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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. HPS runs The Zone, a well-being space for students. 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.
The Health Promotion Services (HPS) Director provides direct oversight of all health promotion activities that address priority student health issues and trends to support the mission of the university. Establishes a campus-wide agenda to advance the health of students and promote student development, retention and success. Collaborates with senior-level colleagues across various departments on campus, in order to collectively improve the health of students. With authority, innovates and advises on all aspects of campus health education efforts and long-range goals for programmatic development of health promotion and wellness services. Develops, implements and monitors the department's strategic plan/goals/objectives and budget. Creates and provides data and reports to key campus stakeholders. Provides expert consultation on areas of health promotion and prevention to campus constituents.
The HPS Director provides leadership and cohesion to the Health Promotion Services Team. Serves on the campus leadership team for strategic planning and coordination of all wellness activities impacting the campus. Possibly serves as a clinical faculty member in Family Medicine and Public Health in the School of Medicine. Functions as SHS management team member, and is responsible for providing expertise related to health behavior and health promotion and program evaluation. Provides strategic direction of Health Promotion activities in relation to assessed campus needs, system-wide programs and national trends. Exercises high degree of autonomy to take action with authority in developing and editing policies, and planning programs in the area of student wellness. This position may conceptualize and implement well-being programming to UCSD faculty and staff in the future.
Uses experience in disciplines of both public health, health psychology or behavior change and student development to design training and educational programs that impact student well-being using evidenced and theory-based prevention efforts that achieve positive measurable outcomes. May teach courses at the undergraduate level if they are approved and pertain to HPS activities. Plans, implements and evaluates short- and long-range goals and objectives. Supervises health promotion professional and support staff including hiring, evaluating performance, mentoring, and overseeing work. Advises, as needed, all aspects of the Peer Education program by maintaining cooperative and responsive working relationships with the student volunteers, SHS and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff, the Colleges, other University departments and the community at large. Develops, monitors and projects the Health Promotion Services' annual budget, income account activity and grant writing. Serves on SHW Committees and/or other campus committees as requested.
A Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.
Minimum of five (5+) or more years of experience in community health and/or health promotion.
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