Associate Director of Health Promotion

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Department: Office of Health Promotion
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Office of Health Promotion

Benefits Eligible?

Pay Classification
Exempt (Salaried)

Month Worked Per Year
12 Months

Hours per week

Position FTE

Pay Grade
Exempt - Grade 11

Position Overview
Carleton College seeks an Associate Director of Health Promotion to contribute to the overall goals of the College by supporting a comprehensive and co-curricular program for approximately 2,000 undergraduate students. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Health Promotion and will serve as a primary contact on campus in: Advocating for healthy environments, skill building to promote overall well-being, educating to prevent high risk behavior, and mobilizing campus to adopt healthier norms. This position requires a flexible work schedule in order to meet project and community needs; occasional night and weekend work and out-of-state travel may be required. This is a 12-month, fulltime, exempt position.

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities
• Select, implement, evaluate, and adapt programs in identified priority areas. These areas currently include alcohol & other drugs; mental health and well-being; sleep; and sexual health.
• Recruit, hire, train, and supervise Student Wellness Advocates(SWAs). SWAs serve the student body as peer health educators and form an essential part of the Office of Health Promotion team.
• Support existing grant initiatives with administrative tasks that may include quarterly reports, budget tracking, and communication with granting entity staff. This may also include programming related to alcohol and marijuana use and/or suicide prevention.
• Contribute to a broader campus understanding of OHP mission/vision both within the Division of Student Life and with other Divisions.
• Market/communicate OHP programs and program goals to student body.
• Assist in campus-wide data collection efforts related to health promotion.
• Research potential grant opportunities.
• Cultivate collaboration with other offices

Required Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in Public Health, with at least three years of work in higher education (internships, experiential learning, volunteer work, etc. may apply). OR - Master’s Degree in Education, Higher Education Administration, or similar field with at least three years of working health education, public health, or health promotion (internships, experiential learning, volunteer work, etc. may apply).
• Basic knowledge of public health model.
• Experience working with college- age students and the postsecondary community and a strong understanding of student development.
• Excellent verbal and written communication, including public speaking and meeting facilitation.
• Willingness to learn about and ability to work across cultures.
• Ability to build consensus and resolve conflict.
• Ability to manage complex work plans and timelines.
• Openness and ability to learn and implement new concepts.
• Appreciation for collaboration and tolerance for a non-static and fluctuating process.
• Ability to reason and exercise good judgment.
• Effective social interaction.
• Basic data collection and analysis skills.

Preferred Qualifications
• CHES certification.
• Experience in Brief Motivational Interviewing.
• An understanding of mental health, substance abuse, suicide prevention, and how they are inter related.
• Ability to synthesize and present current prevention research and theory; apply theory to program development.
• Policy advocacy skills.
• Possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable as required by driving positions with the college.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by 11/4/2022. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

This is an exempt level position. The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

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