Associate Director of Student Wellness and Health Promotion

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Apr 28, 2022
Full time Health & Medical Services

Job Description


Associate Director of Student Wellness and Health Promotion

Job ID: 242543
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Department Information
3500301 - Student Wellness

Job Summary
Support the Director's leadership and vision for all essential components of a Wellness Program, including the design, development, promotion, implementation, supervision, and assessment of programs that incorporate public health theory to address and support student wellness needs. These needs include substance use risk reduction and primary prevention of mental health and interpersonal violence. Establish thorough learning outcomes and strategic planning goals; manage budget; and identify educational needs to achieve a campus culture of wellness.

This position has been identified by Federal Law (Jeanne Clery Act) as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), with significant student and campus responsibilities. CSA 's are obligated to report crimes reported to them which occurred on campus, in public areas bordering campus and in certain non-campus buildings owned or controlled (leased) by the University.

Due to the Governor's approval for the Cost of Living Adjustment to Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023, final salaries at the time of hire may be impacted, but will not be lower than what is advertised.

  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Review and enforce policies and procedures
  • Organize and administer a comprehensive wellness program, including programming and education that utilizes Public Health Theory
  • Recommend, develop/enhance and implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures for wellness programming
  • Prepare and present educational sessions on wellness topics
  • Advise and work with student wellness ambassador organization in support of wellness initiatives on campus
  • Conduct evaluations of the effectiveness of the program and initiate planning studies to assist in determining needs and decision-making
  • Direct preparation of marketing and educational pieces for Wellness
  • Maintain and utilize risk management best practices
  • Recruit, hire, train, develop, and supervise student workers, including graduate assistant(s), program assistant(s), and interns
  • Serve on University and departmental work teams and committees
  • Oversee programming and scheduling of awareness weeks, social norming campaigns, and other programs
  • Support in the preparation and management of the annual budget
  • Collaborate with university areas to create a community that fosters lifelong wellness and learning

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
  • Master's degree in Public Health, Health Promotion, Higher Education Administration, Physical Education, Kinesiology or related field

Required Experience
  • Five (5) or more years of related work experience
  • Three (3) or more years supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Current Certified Public Health (CPH) or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential
  • Ability to stimulate student and community interest in the programs and services of the department

Preferred Experience
  • Experience working in a university setting
  • Experience in the design of educational programming
  • Experience facilitating large scale programming
  • Experience in assessment of programs
  • Experience in the preparations and delivery of presentations

Proposed Salary
$55,000 - $60,947

Required Documents to Attach
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section of your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to work well in a diverse and inclusive environment through commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and database

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Knowledgeable about health promotion, well-being, and public health
  • Knowledge of multi-dimensional wellness components

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills

Apply Before Date
May 27, 2022

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by e-mail at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Proof of valid driver's license upon hire and throughout employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Work generally performed in office environment
  • Workweek occasionally extends beyond 40 hours to evenings and weekends
  • Travel required

Background Check
Position of Trust and Education

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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