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Director of Health Promotion, Prevention and Resiliency - Center for Well-Being
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Jun. 20, 2019
Title Director of Health Promotion, Prevention and Resiliency - Center for Well-Being
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Health Services

Director of Health Promotion, Prevention and Resiliency – Center for Well-Being

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Director Health Promotion, Prevention and Resiliency opportunity within the Center for Well-Being.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


Embedded in the University’s newly created Center for Well-Being, an integrated health care delivery and prevention service characterized by a high degree of collaboration and communication among a variety of health professionals. This position will report to the Executive Director collaborating closely with primary care providers, mental health counselors and other health team members.

The Director of Health Promotion, Prevention, and Resiliency is a new position at the university and will provide visionary, strategic, and operational leadership in designing a comprehensive program to promote the health, well-being, and resilience of the people who learn, work and live at St. Thomas. Central to this will be designing strategies for raising awareness and promoting well-being, developing resilience and self-management, and creating and sustaining a supportive campus environment.

This position will supervise the Associate Director of Wellness and the Sexual Misconduct Prevention Program Director and will collaborate with faculty and staff in the development and delivery of strategies. The Director of Health Promotion, Prevention and Resiliency will be responsible for the oversight of evidenced-based strategies that integrate health, wellness, resiliency, and environmental strategies that positively affect the community’s overall health, well-being and student retention. The team collaboratively works to support a healthy campus culture and works toward empowering students of every background to engage in lifelong healthy decision-making, personal growth, and academic success within an environment that is secure, welcoming, respectful, and compassionate. In addition the team promotes the understanding that health education and promotion efforts focus on the health of populations, communities, and organizations in addition to that of individuals.

This position is supportive of the mission, vision and goals of the University of St. Thomas.

The University of St. Thomas offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.


Design and lead a comprehensive evidence-based program to promote the health, well-being, and resiliency of the St. Thomas community that includes health assessment, program development, education, and evaluation.
Hire, train, supervise and mentor professional staff, student health coaches, volunteers, graduate assistants, and interns.
Provide visionary and dynamic leadership and management to create and sustain a high-performing team of employees.
Provide a clear vision and shared goal-setting for the unit, influencing others to accomplish desired goals.
Promote a data driven culture to address health, well-being, resiliency, and violence prevention throughout the university.
Provide departmental leadership and implementation for Tommie Advantage (a campus wide initiative that brings an intentional focus on student learning outside of the classroom. Students who engage with Tommie Advantage will encounter experiences that touch on five different learning goals: Self Understanding, Connecting, Embracing our Differences, Innovating Creatively, and Acting Wisely).
Lead coordination outreach efforts and other educational strategies with university partners to minimize redundancies and to align with strategic plan.
Develop objectives, budgets, work plans and implementation strategies consistent with unit goals and can reasonably be accomplished in a specified time frame.
Cultivate strong working relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus as well as with community liaisons.
Delegate responsibilities appropriately, seeking different and unique perspectives.
Participate and provide leadership on university committees as it relates to prevention, well-being and resiliency.
Secure grant and outside funding when appropriate.
Represent the division of student affairs as needed at relevant campus and off-campus events and perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in health education, public health or a related field of education
Seven years of leadership and program administration experience in health promotion, sexual violence prevention, and resiliency education.
Demonstrated advanced strategy, and planning skills, organizational development, coalition building, and project management skills.
Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of college health education strategies.
Supervisory and budgetary experience.
Preferred Qualifications

CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) certification
Supervisory and budgetary experience
Demonstrated competence working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
Knowledge and experience with student information systems, databases, report and survey software.


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an on-line application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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