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Smith College Associate Director of Health Education in Northampton, Massachusetts

NORTHAMPTON PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL JOB DESCRIPTION Associate Director of Wellness Programming and Health Education Job Summary The Schacht Center for Health and Wellness provides accessible professional medical and mental health care as well as health promotion to Smith\'s diverse population. The Associate Director of Wellness Programming and Health Education, within the division of student affairs, strives to create a comprehensive wellbeing program framed by the core values of the division which are inclusion, access, growth, and engagement. This person will: Plan activities and provide educational opportunities to support habits of wellness with particular emphasis on developing life skills throughout a student\'s Smith career Seek to improve the health and well-being of Smith students through the development, implementation, and assessment of effective health promotion initiatives Engage in interactive partnerships and educational opportunities with campus stakeholders (e.g. medical, counseling, athletics, equity and inclusion, multicultural affairs, religious and spiritual life, residence life, student engagement, students) attend regular meetings and serve on other departmental and all campus committees, as needed Minimum Qualifications: Master\'s degree in higher education, health education, public health, or related field preferred, and three to five years of experience in a health promotion/health education and/or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Skills: Expertise and demonstrated ability to create a vision for health promotion on campus. Strong and demonstrated leadership and management skills. Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, attention to detail, and ability to take initiative and solve problems. Experience with diverse constituencies. Flexibility in personal and professional relationships in order to adapt to changing roles in college health service practices. Understanding of peer education and issues of concern in a residential gender minority liberal arts college. Proficiency in data analysis. Diverse marketing techniques including utilization of evolving social media platforms, google suite, and Qualtrics. Experience in higher education or another institutional setting is preferred. Candidate must have the capacity to work effectively in a multicultural setting and a working knowledge of the psychosocial stressors of living and working in a diverse community. A sincere interest in, and understanding of college students including developmental, social, psychological and health issues salient to this population. Availability on some nights and weekends. Essential Functions: Program Implementation Plan and implement classes, speakers, and seminars that promote healthy lifestyles. Provide educational presentations, training programs and outreach in the areas of exercise, nutrition, sexual education, sleep, and stress management. Implementation may include training peer-educators to replicate programming on campus Ensure that a portion of programming directly supports the Medical and Counseling departments scheduled initiatives and emergency programming Program Marketing and Communication Utilize health promotion techniques to market and promote health and wellbeing programs and resources to the college community Advising and Supervision Supervise graduate interns, student intern(s), health wellness liaisons (HWL\'s) and student community health organizers (CHO\'s) Developing and implementing training for student interns HWL\'s, and CHO\'s. Provide ongoing support and supervision Program Analysis and Strategic Planning Develop, implement and monitor the effectiveness of health promotion initiatives to improve health and wellbeing. Analyze, interpret and report research findings and recommendations. Remain apprised of research and best practices in the health promotion field