Director of Community Health Promotion

Hamilton College
Clinton, NY

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Director of Community Health Promotion

Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Aug 31, 2021

Hamilton College seeks to promote the well-being of all members of our community. The Director of Community Health Promotion will provide and coordinate resources across the College to help community members meet their health and wellness goals and achieve greater balance in their lives. We recognize the importance of individual’s developing skills to enhance their wellbeing to set a foundation for healthy and productive lives on the Hill and beyond. 

The Director of Health Promotion serves as the primary contact on campus in advocating for healthy environments, skill building to promote overall well-being, educating to prevent high risk behavior, and mobilizing the campus to adopt healthier norms.


  • Provide campus-wide leadership for the implementation and evaluation of comprehensive, evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies addressing physical and mental health for a diverse campus community.
  • Coordinate campus-wide health promotion, behavioral health, and educational activities in collaboration with campus partners based on a public health framework.
  • Design and implement curriculum and health promotion activities ranging from small workshops and training to public awareness campaigns and large interactive events on a variety of health promotion topics including sexual health, sleep management, stress management, mental wellness, fitness, body image, and nutrition.
  • Collaborate closely with other departments (Health Center, Counseling Center, Recreation Center, Communications, Human Resources, etc.) to develop wellness campaigns and programming.
  • Develop effective health promotions materials using various mediums (social media, posters, ads, etc.) to address college health issues such as physical activity, nutrition, tobacco control, STI prevention, stress reduction, etc. based on sound public health principles and evidence-based best practices.
  • Manage health and wellness events and observances (i.e., Blood Drives, Great American Smoke Out, National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Safe Spring Break, Eating Disorders Awareness Day, etc.) to include all aspects of planning and scheduling.
  • Ability to be flexible with schedule.  Nights and weekends may be needed.
  • Develop and monitor an annual budget.

  • Master’s degree in a health education, public health, or related field (with at least three years of work in higher education (e.g., health communication, health promotion, health policy, student personnel administration, positive psychology or others as appropriate)
  • Credentials as a Certified Health Education Specialist
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in similar or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with coordination of events, including large scale events.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills including managing/coordinating people.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting needs assessments and literature review and using results to guide programmatic decisions.
  • Evidence of ability to provide leadership in addressing the physical and mental health needs of emerging adults, particularly college students, using a public health framework.
  • Excellent oral and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals of varying ages, backgrounds, identities, experiences, and motivations, including students, faculty, and staff.

Application Instructions:

Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Preference will be given to applications submitted before September 15, 2021. 


Working at Hamilton College 

Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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