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Job ID: 119679

Assistant Director
University of Idaho

Date Posted Feb. 13, 2019
Title Assistant Director
University University of Idaho
Moscow, ID, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Student Affairs
    Health Services

University of Idaho

Assistant Director

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Student Affairs

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $45,000 - $50,000 annually

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director, Health Promotion, the Assistant Director of Health Promotion and Alcohol & Other Drug Initiatives works to implement and sustain campus-wide health promotion practices in order to create an environment that promotes student success and personal development. The focus of this position is to develop, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate comprehensive universal, targeted and individual alcohol and other drug prevention strategies and services to the U of I student population. The assistant director works as a collaborative team member within the department, and supports the director in overseeing data-driven design, implementation and evaluation of health promotion and prevention initiatives at the University of Idaho. The assistant director collaborates with key stakeholders on and off-campus to support a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to health for students; incorporates multicultural diversity and social justice concepts and principles into health education programs and services; integrates ACHA Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education.

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters degree in related field, such as health promotion, health policy, health education, public health, social work, psychology, higher education, student affairs

Knowledge of: current research related to alcohol and other drug evidence-based practices within a college setting; harm reduction approach and motivational interviewing; program planning and implementation; designing and conducting training or education programs; computer operation and software programs.

Experience: implementing prevention strategies; coordinating and facilitating workshops, meetings, and training; developing, recommending, and evaluating program procedures and recommending changes; developing program goals and objectives; demonstrating commitment to health education initiatives, diversity, social justice, inclusion and cultural competence; gathering, assembling, correlating, and analyzing data; devising solutions to problems; writing concise reports; creating marketing materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

3 years of related experience in field of prevention or wellness education with progressively increasing responsibilities

Advanced certification such as Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), or Certified in Public Health (CPH), Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) or certification eligible

Experience: developing and implementing alcohol and other drug prevention initiatives, taking initiative and independently planning, organizing, coordinating, and performing work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved; conducting needs assessment and using results to guide programmatic decisions; utilizing environmental health promotion strategies; working in a multicultural environment; writing grants; utilizing data analysis software; supervising student and/or professional staff; and, budget preparation for program initiatives.

Good knowledge of: ACHA Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education (SPHPHE); fundamental principles of student development theories and models; developing partnerships within the university; how to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the campus community including university administrators, students, faculty, and representatives from campus departments; thorough knowledge and understanding of the current issues and future directions of health education in higher education. The successful candidate will have a focus on health education initiatives and an understanding of the mechanics of building partnerships between campus and community organizations to mobilize resources to enhance a quality health promotion program.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Ability to work flexible hours beyond a typical workweek some evenings and weekends in accordance with campus events.

Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move 30 pounds.

Ability to perform the essential job functions with or without accommodation.

Posting Number: SP002093P

Posting Date: 02/11/2019

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

To be considered your Letter of Qualification must address each of the minimum qualifications. Additionally, please provide information in support of your application regarding the desired qualifications as relevant.

This position is open until filled, with a first consideration date of March 13, 2019.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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