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Manager, Preventive Health

Northern Arizona University

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Manager, Preventive Health

Location: Campus Health Services
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 607090
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

Special Information

This position is subject to the availability of funding through March 31, 2024. The incumbent is not eligible for Service Professional non-renewal notice, or Classified Staff layoff or recall status.

Job Description

The Manager, Preventive Health is responsible for providing oversight of the Substance Abuse Block Grant at NAU and will work fairly autonomously to execute a comprehensive strategy for substance misuse prevention. This position reports to the Director of Health Promotion. This exciting new project is focused on the provision of evidence-based primary prevention strategies to prevent substance misuse and abuse among college students. Prevention strategies include, but are not limited to, creating large scale messaging campaigns, hosting substance free alternative events, facilitating educational workshops and coordinating capacity building trainings for staff. The Manager, Preventive Health will oversee day to day activities and operations for the project, including supervision of grant personnel, submission of project reports and liaising with funders, AHCCCS. The Manager, Preventive Health will have oversight of successfully executing the project vision, budget and deliverables with a focus on planning, implementing and evaluating prevention efforts. The position conducts needs assessments and oversees data collection to monitor outcomes. The position will work closely with key campus partners to mobilize the community to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors to reduce unwanted outcomes related to substance misuse and abuse.

This is a grant funded position.

Job Functions and Duties for Manager, Preventive Health

Personnel and Project Management - 50%
  • Supervise project personnel.
  • Provide direct oversight of project budget, monitor expenses and approve disbursement of funds.
  • Assist in hiring project personnel.
  • Provide direct supervision and support for project personnel.
  • Provide vision and leadership for the project.
  • Oversee data collection and program evaluation activities.
  • Create timely project reports and submit to funders.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the funding agency.
  • Work with the Director to ensure the grant is meeting stated goals and deliverables.

Health Education and Promotion - 40%
  • Lead planning, implementation and evaluation of effective primary prevention strategies to reduce student alcohol misuse.
  • Lead coordination of prevention events, strategies and educational workshops that are shown to reduce substance misuse and abuse.
  • Oversee development of effective health education materials and campaigns.
  • Review scientific literature and choose evidence-based strategies.
  • Assist in creating data collection systems and monitoring program outcomes.
  • Ensure prevention activities are implemented with fidelity and per funding specifications.
  • Apply principals of diversity and inclusion when implementing prevention programs.
  • Collect and analyze data to inform strategies.
  • Partner with campus and community agencies to enhance prevention efforts.
  • Ensure health promotion materials are up to date and accurate.
  • Builds effective partnerships across campus and collaborates on programming that promotes health and success.

Other - 10%
  • Assist with identifying new procedures and processes within the unit.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment
  • Some evening and weekend hours may be required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters or advanced degree in Public Health, Health Promotion, Healthy Psychology or related field.
  • 1-2 years of management or supervisory experience.
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience
  • Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed or license eligibility in the State of Arizona in appropriate field of study. For example: Certified Health Education Specialist

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of substance misuse issues on campuses
  • Advanced knowledge of theories and methods of health education and prevention
  • Advanced knowledge of project management
  • Advanced knowledge of social marketing theories and health communication strategies
  • Knowledge of environmental management strategies and socio-ecological model
  • Advanced skills in health behavior change
  • Skills in prioritizing and completing multiple tasks of varying complexity and urgency in a timely and efficient manner
  • Knowledge of evidence-based substance misuse prevention
  • Ability to form working relationships with various departments
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats
  • Ability to critically review health related professional literature and apply findings for improved outcomes
  • Ability to promote a diverse, inclusive environment
  • Ability to apply components of motivational interviewing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Salary is $72,445. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of the pay period following election. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following election.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Application Deadline

April 20, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773, [email protected], or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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About Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University sits at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, on homelands sacred to Native Americans throughout the region. We honor their past, present, and future generations, who have lived here for millennia and will forever call this place home.

Founded in 1899, Northern Arizona University is a community-engaged, high-research university that delivers an exceptional student-centered experience to its nearly 28,000 students in Flagstaff, at 22 statewide campuses, and online. Building on a 123-year history of distinctive excellence, NAU aims to be the nation’s preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond. NAU is committed to meeting talent with access and excellence through its impactful academic programs and enriching experiences, paving the way to a better future for the diverse students it serves and the communities they represent.

Why work at Northern Arizona University?  

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

NAU transforms lives and enriches communities through high-quality academics and impactful scholarship, creative endeavors, and public service.

NAU will educate, support, and empower students from all backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences to reach their full potential and contribute to a more just, equitable, inclusive, prosperous, and sustainable future.

NAU- 2025 Elevating Excellence Priorities

  • Academic Excellence
  • Student Success
  • Commitment to Indigenous Peoples 
  • Impactful Scholarship
  • Mission Driven and Diverse Faculty and Staff
  • Community Engagment 
  • Sustainable Stewards of Resources 


Northern Arizona University is committed to bringing excellence to our campus through a variety of backgrounds, skills, experiences, and perspectives.  We respect and value diversity among our faculty, staff, and students.

Learn more about our affirmative action plan and commitment to diversity.

Benefits for Northern Arizona University Faculty and Staff 

Why work at NAU?

Why choose Flagstaff?

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.

Flagstaff was recently ranked the 6th Least Stressful City in the United States by  Come see what Flagstaff is all about and search our job openings to see what NAU can offer to you.

Northern Arizona University across Arizona

NAU also has a variety of statewide campuses that are employees work at including, but not limited to:

  • NAU- Yuma
  • NAU- North Valley (Phoenix, AZ)
  • NAU- Phoenix Biomedical Campus 
  • and many of our Arizona Community Colleges 


Northern Arizona University is committed to bringing excellence to our campus through a variety of backgrounds, skills, experiences, and perspectives.  We respect and value diversity among our faculty, staff, and students.

Learn more about our affirmative action plan and commitment to diversity.

For any questions about Northern Arizona University or employment opportunities please contact [email protected]

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PO Box 4113 Flagstaff, AZ 86011
United States

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