The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for the Director position for the Center for Health Education & Wellness (CHEW). This is an exempt, 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.
The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 29,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The Division of Student Life: The Division of Student Life is comprised of nearly 500 staff members that serve our students through 22 departments and functions. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.
The Department: CHEW empowers all Volunteers to thrive by cultivating personal and community wellbeing. The mission is fulfilled through the hosting of large-scale events, small group programs, outreach, and individual sessions aimed to promote well-being across eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational, and social.
CHEW's key initiatives strive to support the divisional value of success and well-being through evidence-based and theory-driven health promotion and prevention services.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life, the primary duties of the Director of the Center for Health Education & Wellness are as follows:
Provide executive direction for CHEW.
Provide oversight for interpersonal wellness, comprehensive sexual health education (consent, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking prevention), alcohol, drug prevention and intervention, tobacco cessation, general health and wellness areas (cold and flu prevention, nutrition, sleep promotion, and stress reduction), and Be Well employee wellness.
Ensure all initiatives support the related federal guidance and state laws
Supervise and evaluate staff members.
Develop, manage, and monitor all budgets and accounts pertaining to these areas including federal and state grants.
Evaluate departmental effectiveness and efficiency through assessment efforts.
Collaborate with relevant university coalitions and committees and serve as a liaison with campus and/or community resources at local, state, and national levels.
Establish and maintain a coordinated, strategic partnership with key campus and community stakeholders.
Disseminate information on the work and progress of the program at local, reginal, and national meetings and conferences.
Participate as an active staff member of the Division of Student Life and perform other duties as assigned.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and other qualifications
Internal Number: 189306
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.
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