Assistant Director, Colonial Health Center, Health Promotion



I. JOB OVERVIEW

Job Description Summary:

The Colonial Health Center (CHC) provides high quality, affordable healthcare and resources to students. It offers a range of confidential services to support medical and mental health needs, as well as health promotion and prevention services to guide students in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The Assistant Director, Colonial Health Center, Health Promotion will lead the creation of a campus-wide prevention plan that establishes a supportive environment for student success and health behavior through the development and application of population-level initiatives including prevention activities and health assessments; engagement and cultivation of partnerships to address student health needs; and application and evaluation of theoretical frameworks and planning models that address individual and community health. The Assistant Director coordinates all duties related to the daily operation of the Colonial Health Center's Health Promotion and Prevention Unit and plans, directs and implements outreach and prevention education. The Assistant Director supervises program planning and implementation, strategic planning and goal setting, and performs research and trend analyses creating and implementing educational responses to found trends. This work informs the structure of the university sponsored student health insurance plan, and the director supervises the insurance coordinator, insurance office staff, and student health advisory committee.

Responsibilities include:
Oversees the planning, implementation, and evaluation of theory-based and evidence-informed health promotion strategies, policies, programs, and services. Develops policy and strategic plans for recovery support and health promotion and prevention outreach initiatives and programs. Collaborates with key stakeholders on and off campus to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to health for students
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Directs the development, implementation, and analysis of periodic student health-related surveys that 1) provide baseline and follow-up health data, 2) identify departmental needs and priorities, 3) evaluate effectiveness of interventions, and 4) track trends in clinical responsiveness, student health status and student behavior
Hires, trains, manages, supervises, and evaluates professional, support, and student staff and implements Colonial Health Center trainings
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Participates on the Colonial Health Center leadership team and appropriate Division of Student Affairs and George Washington University campus committees
Develops training and educational materials for students and professional staff
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Trains campus mentors
Coordinates student health advisory committee
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Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 6 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 4 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:

**Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), Certified in Public Health (CPH), or eligible and intent to become certified.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in health promotion, health policy, health education or public health preferred. Degrees in higher education administration and other related fields will be considered if supported with evidence of sufficient university-level coursework and/or experience in health promotion.
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6 years of progressive experience, preferably in a higher education setting
Evidence of ability to provide leadership and problem-solving skills in analyzing health promotion needs of emerging adults, especially college students
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Demonstrated experience working with a wide range of under-represented populations.
Previous experience in conducting needs assessments and analyzing data to guide programmatic decisions preferred.
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Excellent communication skills
Supervisory experience of professional staff preferred.
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Experience in implementing social marketing and health communications strategies preferred.
Grant writing skills
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Proficiency with statistical software


II. JOB DETAILS

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Division of Student Affairs Family Student Affairs Sub-Family Student Programs Stream Management Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5:30pm, Nights and weekends also required. Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006571 Job Open Date: 08/09/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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