The Student Health Department is seeking a Director of Prevention and Wellness. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director.
This position provides leadership and strategic visioning for a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary college health promotion, wellness and prevention program within Student Health Services. The framework for strategic planning utilizes the socio-ecological model, inclusive of campus and community health issues at all levels: individual, group, institutional, community, and public policy approaches. Strategic planning is intended to support student success through the creation of campus environments that are conducive to health and well being, while identifying service and learning opportunities designed to advance student success. Leadership of a comprehensive health promotion and wellness program will enhance protective factors while reducing individual, institutional and community health risk factors. Effective leadership will be achieved through contributions to, and alignment with the mission and vision of Student Health Services, the Division of Student Affairs, and the institution at large.
This position will guide and oversee strategic planning for the department and assist staff in setting measurable goals and priorities within multiple components of the department. This position will determine appropriate resource and technology needs and allocation.
This position will participate in campus-wide coalitions and other initiatives to support comprehensive wellness and prevention goals on the OSU campus. This will entail close collaboration with key campus stakeholders: University Housing & Dining Services, the Office of Student Life, Counseling and Psychological Services, Diversity and Cultural Engagement, Office of Equity & Inclusion, OSU Athletics, ASOSU, Dixon Recreation Services, Academic Success and other departments to develop, implement, and assess comprehensive wellness and prevention programs.
This position supervises up to six professional faculty members and multiple GAs and student workers within the department. This position serves as the primary liaison between health, wellness, prevention and safety initiatives and the greater campus community and is accountable for departmental contributions to university compliance with state and federal laws, mandates, and requirements.
Typically requires Master's Degree in health education, counseling, student personnel administration or related field. 6 years leadership and management experience in health promotion and prevention services.
Master’s degree in the field of health, health education, public health, counseling, student personnel administration, or similar social or behavioral science field.
Five or more years of professional experience in health care, health promotion, wellness or prevention in a university/college environment setting.
Three or more years of successful program leadership in the field of health care, health promotion, wellness or prevention programming.
Experience creating and implementing health, wellness or prevention education and programming, including supervision and budget management.
Experience conducting strategic planning to advance student health, wellness and success.
Proven ability to develop collaborative and purposeful networks and partnerships among multiple constituents, stakeholders, and colleagues. Proven ability to work successfully with student groups.
Effective communication and listening skills.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position is a designated Clery Act Campus Security Authority
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