Towson University’s Health Center is accepting applications for an Assistant Director, Health Education and Promotion. This position provides leadership for the development, implementation, and assessment of health and wellness education and promotion programs, services and resources for the Towson University student community. Provides direct delivery of health education initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing of Towson University students and foster a healthy campus environment that supports student learning, academic performance and retention. Supervises program coordinators, peer educators, student interns and graduate assistants.
The Assistant Director collaborates with other campus wellness staff members to coordinate a broad range of health and wellness education focused on the needs of students. Manages the Health Center’s Health Education and Promotion program including setting priorities and goals. Organizes and maintains Health Education budget, and allocates resources where appropriate. Recruits, supervises and trains the health education coordinator(s), student interns, peer educators and graduate assistants in providing health and wellness education to students across campus. Provides direct delivery of Health Education to Towson University students. In collaboration with the Director of the Health Center, coordinates the Healthy Campus Taskforce. In collaboration with the Health Center clinical staff, provides clinical health education services when appropriate. Pursues external sources of funding when appropriate to support health promotion, education and prevention activities. Serves as a member of Health Center Leadership Team. Coordinates and develops marketing initiatives for all Health Center services and events. Oversees the development and implementation of marketing and awareness campaigns to promote the Health Center, prevent unhealthy behaviors and foster a healthy campus climate. Manages and updates Health Center webpage and Health Education social media accounts. Ensures patient education materials and resources are updated, inclusive and appropriate for providers and patients. Identifies and implements national college health initiatives such as GYT, It’s on Us, and others.
This position develops strategic plan and priorities for Heath Education in collaboration with the Associate Director of Health Center. Plans, implements and evaluates evidence-based, best practice health promotion strategies, programs and activities to meet the needs of Towson University’s diverse student population. Uses an ecological, collaborative approach to health promotion as described in the ACHA ‘s Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education. Serves as the Health Center’s assessment representative, and incorporates evaluation and assessment methods, including student learning outcomes, into all programming activities. Works collaboratively with Health Center and Counseling Center staff, other Student Affairs staff, Title IX Office, and other campus departments and community agencies in the coordination, planning and implementation of programs and events. In coordination with the Office of Inclusion and Equity, ensure a robust series of programs and trainings on sexual misconduct and other Title IX topics, designed to meet the needs of the student community. Collaborates with other departments to assist in the administration and implementation of the NCHA survey. Analyzes and bench-marks data from these and other recognized sources to identify and prioritize health issues and allocate resources. Serves on and chairs various committees as assigned.
Master’s degree with three years related experience. Knowledge of current and emerging college health issues, standards and trends; ability to conduct needs assessments and health risk surveys in addition to analyzing/interpreting data to prioritize activities; use theories and models of health promotion and behavioral change, particularly as applies to young adults; experienced in the design, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based, cost-effective, best practice health promotion programs, proven organization skills; excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking; ability to work as a team member and supervisor.
• Planning, implementing and assessment of health and wellness programs and activities. • Marketing and design of promotional materials. • Web page maintenance and social media/marketing. • Working in College health.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 190000QT
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).