Assistant Director for Health & Wellness Education - #005319
Posting Information: The Assistant Director serves as the university designated coordinator of alcohol and other drug education responsible for overseeing all action and programs relating to, Western Carolina University Policy #38. The Assistant Director will conduct biennial reviews on the effectiveness of alcohol and other drug programs, and maintain biennial review materials on file in compliance with the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, Part 86.103 (a). Responsibilities include oversight, development, coordination, and delivery of prevention programming/campaigns in the campus community. Ensuring that prevention and intervention efforts are driven by evidence-based practice and current research, the assistant director is responsible for creating and implementing health education programs, alcohol and drug awareness education (as per University Policy #38), outreach efforts, events and/or workshops to promote holistic well-being and the academic growth of students. This position collaborates with various student affairs departments, as well as, other campus partners, as appropriate to ensure campus-wide engagement in prevention and intervention efforts. The classification title of this position is pending final approval.
Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: Successful candidates for the position will have earned a Master degree in College Student Affairs/Higher Education for Student Affairs Professionals, Counseling, Public Health, Health Education, Wellness or another closely related field.
Preferred Qualifications: At least two-years relevant experience in health and wellness education working in the university setting with students, faculty, and staff. Other desirable qualities, include leadership experiences, understanding programming for large and small groups, presentation skills, ability to effectively communicate with all university constituents on and off campus, understanding the needs of a diverse student population, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, familiarity with a variety of technology, computer/software applications, assessment, grant and report writing, and possesses high energy and enthusiasm for this work.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Hard copy application materials will not be considered. Applicants must apply online. Attach a cover letter, a resume, and a list of at least 3 references (include complete contact information with email address and phone number). For additional information, contact Kellie Monteith at 828-227-7147.