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Assistant Director – Faculty/Staff Assistance & Well-Being Services

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Faculty Staff Assistance & Well-Being Services (FSAWS) is a unit within Illinois Human Resources at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Its staff are dedicated to providing quality, confidential assistance to employees and their families who may be experiencing difficulties that impact their lives. This includes assessments, short-term counseling, crisis services and referrals to appropriate resources. Additionally, the unit provides wellness activities, trainings, group activities that align with enhancing the emotional health and performance of individuals and organizational units.

The Assistant Director of Well-Being Services for FSAWS leads the organization’s comprehensive well-being programs and services.  The position is responsible for implementation, coordination and supervision of all aspects pertaining to Well-Being Services with a focus on prevention and creation of a culture of health. The position oversees and brings together resources and further wellness initiatives for employees through programs, research, and incentives.  In addition, the position concentrates on developing and maintaining quality programming for faculty/staff. 

Major Duties & Responsibilities
• Develop & Implement Strategic Wellness Programming/Services

• Coordinate wellness activities for employees and interact with critical partners, including campus programs, health-care providers and community wellness programs and services.

• Identify departmental objectives and long-range planning to maximize resources and reduce redundancy.

• Develop, coordinate, promote and implement wellness programs as identified in the needs assessments. These may include, but are not limited to classes, informational events, health fairs, outreach programs, self-directed activities, and web-based programs.

• Work with appropriate campus units to create environmental support to campus wellness.

• Develop and locate appropriate wellness education resources as needed. These resources may include but are not limited to web-based resources, print materials, newsletters and more.

Communicate with Campus Partners & External Groups

Guide program publicity and promotion, recruit program participants, and actively promote positive public relations for Well-Being Services and other campus wellness programs.

Collaborate with Campus Units & Community to Advance Health & Wellness Research Efforts

Evaluate & Improve Wellness Programs

Conduct employee wellness needs assessments to identify wellness services that best fit our campus and employee needs.

Hire, Train, Supervise and Evaluate Well-Being Services Staff

Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate employees that help implement Well-Being Services programs. Ensure that employees are well versed in Illinois Human Resources policies and procedures.

Collaborate with IHR to Operate Well-Being Services

Review, in conjunction with the Business Manager for Human Resources, matters relating to fees, supervision, budget and fiscal responsibilities.
Manage the program responsibilities within the budget constraints established by the Senior Associate Chancellor for Human Resources, and the Human Resources Business Office.

Position Requirements & Qualifications

Required: Bachelor’s degree required in a relevant field of Health, Wellness or a related field.  
Preferred: Advanced degree in a related field.  


Required: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of Health, Wellness or a related field.
Preferred: Advanced degree in a related field.


Required: Three to five years of progressive experience in a large, complex, and diverse organization. Ability and experience in fundraising, marketing, grant writing, asset mapping, strategic planning, and program development and management  

1. Comprehensive and detailed knowledge of wellness services.
2. Strong written and verbal skills and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, faculty, staff, and community patrons.
3. Preferred experience with scheduling software.
4. Ability to determine the needs of the Well-Being Services programs and make sound field judgements to ensure that a reasonable level of safety is achieved.
5. Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet project review deadlines.
6. Strong commitment to diversity and developing a comprehensive understanding of the needs of diverse user groups.
7. Relevant supervisory experience preferred.  

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 7/1/2024. Starting salary is $80,000 and is commensurate with experience. This position is not eligible for sponsorship. 

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (Central Time) on Monday, May 13. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

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Date Posted
April 26, 2024
Job Type
Champaign, IL

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