Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 4:05 PM
As a member of the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness, the Assistant Director of Health Promotion and Education is responsible for providing the campus community with health information and resources, cultivating healthy attitudes and behaviors, and fostering a culture that values and supports healthy living and healthy communities among students. The Ignatian framework of cura personalis will guide this educator in student interventions - care for the whole person. Further, the Assistant Director of Health Promotion and Education will plan, develop, implement, and evaluate community-based health promotion and education initiatives for students with a primary focus on alcohol and other drug education, sexual assault prevention, bystander intervention, suicide prevention and personal wellness. This educator will work collaboratively across the Division of Student Development and broader University community to create supportive environments for learning and student success, based on sound theory and evidenced-informed practice of college health promotion. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics Knowledge of student development theory, student success and student learning Knowledge of health promotion theory Knowledge of organizational theory and change management Knowledge of social norming Knowledge in health content areas relevant to college students, including but not limited to: alcohol and other drug use and abuse prevention, fitness, nutrition, eating disorders, relationship development, sexual health, sexual assault, and mental health issues Ability to design health promotion initiatives and health supporting environments guided by cultural inclusion, respect and equity Ability to supervise, mentor, and advise students and student groups Capacity to solve problems Experience applying research to health strategies Excellence in program development Excellence in demonstrated public speaking and group facilitation Excellence in written and oral communication Skill applying research to developing and implementing environmental and policy change activities and strategies and/or individual health capacity-building interventions Must be detail-oriented, and possess strong organizational skills Strong computer skills required and familiarity/technical aptitude with application and content management systems Demonstrated success with social marketing and health communication strategies Minimum Qualifications Required Master's degree in Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Education, Collegiate Recreation, Wellness or closely related field; supplemented with two (2) years of work experience in college health promotion, recreation or closely related field OR Bachelors degree plus 4-6 years of work experience in college health promotion, recreation or closely related field. Preferred An advanced degree in public health, health promotion, health policy, health education, or a related field. Prior experience working in a college or university setting. Participation in professional organizations, research and scholarship, and/or professional development such as association leadership or training presentations. Ability to identify grant opportunities and innovative funding sources for health promotion initiatives. Certified Health Education Specialist ( CHES ) or Certified in Public Health ( CPH ). Job Duties and Responsibilities Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates community-based health promotion and education initiatives for students with a primary focus on alcohol and other drug education, sexual assault prevention, bystander intervention and suicide prevention and personal wellness; establishes and implements health promotion resources including but not limited to printed sources and web-based sources. Develops strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for health promotion and education; leads the Division of Student Development's strategic initiative for Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit; situates health education within the context of the University's student learning outcomes. Directs the development, implementation, and analysis of periodic health and environmental assessments for students that (1) provides baseline measures and follow-up data, (2)identifies needs and priorities, (3) evaluates effectiveness of interventions, and (4) tracks trends in attitudes, knowledge, perceptions, and behaviors; develops proposals for policy, programs and other interventions, and departmental goals and objectives based on findings. Writes and submits periodic and annual reports on program progress and outcomes, including developing proposals for enhancements or changes as appropriate. Consults with and develops collaborative programs and working relationships with numerous constituencies on campus, including but not limited to, Student Health, University Counseling, Housing and Residence Life and Student Involvement, Athletics, Campus Ministry, Office of Student Responsibility & Community Standards, Student Government Associations, and student organizations. Develops, coordinates, facilitates, and evaluates interactive training and programs for student groups and university staff on a variety of health-related topics. Applies American College Health Association (ACHA) Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education (SPHPHE) and Healthy Campus 2020 (or other relevant initiatives and targets) to health promotion activities including campus outreach and education, staff development, and organizational/policy analysis and evaluation. Incorporates multicultural diversity and social justice concepts and principles into ecological (ie, educational and environmental) health promotion efforts; performs other duties as assigned.
• Location: St. Louis
• Post ID: 34466497 stlouis