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Assistant Director - Health Promotion

Company: University of California - San Diego Medical Cente
Location: San Diego
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 7/9/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 7/19/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance. DESCRIPTION =========== The Student Health and Well-being (SHW) cluster of the UC San Diego Health System plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active wellness culture at UC San Diego that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. This includes promotion and the expansion/development of a student health and well-being center, and the transformation of existing departments under the oversight of the Executive Director into a cohesive, multi-disciplinary source of integrated wellness services. The SHW cluster includes the departments of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Health Promotion Services (HPS) and Student Health Services (SHS). Health Promotion Services (HPS) is responsible for campus wide education, outreach and prevention efforts on a variety of health topics. SHW uses a public health model in conceptualizing the delivery of programs and services. HPS provides services related to alcohol and other drugs (AOD), physical activity, nutrition, smoking cessation, sleep, stress, sexual health, emotional intelligence and mental health topics among others. HPS utilizes peer educators, peer coaching, marketing and a variety of campus wide campaigns to impact the students on a population basis. Other programs are targeted to groups of students at higher risk on selected well-being topics. Limited direct services are available such as clinical nutrition and AOD educational groups. In collaboration with the Director, this position will oversee the cluster (three departments under Student Health and Well-being) marketing and communication efforts. Provides leadership in vision, planning, implementation, and evaluation of campus-wide health promotion practices. Make recommendations on the development, revision, and implementation of interventions and outreaches. Exercises good judgment, innovation and professional approaches/techniques to solve problems, make decisions and manage conflict. This position will supervise a small number of professional staff, and oversee several large student programs on campus. Will serve largely in an administrative capacity. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ====================== * Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. * Five or more years of relevant experience. * Advanced knowledge of the health promotion and education field and / or related education programs and services. * Advanced knowledge associated with the design and delivery of health promotion and education programs. * Skills associated with both the development and delivery of diverse health education programs and services. * Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. * Ability to maintain a professional demeanor during interactions with a wide variety of personalities in demanding situations. At all times, demonstrate the characteristics of professionalism in attire, attitude, conversation, behavior and attentiveness to others; uphold the UCSD Principles of Community and promote a positive and collaborative team environment. * Demonstrated skill in maintaining confidentiality and privacy. Knowledge of HIPAA and FERPA requirements. * Effective organizational skills. Expert skills associated with identifying organizational needs, specifically in the areas of program development and implementation for health coaching. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS ======================== * Advanced degree. SPECIAL CONDITIONS ================== * Employment is subject to a criminal background check. * Must complete initial mandatory health requirements, and current clear TB test results and flu vaccination. In the absence of immunization records, titer test or blood test will be required to determine if other immunizations are needed. * TB screening & flu vaccination is required annually. * Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs such as; evenings and weekends. * Occasional travel may be required. * Must have access to reliable transportation to travel to off-site meetings and events. * Must have valid California Driver's License.

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