James Madison University

James Madison University

Assistant Director, Community Health Education

United States

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Working Title Assistant Director, Community Health Education

Position Number 4930 Posting Number F2129 Position Type Administrative and Professional Faculty Position Status Full Time College/Division College of Health and Behavioral Studies Department 551074 - IIHHS Payroll Support Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience Specify Range or Amount Is this a JMU only position? No Is this a grant-funded position? Yes. This is a grant funded position and is contingent upon continued funding. Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position? No

Position Summary Information

About James Madison University


We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.


To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.

Who We Are

Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.

JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.

General Information

Founded in 2003, the Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services ( IIHHS) is a community-engaged center of learning, scholarship, and mutual support between James Madison University and the community of Harrisonburg, surrounding counties, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. IIHHS has 19 community-engaged programs and 11 clinics and is housed within JMU's College of Health and Behavioral Studies ( CHBS).

CHBS is working to identify and dismantle oppressive racist and discriminatory policies, practices, and processes while advancing inclusive excellence and promoting a culture in which every member can flourish. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment toward building equitable and inclusive environments. Consider joining us in achieving our goal of continuing to grow as a diverse college that that embodies an atmosphere of belonging. James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination.

IIHHS is an interdisciplinary community-engaged hub that brings together students, staff, faculty, and the community to advance a culture of health and equity through education, clinical practice, research, innovative programs and advocacy. You can learn more about IIHHS at: https: // www. jmu.edu/iihhs/.

The Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS) is accepting applications for a full-time Assistant Director of Community Health Education.

Community Health Education is a growing area for IIHHS. The Assistant Director would serve on the IIHHS Leadership Team, serve as the Area Health Education Center Director, oversee community health programs (Futuro Latino Coalition and the Waynesboro Promotores de Salud program), and lead the growth of community health programming into the future. For IIHHS, community health includes the full social determinants of health, not only disease prevention and medical care linkage. One specific area of growth includes establishing a Community Health Worker Training and Technical Assistance Program that targets immigrant and other underserved communities in Harrisonburg and the surrounding counties.

IIHHS is seeking a creative, self-starting team member, who is effective working alone and as part of a team. The Assistant Director oversees three programs and provides direct supervision of 3-4 staff. The Assistant Director ensures that all fiscal and personnel functions of the department operate at optimum efficiency, that grant funding supports program operations, and that deliverables stay on schedule and within budget. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of IIHHS and provides fiscal and administrative support for areas and positions within the department.

This is not a remote/telework position.

Duties and Responsibilities

Daily, weekly, and/or monthly duties include:

  • Be a collaborative leader for IIHHS and the Community Health Education initiatives.
  • Serve as Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Director and ensure all aspects of the AHEC grant are faithfully executed and managed according to the grant and JMU policies and procedures.
  • Provide management and oversight of two additional grant-funded projects: Futuro Latino Coalition and the Waynesboro Promotores de Salud Program.
  • Establish a Community Health Worker Training and Technical Assistance Program, with support from the Director.
  • Participate in finding and writing grants to support objectives of Community Health Education department. This includes responsibility for grant writing and implementation.
  • Manage all fiscal, personnel, and administrative duties for the department. Monitor budgets for active grant projects. Manage operational accounts and update IIHHS leadership about available funds.
  • Communicate with the Office of Sponsored Programs and prepare budget- related forms and budget requests. Track expenditures to ensure spending is within budget.
  • Coordinate purchasing. Create, submit, and track financial transactions.
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings with IIHHS leadership team.
  • Serve as PI on most of the Community Health Education grants, and provide oversight for all grants, including grants management, compliance, report writing, program planning, implementation, sustainability planning, and program evaluation.
  • Collaborate with academic programs to develop pathways for JMU faculty and student involvement in IIHHS Community Health Education programs.
  • Promote a culture of belonging for all members of the workplace community.
  • Qualifications

    Successful candidates will have :

  • A record of outstanding leadership, creative vision, and budget management.
  • Experience leading and administering grant-funded projects.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Experience building and maintaining professional relationships with grant partners and funding agencies.
  • A commitment to sustaining and growing community health initiatives.
  • The ability to learn new systems and processes.
  • Experience addressing the social determinants of health and health disparities.
  • Show a willingness to learn and accept new responsibilities in service of IIHHS, CHBS, and the University.
  • A commitment to advancing and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and a sense of belonging.
  • Knowledge of fiscal management with an understanding of accounting procedures.
  • The ability to organize and analyze data, compose correspondence, and prepare reports independently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to communicate with a high level of professionalism with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, with excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Competency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Teams, and Outlook.
  • Preferred qualifications :

  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Master's degree (in Health Science, Public Health, Health Education, or related field) preferred.
  • Conditions of Employment

    Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

    E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Date 03/14/2023

    Beginning Review Date 04/14/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date EEO Statement

    James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

    We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

    Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

    Reasonable Accommodation Request

    If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or [email protected]. You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

    Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report

    Notice of Availability – Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

    The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

    The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on- campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.

    The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically https:// www. jmu.edu/publicsafety/clerycompliance/2018Annual-Security-and-Fire- Safety-Report.shtml

    You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.

    Minimum Reference(s) Required 3 Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https: // joblink.jmu.edu/postings/14170 Additional Posting Information

    Interested candidates will complete the JobLink application and submit:

  • A cover letter.
  • A resume.
  • A Statement of Inclusive Excellence, in which candidates are asked to address their commitment, engagement and leadership related to diversity, access and inclusion.
  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Statement of Inclusive Excellence
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

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  • INSIGHT Into Diversity
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  • JMU JobLink
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  • Nuevas Raices
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  • Richmond Times Dispatch
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    Assistant Director, Community Health Education


    James Madison University


    United States


    May 24, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 10, 2023

    Job type



    Biology,Education,Medicine,Social Science

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