Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life, the primary duties of the Director of the Center for Health Education & Wellness are as follows:
• Provide executive direction for CHEW
• Provide oversight for the following areas:

  • Interpersonal Wellness
  • Comprehensive Sexual Health Education: consent, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking prevention
  • Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention and Intervention
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • General Health & Wellness Areas including cold and flu prevention, nutrition, sleep promotion, and stress reduction
  • Be Well Employee Wellness

• Ensure all initiatives support the related federal guidance, law and state law
• Supervise and evaluate staff members
• Develop, manage, and monitor all budgets and accounts pertaining to these areas including federal and state grants
• Evaluate departmental effectiveness and efficiency through assessment efforts
• Collaborate with relevant university coalitions and committees, and serve as a liaison with campus and/or community resources at local, state, and national levels
• Establish and maintain a coordinated, strategic partnership with key campus and community stakeholders
• Disseminate information on the work and progress of the program at local, regional, and national meetings and conferences
• Participate as an active staff member of the Division of Student Life and perform other duties as assigned



Required Qualifications:

• Master's degree in public health, health education, social work, behavioral sciences, or a closely related field

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:
• Six years of post-graduate experience in health education, public health, or a closely related field
• Four years of experience working in a supervisory and/or or management position
• Knowledge of and/or experience in health promotion, prevention, and social change models/principles
• Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and facilitate campus and community partnerships

Preferred Qualifications: 

Experience and Abilities:
• Ability to develop strategic plans and implement assessment strategies and reports
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate and implement campus and/or community processes or programs
• Work experience in education or a closely related setting
• Grant writing and/or grant management experience

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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 29,000 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. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.

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