• Project Mgr, Wellbeing Initiative

    Requisition # 2018-9135
    Date Posted 2 months ago(8/14/2018 8:52 AM)
    Health Services
    Health Services
    Full-Time / Part-Time
  • Overview

    Campus Life at Princeton University has recently received a multi-year gift focusing on undergraduate and graduate student health, wellbeing, and resilience.  This gift will be used to support an Initiative that will have multiple components including skills-building, outreach, events, professional development, and a research study.  The Project Manager (PM), in coordination with Campus Life leaders, will be responsible for leading efforts to bring the vision for the Initiative to reality. The PM will direct the Initiative and work with a diverse and multidisciplinary team of Campus Life colleagues.  The PM will actively promote diversity and social justice through critical and compassionate communication and strategic outreach efforts to various student populations.  In addition, the PM will help develop, manage, and support the data infrastructure for a multi-year study of Princeton students, both graduate and undergraduate.


    The ideal PM candidate for this position will have a significant campus-based prevention, outreach, and training background, and will hold an advanced degree in public health or the equivalent credential. Specifically, the PM will be able to conceptualize health promotion in the context of higher education,  possess knowledge of health promotion, behavior change, population-based theories and models, evidence-informed health promotion programs/initiatives, and the social ecological model.  The PM will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, social justice, and cultural competence and the ability to work in a multicultural environment.



    Because this is a new position, the Project Manager must also have prowess in developing and launching new initiatives. These include, but are not limited to, possessing outstanding organizational skills, promoting the organizational capacities in others, and adeptness in establishing solid collaborative relationships with staff and administrators from other departments. 



    This position is a 3 year term opportunity with possibility of extension. 


    Project Management and Leadership (50%)

    • Lead the Initiative’s strategic planning process, in consultation with UHS Executive Director, Director of Health Promotion and Prevention Services, and the Vice President for Campus Life.
    • Develop project plan, goals and measurable objectives for the Initiative.
    • Plan, implement, and evaluate theory-based and evidence-informed health promotion strategies, policies, programs, and services for the Initiative.
    • Serve as liaison to Initiative partners and regularly engage with these stakeholders regarding timelines, deliverables, opportunities for collaboration, and professional development opportunities.
    • Ensure Initiative activities are on budget, timely, and meet required deliverables.
    • Incorporate multicultural diversity and social justice concepts and principles into Initiative activities.
    • Develop and deliver presentations, reports, social media content, etc. to share the vision, methods, and projects of the Initiative.
    • Advise colleagues throughout Campus Life and the University community on evidence-informed strategies for increasing wellbeing and related assets and advocate for policy changes to achieve Initiative goals.

    Research and Evaluation (30%)

    • Create and implement and Initiative monitoring and evaluation plan which spans both process and summary outcomes.
    • Develop, implement, and analyze periodic student health surveys related to the Initiative
    • Work with external research consultant to develop, manage, and support the data infrastructure for a potential longitudinal cohort study of Princeton students.
    • Prepare results of research and program evaluation activities for dissemination. 

    Initiative Administration (20%)

    • Perform day-to-day task management associated with Initiative-related projects
    • Oversee the Initiative's budget and expenditure
    • Oversee the design and maintenance of an online presence for the Initiative
    • Organize events and meetings for Initiative projects
    • Partner with student groups to implement and promote services and events. 



    • Masters or advanced degree. May include public health, health promotion, health policy, or health education. 
    • Program management skills, and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and intercultural competence.
    • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methodologies for the social sciences.
    • Experience developing and facilitating evidence-informed prevention and outreach programming on wellness and wellbeing.
    • Experience in research project data management.
    • Demonstrated excellence in creating collaborative relationships with community shareholders and partners.



    • Minimum of two years related health promotion work experience, preferably in a higher education environment.
    • Specialized expertise in mindfulness practices, mental health promotion strategies, or self-compassion. 
    • Familiarity with social marketing and health communications strategies. 



    Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

    Salary Grade

    ADM, 060

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Estimated Appointment End Date


    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver’s License Required



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