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Health Promotion Manager for Well-Being Initiatives

Princeton University
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Under the leadership of the Director of Health Promotion and Prevention Services (HPPS), the Health Promotion Manager (HPM) for Well-Being Initiatives uses ecological strategies, health promotion and health behavior theory and strategies, knowledge of social justice theories and health disparities, and quantitative and qualitative data to systematically improve the health and wellbeing environment for Princeton University students, faculty, and staff. The HPM provides creative and proactive leadership for initiatives within HPPS and acts as a liaison to multiple campus stakeholders around a variety of health promotion topics and strategies.  The HPM for Well-Being Initiatives interfaces regularly with our high-achieving student body and campus-wide colleagues through management of several projects of Princeton’s health and well-being initiative, hereafter referred to as TigerWell, including the Grant Program, the Campus Well-Being Partnership, and the UHS team of Outreach Counselors. The HPM may also coordinate other project-based efforts and health promotion programs alongside HPPS staff using health behavior theory and an ecological framework. To advance these projects, the HPM will be adept at establishing solid collaborative relationships with staff and administrators within UHS and from other units across campus, as they will serve as a consultative resource to those campus partners to apply the health promotion process and evidence-based strategies to improve the campus environment, support healthier behaviors, advance health equity conversations and education, build a foundation from a unified, holistic approach to well-being, and assist campus partners in achieving measurable improvements in student well-being.


Although undergraduate and graduate students represent the area’s primary focus, the HPM role recognizes that our University community is rich with important interdependencies and opportunities for modeling and learning among all campus constituencies.


General health promotion and administrative duties

Coordinate other project-based efforts and health promotion programs alongside HPPS staff using health behavior theory and an ecological framework

Develop and implement health promotion programs in coordination with other HPPS staff using health behavior theory and an ecological framework.  These topics may include high risk drinking, stress and its consequences, hazing prevention, sexual health, mental health stigma, and physical activity, nutrition, and sleep.


Management of the TigerWell Grant program

Publicize the Grant opportunities across campus

Consult with potential grant applicants on the health promotion process and evidence-based strategies

Lead the Grant Selection Committee, including managing all communications with this group and leading quarterly meetings

Provide written and verbal feedback to grant applicants

Manage the financial aspects of the Grant program


Management of additional TigerWell projects, including:

Convene the Campus Well-Being Partnership (CWP) at least one time per semester. 

The CWP consists of approximately 150 staff and faculty from across campus who come together to share information and resources, to collaborate and avoid duplication of efforts, and to strategize how best to meet shared well-being-related goals.

Publicize the CWP meetings

Manage the agenda for the CWP meetings

Manage the logistics for the CWP meetings


Implementation of the Well-Being Data Dashboard

Work with the Office of Institutional Research and HPPS colleagues to ensure the effective piloting and ultimate implementation of the Well-Being data dashboard

Publicize the data dashboard

Ensure the use of the data dashboard within the CWP


TigerWellteam (Outreach Counselors, Director of HPPS and the HPM) support & coordination

Manage the agenda and logistics for bi-weekly team meetings

Run bi-weekly team meetings



Please include cover letter with your application materials.


Essential Qualifications:

  • Master's or advanced degree in public health, health promotion, or related field required.
  • Certification eligible (CHES or CPH).
  • At least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified for the position. (Experience can substitute for education; education can substitute for experience where relevant and appropriate).
  • Strong knowledge of health promotion and health behavior change theories and ecological framework.
  • Ability to think critically and apply social justice and inclusion perspectives to the work of HPPS and UHS.
  • Excellent computer skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, experienced in desktop publishing, social media creation (e.g., Canva, Photoshop) and SPSS, willing to learn new programs.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Demonstrated high-level communication skills that contribute to effective collaboration with staff, faculty and students.
  • Thrives in an energetic, diverse work environment, and skilled at effective interactions with college-age populations, international students, parents, faculty, and college administrators.
  • Demonstrated skills in social marketing and health communication strategies.
  • Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated strong project management and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated strong relationship and collaboration skills. Ability to build relationships and articulate connections across the institution.
  • Demonstrated assessment, evaluation and data analysis skills.
  • Experience working independently as well as a team member.
  • Respects the cultures and identities of others.
  • Demonstrates curiosity and open mindset regarding those of different identities and cultures.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Be knowledgeable in principles and methodologies (e.g., Plan-Do-Study-Act, Root Cause Analysis, measurement, data collection, and analysis) needed to support and lead Quality Improvement projects and activities and/or willing to attend UHS-based Quality Improvement basic training within first 6-months of hire.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience within a higher education setting.
  • Experience in health topics relevant to undergraduate and graduate students, such as:
    • High risk drinking
    • Stress and its consequences
    • Hazing prevention
    • Sexual health
    • Mental health stigma
    • Physical activity, nutrition, and sleep
    • Size diversity
    • Anti-oppression
    • Intersections of topics (e.g., AOD & mental health promotion)
  • Evidence of professional contributions (such as presentations at professional and academic conferences, publications, and/or form of scholarship), and experience in writing and success in securing grant-related funding.
  • Training in health equity and other diversity and inclusion topics.
  • Familiarity with total work systems (such as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, and Baldrige National Quality Program); and reviewing and analyzing data.





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