ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR HEALTH EDUCATION

  • Cal State University (CSU) LA
  • Los Angeles, California
  • May 08, 2022
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support Public Health

Job Description

Description:
Job No: 509352; 1/18/2022

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR HEALTH EDUCATION

California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator I position.

The University: California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. We offer nationally recognized programs and our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, and service.

As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI), Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.

The Position: The Student Health Center provides high-quality, affordable health care and health education for the students of Cal State LA to preserve and enhance their potential for academic success and personal development. In support of this mission and under the general direction of the Student Health Center (SHC) Director, the Assistant Director for Health Education champions furthering the health and wellbeing of Cal State LA students and the campus community. The incumbent provides leadership in identifying goals and developing health promotion programs in the Student Health Center to address long and short-term campus health education needs. The Assistant Director for Health Education oversees, plans, designs, implements, and evaluates health education programs with the goal of improving student health knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. The incumbent will: provide direction for all Health Education efforts and supervise the staff of the Health Promotion and Education (HPEC) office; collaborate with the SHC Administration on an ongoing basis; build partnerships with campus stakeholders; collaborate with partners within the Division of Student Life in health and wellness programing and activities including the Dean of Students, Counseling & Psychological Services, Housing and Residence Life, Center for Student Involvement, Associated Students Inc. (ASI), and University Student Union (USU); collaborate with partners outside of Student Life including faculty, Public Safety, Communications and Public Affairs, and Office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion; actively participate and, as designated, take leadership roles in meetings within the SHC and across the University; and actively participate in and conduct a broad range of health education activities and services.

Required Qualifications & Experience: Master's degree in public health, higher education, student affairs, or a related field. Three years of full-time demonstrated leadership and programming experience in: health education in higher education; health education program development, implementation and evaluation; educational materials development; and peer health education program implementation. Thorough knowledge of health education theories, research, and program assessment; planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs; and industry standards for the delivery of health education in higher education. General knowledge of, or the ability to learn quickly, current and emerging college health problems and existing methods of intervention and control. Working knowledge of the principles of educational and social psychology and how these apply to health education programming; and applicable industry standards and practices for health promotion such as those found in the American College Health Association's "Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education". Ability to provide leadership and: assess needs and establish or recommend program priorities and goals and develop plans to achieve goals; collect, compile, chart, and analyze data pertinent to health education program planning; plan, organize, conduct or oversee a variety of health education programs and activities including discussion groups and workshops; develop educational materials and media such as pamphlets, audio and video materials, and electronic media; present ideas and information accurately, effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing; use computer and web-based information technology systems as a resource for research and providing health education programs; maintain confidentiality consistent with applicable laws and regulations; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, students, medical, and other health professionals, representatives of the news media, and other community groups. Demonstrated interest and ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who may apply for the position.

Desired Qualifications: Doctoral degree in a related field. Working knowledge of issues related to alcohol and other substances, bystander intervention, dating and domestic violence, healthy relationships, mental health, nutrition and fitness, sexual health, sexual violence, sleep hygiene, stalking, and other relevant health issues.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on February 2, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State LA employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.


Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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