Assistant Director - Health Education & Wellness Promotion (Student Services Professional 1 - MR07)
Center for Wellbeing
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
This position directly impacts the welfare of students, faculty, and staff by educating the campus community about acute and chronic diseases, advocating for healthy living, and promoting involvement in campus and community health programs/events. The primary purpose is to provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary for good health and self-care management.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise student interns from social work, public health, and similar programs; pursue appropriate research opportunities using data from surveys and evaluations; identify possible health program related grant funding and develop grant proposals.
Organize and lead the Be Well initiative, a holistic wellbeing initiative engaging stakeholders from across campus to improve campus awareness and access to health and wellness resources; participate in community health organizations and create/advise on-campus special interest groups; distribute and maintain health literacy materials and social media campaigns.
Provide a UTC-centered health education and health-promotion programs dedicated to focusing on issues of health concern relating to nutrition, physical activity, sexual health, wellness, stress management, acute and chronic diseases, tobacco, and vaping; facilitate individual and group health coaching sessions for members of the campus community addressing these topics.
Assess individual and community needs through assessments, such as the American College Health Association National College Health Assessment, Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative and ACSM Exercise is Medicine to gain a current profile of health trends within our campus community and satisfaction with the services rendered through our campus departments; review current data pertaining to health and wellness and access the strengths and weaknesses of the campus community to develop programming.
Design, implement and assess/evaluate presentations, for groups such as residence halls, fraternities, sororities, and other organizations to educate students, faculty and staff; work with the Director of the Center to disseminate findings to the University as well as community stakeholders.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Demonstrate mastery of knowledge that is critical to the role of a health promotion and education professional.
- Ability to teach self-management of health and establish proven successes.
- Ability to follow latest developments, arguments, and emerging trends in health education.
- Demonstrate knowledge about current certifications and exams related to health education and promotion.
- Ability to develop and use social media and web page to promote prevention topics.
- Knowledge and skills in grant writing and management.
- Ability to write learning objectives and measure student attainment.
- Ability to balance limited budgets and allocate funds where needed.
Review of applications will begin January 3, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Public Heath, Health Sciences, or related mental health field; two years of experience developing, coordinating, and promoting health related programs that encourage self-care management of health to include experience forming relationships with community health organizations with the goal of integrating students into experiential learning and volunteering opportunities.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Public Heath, Health Sciences, or related mental health field; experience working within a collegiate population is preferred; excellent skills in social media technology and web page development.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.