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Director of Health Promotion & Prevention Services

Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, New York

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character – shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life – promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Staff Associate (SL-5)

Salary: $85,000 minimum, commensurate with qualifications and experience

Binghamton University seeks a leader and visionary to provide central oversight and coordination of a team focused on creating, supporting, and sustaining safe and healthy learning communities and successful outcomes. In collaboration with other University partners, the Director will take a leading role in assessing, identifying, and proposing plans to address campus health trends and priorities, evaluate programs for effectiveness, and creating wellness focused synergies across campus and with the greater community. The Director will be tasked with creating a broad and coordinated plan for health promotion and prevention that amplifies campus strengths and protective health factors and mitigates personal, campus and community risk.  Supervision of key professional and student staff include the areas of: high risk drinking and other substance abuse; mental health outreach; strength building/resilience training/stress reduction; prevention of power-based violence (including of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking); and health education appropriate to a university student population. Close collaboration with the Healthy Campus Initiative will be an expectation.

The Director’s leadership will help to support Binghamton University’s goal to be premier in creating a University culture of optimal health and safety. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Health & Wellness, within the Division of Student Affairs, a primary goal will be to develop programs nationally recognized as best practices.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Program leadership, strategic planning and management of program goals and outcomes;
  • Supervising a team of professional staff, graduate assistants and student interns;
  • Oversight of departmental budget and seeking potential external funding sources;
  • Develop, implement and maintain comprehensive, evidenced and theory based prevention efforts that achieve positive measurable outcomes;
  • Utilizing appropriate techniques to assess need and evaluate health promotion and prevention programming;
  • Creating and providing data and reports to key campus stakeholders, as requested;
  • Providing expert consultation on areas of health promotion and prevention to campus constituents


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public health, health promotion, health education, health policy or a closely related field.
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible, relevant experience in one or more of the following settings: private or public healthcare system or program; or higher education health program.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and an ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in campus, community or public health research including needs assessment and program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability and effectiveness in developing, implementing and evaluating effective and contextually appropriate health promotion programs and services.
  • Proven experience in supervision of professional and student staff.
  • Commitment to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate.
  • Prepared to manage a full workload in a busy and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be “self-directed”, “team-oriented and “user friendly” to students and university staff.
  • Proficient in oral and written communications skills, public speaking and leading group discussions.
  • Available and willing to participate in evening and weekend activities and on-call rotation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in public health, health promotion, health education, health policy or a closely related field.
  • Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) or Certified in Public Health (CPH) designations or eligible with intent to be certified.
  • Grant writing skills.
  • Participation in professional organizations.

Additional Information:

Additional information and application instructions can be found at:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University will be a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

The State University of New York and Binghamton University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.


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Date Posted
January 25, 2017
Job Type
Binghamton, NY
Onsite Health & Wellness Services

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