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STUDENT FLOURISHING AND CONTEMPLATION COORDINATOR
The Contemplative Sciences Center seeks a Student Flourishing and Contemplation Coordinator to help conceive, execute, and support innovative contemplative programs for students in academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular contexts. This includes programs that are face-to-face, as well as delivered online in synchronous form, and the development of content delivered asynchronously through websites and apps. Thus activities may range from 1:1 coaching and mentoring relationships with students as part of an academic class; developing deep partnerships and working strategically with student organizations that serve specific student populations including student-athletes, first-generation, and minoritized student populations; developing contemplative programs for fraternities and sororities; planning and leading contemplative components of one day to multi-day retreats for various student programs; to supporting faculty members in integrating contemplative components into their academic classes, to designing and running a two month once a week series offered to students as a co-curricular experience, to working with students to design weekend extra-curricular events.
The position will have a particular responsibility for engaging and supporting students who have historically marginalized at the University, including students of color, first generation college students, LGBTQ students, and others. Likewise, the position will play a key role in our community engagement programs that build a more equitable relationship between the University and local communities, particularly those historically not engaged or supported by the University. This position also involves developing content that leverages technology and social media to engage students creatively and invite them into deeper contemplative experiences. The work will entail collaborating with a variety of part-time contemplative instructors who help the center execute its various programs. Finally the position will work with other organizations and Universities across the country, and world, who are also focused on innovative solutions for student flourishing via contemplative approaches. This includes the Mindfulness Director Initiative that is focused on integrating mindfulness into education for wellbeing and societal flourishing. In all of the above work, collecting data at a minimum for program evaluation, and potentially for research purposes is a key element.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.