Cornell College Health Promotions Director in Mt Vernon, Iowa

Health Promotions Director

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  • 21-Jun-2018 to 20-Aug-2018 (CST)

  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA

  • Full Time

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Applications are being accepted for the position of Health Promotions Director. The director manages preventative, broad-based well-being initiatives including anxiety reduction, stress management, depression screenings, alcohol and other drug abuse reduction, sleep improvement, performance psychology, technology dependence, periodic well-being activity facilitators and/or guest speakers, and a peer education program; coordinate surveys to gauge the most serious needs and develop responses; oversee all operations including marketing, use of technology for outreach, grant writing, and budget management; consults with key staff to calibrate timing and implementation of programming intended to increase resilience, coping skills, and engagement in activities to improve students' minds, bodies, and spirits. This position is full-time, benefits-eligible, and funded through a 3-year grant with the possibility of an extension.

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum, which allows students to learn at the speed of life with more opportunities for off-campus study, full-time internships, and research blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa'an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Public Health, College Student Personnel, Counseling or other area relevant to student development is required. At least three years of experience preferred.

Preferred Skills

Effective communication, program development, and program marketing skills. Knowledge about and experience with student life at a small, residential liberal arts college. This position is a critical integral part of campus life and requires active visibility and engagement in all aspects of health outreach. Ability to motivate and work successfully with others. Ability to prepare and deliver educational programs and produce appropriate educational materials. Ability to create, implement, and interpret assessments. Ability to motivate, coach, and enable others to act.

This position will remain open until filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references through Cornell's online application system.

Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-free Air Act, participates in e-verify for verification of employment eligibility, and conducts background checks.