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Director, Health Promotion and Wellness

Company: Mississippi State University (MS)
Location: Starkville
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Function:

The Division of Student Affairs at Mississippi State University is comprised of 21 departments focusing on student life and engagement; student health, safety, and wellness; student support programs; and student success. The programs and services offered by our departments assist students in achieving their academic, personal, and career goals. Our focus on excellence and innovation illustrate the Division's commitment to creativity and forward-thinking approaches. We value the sense of tradition and belonging that comes from being a part of the Mississippi State community. Our partnership with the university's graduate program in Student Affairs means we have great opportunities to support and train new professionals for their future careers in student affairs through graduate assistantships in our many departments.

Salary Grade: 16

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The Division of Student Affairs at Mississippi State University is comprised of 21 departments focusing on student life and engagement; student health, safety, and wellness; student support programs; and student success. The programs and services offered by our departments assist students in achieving their academic, personal, and career goals. Our focus on excellence and innovation illustrate the Division's commitment to creativity and forward-thinking approaches. We value the sense of tradition and belonging that comes from being a part of the Mississippi State community. Our partnership with the university's graduate program in Student Affairs means we have great opportunities to support and train new professionals for their future careers in student affairs through graduate assistantships in our many departments.

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 including the demonstration of assessing the departments goals for MSU.

  11. Collaborate with other departments in the division and university.

  12. Provide Supervision to Assistant Director of Health Education and all other Staff.

  13. Identify, develop and facilitate programs to increase awareness and knowledge.

  14. Promote staff development and conduct in-service training as appropriate.

  15. Responsible for seeking out, applying for, and managing resources in support of department including local, state, federal grants, private donations, and other appropriate revenue sources.

  16. Direct and supervise all aspects of the administrative and functional processes of the department including but not limited to budget management, inventory control, internal audits, and procard management.

  17. Direct and supervise the external marketing and communication efforts of the department to effectively communicate the intended message to students, faculty and staff.

  18. Values diversity and demonstrates a commitment to equity and inclusion.

  19. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - Master's degree in Health Promotion or a related discipline from an accredited university

Experience - 3-5 years with related essential duties and responsibilities

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:

  • Professional supervision and consultation skills
  • Administrative and leadership skills
  • Strategic, budget-planning, and management skills
  • Program evaluation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Skills to work effectively in a complex organizational environment
  • Knowledge of and adherence to appropriate ethical guidelines
  • Knowledge and skills related to grant management, development, implementation, and application.
  • Values diversity and demonstrates a commitment to equity and inclusion.

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:

Link to apply: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/

Apply using MSU website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable 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.

Keywords: Mississippi State University (MS), Oxford , Director, Health Promotion and Wellness, Other , Starkville, Mississippi

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