Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Health Promotion/Education, or Health Studies. Master's degree in Public Health, Health Promotion/Education, or Health Studies preferred. Two years' of experience in health-related practice or health programming. Mental Health First Aid instructor certification upon hire or to be obtained within 12 months of hire. CHES preferred upon hire or within 12 months of hire. Experience with mental health promotion preferred. Additional education can be considered in lieu of experience.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Works collaboratively as an employee of the Office of Student Wellness which is a department of the Student Health Center with other campus partners to build a culture of health and wellness that supports academic, personal, and professional success through education and experiences. Creates an environment that promotes development of life long healthy behaviors through both peer education and evidence-based practices.
This position focus is 70% mental health promotion and 30% general health promotion.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Plans, implements, and evaluates health education programming delivered to campus community through events, active learning, and passive programming methods. Analyzes current trends in mental health amongst college students and develops mental health promotion programming to support ongoing needs. Provides training, educational workshops, and resources aimed at increasing mental health awareness, early intervention and referral processes, and decreasing stigma associated with seeking mental health services. Creates mental health promotion and awareness campaigns to be posted on social media, website, and across campus. Collaborates with campus and community partners on initiatives, policies and research to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to campus mental health promotion. Serves as a resource for mental health promotion within the Division of Student Affairs and the campus community as appropriate. Schedules and conducts Mental Health First Aid trainings for the SHSU campus community. Coordinates Fresh Check Day annually in collaboration with the Jordan Porco Foundation. Develops programming focused on relevant health topics for college students based on outcomes of needs assessments. Supports departmental events, including, but not limited to, health fairs and annual flu shot clinics. Performs other duties as assigned.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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