Director of Health Promotion

James Madison University
August 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:$90,000
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Working Title Director of Health Promotion

Position Number 8522 Posting Number F2182 Position Type Administrative and Professional Faculty Position Status Full Time College/Division Health and Wellbeing Department 300019 - UREC HEALTH PROMOTION Pay Rate Maximum Starting Specify Range or Amount $90,000.00 Is this a JMU only position? No Is this a grant-funded position? No Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position? No

Position Summary Information

About James Madison University


We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.


To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.

Who We Are

Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.

JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.

General Information

The Director of Health Promotion serves as a campus leader who develops, oversees, and administers and evaluates educational, comprehensive, and inclusive health and wellness program initiatives. This position performs high-level professional, leadership, management and administrative duties in the planning, coordination and directing of initiatives that enhance campus- wide engagement in prevention and wellness efforts. The position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Health and Well-being while actively collaborating with other campus and community support services to deliver relevant population-based programs and education.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership for the health promotion department. Directly supervise Health Promotion staff ensuring that performance evaluations align with divisional and departmental mission, vision and values. Oversee peer education programs.
  • Provide strategic leadership to guide campus-wide initiatives of a Health Promoting Campus. Develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive holistic health promotion initiatives. Serves as the campus leader in creating a comprehensive culture of wellbeing for the campus community.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with key leaders in other university departments and external agencies in the community. Work across divisional lines to create a culture of well-being where our students thrive.
  • Manage financial resources assuring that fiscal operations are consistent with good practice and university/state policy.
  • Collaborate with Student Affairs Assessment Council to develop and implement ongoing assessment efforts.
  • Contribute to Student Affairs equity and inclusion value by designing intentional and inclusive practices, policies and programs.
  • Qualifications

    Required Experience:

  • Masters' Degree or higher in Health Promotion, Health Education, Public Health, Community Health Education, School Health, Higher Education, Health Communication, or related field.
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in a relevant setting which includes at least three years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience serving diverse populations, with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Extensive knowledge of current and emerging college health issues, environmental management/prevention strategies, health behavior change theories and ecological framework, and evidence‐based practice.
  • Ability to stay current on developments in the field of public health, health promotion, peer health education, and college health.
  • High level of organizational skills and proven record of delivering quality results in a timely manner.
  • Ability to strategically and creatively manage a wide range of projects, and to work quickly and effectively on deadline projects.
  • Proven ability to effectively collaborate with other departments to develop shared outcomes for health and well-being.
  • Ability to work successfully with a diverse community and provide inclusive services.
  • Ability to ensure compliance with regulation and legal requirements.
  • Preferred Experience:

  • Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Certified in Public Health (CPH), or eligible and intent to become certified.
  • Conditions of Employment

    Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

    E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Date 05/12/2023

    Beginning Review Date 06/12/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Proposed Starting Date 08/01/2023 EEO Statement

    James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

    We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

    Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

    Reasonable Accommodation Request

    If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or [email protected]. You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

    Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report

    Notice of Availability – Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

    The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

    The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on- campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.

    The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically https:// www. Safety-Report.shtml

    You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.

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    JMU's Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit https: //

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