Under the leadership of the Associate Director, Health Promotion, and as part of the team that is responsible for promoting, maintaining, and improving individual and community health, the Health Promotion Specialist will work on a variety of multifaceted health promotion initiatives for the campus community. They will oversee the implementation of digital health information resource(s) and make enhancements based on sound theory and evidenced-informed practice of health literacy and college health promotion. The Health Promotion Specialist will also assist the team that works to make the campus healthier by connecting students to information and resources that will value and enhance a healthy community.
Manage and produce digital health information resource(s) (60%) ??? Oversee the workflow process for publishing digital health information; manage, organize, write, edit and publish site content ??? Manage content postings, including publishing on a regular interval ??? Recommend evidence-informed, equity-minded, and student-centered enhancements to digital health information resource processes, content, and overall program management ??? Facilitate and participate in digital health information resource process meetings ??? Recruit and train student staff on a continual basis; train Alice! Health Promotion team members on digital health information resource-related responsibilities ??? Supervise work efforts of students who contribute to digital health information resource workflow; train and onboard student staff in their responsibilities on the Alice! Health Promotion team ??? In partnership with the Associate Director, Health Promotion and Senior Health Promotion Specialist, align digital health information resource content and format with health literacy and well-being efforts ??? In collaboration with Associate Director, Health Promotion and Senior Health Promotion Specialist, develop strategy for utilizing digital health information resource(s) (e.g., Go Ask Alice! Anonymous health Q&A resource) as a health literacy tool ??? Create and update Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documents for processes required to use and maintain digital health information resource(s)
Support maintenance of digital health information resource technology (20%) ??? Partner with developers to ensure website functionality and engage with developers to anticipate and address errors on digital health information resource(s) ??? Conduct usability testing; document potential errors or security breaches ??? Collaborate with Columbia Health IT and consultant vendors to ensure digital health information resource(s) are maintained and operating effectively ??? Participate in design review and provide input on requirements for digital health information resource(s)
Participate in Health Promotion processes to advance community health and well-being (15%) ??? Partner with colleagues in Alice! Health Promotion to enhance public health and community well- being ??? Assist with the dissemination and the advancement of Columbia University???s well-being dimensions ??? Serve on committees and task forces and participate in professional group meetings to advance and contribute to the causes of public health and health related issues ??? Respond to inquiries about health information and services from students, staff and faculty, referring, when appropriate to campus resources or community organizations
Perform other duties as assigned (5%)
Bachelor???s degree and and/or its equivalent required
Requires a Minimum 2-4 years??? experience in college health promotion or closely related filed
Sound understanding of undergraduate and graduate students??? development issues, health needs and interests, and ability to design health promotion initiatives that reflect the social, cultural, political, and economic diversity of student
Superior public speaking, group facilitation, writing, and editing skills
Creativity, flexibility, and ability to communicate and work effectively and efficiently with diverse groups within the University
Position requires strong computer skills, including digital content production and management, web development, and ability to learn technology quickly
Some evening and weekend hours required
Master???s degree in Public Health, Health Education, or closely related field strongly preferred
CHES or CPH certified or eligible (with intent to become certified). Knowledge of health promotion theory and evidence-informed practice, and ability to translate and apply that theory with a university population
Knowledgeable in health content areas relevant to college students, including but not limited to: alcohol and other drug use and abuse prevention, physical activity, nutrition, eating disorders, relationship development, sexuality, sexual health, sexual assault, and mental health issues is preferred
Specific experience desired in program development, evaluation and web development. Must be detailed-oriented, possesses strong organizational and follow-up skills
Up to date knowledge on web and digital platforms and digital testing methodologies preferred
Some evening and weekend hours required
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.