Manager – Wellness (MT0511, SAF3B, GR07)

Job Category: 
Term positions for Management and Professionals


Position Summary:

The "Student Wellness Hub”—the centre of a hub-and-spoke model of care—will provide a one-stop service area directing students to appropriate care. Beyond the hub, our services are even more closely linked to students and will be embedded in faculties, residences, and other strategic locations to facilitate wellness where students live and learn. The Manager – Wellness works collaboratively with Faculties, Schools and Services to facilitate the conditions for student well-being where they live & learn. The Manager –Wellness provides supervision and direction for Wellness Advisor programming across both campuses, including early intervention and orienting students to the appropriate level of care. The expansion is being funded by the generous support of the Rossy Family Foundation and McGill University

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Associate Director, Collaborative Care & housed in the Rossy Student Wellness Hub, the Manager:

  • Plans, develops & implements administrative procedures, policies & processes to support the Wellness Advisors. Sets standards for service level. Provides direction & support to WAs regarding University policies & procedures.
  • Manages, supervises & appraises work performance of staff. Hires, orients & trains staff. Works with staff to create appropriate professional development plans.
  • Organizes the work of staff ensuring deadlines are met & procedures are followed.
  • Analyzes problems, determines a course of action & provides advice. Resolves issues that arise between staff, acting as a resource person / mediator.
  • Works collaboratively with Strategy & Evaluation unit for data collection, surveys, needs assessments, focus groups, etc.
  • Encourages & supports institutional policies that address campus wellness & provides strong advocacy for a prevention perspective, principals & values. Promotes to the campus community the linkage between wellness programming & student’s health status, well-being & personal / academic success.
  • Fosters good public relations with students as well as internal & external representation of the Services.
  • Liaises with other universities, hospitals & health agencies, as required.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director, Collaborative Care, informs & advises University community, regarding public health advisories &, as appropriate, responds to public health events.
  • Works closely with the Wellness & Outreach section of the Hub to ensure that all events get good visibility amongst the student body through the application of the Hub marketing & branding strategy
  • Evaluates event histories & determines appropriate budgets, technology & space requirements for events for participants
  • Negotiates & approves contracts for services e.g, room rentals, speaker fees, refreshments, etc.

Education and Experience:

Undergraduate degree

Five (5) years’ related experience


Master's degree or Ph.D. (Psychology, Educational Counselling Psychology, Social Work or relevant field)

Two (2) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

Doctoral degree in Psychology, preferred. Member of professional order related to field of study (i.e., OPQ). Strong supervisory skills. Demonstrated ability to take responsibility and deliver results with minimum direction and oversight. Must be self-directed and able to work autonomously and as part of a team in a dynamic and deadline-oriented environment. Demonstrated problem solving and organizational skills with a proven ability to management multiple activities and projects at the same time. Proven planning, organizational and priority-setting skills. Ability to adapt quickly; must demonstrate flexibility in the performance of tasks. Must be composed under pressure with an ability to cope effectively with change. Student-focused and service-oriented with a demonstrative ability to build constructive and effective relationships with all levels of staff, students and the public. Experience in health promotion, awareness, collaborative care models, single session interventions & early intervention. Recognized expertise in mental health, especially emerging adulthood. Demonstrated skills in a PC environment using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, internet search engines and data management systems. English & French, spoken and written.

Additional Information:

Overtime may be required during peak periods.

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Student Services at staffing.s2 [at]

The deadline to apply for this position is October 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

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Student Services
Student Wellness Hub
Salary Range: 
(Grade 07) $67,300 - $89,800 (midpoint) - $116,800
One (1) year, with the possibility of extension
Reporting to: 
Director – Wellness Hub
Reference no.: