Director - Health Promotion

Hyde Park, New York
Feb 15, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Director of Health Promotion is responsible for directing and managing the overall operation of the student Health Office for the CIA’s Hyde Park campus. In addition, the Director conducts needs assessments, selecting priority health issues and measurable behavioral objectives, developing best practice initiatives, evaluating effectiveness, and reporting outcomes. The Director will collaborate closely with campus colleagues and stakeholders to promote a comprehensive vision for the health and wellness of students, to build excellence that supports and sustains a healthy campus environment.



  • Provide leadership, supervision, training, and evaluation of the clinic staff including Registered Nurses, the Office Supervisor, and clerical staff.
  • Establish and develop a campus-wide agenda to advance the health of students and promote student success through the development, implementation, and supervision of the department’s strategic plan, goals, and measurable objectives.
  • Ensure standards are set and maintained for Health Services policies, procedures, and protocols, and that all standards as measured against best practices for campus and student health.
  • Ensure department compliance with county, state, and federal regulations, staff licensure, NYS Department of Health Immunization program, Documentation/Electronic Health Record requirements, and compliance with student medical forms required for admission to the CIA on all domestic campuses.
  • Establish and work with community health advocates and college counterparts to examine and address student and community health issues and wellness trends and programs.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders on campus (Counseling, Campus Life, etc.) and off campus partners to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach that supports student health and well-being, and the mission of the CIA.
  • Manage operating budget including oversight and communication with department vendors and contractors.
  • Consult with nursing staff on complex situations involving students, and write prescriptions as necessary.
  • Engage and collaborate with interdisciplinary campus partners to create awareness, to market and implement campus-wide health initiatives and programs using evidence-based practices and available campus resources.
  • Oversee strategies for fostering student engagement in health promotion and prevention efforts. Incorporate multi-cultural, diversity, inclusivity, and social justice concepts and principles into health promotion services.
  • Co-ordinate and oversee wellness in-services/programs/initiatives, and provide resources to students, faculty and staff that directly relate to health and wellness.
  • Provide consultation, direction, and leadership for campus prevention initiatives that focus on the most significant risk factors for students, including alcohol and other drug use, stress management, violence and sexual assault prevention.
  • Conduct environmental assessments of student health needs and resources, analyze and use results to guide programmatic decisions.
  • Engage and involve students including Residence Assistants and student clubs in initiatives and programs.
  • Research best practices and services at other institutions and implement new initiatives based on this knowledge matched with the unique nature of the CIA campus community.
  • Research grant opportunities and funding sources for department initiatives.
  • Actively participate on Student Affairs leadership team and appropriate campus committees (Food Allergy Awareness Committee, Safety, BAT, Department Head) and councils.
  • Create Peer Education with programs that include opportunities for leadership skills, presentations, outreach, a portfolio, and peer feedback.
  • Any and all other duties as assigned.



Education: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required.

Experience: Minimum of ten (10) years of professional health care work experience, including experience in a nurse practitioner role and experience in a health promotion role.

Licenses / Certifications: Registered Nurse Practitioner .



  • Master’s degree specialization in nursing, health promotion, health education or a related field strongly preferred.
  • Experience in a college setting.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist.
  • Experience in running a clinic strongly preferred .



Demonstrated leadership and problem-solving skills in analyzing health promotion needs of a diverse community of college students. Knowledge of the ACHA Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education, Healthy Campus 2020 objectives. Familiarity with social marketing and health communications strategies. Flexible, able and willing to focus on any health topic based on needs assessment findings. Experience in conducting needs assessments and using results to guide programmatic decisions and budget allocations. Demonstrated ability to show a high level of service responsiveness to students and other internal customers.. Excellent leadership skills required, including the ability to form and mobilize intra-organizational teams to accomplish goals. Must have a history of developing programs to support strategic vision, partnering with stakeholder groups and effective problem solving and negotiation. Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills required. Ability to lead, integrate, encourage and motivate a high-functioning team; effective team building skills. Strong, direct and positive interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in team settings, with senior leadership and with a diverse range of internal and external colleagues. Must display a high level of energy and self-motivation. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize, and consistently meet deadlines. Superior management and multi-tasking skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time while consistently meeting deadlines. Must be available to work nights and weekends as required due to business needs. Work requires the ability to work at a computer, sometimes in excess of eight (8) hours per day. Able to travel periodically to other CIA locations due business needs.



Able to travel periodically to other CIA locations due business needs. Must be available to work nights and weekends as required due to business needs. Work requires the ability to work at a computer, sometimes in excess of eight (8) hours per day.