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Assistant Director Health Promotion/Outreach-HLTH

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Asst Dir Hlth Prom/Outrch-HLTH 995282

Department Overview:

The Center for Counseling and Well-Being has two core components to ensure a prevention and intervention model of care. The Center for Counseling and Well-Being provides clinical interventions and non-clinical case management services for students enrolled at the university. In addition to general clinical services, the Center for Counseling and Well-Being serves students impacted by interpersonal violence through Project SPEAK UP, provides prevention and education services around opioid and stimulant misuse, provides prevention and outreach services across campus, and has a program serving students who are former foster youth. The Health Promotion team conducts prevention efforts around mental well-being, suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, and interpersonal violence prevention. The Health Promotion team manages campus outreach and prevention efforts and oversees the Peer Health Leaders, Broncho Barkers, and Healthy Hooves Hut programs. This position requires the successful candidate to maintain a smartphone on which to receive telephone calls, email, and SMS messages.

The general schedule for this position is 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; some evenings and weekends may be required due to student programing and prevention needs.

Position Overview:

Oversee program activities. Manage staff, prepare work schedules, and assign specific duties. Review performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement. Direct and coordinate program financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize resources and increase efficiency. Establish and implement program policies, goals, objectives, and procedures. Determine staffing requirements; interview, hire and train new employees, or oversee those personnel processes.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
  • Lead the campus in the development of building a foundation for a culture of health and wellness through the strategic efforts of Healthy Campus.
  • Develop measurable goals and objectives for interventions at the individual, community, and campus level that reflect social, cultural, political, and economic diversity of students.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with on and off-campus stakeholders that support a comprehensive and integrated approach to campus wellness.
  • Assist the campus in developing and implementing policy change, health communication strategies, coalition building, health/mental health screenings, incentive programs, and environmental supports conducive to healthy behavior.
  • Oversee or implement effective peer health, peer educator, and peer advocacy training and outreach programs, including curriculum and training, application and selection, tuition waiver process, and oversight of peer engagement in programming.
  • Collaborate with student organizations working to attain similar goals, including but not limited to Active Minds, TWLOHA, Community/Public Health Club, UCOSA mental health committee, and Nutrition Club.
  • Provide training and consultation to faculty, staff, and students regarding the prevention and identification of wellness concerns.
  • Provide campus-wide leadership on issues related to student wellness; lead campus health promotion efforts in developing health and mental health education content and skills training and incorporating health promotion into academic research, courses, and programs.
  • Provide leadership and content expertise to build health/mental health education programs and skills training resources for students, faculty, and staff. Participate actively in the Healthy Life Skills team.
  • Present educational content and skills training programs to diverse audiences both on and off-campus.
  • Incorporate technology into the delivery of health promotion activities and messages, including but not limited to, webinars, social networking, online web content, or other forms of information delivery.
  • Formulate transformative learning goals and student learning outcomes through proactive, evidence-based prevention programs and initiatives.
  • Develop, implement and analyze periodic campus health surveys that provide baseline and follow-up wellness data, identify program needs and priorities, evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services, and track trends in wellness status and behaviors of students.
  • Identify and develop effective relationships with campus and off-campus stakeholders to achieve a comprehensive campus-wide response toward campus wellness integration.
  • Monitor trends in college health policy (including mental health and overall wellness) and integrate best practices.
  • Benchmark against best practices of other universities to identify opportunities and models for use.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely reporting of data.
  • Manage budgetary responsibilities, allocate funds and monitor performance to ensure fiscal responsibility.
  • Supervise, direct, manage and evaluate outreach program staff and students, including but not limited to prevention and outreach staff, health educators, graduate student workers, and peer leaders.
  • Maintain accurate records and ensure confidentiality of student information collected through health assessment, programming, onsite screenings, or other health promotion activities.
  • Ensure oversight of grant programs that are housed within Health Promotion.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Qualifications / Experience Required:

Masters degree in health education, health promotion, public health, social work, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts of public health and educational outreach. Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results.

A minimum of five years of experience with leading planning, including program development and innovation, program prioritization, and assessment.

Experience Preferred:
  • Master's degree in public health, social work, or closely related field.
  • Two years of experience in training or working with college-age students.
  • Demonstrated success in assessing student learning, health behavior change, conducting best practices research, and outcomes measurement; working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders; written communication and presentations.
  • Experience conducting individual, community, and/or environmental needs assessments and using results to guide programmatic decisions.
  • Experience conducting process and outcome-based program evaluations, interpreting findings, and developing plans to respond programmatically to evaluation data.
  • Prior experience supervising others within the field
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification.
  • Knowledge of public health concepts, including but not limited to population health, the socioecological model, the health belief model, the Transtheoretical Model/Stages of Change.
  • Successful grant writing and implementing experience.
  • Capacity to build community and campus partnerships and sustain collaborative working groups and partnerships.
  • Ability to analyze relevant data and determine program strategies.
  • Ability to discern and prioritize work plans for self and team.
  • Knowledge and skills in developing and implementing environmental management strategies/ecological models.
  • Knowledge of budget and financial management; experience working in higher education.
  • Demonstrated skills in social marketing and health communications strategies.
  • Proficiency in a variety of computer software applications. Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and compliance to federal, state, local statutes and policies related to privacy, confidentiality, and public health.
Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


University of Central Oklahoma.

With strong connections throughout the Oklahoma City metro, the University of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to developing in students the confidence to succeed through transformative learning experiences. Central prides itself as a smart investment for success, preparing future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, with access to more than 200 student organizations and the internship, employment, entertainment and cultural offerings of the rapidly growing Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Founded in 1890 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Central connects its nearly 14,000 students to unmatched value found in 118 undergraduate areas of study and 83 graduate programs from its main campus in Edmond and facilities throughout the metro area.

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