Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
Assistant Director, Office of Health Promotion, Alcohol, Drug, and Health Education
The Assistant Director (AD) of the Office of Health Promotion (OHP) will be responsible for education, prevention, and outreach in areas of alcohol and drug education, and early intervention. The AD will develop, implement, and maintain student alcohol, drug, and health programming, services, trainings, screenings, and health campaigns in areas of behavior change, education, outreach, training, health event planning, and coordination. As a trained Health Coach and conversation partner the AD will be responsible for facilitating BASICS, coordinating other educational programs, and Health Coaching interventions though conversations, and facilitating the iChoose alcohol and drug program, supervision and growth of the Connect program, administering the AlcoholEdu Program, Ongoing collaboration with the Recovery House, and budget responsibilities.
The Office of Health Promotion addresses student health needs and issues and utilizes a holistic, comprehensive and harm reduction approach to prevention and education aimed at empowering individuals to make informed, low-risk choices, emphasizing health and safety, encouraging civility and community, and fostering positive institutional and community level change. The position also serves as a referral source for student alcohol related issues. The Assistant Director of the Office of Health Promotion will work closely with all areas of Student Affairs and other departments across campus to educate students proactively. The Assistant Director will work with graduate assistants and undergraduate Health Coaches.
Salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Education : Master's degree preferred in SSW, Mental Health counseling, health education and promotion, higher education, or other related field; Bachelor's degree required.
Strong clinical, educational, prevention skills in areas of alcohol and drug education and health education
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and attention to detail
Dependable, reliable, high ethical standards and strong work ethic
Experience in health promotion and building a healthier campus
Experience working with college age students
Proficient with technology and applications such as Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
Organizational and website management experience
Ability to work autonomously; work as part of a team, and to take on leadership roles in project management
Ability to perform under pressure.
Ability to deal with a wide variety of people.
Ability to handle community members on and off campus and a variety of situations and information, staff needs, and interface with higher level administration.
Knowledge of health
Evening and Weekend work occasionally
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, strong customer service orientation
Warm, friendly, and enjoys working with adults and students
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Internal Number: 3379
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.