Assistant Director for Health Promotion, Division of Student Affairs - Georgetown University Main Campus
Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.
The Division of Student Affairs supports the academic mission by educating students as whole persons, promoting their intellectual, moral, spiritual, and social formation; enhancing students' learning and helping to prepare them for lives of discernment, civic engagement, and professional growth; teaching personal responsibility and respect for people of all faiths, cultures, and beliefs; and promoting the health and safety of students and others in the University community.
Embodying Georgetown's core value of Cura Personalis, Health Education Services (HES) supports student well-being and creates healthy learning environments for individuals and the community by providing health education and caring for the WHOLE Hoya body, mind, and soul. HES seeks to empower students to take responsibility for decisions regarding their health as well as actively tries to increase community identification of students at risk.
The Assistant Director of Health Promotion supports all of the functions of Health Education Servicesby designing and implementing health promotion and primary prevention programs and wellbeing education for Georgetown students. The incumbent assesses the needs of the student population through surveys and research. This position works collaboratively with other health professionals to determine and understand the health and mental health needs of the student population. Specific responsibilities include planning and coordinating university-wide health programs for students, including the social norms program, developing marketing materials using social norms theory. The best practices and evidence-based campaign under this grant is the Stall Seat Journal (SSJ). The extremely popular and engaging SSJ and social norms campaign includes print and social media.
The Assistant Director develops health communication materials, including self-care and health education information and outreach. Health promotion programs include, but are not limited to, the interactive Health Hut, events such as National Eating Disorders Awareness Month, and marketing for health and wellbeing and mental health. This position assists with website management and online education.
This position oversees Graduate student and student workers. The incumbent works with student workers to educate them about public health theories, models, implementation and evaluation. Students are seen as essential partners in program planning, implementation and evaluation. The Assistant Director oversees some internal administrative and financial processes within Health Education Services.
This position reports to the Director of Health Education Services and works in conjunction with the Director of Sexual Assault Response and Prevention, the Director for the Center for Personal Development. Key colleagues include Athletics, Residence Life Staff, Student Health Center staff, other campus partners in Student Affairs, as well as Student Affairs staff.
A health professional with an advanced degree in public health, is required for assessment, implementation, and evaluation of public health campaigns. Experience in health education or public health through an undergraduate degree, a graduate degree, or 2 years' experience in a related field.
Health communications experience required. Experience in providing health promotion programs and services is required. Experience with diverse socio-economic, racial/ethnic, international, and LGBTQ populations, including knowledge and understanding of intersectional approaches to prevention efforts is desired.
Skills and ability in educational programming, including online learning
Ability to develop and utilize an array of information and educational methods
High level of organization and administrative skills
Expertise in health behavior change and health education
Experience with Health Communications design and implementation, social media, website development, marketing
Supervisory experience of student workers and graduate interns
Expertise in Assessment and Evaluation Methods
Ability to respond to students in crisis and triage to professional clinical staff members
Certified Health Education Specialist.
College health experience.
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