The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee invites applications and nominations for the Associate Director position in the Center for Health Education & Wellness (CHEW). 


 The Department:

The mission of CHEW is to engage in prevention and intervention efforts to increase awareness, impact decision making, and positively influence our university community. The Center is a dynamic office addressing issues that most impact our student’s and community’s wellbeing.

The University:

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 27,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land- grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement.

The Division:

The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff that serve our student through 16 departments and functions. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services.

The Position:

Reporting to the Director, the position is responsible for oversight and development of all prevention programming/campaigns in the Center for Health Education & Wellness.  The position supervises four professional staff, two graduate assistants, and over twenty peer health educators.  The position ensures that all prevention and intervention efforts under their direction are driven by evidence-based practice and current research.  The position provides the assessment direction for the unit and oversight of grant compliance and submission. 


The position collaborates with various campus units (i.e. Student Counseling Center, Student Health Center, Dean of Students, Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, University Housing, Student Disability Services, Office of Equity & Diversity, University of Tennessee Police Department as well as academic areas as appropriate) to ensure campus wide engagement in prevention and intervention efforts. 


 The primary duties of the Associate Director are as follows:

  • Oversee all campus prevention programming and promotion: Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention and Intervention, Student Health & Wellness Areas including: Cold & Flu Prevention, Nutrition, Sexual Health, Sleep Promotion, and Stress Reduction and Employee Wellness targeting smoking cessation, active lifestyle and nutrition.
  • Supervise all wellness coordinators; monitor each budget area.
  • Develop an assessment plan for the unit and facilitation of campus wide annual survey, CORE survey, individual prevention area assessment, distressed student protocol assessment, Be Well employee wide survey
  • Oversee the development of all communications, branding and marketing related to Center for Health Education & Wellness initiatives
  • Represent the Center for Health Education & Wellness in the absence of the Director.
  • Oversee current grant compliance while supervising the grant director. Pursue and write grants to enhance the health and wellness of the student population. 






  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Education, Social Work, Behavioral Sciences or related field;
  • Experience coordinating programs; experience with assessment;
  • Two years of supervision experience;


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; Demonstrated skills to deal effectively with all constituents (students, faculty, administration, University staff and other members of the UT and surrounding community); Demonstrated ability in presentations – oral and written; Display sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues; Demonstrated ability to positively and effectively lead and facilitate partnerships



  • Experience in a higher education environment

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