The Assistant Director for the Shaw Wellness Institute is responsible for effectively implementing programs to improve students' holistic wellness. The Assistant Director is responsible for creating and implementing population-based, prevention-focused health promotion efforts, with a particular focus on outreach to students and collaboration with campus partners in order to enrich the student experience. Areas of focus include responsibility for:
Supporting program development by generating ideas for programs, including research into evidence-based programs, and collaboration with campus partners;
Coordinating assigned events and programs, including logistics, outreach, and collaboration with campus partners;
Providing financial management for programs and trainings;
Capturing and maintaining records and program data; and
Creating and implementing evidence-based assessment tools to revise or remove ineffective programs.
Student Staff Supervision
Effectively recruiting, training, supporting, advising, and evaluating bystander intervention facilitators, peer coaches, and other peer health educators and student interns.
Student and Community Engagement
Effectively conducting outreach and relationship development with students to encourage engagement with health-promotion efforts and programs that are both inclusive and reflective of Colgate's student demographic and specific needs and target at-risk populations;
Effectively communicating assigned population-level prevention areas through social media, web, print, and direct emails;
Support alcohol and other drugs education in implementing BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening for College Students) and train student and professional staff on motivational interviewing as well as other alcohol programming across campus, such as ASTP;
Serving as an advocate for health and well-being on the Colgate campus through effective engagement with employees and students and participation in assigned committees; and
Applying knowledge of health prevention to support the development of population and systems-focused approaches to health issues and in delivering programs to employees and students on health-related areas.
Assisting the director in budget management, reporting, communications, assessment, and other administrative tasks as needed;
Using professional acumen, judgment, and leadership to serve in a variety of capacities in the absence of the director;
Assessing and making appropriate judgments in cases of emergencies; and
Serve in other capacities as needed.
This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.
Demonstrated experience in a health-related or health promotion field through coursework or prior work or volunteer experience.
Demonstrated organizational skills (e.g. coordinate programs and events, manage data, and prioritize multiple responsibilities).
Demonstrated leadership skills (e.g. effective collaboration and self-motivation).
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with a variety of departments, interdisciplinary programs, and campus groups in a team-driven environment.
Demonstrated strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.
Ability to supervise and advise students.
Experience with training and maintaining a bystander intervention or similar program.
Experience with training and maintaining a peer coaching program.
Experience with health education, health promotion, and/or prevention administration and operations.
A Bachelor's degree is required.
A Master's degree in a related field or equivalent demonstrated experience is preferred.
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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