Director of Wellness and Prevention

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Title Director of Wellness and Prevention Position Number 089691 Department Wellness and Prevention - 310000 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Masters Degree in Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Care Administration, Counseling Psychology, Health Policy, Social Work or related field.
  • Eight (8) or more years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Strong written communication skills as demonstrated in the application materials.
  • Demonstrated progressive leadership experience including staff supervision.
License/Certification Required Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The primary purpose of the Director of Wellness and Prevention is to provide vision and leadership in creating a comprehensive public health model for the wellness and prevention services provided by Appalachian State.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Lead efforts regarding the assessment of services and initiatives developed and implemented by the department;
  • Serve as a campus and divisional consultant for community based health promotion strategies;
  • Lead day to day operation of Wellness and Prevention Services;
  • Representing the Division on matters of student health and wellness;
  • Advising the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs on health and wellness matters and concerns;
  • Working collaboratively with the Assistant Vice Chancellor to ensure the effective and efficient fiscal operations and business practices of the health and wellness areas;
  • Engaging in continuous professional development to ensure compliance with recognized best practices;
  • Assisting the Assistant Vice Chancellor in other areas as requested.
Suggested Salary Range $85,000 - $95,000 Physical Demands of Position Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:
Resume or CV
Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
Three professional references

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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