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Job Title: Director, SHIFT Program
Job Number: R_00000811
Organization: The University of Texas at Austin
Posted: 12/17/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Austin,  TX    USA
Compensation: $70,000+
Position Description: SHIFT is a new effort at the University of Texas at Austin that aims to significantly reshape the campus culture around substance misuse through a cutting-edge collaboration of scholars, researchers, and faculty with college health and student affairs practitioners. This is an exciting opportunity to launch a new theory and evidence informed approach to reduce the incidence of, and negative consequences associated with, alcohol and other drug misuse. SHIFT initiatives span from embedding wellness into the academic and learning environment to integration with the local Austin community. The Director reports to the SHIFT executive leadership team and serves as the primary person overseeing all day to day operations of SHIFT, including the successful execution of six pilot initiatives and supervision of all staff. A key to the program coordinator’s success will be the ability to inspire stakeholder participation and engagement. Experience with strategic planning and implementation of public health initiatives will be essential. The position is funded through August 31, 2022 with the possibility of becoming permanent if success is demonstrated.

Position Responsibilities Provides leadership and oversight for the day to day operations of SHIFT, including managing resources, training, supervising, counseling, and conducting annual performance reviews with SHIFT staff. Supervises the planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of SHIFT’s six pilot initiatives aimed at shifting the campus culture around substance use. Prepares and submits reports on progress and outcomes to the SHIFT’s executive leadership team. Liaises between SHIFT and campus departments to build engagement, collaborative partnerships and provide support for programs working on or contributing to the pilot initiatives. Maintains strong relationships with the greater campus and Austin community. Actively promotes the work of SHIFT to the university community. Utilizes and leverages interdisciplinary networks to maintain connections with substance use prevention professionals at other universities as well as national experts, scholars, and related organizations. Convenes and coordinates meetings of research and advisory partners. Exhibits exceptional customer service, professionalism, and teamwork in all aspects of work. Participates in other projects and activities as appropriate and assigned.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications Master's or advanced degree in public health, health education or closely related field Demonstrated high-level competency and expertise around effective strategies for preventing substance use and impact the culture of drinking and drug use among in the higher education setting Five years of experience directly related to duties/responsibilities of this position Two years of experience in supervision of professional staff Extensive knowledge of current/emerging college health issues, intervention methods, health behavior change theories, ecological framework, and evidence-based practice Demonstrated ability in core areas of program planning Demonstrated proficiency in assessment and evaluation including survey design, data collection, and other qualitative/quantitative methods Demonstrated oral /written communication skills Demonstrated leadership and strategic planning experience for a department, team, or initiative in the public health or higher education setting Demonstrated ability to professionally navigate complex political and administrative environments; ability to be an advocate and collaborate with other leaders and organizations with common goals; experience working with community leadership High-level organizational and project management skills Excellent computer skills; MS Office Suite proficient; working knowledge of SPSS or other statistical analysis software Cultural competency; demonstrated ability to successfully work with a diverse community and provide services from a non- judgmental perspective Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate Preferred Qualifications Certified Public Health (CPH), Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) credentialed More than five years of experience directly related to duties/responsibilities of this position More than two years of experience in supervision of professional staff Direct experience leading or managing a large department, team, or initiative in the public health or higher education setting Experience with responding to media request and representing an organization to external audiences Demonstrated experience using innovative technology and methods to enhance outreach efforts Work experience within a higher education setting or with the college student population Familiarity with research and best practices in college health promotion Proven record of delivering quality results in a timely manner Social media management in a professional capacity Grant writing and management skills

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 3/17/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Susan Hochman,  Director, SHIFT Program
Contact Location: 100 W. Dean Keeton

Austin   TX  78713
United States
Contact Location: 100 W. Dean Keeton
  Austin   TX  78713
  United States
Contact Phone: 5124758366 
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How to Apply: Apply through the official University of Texas at Austin job site: US/UTstaff/job/UT-MAIN-CAMPUS/Director-- SHIFT-Program_R_00000811

Additional Information: This program is brand new, and thus, has not established a web presence.

Web Site Delete Date: 2/1/2019