The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for the Assistant Director position for the Center for Health Education & Wellness (CHEW). This is an exempt, 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.
The University and Region:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling over 31,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem surrounded by eight gorgeous lakes, with a beautiful and accessible downtown, a diverse music scene including internationally recognized festivals, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a strong offering of diverse cultural and outdoor activities. UTK is located within easy driving distance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville and Cincinnati. It is only a day's drive to Memphis, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people.
The Division of Student Life:
The Division of Student Life is comprised of approximately 400 staff members that serve our students through 19 departments and functions. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.
The Center for Health Education & Wellness (CHEW) empowers all Volunteers to thrive by cultivating personal and community well-being. CHEW aims to fulfill this mission by helping the UT community prioritize holistic wellness.
Reporting to the Director of the Center, the primary purpose of the position is to assist in the leadership of health promotion practices that contribute to a supportive environment for success and positive health behaviors. Responsible for the development and application of population-level initiatives including prevention activities and health assessments; engagement and cultivation of partnerships to address the health needs of the campus community; and application and evaluation of theoretical frameworks and evidence-informed strategies that address individual and community health.
Oversee and participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of theory-based and evidence-informed health promotion strategies, policies, programs, and services. Incorporate multicultural diversity and social justice concepts.
Develop strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for health promotion programs and services.
Hire, train, manage, supervise and evaluate coordinators, student staff, and interns.
Develop, implement, analyze assessments that 1) provide baseline and follow-up data, 2) identify departmental needs and priorities, 3) evaluate effectiveness of interventions, and 4) track trends in health status and behavior.
Collaborate with key stakeholders on and off campus to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to health for the university community.
Participate in University, Division, and Unit committees and initiatives. Participate in professional organizations.
Internal Number: 226427
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.