Health Promotion Specialist - Habif Health & Wellness Center
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR61265
The Health Educator will play a key role in increasing and strengthening University-wide education and outreach to undergraduate and graduate students, with a primary focus on issues related to alcohol and other drugs. This position will be responsible for the development and implementation of evidence based, audience specific educational programs. Habif Health & Wellness Center is seeking applicants for a Health Educator, focusing on promotions and programming related to alcohol and other drugs.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Develop and implement evidence based, audience specific educational programs; Develop and manage a comprehensive program calendar.
Play a lead role in researching best practices for prevention education.
Create, support and maintain a peer education group.
Create promotional materials, including web resources, and a student group for prevention efforts on campus.
Develop and manage a budget for prevention efforts.
Cultivate working relationships with campus partners offering co-programming at least once per year.
May recruit, train and supervise at least 2-4 graduate practicum students.
Has the ability to move to on and off-campus locations as needed.
Masters degree in appropriate discipline: health education, psychology, social work, public health, student affairs or related field.
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
Certified in Public Health (CPH).
Strong knowledge of evidence-based interventions for alcohol and other drug prevention.
Strong desire to work in college health field.
Ability to work effectively as a team member as well as showing initiative and drive as a team leader.
Excellent public speaking/communication skills.
Bachelorâ™s degree in psychology, social work, public health, women and gender studies or related field, or equivalent experience, plus three or more years of violence prevention education experience.
Experience with adolescents or college aged students.
Interest and knowledge of issues related to sexual and relationship violence.
Solid presentation and facilitation skills.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to use discretion, good judgment, and maintain confidentiality.
Demonstrated self-initiative and ability to do multifaceted work.
Strong project management and organizational skills.
Extensive knowledge of web based and windows based software.
$45,800.00 - $75,900.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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