Director of Health Promotion and Advocacy

Posting Details

Position Title

Director of Health Promotion and Advocacy

Additional Information

Benefits and Community



Learned Professional Exemption



Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

The Director of Health Promotion and Advocacy is responsible for the effective operation and administration of health education and advocacy programming and services relating to general health education and wellness and specific university student health including sexual health, alcohol and other drugs, sexual violence prevention, and mental wellness. The Director is also responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating education programming in support of the stated mission of the University and of the Division of Student Affairs. The Director monitors national trends and helps to ensure that relevant outreach, educational programming and resources are provided to meet the needs of the campus community. Additionally, the Director of Health Promotion and Advocacy provides strategic leadership and guidance in the development of a healthy environment for students at Ball State University.

Minimum Education

Master’s degree in public health, nursing, wellness, health, student development, higher education administration, counseling, or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Minimum Experience

Background and professional work experience in the administration of health education/promotion/prevention programs.

Minimum Other

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Earned Doctorate in Health Promotion or a related discipline from an accredited university.

Preferred Experience

Supervisory experience; delivery of health education/promotion services or programming experience on a college campus; public speaking experience and skills; evidence of research and scholarly activity and ability.

Preferred Other

Certified Health Educator; AOD education and prevention experience; professional supervision and consultation skills;
administrative and leadership skills;
strategic, budget-planning, and management skills; program evaluation skills; excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; ability to work effectively in a complex organizational environment.

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Health Educator, Victim Advocate,
Administrative Coordinator,
Graduate/student staff & volunteers

Required Certifications

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO /AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.


Office VP for Student Affairs:150010

Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic, multi-level, evidence-based and planned approach to health promotion, prevention, and advocacy at Ball State University.



Job Duty

Identify, develop and facilitate programs to increase awareness and knowledge, and reduce risks on a variety of health-related topics such as sexual health, power-based personal violence risk reduction, mental wellness, stress management, alcohol and other drugs, etc.



Job Duty

Provide administrative supervision for staff responsible for providing educational programs, support, training, and resources to students at Ball State University which includes a Health Educator, Victim Advocate, Administrative Coordinator, and graduate/student staff as applicable.



Job Duty

Serve as a content expert for the university community about high impact practices related to public health initiatives, trends, data, theory and research.



Job Duty

Demonstrate leadership, influence, communication, partnership and collaborating skills with university partners.



Job Duty

Participate in the development and implementation of a comprehensive AOD education and prevention program; utilize peer health educators as appropriate; enlist the support and involvement of various elements of the university campus community and the community-at-large.



Job Duty

Collaborate with other departments in the division and university, including but not limited to, Counseling and Health Services, Housing and Residence Life, Student Conduct, Student Life, University Police, International Student Services, Working Well and Academic Affairs.



Job Duty

Utilize findings from the American College Health Assessment or other bench-marked surveys to inform health education programming and design and implement assessment methods to evaluate the effectiveness of programs, gauge student impact and increase the reach of the health promotion strategy at Ball State.



Job Duty

Partner with community agencies to enhance health promotion programming and services available to students.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

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Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Licenses/Certifications
  2. Undergraduate Transcripts
  3. Master's Transcripts

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