Emory

  • Dir, Health Promotion

    Job Number
    20826
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Division
    Emory Campus Life
    Department
    CL: Office of Health Promotion
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Job Category
    Admissions & Student Life
  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Senior Director for the Community Portfolio, the Director of Health Promotion supports the mission of the unit by providing strong evidence-based, data-driven wellness and prevention initiatives based on relevant and measurable learning outcomes to improve individual and community health. The Office of Health Promotion includes initiatives related to promoting healthy sexual behavior; mental well-being; alcohol and other drug risk reduction and intervention; and population-level assessment (ACHA-NCHA II). Responsible for providing strategic and visionary leadership to advance Health Promotion initiatives. Oversees the planning, implementation, and evaluation of theory-based and evidence informed health promotion strategies. Collaborates with key stakeholders on and off campus to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to health for students, and provides oversight for sexual health promotion, wellness initiatives, community health, alcohol and other drug risk reduction and intervention. Fulfills administrative responsibilities including staff supervision and development, budget management, and departmental policies and procedures. Remains directly involved with decisions related to new hires, performance management, and terminations of Health Promotion staff. Serves as a liaison between Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Community Portfolio. Provides leadership of departmental strategic planning efforts; manages program goals and related outcomes. Supervises a team of professional staff, graduate assistants, practicum students, and student interns. Oversees departmental budget and seeks external funding sources. Represents the Office of Health Promotion, Emory Campus Life, and Emory University on local and national committees and boards. Develops and maintains a vision that is in alignment with the vision, strategic plan, and mission of Emory University and Campus Life. Develops and implements comprehensive, evidence and theory-based prevention efforts that achieve positive measurable outcomes. Provides expert consultation on areas of health promotion and prevention to campus constituents. Provides expertise and leadership on departmental and campus-wide health promotion and prevention efforts. Serves on Emory Campus Life Senior Staff to advocate for promising practices in health promotion, transformational learning, and social justice. Designs and implements assessment methods to evaluate health promotion and prevention programming. Designs and administers population-wide surveys to assess health related behaviors such as the National College Health Assessment. Interprets data and creates reports to campus stakeholders. Performs other related duties as required.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A master's degree in Public Health, Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs Administration, Counseling Psychology, or a closely related field, and five years of progressive, professional experience in higher education, community-based wellness programs, and/or prevention education. A doctoral degree is preferred.

    Additional Details

    Minimum Qualifications

    • A master's degree in Public Health; Higher Education Administration; Student Affairs Administration; Counseling Psychology, or a closely related field.
    • Five years of progressive, professional experience in higher education, community-based wellness programs, and/or prevention education.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and evaluate contextually appropriate, evidence based, and data driven health promotion programs and initiatives.
    • Comprehensive understanding of community wellness utilizing public health, student development, and social justice frameworks.
    • Proven experience in supervision of professional and student staff.
    • Success in developing internal and external partnerships to achieve collective goals to promote social change.
    • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion, and an ability to work with diverse populations.
    • Strong oral and written communications skills and experience facilitating group discussions.
    • Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • A doctoral degree in Public Health, Higher Education Administration; Student Affairs Administration; Counseling Psychology, or a closely related field.
    • Demonstrated experience in fund raising.
    • Experience with change management.
    • Experience in campus, community and/or public health research

     

     

    Director for Health Promotion

    The Office of Health Promotion facilitates student well-being and builds capacity for a healthy Emory.  The Director for Health Promotion provides strategic guidance and leadership in the development and execution of the vision for the Office of Health Promotion to meet the changing needs of student health and well-being.  The director leads the Office of Health Promotion staff in in the creation of a healthy community at Emory University by embracing a positive, holistic, social justice, and prevention-oriented focus on health, safety, and well-being.  Health Promotion focuses on the following areas:

    • Supporting students with tools they can use to flourish by increasing their mental and physical well-being, safety, resiliency, and academic and personal success.
    • Reducing the risk and negative impact of alcohol and other drug misuse on individual learners and our community.
    • Equipping students with the knowledge and skills to lead fulfilling sexual lives through sex-positive education, access to risk reduction and safer sex resources, and individual outreach.
    • Preparing students to promote health in the communities they inhabit at Emory and throughout their lives.

     

    Position Summary:

    Reporting to the Senior Director for the Community Portfolio, the Director for Health Promotion supports the mission of the unit by providing strong evidence-based, data driven wellness and prevention initiatives based on relevant and measurable learning outcomes to improve individual and community health.  The Health Promotion portfolio includes initiatives related to promoting healthy sexual behavior; mental well-being; alcohol and other drug risk reduction and intervention; and population-level assessment (ACHA-NCHA II). 

     

    The Health Promotion team fosters strategic, collaborative partnerships to co-create a healthy community with faculty, staff, and students. As such the Health Promotion team works closely with several functional areas across the Community Portfolio and the larger campus community, including but not limited to Emory College, Rollins School of Public Health, Office of Residence Life, the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, Recreation and Wellness, and the Center for the Advancement of Student Agency and Advocacy. 

     

    The Director is responsible for providing strategic and visionary leadership to advance Health Promotion initiatives; oversees the planning, implementation, and evaluation of theory-based and evidence informed health promotion strategies; collaborates with key stakeholders on and off campus to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to health for students; and provides oversight for sexual health promotion, wellness initiatives, community health, alcohol and other drug risk reduction and intervention.

     

    The Director for Health Promotion fulfills administrative responsibilities including staff supervision and development, budget management, and departmental policies and procedures; remains directly involved with decisions related to new hires, performance management, and terminations of Health Promotion staff.  In addition, the Director serves as a liaison between Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Community Portfolio.

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