Dir, Health Educ and Wellness

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 560109 - Health Promotion and Wellness
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provide administrative direction and leadership to the department.
2. Provides administrative supervision for staff persons responsible for providing educational programs, training, and resources.
3. Develop strategic plan for all health education and wellness programs.
4. Assist in development of tasks and skills of employees
5. Develop operational guidelines and program evaluation.
6. Manage grant documentation for programming including attending required professional development training. Prepare reports as required by grant.
7. Collaborate with community on grant implementation and program initiatives
8. Demonstrate leadership, influence, communication, partnership and collaborating skills to staff.
9. Notify campus entities of national occurrences to keep abreast of local trends.
10. Create and implement the institutional effectiveness report for MSU.
11. Collaborate with other departments in the division and university.
12. Act as liaison with the Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
13. Provide Supervision to Assistant Director of Health Education and all other Staff.
14. Identify, develop and facilitate programs to increase awareness and knowledge.
15. Promote staff development and conduct in-service training as appropriate.
16. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Earned Masters degree in Health Promotion or a related discipline from an accredited university.
3-5 years of experience in Health promotion activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Earned Doctorate in Health Promotion or a related discipline from an accredited university.
Supervisory experience.
Experience working in higher education.
Experience writing grant proposals.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Professional supervision and consultation skills
2. Administrative and leadership skills
3. Strategic, budget-planning, and management skills
4. Program evaluation skills
5. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
6. Skills to work effectively in a complex organizational environment
7. Knowledge of and adherence to appropriate ethical guidelines 

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

 No unusual physical requirements. Requires limited lifting of files and records and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.
• Frequent- External imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one’s control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; involves conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis.
• Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands.
• Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

 Instructions for Applying:

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 Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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