Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director, Health Promotion will provide daily oversight of Alice! Health Promotion Services and manage a team of Health Promotion Specialists and student staff. The Associate Director will work with the Executive Director to provide strategic leadership, vision, planning, implementation, and evaluation for campus-wide health promotion programs to make the campus healthier by connecting students to information and resources while advocating for systems-level and environmental level changes that set the conditions for students to be well and thrive. They will facilitate the design and implementation of campus-wide health and wellbeing strategies, and oversee needs assessment and evaluation that support priority health promotion and community well being efforts.
Administration and Staff Supervision: 35%
In partnership with Executive Director and Manager-Alice! Operations, supervise all business functions for health promotion activities, including monitoring budget and expenditures.
Seek funding and professional collaboration opportunities for health promotion activities.
Provide training on health promotion, community engagement and other professional development as needed.
Researches and prepares grant proposals and/or development proposals for the Executive Director???s submission to social service agencies and other private/public organizations.
Assume functional and procedural supervision including performance management, mentoring training, scheduling, and oversight of direct reports work efforts.
Identify and coordinate professional development for Health Promotion staff based on the Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education, including assessing needs of staff and coordinating trainings in collaboration with other departments.
Health Promotion Strategy: 15%
Enhance public health and communal well-being in the application of collective impact framework and settings approach to the process of Health Promotion.
Assist campus partners in aligning personal skill development, community development, policy development and the built environment towards the common agenda of a culture driven by student well-being.
Research, plan, and develop strategies related to student well-being goals: enhance the culture of equity and inclusion, cultivate a culture where individuals and communities thrive, disrupt the culture of at-risk substance use, and foster a culture of consent and healthy relationships.
Identify, assess and analyze training needs in aligning initiatives in all sectors towards student well-being; build training capacities within campus partners for innovative opportunities to enhance student well-being initiatives.
Design, develop, and facilitate the coordination of a robust training curriculum supporting the Columbia University???s Well-being dimensions.
Develop proposals for policy, programs, and other interventions that are aligned with departmental goals and objectives and the overall campus community.
Community engagement and capacity building: 15%
In partnership with Executive Director, build and oversee community engagement strategy to advance Columbia University???s dimensions of well-being.
Garner community commitment to a common vision for well-being.
Develop collaborative working relationship with schools and departments within the University and outside organizations as appropriate to coordinate health promotion and education initiatives. Attend regularly scheduled administrative and/or task force meetings as requested.
Provide strategy consultations for academic and administrative units which includes data analysis and presentation, gap analysis, and high impact practice recommendations.
Utilize change management strategies to drive large and complex initiatives that require cross-sector partnerships, sustained collaboration and continuous communication.
Identify, develop, and sustain strategic partnerships with students to advance a shared vision for well-being across the Columbia community.
Develop and implement workflow processes and tracking mechanisms to drive partner and campus stakeholder alignment with vision and action strategies to enhance community well-being.
Strategic communications and health literacy enhancement: 15%
Support technology and web-based health promotion programs including organizing, writing, editing, and publishing site content, press, media, and promotional events.
Supervise the management and production of the Go Ask Alice! (GAA!) web site including but not limited to overseeing recruitment, hiring, and training of GAA! Staff, creating and/or approving annual strategic plan and site workflow, negotiating and overseeing contractual relationship with internal and external consultants, and coordinating marketing of and media requests related to GAA!
Work with Columbia Health Communications team to design and implement strategies to market and promote population level student health and well-being, the health promoting campus settings approach, the socio-ecological model approach, and the interconnection of health and well-being with student learning, success, and retention.
Assessment, evaluation and research: 15%
Develop and implement effective mixed-methods data collection and management processes to enhance and contextualize evaluation, assessment, and research data about the health and well-being of the campus community.
Design and conduct assessment, evaluation, and research studies about population and community health and well-being in a higher education context.
Facilitate the design and implementation of campus-wide health and wellbeing strategies, applying principles of community development, collective impact and environmental management.
Identify trends and needs of participating organizations, campus stakeholders, seek feedback from diverse groups, and collaboratively develop strategies to best address their needs and develop their capacities.
Research and stay current on health promotion theory, setting-based and socioecological approaches, issues impacting student health and well-being, relevant trends in post-secondary education, and at Columbia University specifically, best practices, government legislation, and non-government organization guidelines (e.g. World Health Organization???s Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion).
Identifies strategic and innovative opportunities for new initiatives and supports their research, planning, and development
Develop and advance trainings for policy, programs, and environmental actions that are aligned with the Columbia Health???s goals, the needs of the campus community and the University mission.
Perform other duties as assigned: 5%
Bachelor???s degree required.
Requires a minimum of 4-6 years of related experience, preferably in planning, implementing, and evaluating evidence- and theory-informed health promotion initiatives.
Experience with managing budgets and personnel (professional and student staff).
Knowledge of health promotion theory- and evidence-informed practice, and ability to translate and apply that theory with a university population, and ability to design health promotion initiatives that reflect the social, cultural, political, and economic diversity of students.
Sound understanding of college students??? development issues, health needs, and interests.
Strong writing, editing, group facilitation, public speaking and communication skills.
Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational and follow-up skills.
Strong computer skills required, including PC literacy in a Windows environment, Microsoft Office Suite, and ability to learn technology quickly.
Some evening and weekend hours required
Master's degree in health promotion/education, public health, or other closely related field required.
CHES/MCHES or CPH certified (or eligible with intent to become certified).
Experience in web site content production and management, program development, marketing, evaluation, and grant writing preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.