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Senior Director for North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness (NCCHW)

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.

UNC Asheville’s commitment to increasing and sustaining the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is reflected in our strategic plan goals of diversity and inclusion, and social sustainability. (https://strategicplan.unca.edu/sites/default/files/Strategic%20Plan%20June%202016.pdf) Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned. Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations. It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Type EHRA Staff
Title Senior Director for North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness (NCCHW)
Position Number 000496
Recruitment Range $65,000-$68,000
Work Schedule and Hours

Typical office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend hours as needed for certain events and/or to meet NCCHW and UNC Asheville needs.

Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Months per Year 12 Months
Position Summary

The North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness (NCCHW) works to impact policy, build capacity and ignite community initiatives by working through a web of cross sector relationships organized around building healthier places throughout the state. The mission is “to develop equitable opportunities that lead to healthy North Carolina communities.”

The Senior Director for North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness (Senior Director) will oversee NCCHW’s day-to-day activities, manage NCCHW staff, collaborate with NCCHW and UNC Asheville faculty and staff on program development and ensure that NCCHW’s work aligns with UNC Asheville’s strategic plan. The Senior Director will represent NCCHW primarily at local and regional levels and work closely with UNC Asheville’s Executive Director for Community Engagement on sustaining partnerships with UNC Asheville units and community entities.

FLSA Exempt
Required Education/Experience/Skills

Master’s degree in Community Development/Planning/Public Health/Public Administration or related field. May also consider Bachelor’s degree with substantially equivalent experience.

Eight years of experience working in community health or community development settings with cross-sector stakeholders.

Five years of management and supervisory accountability for multiple direct reports.

Knowledge of and experience with integrating evidence-based practice and recommended strategies for improving community health into programs.

Experience with managing budgets and raising funds through grants and contracts.

Understanding of current trends in strategies focused on population health and cross-sector collaboration to improve community health.

Knowledgeable about social determinants of health research and trends.

Strong technology, presentation, facilitation, research, analytical and communication skills (oral and written).

Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills

Master’s degree preferred in Community Development/Planning/Public Policy/Public Health/Public Administration/Business.

Eight years of management and supervisory experience with accountability for multiple direct reports.

Track record of results showing positive impact/progress toward goals community health improvement goals.

Experience with implementing “upstream” continuum of health improvement strategies that include e.g. addressing early childhood obesity, healthy aging, community resilience and social connectedness, and prescription drug-opiate substance abuse.

Experience with program evaluation and community-based participatory research and results focused methods.

Policy work experience with health impact assessments, health in all policy or health equity initiatives.

Proven ability to work effectively across multiple sectors in higher education that include faculty, staff and students.

Proven experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds and professional levels toward attaining common goals that advance community health improvement.

Skilled in systems thinking.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

This position requires strong team-building, staff management, financial management, systems thinking, strategic thinking and communication skills.

  • Ability to lead NCCHW team in collaboration with UNC Asheville’s Community Engagement function, Health and Wellness Department and other campus units.
  • Ability to employ facilitation, research, analytical and communication skills to advance NCCHW work with partners in urban, regional and rural settings.
  • Ability to work with effectively with people from diverse backgrounds toward attaining common goals that advance community health improvement.
  • Ability to identify and coordinate grant/contract opportunities for NCCHW initiatives.
  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to ensure full implementation of initiatives and documentation of results.
  • Proficiency with technology and electronic tools including Google suite, Microsoft Office and ability to learn/use evaluation software tools.
  • Ability to quickly learn new and emerging technologies.
  • High performer and self-initiator, with positive attitude, ability to multi-task, effective project prioritization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of UNC Asheville and in external settings.

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

Posting Number E0109
Posting date 10/09/2017
Closing date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Asheville website
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Jobs
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Job Target
    • Local Jobs
    • NC Works Online (formerly Employment Security)
    • Student Affairs
    • UNC System website (northcarolina.edu)
    • The Urban News
    • Western North Carolina Diversity Engagement Coalition
    • Other
  2. * What is the highest degree you currently hold?
    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Associate's
    • Bachelor's
    • Master's
    • Doctoral or equivalent or higher
  3. * Do you have a Masters or advanced degree in public health, health promotion, health education, or other related discipline from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience in policy work with health impact assessment, health in all policy or health equity initiatives?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How much management and supervisory experience do you have?
    • Less than 5 years
    • 5 - 7 years
    • 8 or more years
  6. * How much experience with program evaluation and community-based participatory research and results focused methods do you have?
    • Less than 5 years
    • 5 - 7 years
    • 8 or more years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents