1. Provide leadership on health & wellness promotion within Health & Wellness Services. Design and implement Behavior Change Communication strategies in partnership with relevant entities on and off campus. Evaluate all programs (oversee experiential learning opportunities, classroom projects/research, in-class presentations, peer health educator program, etc.) based on relevant public health policy and theory.
2. Collaborate with the Director of Health & Wellness Services in ensuring compliance with the Federal DFSC Act & Amendments – completing the required Biennial Review and coordinating Campus efforts to comply with the Act (partnering with the Dean of Students, Director of Student Conduct and Citizenship, Residence Life, & Security, providing for prevention and early intervention activities). Monitor and conduct analysis of statistical data with regard to student's health behavior, attitudes, and perceptions; assist in developing the strategic plan for Health & Wellness Services
3.Empower students and encourage involvement by implementing peer education, advocacy and governance programs. Utilize social technology to reach students. Design and coordinate the delivery of customized presentations to students and internal and external constituencies on issues of student health, wellness and behavior.
4. Work collaboratively with academic departments, Residence Life, Counseling, Fitness and the Director of Integrated Wellness amongst others to assist and support them in efforts to enhance, motivate and prepare students for a successful healthy college experience. Promote campus wellness.
5. Serve as a university representative for student health and wellness issues on campus, local, state, and national committees, organizations and boards; and at conference presentations.
6. Manage health and wellness promotion budget and supervise student employees, including graduate assistants.
7. In an innovative and independent manner pursue potential funding sources for health and wellness promotion programs i.e. grants, collaborative agreements or partnerships with internal and external constituencies.
1. Bachelor's Degree in Public Health or related field
2. Evidence of health education/health promotion, wellness and/or behavior change communication experience in higher education
1. Master's degree
2. Certified Health Education Specialist
3. Substance Abuse Counselor
4. Experience working with multiple departments and disciplines
5, Proven leadership, coordination, and networking skills
6, Experience in designing, implementing and evaluating health education programs, in higher education, with the understanding of campus wellness
7. Knowledge of health and wellness promotion and student development theory, specifically substance abuse and college student behavior
8. Experience in utilizing current technology and social medial avenues.
9. Commitment to Participatory Learning and Action and various capacity building efforts.
10. Ability to provide early intervention programs, especially related to alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA)
11. Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to persuade, negotiate, and influence opinion in promoting a healthy campus culture and environment
12. Demonstrated public speaking skills, professional presentations, and/or teaching at the higher education level
13. Broad range of knowledge of a number of health and wellness issues unique to young adults (AODA – including tobacco, sexual health, nutrition, fitness, stress management, self-care, mental health, etc)
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