Assistant Director of Health Promotion and Education
Location: Danville, Kentucky
Preferred Education: Master’s
Higher Education Institution
Centre College invites applications for the position of AssistantDirector of Health Promotion and Education. This is a new position to the College. This is an exempt (salary) position.
Multifaceted in scope and function, the Assistant Director of Health Promotion is responsible for providing direct outreach and prevention services and programming to students in the areas of sexual assault prevention, suicide prevention, alcohol and substance use education, physical and mental health under the direction of the Director of Health Promotion. This position will support the operational alliance of the Student Health and Counseling teams. This specialist will help identify needs of the Centre campus community on an ongoing basis by reviewing Student Health and Centre Counseling statistical data; National College Health Assessment (NCHA) data; Alcohol EDU summary data; Jed’s Healthy Minds Survey; informal surveys and discussions with members of the Centre faculty, staff, and student body; national surveys of college students’ physical and mental health and substance use. This role will identify and establish strategic campus and community partnerships designed to cultivate innovative efforts that promote student health, well-being, and ensure student safety. A strong candidate will have an established track record of effective collaborations, strong communication and presentationskills and a commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity.
Essential Job Functions:
Develop, deliver and evaluate student programming and events to advance student health and well-being in coordination with campus partners such as the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the College’s Title IX Office, Student Health and Centre Counseling;
Deploy effective marketing strategies to raise awareness of issues, services and programs including outreach over social media;
Facilitate and coordinate primary sexual misconduct prevention programming, driven by ongoing program assessment and campus needs, such as workshops, events, and presentations for students, faculty, and staff;
Utilize technology to report students of concern; track attendance at events; and collect data related to student-well-being;
Demonstrates an appreciation of and commitment to further an inclusive culture for those of diverse backgrounds such as ability, age, class, ethnicity, faith, gender, neurodiversity, race and sexual orientation;
Act as point person and organizer of training requests and campus initiatives that promote student development and well-being;
Provide support for students and student organizations through one on one and group mentoring, leadership development, and organizational support;
Develop strong advisory/advocacy relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members as well as the Student Success coaches;
Identify and establish new community partnerships that will promote outreach innovation and advance prevention programing;
Support implementation of campus health related screening efforts such as Eating Disorder Screening, Alcohol/Substance Use, Depression Screening for example;
Support administering student surveys such as NCHA or Healthy Minds Study, for example;
Develop and execute gatekeeper education that includes empirically supported, diverse program options and;
Represent the office to, and interact on a daily basis with administrators, faculty, staff, students and families, and outside organizations and individuals.
Marginal Job Functions:
Participates as an active member of the Student Life Office and;
Contributes to the overall success of the department by performing all other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned and;
Maintains positive relationships with potential and actual outside providers of services.
Education and Experience
Preferred Master's degree in public health, health promotion, health education, social work, or related field preferred with 2-3 years related experience preferred
Demonstrated familiarity with mental health issues common to college students;
Knowledgeable of current research and best practices in the field of health promotion, public health, behavior change, and organizational change;
Familiar with evidence-based models of individual behavior change;
Demonstrated skill employing evidence-based strategies to develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive health promotion initiatives using public health approach and;
Experience providing training on health promotion topics to employees, trainees, and others
Knowledge and Skills
Strong communication skills and clear track record of effective collaborations;
Ability to maintain personal well-being and composure in fast-paced work environment;
Strong knowledge of national regulations and recommendations for health promotion departments such as ACHA, NASPA, SOPHE, CAS Standards;
Excellent leadership and public speaking skills;
Strong knowledge and comfort working with mental health, sexual health, substance use/AOD, fitness, and nutrition in higher education settings;
Familiar with FERPA, Title IX, HIPAA, DFSCA, Campus SaVE Act, and other compliance standards and reporting practices;
Must demonstrate ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment needed to handle confidential information, documents and communication within the office;
Have a willingness to become a QPR certified trainer and assist in QPR Suicide Prevention training for campus groups;
Ability to develop and implement social media campaigns;
Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) required;
Knowledge of Google Applications preferred.
Limited pushing, pulling, lifting.
Lifting would not exceed 20 lbs. Mobility on campus necessary.
Interested applicants must apply through the Centre College Human Resources site at https://www.centre.edu/offices/human-resources/career-opportunities (with a cover letter, resume, and list of references). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. For full consideration, application materials must be submitted online by September 2, 2022.
Centre College is a premier national liberal arts college that serves approximately 1,400 students and provides a supportive community and a flexible, personal academic path to a meaningful life and career. Founded in 1819, Centre accomplishes its goals in an atmosphere of caring and respectful relationships among faculty, student, and staff. The College has an endowment in excess of $420 million and an operating budget of more than $65 million.
Centre welcomes and supports diversity. The College strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated, where individuals can exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view our Statement of Community.
Located in Danville, KY, the historic, picturesque 150-acre campus is 30 miles from Lexington, in the famed Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky.
For information concerning the College, visit our web site at www.centre.edu