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Director, Health Promotion & Sexual Respect

Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN
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Engages in social and environmental strategies and interventions which enhance student health and wellbeing at the community, policy, and individual levels.Collectively engages, plans, and coordinates cross-functional connections and collaborations to advance health and wellbeing across the Macalester campus.  Leads specific initiatives related to sexual respect and sexual violence prevention, alcohol & other drugs, and the promotion of mental health. As a member of the Hamre Center for Health and Wellness leadership team, partners with Center colleagues to promote a holistic, public health-driven, social justice-oriented approach to student wellbeing.


About the Health & Wellness Center: 

The Laurie Hamre Center (also referred to as The Health & Wellness (HWC))  offers integrated medical, counseling, disability, health promotion, and sexual violence prevention services and programs for all students and serves as a resource supporting the entire Macalester community’s effort to build a healthy campus. We are dedicated to providing care, support, and connection to resources for students of all identities.


The mission of the Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness is to create a healthy community by working with students to achieve physical, emotional and social well-being while promoting the value of life-long learning and health.

  • Directs, designs, coordinates, implements, and evaluates evidence-based student health promotion initiatives and strategies. Key areas include: mental health as part of Macalester's commitment to a JED Campus strategic plan, AOD, sexual health and sexual respect, infectious disease prevention, and general well-being.  Closely collaborates with campus partners in residential life, orientation, student government, athletics, leadership & engagement, conduct, etc.
  • Leads campus efforts on sexual health & sexual respect/sexual violence prevention.  Serves as a key member of the implementation team of a $300,000 Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women grant, which prioritizes centering students traditionally de-centered in this work (BIPOC students, LGBTQIA+ students, international students, students with disabilities).  Ensure NCAA Board of Governors and State of Minnesota compliance with sexual respect work.
  • Serve as Maclester's primary leader in coordinating efforts related to alcohol & other drug prevention.  Creates and co-leads an interdisciplinary alcohol and other drug advisory committee.  Provides evidence-based policy recommendations and programing, including early intervention consultation to students (e.g. BASICS, MI for cannabis) and conducts the federally required DFSCA Biennial Review. 
  • Supervises two master's level health promotion specialists, graduate interns, and mentors 
  • student employees, peer educators, and student advisory groups who work to advance the health of the campus.
  • Provides timely and responsive outreach to students as a member of the Campus Response Team (including regular on-call duty rotation) and Case Management Team. The Director also may assist students with a variety academic and personal concerns, including managing collegiate expectations inside and outside of the classroom. 
  • Coordinates assessment and program evaluation efforts within the Hamre Center and in collaboration with Institutional Research and Assessment. Collects, analyzes, and disseminates various types of data. 
  • Develops and participates in campus and community partnerships that advance public health; including advocating for policies that address health issues.  Advances initiatives identified through Macalester's current strategic planning process related to the theme of flourishing and joy.
  • Serve as a key member of the interdisciplinary leadership team of the Hamre Health & Wellness Center


  • 5+ years of prior experience in college health, health promotion, or public health
  • Master's degree in health promotion, education, public health or related field; knowledge of health behavior change theories; 
  • Assessment and program evaluation; able to analyze quantitative and qualitative data, best practices, theories and develop appropriate policies and interventions.  . 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and create relationships across departments and with various stakeholders. 
  • Appreciation for and ability to mentor emerging adults in developmentally-appropriate ways
  • Strong leadership, collaboration, and interpersonal skills required to support the health and wellness needs of a diverse community. Stays current in the related fields and maintains active professional engagement with professional organizations such as ACHA, NASPA, ACPA, etc.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity. Actively engages in learning and practicing principles of social justice and inclusion to increase individual capacity to support institutional changes that create and sustain a more welcoming and inclusive environment across the Macalester Community.
  • Experience supervising professional staff and/or student peer educators

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with grant-related work
  • Ability to deliver BASICS and/or MI related interventions for AOD
  • Experience serving in an on-call capacity

Compensation & Benefits: 

This full-time, 1.0 position offers an annual salary of 77-84k and Macalester’s Benefits Package. 

Application Guidelines: 

To be considered, please apply online via Macalester’s Employment Opportunities page by submitting both your resume and cover letter in the same pdf. Candidates who apply by April 14th will receive priority consideration. This position will be posted until filled. 

All inquires about this position can be sent to: 

Jaclyn Howard 

Talent Acquisition Manager 

[email protected]

Macalester College - Institutional Overview

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.Macalester is proud of its longstanding commitment to social justice and creating a safe environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender, religion, age, or ability. Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.BenefitsMacalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit for more information about benefits at Macalester College.Our Commitment to Safety in response to COVID-19:For the safety of our community, Macalester requires all employees to have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Should a newly hired employee be unable to receive the vaccination for either medical or religious reasons we offer accommodations and assistance.Questions or concerns about this process should be directed to Bob Graf, Director of Employment Services, at [email protected]


Working for Macalester College 

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students the inspiration, insight and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Classes are taught by faculty whose passion is teaching and whose scholarship gains national recognition.
Two great cities at your doorstep. Macalester is nestled in a lovely, residential neighborhood–minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis–which offers students a wealth of internship opportunities in business, finance, medicine, government, law, the arts, and more.

Macalester students are citizens of over 90 countries.

Our faculty earned their advanced degrees from some of the best schools in the world, and they remain thought-leaders in their fields

Macalester students enjoy a wealth of resources for research on and off campus–specialized laboratories, libraries, museum collections, distinct population groups for surveys, even a natural history center. Often students undertake research that makes real contributions to their discipline. They publish papers in scholarly journals, participate in conferences, and provide analysis for policy makers and real-world use.


Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college with an educational program known for its high standards for scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Statement of Purpose and Belief

At Macalester College we believe that education is a fundamentally transforming experience. As a community of learners, the possibilities for this personal, social, and intellectual transformation extend to us all. We affirm the importance of the intellectual growth of the students, staff and faculty through individual and collaborative endeavor. We believe that this can best be achieved through an environment that values the diverse cultures of our world and recognizes our responsibility to provide a supportive and respectful environment for students, staff and faculty of all cultures and backgrounds.

We expect students to develop a broad understanding of the liberal arts while they are at Macalester. Students should follow a primary course of study in order to acquire an understanding of disciplinary theory and methodology; they should be able to apply their understanding of theories to address problems in the larger community. Students should develop the ability to use information and communication resources effectively, be adept at critical, analytical and logical thinking, and express themselves well in both oral and written forms. Finally, students should be prepared to take responsibility for their personal, social and intellectual choices.

We believe that the benefit of the educational experience at Macalester is the development of individuals who make informed judgments and interpretations of the broader world around them and choose actions or beliefs for which they are willing to be held accountable. We expect them to develop the ability to seek and use knowledge and experience in contexts that challenge and inform their suppositions about the world. We are committed to helping students grow intellectually and personally within an environment that models and promotes academic excellence and ethical behavior. The education a student begins at Macalester provides the basis for continuous transformation through learning and service.

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