The Office for Student Success is seeking a Director of the POWER center (Prevention, Outreach, and Wellness Education Resources), a new Student Success unit positioned as an easily accessible one-stop location for accessing educational opportunities focused on promoting healthy behaviors among students. Reporting to the associate vice president for Student Well-Being, the inaugural director will oversee the daily operations of the POWER center, including collaboratively building the unit's reputation with and services for students. Leading a frontline professional team that includes health educators with specialties in general health and wellness coaching, nutrition counseling, tobacco cessation coaching, alcohol and substance use coaching, and sexual health education. In addition to managing staff, operations, and budgets for the POWER center, the director will also contribute to ongoing campus dialogues that promote student success, particularly in the area of well-being. The ideal candidate should have the ability to build and maintain a vision as well as be a flexible team player with a drive to innovate.
The Director of the POWER center will join a significantly expanded and dynamic team of leaders in the Student Well-Being area of the Office for Student Success whose units represent a sophisticated three-tier prevention and wellness infrastructure at the state's flagship institution. In addition to the POWER center, the six other units in the area include a counseling center, a comprehensive campus recreation operation, a violence intervention center, a triage and crisis support unit, a disability resources center, and a financial wellness office.
The Office for Student Success supports students in living a life of meaning and purpose, from the time of early college outreach to graduation and beyond. The twenty-five units and five areas that comprise Student Success are committed to one vision: designing and delivering unparalleled student services. To learn more about the Office for Student Success, visit: https://studentsuccess.uky.edu/.
The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
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University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
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