Job Purpose: Provide creative and proactive leadership for Health Initiatives. Develop and support a comprehensive strategic plan for the Department, collaborate with the Management of Health and Well-Being (HWB), the department's staff and a variety of interdisciplinary campus stakeholders to enable the development and implementation of key programs and initiatives related to staff, faculty and student health and well-being. Responsible for setting employee and/or group goals, deciding on organizational structure to meet the goals, assessing employee and/or group performance and providing feedback, and making pay recommendations.
Develop unit goals that align and support HWB, other divisions and the Institute's strategic plan.
Lead and oversee evidence and population based health and well-being initiatives.
Collaboratively develop, implement and evaluate programs, initiatives and resources to support a broad platform of student and employee health, well-being and caring topics with a strong understanding of effective health promotion strategies. Continually evaluate programs and recommend changes to improve quality and service delivery.
Develop policies and procedures that ensure that the department is meeting and complying with the best practices of health education and promotion.
Prepare and manage departmental budget and reports.
Collaborate with unit Communications staff on wellness marketing and communications strategies.
Represent the Institute and HWB through active participation in campus, local, state, national, professional and higher education organizations as appropriate.
Assist efforts in seeking grants or creative funding, particularly around population health.
Supervise the implementation of periodic campus health surveys.
Develop key employee and student health and well-being metric dashboards and scorecards.
Education: Master's in Public Health (MPH) or Health Promotion/Education or related field.
Work Experience: Eight or more experience in public health or health promotion.Five years of supervisory experience.
Skills: Demonstrated skills in social marketing and health communications strategies including online resources. Knowledge and skills in developing and implementing environmental management strategies/ecological model, budget and financial management. Experience in conducting individual, community or environmental needs assessments .Experience with qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods and the use of statistical packages and data management systems. Aptitude and awareness of emerging trends of value investment outcomes, and programs on resilience, happiness and kindness. Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of office related computer applications. Ability to comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).
Preferred Education: Doctoral Degree
Preferred Certifications: Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES or CHES) certification, other behavior or health promotion based certifications.
Preferred Skills: Proficiency in survey software solutions like Qualtrix. Related experience in higher education environment. Experience in working with community based services or related field. Two years' experience in training or working with college students and university employees. Grant writing and implementation experience.
Additional Information: Hours can include evenings and weekends. Some conference travel may be required.
Impact & Influence: This position will interact on a consistent basis with: staff, faculty, students, and family members, off campus providers, vendors and community constituents. This position typically will advise and counsel: Department staff, students, faculty and employees. This position will supervise: Assigned Unit staff. Director- Health Promotion and Director- Behavioral Health
Georgia Tech (GT) Health & Well-Being is a newly created office with a vision that our GT students and employees will flourish and be fulfilled individually and within our communities where we live, learn, work and play. It is comprised of the newly expanding Health Initiatives Department, the Campus Recreation Complex, Stamps Health Services, Employee Assistance Program, and GoTECH Well-Being Cou...ncil, with a focus that is collaborative and comprehensive across the institute. The mission is to promote, nurture, and enrich a community of health, well-being, and caring within the GT community by:
• Focusing on the harmony of our emotional, professional, social, physical, and spiritual dimensions of wellness, and
• Synergizing the implementation of personal, interpersonal, organizational, environmental, and policy levels of behavior change.