Assistant Director

Posting Details

Job # 036946 Department Code 22012-6045 Department Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion Job Title Assistant Director Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level 05 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Assistant Director of the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion will manage the SU Healthy Monday Program; participate in campus and community initiatives on behalf of the Center; manage Healthy Monday and Lerner Center digital communications, visibility, and branding strategies; oversee undergraduate student engagement and involvement in Center-related programs and initiatives; collaborate on research with Center faculty, staff, and student affiliates; assist with research dissemination; and assist with Center administrative tasks as needed.


• Requires a bachelor’s degree in public health, social and behavioral sciences, human development, or health education/promotion.
• Requires at least 1 year of relevant experience in public health, health promotion, and/or health education, preferably in a campus or community setting.
• Preference for at least 1 year of experience working with digital communications, such as website and/or social media management.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Requires a professional that is self-motivated and directed, yet able to transition easily to team-based work.
• Requires the ability to think critically and independently, problem solve, and manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
• Requires strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
• Requires experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
• Preference for strong digital communication skills, including with website management and social media engagement.
• Preference for experience conducting or assisting with academic research.
• Knowledge of a University setting is desirable.


Oversee all aspects of the SU Lerner Center Healthy Monday Program, including managing, promoting, and developing new Healthy Monday program initiatives; maintaining existing and building new Healthy Monday campus and community partnerships; delivering Healthy Monday presentations at community events, conferences, and classes; and coordinating evaluations of Healthy Monday initiatives and dissemination of findings.

Manage Healthy Monday and Lerner Center digital communications, including development and distribution of weekly e-newsletters, social media posts, and the Lerner Center website; and identifying and implementing strategies to enhance public engagement with the Lerner Center’s digital outlets and increase visibility of the Lerner Center brand.

Oversee undergraduate student involvement in Lerner Center-related programs and initiatives, including recruiting, supervising, and mentoring undergraduate work study students, interns, and consultants; and delivering guest lectures on population health and community health promotion topics in SU classes.

Collaborate on research with Lerner Center faculty, staff, and student affiliates, including assisting with IRB proposal development, research design, instrument development, data collection, and writing research manuscripts, public briefs, and reports.

Assist with Lerner Center Affiliate research dissemination via the Population Health Research Brief series and other outlets, including managing impact metrics.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

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About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

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