Associate Director Office of Health Promotion

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Working Title: Associate Director Office of Health Promotion

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Elson Student Health Center

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-15-2018

Posting Summary:
The Office of Health Promotion (OHP) at the University of Virginia is seeking a dynamic Associate Director to promote wellbeing through leadership of the University's efforts to proactively and holistically address the complexity of student substance use. Reporting to the Director of the Office of Health Promotion (OHP), this position provides senior leadership and management for planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating substance use policies, programs, and services designed to facilitate student learning outcomes and improve wellbeing and health behaviors and status, prevent or mitigate risks, and promote wellbeing of our University community. The successful candidate will be adept at addressing the issues from the full spectrum of individual to community health, prevention to recovery, treatment teams, compliance, threat assessment, law and policy, and research. While students are the primary focus of the endeavors of this position, supporting the wellbeing and health of students necessitates considering and supporting the welfare of staff and faculty.
To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through [email protected] (

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, and administer a successful team including the selection, supervision, training, evaluation of employees and effective budget management;

understanding of addiction and recovery;

understanding of intersection between alcohol use, mental health, sexual violence, hazing, and other public health issues;

knowledge of behavior change theories, Socio-Ecological Model, Social Norms Theory, Motivational Interviewing, and social marketing principles;

working knowledge of higher education law and policy as it relates to substance use;

demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice and creating inclusive environments;

strong commitment to the educational purposes of the Department of Student Health and Division of Student Affairs, including student-self-governance;

excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;

experience with qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods;

ability to be flexible, work independently, and be proactive with pursuing collaborations; and

ability to work a flexible schedule that includes some evenings and weekends

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Posted: 3/16/2018
Application Due: 5/15/2018
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