The Director of Health Promotion will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the department’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. The incumbent will possess a deep knowledge of the field and be considered a University resource for health promotion issues.
Key responsibilities include:
- Responsible for the overall management, operation, program development and evaluation of Health Promotion, including: overseeing facility and budget; hiring and supervising professional, clerical, graduate and student assistants including providing support, guidance, leadership and professional development; cultivating goals related to the strategic direction of the department and carrying-out their implementation.
- Direct and implement campus-wide health initiatives and programs using evidence-based practices. Oversee strategies for fostering a healthy campus culture including student engagement in health promotion and prevention efforts. Incorporate multicultural diversity and social justice concepts and principles into health promotion services.
- Provide consultation, direction, and leadership for campus prevention initiatives that focus on the most significant risk factors for University at Buffalo students as determined by campus-wide and targeted data collection to benchmark student health measures. Evaluate change in student health measures over time.
- Maintain positive and productive relationships with students, faculty, staff, university departments and community constituents in order to advance the mission, vision, values, and goals of the office, Division of Student Life, and the University. This includes communicating resources, providing data and assessment tools and collaboration opportunities to departments within Student Life and with academic advisors, faculty, and external stakeholders. Participate in committees at the direction of the Senior Director of Student Wellness.
- Provide leadership in compliance with relevant New York State and federal mandates related to prevention education.
- Identify grant opportunities and funding sources for department initiatives and apply for relevant grants at the local, state and or federal level. Ensure grant funding is appropriately managed and implemented.
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University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Master’s degree in health education, public health, health policy, health promotion, behavioral sciences, higher education or a related field is required.
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in higher education is required.
Extensive knowledge of current and emerging college health issues, environmental management/prevention strategies, health behavior change theories and ecological framework, and evidence-based practice. Oral and written communication skills that can contribute to effective collaboration with students, faculty, and staff. Ability to stay current on developments in the field of public health, health promotion, and college health. High level of organizational skills and proven record of delivering quality results in a timely manner. Ability to strategically and creatively manage a wide range of projects, and to work quickly and effectively on deadline projects. Ability to work successfully with a diverse community and provide services from a non-judgmental perspective. Ability to ensure compliance with regulation and legal requirements.
Experience at a large institution is preferred.
Prior experience in the administration and management of college health promotion programs including program development and supervision of professional staff is preferred.