Assistant Director for Health Education and Outreach
Commensurate with Experience
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Unionized Position Code
The Barnes Center at The Arch is Syracuse University’s integrated
health and wellness center which incorporates health promotion,
counseling, health and recreation. The Assistant Director for
Health Education and Outreach is a newly developed position and is
a core member of the Health Promotion Leadership team as well as
the Health and Wellness leadership team. As part of the Health
Promotion team, the The Assistant Director Health Education and
Outreach is responsible for developing and implementing
data-driven, evidence-based outreach strategies and education to
the Syracuse University student population.
This position is responsible for the strategic direction of
signature programs like the peer education program, Health Hubs,
Wellness Leadership Institute programs supported by peer educators,
and student-driven health communication content development. More
specifically, this position works with colleagues across the
University to reorient health and wellness outreach efforts to
better support underserved student populations, address health
inequities and improve access to health and wellness programs and
services. The Assistant Director supervises a Peer Education
Coordinator and Graduate Assistant.
- A master’s degree in a related field, such as public health,
health promotion, health education, health policy, or health
communications is required.
- Three (3) plus years of experience in the field of wellness
education and prevention with progressively increasing
responsibilities. Some supervisory experience is preferred.
- Advanced certification such as Certified Health Education
Specialist ( CHES ), Master Certified Health Education Specialist (
MCHES ), or Certified in Public Health ( CPH ), or certification
eligible, strongly preferred.
Job Specific Qualifications
- A strong background in the development of primary prevention
programs in an institution of higher education.
- Experience leading a peer education program and engaging with
students from a wide range of identities and backgrounds.
- Familiarity with college student wellness concerns such as
alcohol and other drugs, mental health and wellness, high-risk
behavior, sexual and relationship violence, etc.
- Experience developing and implementing engaging educational
workshops and trainings, grounded in research and utilizing best
- Experience conducting literature reviews, program evaluations,
interpreting findings, and developing plans to programmatically and
strategically respond to the findings.
- Demonstrated knowledge and application of health promotion and
behavior change theories and models, as well as implementing
- Knowledge of the ACHA Standards of Practice for Health
Promotion in Higher Education.
- Excellent presentation/oral, written and interpersonal
communications skills, including communicating data and assessment
findings to a wide array of audiences.
- Demonstrated understanding of principles of diversity, equity,
inclusion and accessibility and application of these principles
within the context of health promotion and social justice.
- Responsible for developing and implementing data-driven,
evidence-based outreach strategies and education to the Syracuse
University student population.
- Establish and maintain partnership with departments that
support underserved student populations, to better support these
populations, address health inequities, and improve access to
health and wellness programs and services.
- Participate on appropriate Health and Wellness committees
including the health and wellness leadership team and health
- Establishes the strategic direction of signature programs like
the peer education program, Health Hubs, Wellness Leadership
Institute programs supported by peer educators, and student-driven
health communication content development. Supervises the peer
education coordinator and graduate assistant, which includes weekly
supervision meetings, setting goals for performance and deadlines,
and organizing workflow to support signature programs and outreach
- Other duties as assigned.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
About Syracuse University
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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,
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of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York
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area offers a low cost of living and provides many social,
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visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails
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focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the
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