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Assistant Director, Health Education and Promotion

Employer
Towson University
Location
Towson, MD

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Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Responsibilities and Duties
Collaborates with other campus wellness staff members to coordinate a broad range of health and wellness education focused on the needs of students. Manages the Health Center’s Health Education and Promotion program including setting priorities and goals. Organizes and maintains Health Education budget, and allocates resources where appropriate. Recruits, supervises and trains the health education coordinator(s), student interns, peer educators and graduate assistants in providing health and wellness education to students across campus. Provides direct delivery of Health Education to Towson University students. In collaboration with the Director of the Health Center, coordinates the Healthy Campus Taskforce. In collaboration with the Health Center clinical staff, provides clinical health education services when appropriate. Pursues external sources of funding when appropriate to support health promotion, education and prevention activities. Serves as a member of Health Center Leadership Team.

 

Coordinates and develops marketing initiatives for all Health Center services and events. Oversees the development and implementation of marketing and awareness campaigns to promote the Health Center, prevent unhealthy behaviors and foster a healthy campus climate. Manages and updates Health Center webpage and Health Education social media accounts. Ensures patient education materials and resources are updated, inclusive and appropriate for providers and patients. Identifies and implements national college health initiatives such as GYT, It’s on Us, and others.

 

Develops strategic plan and priorities for Heath Education in collaboration with the Associate Director of Health Center. Plans, implements and evaluates evidence-based, best practice health promotion strategies, programs and activities to meet the needs of Towson University’s diverse student population. Uses an ecological, collaborative approach to health promotion as described in the ACHA ‘s Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education. Serves as the Health Center’s assessment representative, and incorporates evaluation and assessment methods, including student learning outcomes, into all programming activities. Works collaboratively with Health Center and Counseling Center staff, other Student Affairs staff, Title IX Office, and other campus departments and community agencies in the coordination, planning and implementation of programs and events. In coordination with the Office of Inclusion and Equity, ensure a robust series of programs and trainings on sexual misconduct and other Title IX topics, designed to meet the needs of the student community. Collaborates with other departments to assist in the administration and implementation of the NCHA survey. Analyzes and bench-marks data from these and other recognized sources to identify and prioritize health issues and allocate resources. Serves on and chairs various committees as assigned.



Qualifications and Skills
  • Master’s degree
  • Three years of related experience.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging college health issues, standards and trends.
  • Ability to conduct needs assessments and health risk surveys in addition to analyzing/interpreting data to prioritize activities.
  • Use theories and models of health promotion and behavioral change, particularly as applies to young adults.
  • Experienced in the design, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based, cost-effective, best practice health promotion programs.
  • Proven organization skills; excellent communication skills, including public speaking; and ability to work as a team member and supervisor.
Preferred:

  • Experience planning, implementing and assessment of health and wellness programs and activities.
  • Experience with Marketing and design of promotional materials.
  • Experience in web page maintenance and social media/marketing.
  • Experience working in College health.


Organization: Student Affairs Division
Primary Location: Main Campus
Job Posting: Nov 16, 2021

Organization

Towson CampusTowson University (TU; www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, and is Baltimore’s largest comprehensive university, and the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and nearly 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Towson University offers many cultural, educational and athletics programs and events that are open to the public ranging from concerts and lecturers to Division I college sports.

Towson Students Our centrally located campus sits on 330  rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of  Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington  D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.  The town of Towson, MD. has a population  of approximately 52,000, with tree-lined  streets, shops, restaurants, movies, bookstores, a county library branch, live music venues, and is in walking distance of the TU campus. Towson was established in 1750 and is the seat of Baltimore County government.

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