FRNs and PHEs, but students who are not FRNs or PHE may also be considered. Student must have a strong ethical practice of maintaining confidentiality and privacy. They should have strong and effective written and oral communication skills, effectively and politely interact with other students, faculty, and staff, and be outgoing and comfortable with public speaking and supervising peers. The position would benefit from someone who is dependable, very well organized, self-motivated, and can work independently. We seek someone who is willing to take on a position of campus leadership and be a role model on campus for healthy behaviors and advocate against sexual violence. The position required basic skills with MS Word, MS Excel, basic graphic design skills, and familiarity with online social networking websites. Familiarity with Cascade or website maintenance and adobe is a plus.