Director of Health Promotion

Colorado, Denver, USA
Apr 27, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Education, Health & Medical
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The mission of the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is to provide exceptional, inclusive, integrated health care. We promote student success and wellness through education, advocacy and outreach to the University of Denver community. The University/unit is committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment through their research, teaching and/or service.

Position Summary

The Director of Health Promotion provides oversight, leadership, and direction for the development and implementation of evidence-based programming and initiatives designed to support student wellbeing and success. The Director is responsible for conducting appropriate needs assessments and working to create and coordinate empirically-driven campus-wide programs, initiatives, and services to address those needs. In particular, the Director provides leadership for DU's compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act and facilitates coordinated sexual assault and relationship violence prevention efforts with campus entities responsible for compliance with Title IX, the Clery Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. The Director develops strategic plans, implements initiatives, and evaluates the effectiveness of those efforts. He or she develops campus collaborations to achieve programmatic goals. This position serves as Principal Investigator/Project Director for the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant and helps coordinate the implementation of the grant initiatives. The Director supervises Health Promotion staff, graduate fellows, and student employees. He or she also oversees the DU peer health education internship programs, recruits and trains students, and evaluates the impact of the programs. He or she serves on the leadership team of the Health and Counseling Center and collaborates with other HCC departments and programs to provide coordinated health promotion initiatives on campus. The Director displays a commitment to Inclusive Excellence and incorporates multicultural competence into program planning and development.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field such as Public Health, Health Education, or Health Promotion. Other related degrees such as Higher Education, Social Work, Community Counseling or Psychology will be considered.
  • At least two years of experience in health education or wellness promotion within a higher education environment.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population on a college campus.
  • Commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence as demonstrated by specific examples in previous positions and ability to develop programs that are culturally relevant to individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist).
  • At least two years of experience supervising staff, graduate interns, or undergraduate peer educators.
  • Ability to speak a second language.

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

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