The Department of Applied Health Science currently has 130 faculty members and staff combined, with 54 voting members of the faculty and 37 Adjunct faculty members. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science degree, with five areas of focus: Dietetics (ACEND accredited), Human Development and Family Studies, Nutrition Science, Safety, and Youth Development. The Department of Applied Health Science also offers a bachelor's degree (BSPH) in Community Health, Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science degrees, and a doctoral degree in Health Behavior. A new PhD degree program in Nutrition is currently being conceptualized.
The Department of Applied Health Science unites a multidisciplinary faculty with expertise in nutrition and dietetics, social and behavioral science, opioids, addictions, and substance use prevention, sexual and reproductive health, human development and family studies, safety, and maternal and child health, all pursuing the common goal of preventing disease and promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The Department of Applied Health Science received more than $12.8 million in external awards in FY2020.
This Department Leader position is within the Department of Applied Health Science, one of five academic departments in the School of Public Health - Bloomington. Provides strategic leadership support and assists with making decisions and resolving multifarious issues for a highly complex, diverse, and large department organization. The Department Leader is responsible for assisting in hiring and supervising exempt and non-exempt administrative staff positions. Oversees the daily business office administrative operations, provides assistance to the Chair, and serves as primary administrative point-of-contact for departmental staff and faculty. Represents the Chair and the Department in a collegial and professional manner.
Bachelor's degree in a related field and two years of progressive managerial experience in a higher education environment.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Ability to lead and manage others. Excellent planning and organization skills. Excellent collaboration and team building skills. Effective conflict management skills. Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism. Ability to perform work independently with minimal supervision. Strong interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation. Ability to investigate and resolve problems. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information. Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals. Extensive computer literacy and skills working with standard software packages including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook).
Knowledge of university academic and human resources policies and procedures. Knowledge of School and Departmental policies and procedures in order to assist the Department in carrying out its mission.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3AD
Job Function: General Admin
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