Director of Student Wellness
Supervises: Staff assigned to the student services and wellness
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
NM Level lll Teacher and Administrator Licenses
General Job Function: The Director shall have the district-wide
responsibility for development, direction, implementation and
evaluation of all programs and services related to student health
and wellness. Such programs and services include Social and
Emotional Learning programs, student health services (nursing) and
health education, guidance and counseling services, prevention and
intervention programs, regular education social work services, the
district wellness policy, school safety plans, homeless education
services, COVID reporting, and coordination of staff surveillance
testing. The Wellness Director shall also guide policy revision and
development in all areas related or pertaining to Student Wellness.
The Director shall also represent EPS in community committees or
meetings in order to facilitate partnerships with local health and
Minimum: Master's degree in Educational Administration with
emphasis in administration, organization curriculum development,
supervision leadership, and finance. Valid New Mexico Level lll
Teacher's License and a valid New Mexico Administrator's License.
Five (5) years of prior teaching experience and three-five (3-5)
years of prior administrative experience.
Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of elementary and secondary best instructional
practices. Knowledge of wellness policy and initiatives and the
educational process gained through directly related experience and
education. Ability to form and maintain good working relationships
with teachers and administrators throughout the district. Ability
to make autonomous and independent decisions within a framework of
policy guidelines, precedents, specialized knowledge and prior
research. Demonstrated organizational, communication, management
and interpersonal skills required to achieve the goals of the
Resources Used in Performing Job Include (but are not limited
Standard office equipment. Basic Office Computer program
abilities. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher). Knowledge
of the district's student information system.
Regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel
objects, tools or controls; communicate verbally and
electronically; reach with hands and arms; stand and move
throughout the building and/or to other facilities, and drive.
Occasionally required to lift and/or exert force of up to 10
pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance
vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Travel to facilities throughout the district is integral to the
Essential Job Functions:
* Serves as the district's primary advocate and resource for
student health and wellness programs. * Develops, implements, and
evaluates educational programs and student services offered in
alliance with health and wellness personnel, principals and staff.
* Builds effective relationships among parents, school staff, other
school districts, community service providers and state agencies in
areas related to student wellness programs. * Develops, provides,
and leads professional development in the areas of health and
wellness, Social and emotional Learning, (SEL), homeless education,
wellness policy and any prevention and intervention programs
related to SEL, health and wellness. * Coordinates the provision of
homeless educational services and ensure district compliance with
the McKinney Vento Act. * Collaborates with building principals and
ancillary staff to ensure the selection and placement of qualified
wellness staff. * Collaborates with school principals in the
oversight of district guidance and counseling, health programs,
nursing and social work services including curriculum. *
Coordinates student school safety plans and crisis management
planning as they relate to prevention, health and wellness of
students. * Acts as a resource to teachers, administrators,
parents, etc. in brainstorming and offering solutions for problems.
* Researches, creates, writes, and manages grant-funded projects
related to health and wellness * Develops, manages and evaluates
the budget for health and wellness programs, Homeless education sub
grant-, district level prevention and intervention programs (if
any) * Represents the school district in community committees,
meetings or events. * Assists schools with the development of
safety plans and coordinates professional development and
training related to school safety.
* Advises policy revision and development in the areas
pertaining to student health and wellness * Facilitates School
Health Advisory Council (SHAC) as part of compliance with the
District Wellness Policy. * Prepares routine and ad hoc reports as
assigned. * Works with Human Resources in identifying staff for
health services and health education. * Performs other duties as
assigned by the Superintendent or Deputy Superintendent.
* Demonstrates reliability as evidenced by attendance records
and punctuality. * Properly notifies supervisor and/or designee of
absences or tardiness. * Begins and completes work within the
allotted time. * Consistently appears in attire appropriate to the
work environment. * Demonstrates skill in the use of equipment
including its capabilities, limitations and appropriate/special
application, * Protects the District's resources through
appropriate and careful use of supplies and equipment. * Utilizes
appropriate body mechanics to aid in the prevention of muscle