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Assistant Director for Health Promotion and Wellness

Company: Butler University
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Assistant Director for Health Promotion and Wellness Job no: 493338 Work type: Staff Full-time Location: Indianapolis Categories: Health & Recreation Position Overview The Assistant Director of Health Promotion and Wellness utilizes evidence-based practices to create and deliver comprehensive, socioculturally relevant health and wellness promotion and prevention strategies for Butler University students. This position focuses on topics such as substance use and abuse, injury prevention, immunization and infectious disease, nutrition and physical fitness, and mental health. This position provides training, instruction and advisement for student advocates and peer education programs as well as student wellness programming and curriculum development. Primary Responsibilities: Implement evidence and theory-based practices for an inclusive and culturally-competent University health promotion strategy that includes education for the Butler community, campus initiatives for healthy environments, and responsibility for reviewing and creating campus policies and strategies with a focus on health and wellness Collaborate with campus and community partners including Health Services, Sexual Assault Response and Prevention, Counseling and Consultation Services, and other health and well-being focused department Contribute to BUBeWell by coordinating programs and services for students that advance an intentionally-inclusive campus community. Supervise BUBeWell Student Council (5) and BUBeWell Champions (student advocates and peer educators) through on-going electronic communication, regular meetings, and continued training Demonstrate professional field awareness of American College Health Association (ACHA) including Healthy Campuses 2020/2030, NASPA/Baachus, Okanagan Charter for Health Promoting Universities Assess and evaluate all programs and initiatives in a continuous manner that coincides with the Student Affairs Data Assessment Department Track and report all substance abuse prevention efforts in compliance with federal mandates including the Clery Act and the Department of Education Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. Use evidenced-based practices to develop comprehensive health promotion campaigns for campus including but not limited to topics such as substance use and abuse, injury prevention, immunization and infectious disease, nutrition and physical fitness, and mental health Additional Responsibilities: Serves as the University's primary campus liaison to the BACCHUS Initiatives Peer Education Network within the NASPA Association for Higher Education Administrators. Serves as liaison to local community advocacy and counseling resources and statewide coalitions through active participation in local organizations such as Drug Free Marion County and the Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking Qualifications and Requirements: Education: Master's degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, or similar health-related field. A minimum of three year's (36 months) related health education/promotion paid work/practitioner experience A minimum of one year's (12 months) supervisory experience overseeing interns, practicum students, and volunteers. Work Experience: 2 years Preferred: Work experience as a health education/promotion practitioner within a higher education setting Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) or similar designation. Required Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of health and wellness promotion and prevention education theories. Knowledge of human developmental theories. Knowledge of American College Health Association's Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education. Excellent oral and written communication skills including active listening, empathy, and demonstrated knowledge of the use and application of social media and video as a tool to engage audiences. Demonstrated cultural competence; proven effectiveness in serving the needs of a diverse campus community. Ability to work some evenings and weekends periodically. Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category. Advertised: March 08, 2019 Applications close:

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