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Job Title: Health Promotion Educator
Department: Fitness CenterÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â
Division: Student Affairs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Associate Vice President, Student Health & Well-Being
Salary Range: $50,000 - $62,000
General purpose: The Health Promotion Educator will provide leadership for the development, implementation and assessment of health education and health promotion programs for the College in cooperation and collaboration with other College departments.Â This position will plan, develop and implement health promotion initiatives by use of theoretical and evidence-based practices with the primary goal of having a positive impact on the student population by way of education, communication, programming and policy, specifically addressing the health and well-being concerns of students matriculating at an art and design school.Â
Summary of Essential Functions:
Develop appropriate strategies and methods to facilitate health promotion and learning experiences that provide the MICA community the opportunity to make appropriate health decisions.
Develop and deliver wellness related education to the MICA community, collaborate with other offices that focus on student programming, with a specific focus on fitness and well-being for artists
Provide administrative oversight to MICA Fitness Center by way of providing supervision and training of paid student staff
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop health and well-being related educational programs for the MICA community, with a primary focus on the student population
Coordinate and deliver outreach and education projects promoting physical and mental health, nutrition, exercise and well-being program activities
Assess and evaluate programs, perform research on relevant topics, and revise presentation materials as appropriate
Manage the daily operation of the MICA Fitness Center including but not limited to coordinating staffing and instructors, responding to concerns, maintaining the facility, maintaining equipment service contracts and developing systems and processes for operation of the facility
Hire, train, and supervise student staff on all health-related initiatives sponsored by the Health and Well-Being Team; Supervise and train fitness assistants
Work closely with MICA Student Health and Student Counseling staff to coordinate and deliver robust public health and well-being programming to students.
Consult with Faculty, Residence Life, Student Engagement, and other campus staff to support a healthy student learning environment on campus
Assist with articulating the vision for Health Promotion and Education. ; investigate new and emerging trends and explore opportunities for growth; assess and improve all related programs and activities
Create and/or maintain fitness and health promotion related MICA web resources
Communicate with Facilities Management and outside contractors regarding necessary repairs and upgrades to the fitness center and equipment
Maintain sport and recreational equipment available for check-out and inventory supplies.
Manage the Fitness Center budgets.
Develop a schedule of instructional fitness or wellness classes and hire instructors as appropriate
Serve on divisional and institutional committees as necessary
Perform other related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of health, fitness, nutrition, and related terminology
Knowledge of liability and risk management issues
Knowledge of college student development (theory and practice)
Ability to supervise professional staff and direct large number of student staff
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills
Ability to work with diverse populations
Appreciation for the unique lifestyle of student artists and the role of art in society required
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelorâs Degree in Physical Education and/or Health Education
Relevant experience in a health or fitness field including experience planning and/or teaching wellness related courses or activities
AED/CPR/First Aid Instructor certification
Masterâs Degree in health education, social work, counseling, higher education administration with a concentration in health promotion or similar
Prior experience working in higher education
Experience working with college students or in an educational setting
Reporting to this position: Student employees
Conditions of Employment:
Candidate must successfully complete a full background check
Some evening and weekend work is required
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. (may be adjusted depending on position)
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal to moderate.
Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment. (additional training may be added, SEE: EHS Manager training schedule)
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
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MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.