The department of Owls Care Health Promotion is seeking a Director, Owls Care Health Promotion.


With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic’s faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.


Summary of responsibilities:

  • Guide and oversee departmental goals and strategic planning.
  • Assist staff in setting measurable goals and priorities to fulfill their essential functions and advance their professional development.
  • Provide overall direction for the department in collaboration with the Owls Care leadership team.
  • Maintain and develop essential partnerships and advocate for initiatives impacting all levels of the socio-ecological model to increase health equity.
  • Collaborate with assistant directors to meet assessment standards for the division and national recommendations. These assessments include implementation of the National College Health Assessment, developing and measuring Key Performance Indicators, and complying with Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis objectives.
  • Acquire and allocate content and functional area budgets, which are overseen by staff members. Provide oversight on all department expenditures.
  • Provide organizational leadership to the Women and Gender Equity Resource Center. Support long-term growth and develop strategies to advance the mission of the Center.
  • Build a culture and environment that supports and promotes wellbeing by aligning health and wellness initiatives with larger institutional goals. Support implementation of university compliance initiatives, in partnership with key campus stakeholders. Examples may include federally mandated sexual assault education programming for all students, compiling the biennial review, providing programming for student athletes that complies with NCAA regulations, etc.
  • Represent Owls Care Health Promotion in broader university initiatives.
  • Co-chair the Healthy Campus 2020/2030 Committee.
  • Complete program reporting, acquisition, and development of office equipment and materials, as deemed necessary.
  • Participates in other duties that contribute to the mission of the department on an as needed basis.



Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution in public health, health promotion, healthy policy, or health education and six years of appropriate experience required.

Familiar with competency standards for certifications and licensures, including CHES/MCHES, CPH, RDN, and LDN.

Knowledge of national regulations and recommendations for health promotion departments such as ACHA, NASPA, SOPHE, CAS Standards, Commission on Dietetic Registration, etc.

Experience in higher education settings as a program administrator.

Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and gender equity.

Strong ability to articulate the intersection of health and social justice.

Minimum of three years of full-time supervisory experience of professional staff.

Experience managing substantial budgets.

Strong background in assessment and evaluation.

Demonstrated experience in implementing evidence and theory-based programming, policies, and other initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certified or eligible to obtain certifications, such as MCHES or CPH.

Familiarity with social marketing and health communication strategies.

Active member of at least one professional organization.

Demonstrated commitment for continuing education.

Understanding of the dimensions of wellness and how different content areas intersect.

Understanding of intersections between gender equity, health, and academic success.

Strong oral and written communication.

Familiar with FERPA, Title IX, HIPAA, Campus SaVE Act, and other compliance standards and reporting practices.

Work Days and Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nights and weekends as deemed necessary.



Application Deadline:




Special Instructions to Applicant:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.

Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.

A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.

About Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University is where your future begins. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art and technology in all disciplines. Student success, excellence and community engagement are some of our highest values as a university. These values are prominent throughout FAU's community and are essential to the employee experience. FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service, and reflects this commitment as a key Platform in its 2015 - 2025 Strategic Plan. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.