Director of Health Promotion
Millsaps College invites applications for the position of Director of Health Promotion and the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
Provide and manage health education programs that help students maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify student needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles among students.
The Director reports directly to the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students.
Essential functions and responsibilities:
- Plan, implement and administer services in the Wesson Health Center and the Counseling Center, including personnel administration, training, and coordination of medical and nursing staff
- Develop effective internal systems and external resources and networks for referring students to appropriate medical and mental health services
- Ensure compliance with federal, state, and college regulations pertaining to the provision of physical and mental health services
- Design and conduct evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and performance of student health education programs, including those associated with "Major Health (PDF)," a health promotion initiative developed as part of the college's accreditation process
- Develop and present health education and promotion programs, such as training workshops, classes, conferences, and presentations, including those associated with the "Major Health" initiative.
Coordinate efforts with student leaders, staff and faculty, in the design, implementation, assessment and reporting of health promotion activities
- Prepare and/or distribute health education materials, including reports, bulletins, websites, films, videotapes, photographs, and posters
- Advise and assist the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students in recruiting, hiring, training and evaluating program staff
- Manage all related budgets and accounts in accordance with college policy
- Education: Master's degree in relevant field, such as public health, health promotion, health education, or relevant discipline
- Experience: Five years administrative experience, including experience in developing and conducting health promotion programs and services
Job Knowledge/Skills Required:
- Knowledge of American College Health Association (ACHA) Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education (SPHPHE)
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to plan and manage a budget
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and speaking
- Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects
- Knowledge and application of statistical tests and analysis
A complete application package would include:
- Letter of interest
- Names and addresses of three professional references
Applications should be mailed to:
Dr. Melissa Lea
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Search Committee
1701 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39210
Millsaps College is committed to diversity in all its forms and urges all interested individuals to apply. The review of positions will begin after November 12, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The start date is January 2013 and is negotiable. Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.
The only national liberal arts college in Mississippi, Millsaps College has consistently been ranked a "Best Buy" among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges and is cited as one of Loren Pope's 40 Colleges That Change Lives. It was the first institution in Mississippi with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and is the only institution in Mississippi ever to be listed in The Fiske Guide to Colleges.
Millsaps is a member of the ACS and NITLE, has an AACSB accredited business school, and an NCATE accredited education program. In accordance with Federal law, we are making available our Campus Security Report to all prospective employees. Millsaps is located in Jackson, the capital of the state. The Jackson area has a population of around 400,000 and offers low cost-of-living, excellent schools, pleasant climate, and many recreational opportunities.