Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls more than 19,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.
The Coordinator, Health Education and Promotion provides direct delivery of health education initiatives to improve the health and well-being of Towson University students. The Coordinator fosters a healthy campus environment that supports student learning, academic performance, and retention.
Responsibilities and Duties
Programming planning, implementation, and evaluation:
Plans, implements and evaluates evidence-based, best practice health promotion strategies, programs and activities to reduce student health risk behavior, prevent injury/illness, promote well-being, and improve health status.
Responsible for programming on a variety of health topics including: sexual violence prevention, sexual health, healthy relationships, cultivating and maintaining wellness (nutrition, physical movement, stress reduction, sleep), and other primary health care topics.
Supports Health Center and SHAPE signature programs such as Sex in the Dark, Welcome to TU, and trainings for new students.
Ensures that all programming and outreach activities meet the needs of Towson University’s diverse student body.
Uses an ecological, collaborative approach to health promotion as described in the American Collegiate Health Association (ACHA)'s Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education.
Uses peer education model where effectiveness has been demonstrated to provide health education to students.
Works collaboratively with Student Affairs staff, as well as other campus departments and community agencies in the coordination, planning and implementation of programs and events.
Incorporates evaluation methods, including student learning outcomes, into all programming activities.
Responsible for booking space for events and trainings.
Health education resource:
Keeps patient education materials and resources updated and available for staff and students.
Provides consultation with students on health issues and resources available on campus and in the community.
Works with and orients peer health educators, interns, and health education volunteers as appropriate to carry out health education and promotion activities.
Supports well-being on campus by incorporating objectives and strategic priorities into programming, marketing, and evaluation of health education and promotion activities.
Develops and coordinates social media marketing campaigns and special health-related events in collaboration with the Health Center staff, Student Affairs staff, and other campus departments and community agencies.
Coordinates marketing initiatives for all Health Center services.
Other duties as needed, including but not limited to:
Coordinates outreach activities with the Assistant Director of Health Education and Promotion and other campus and community partners on issues of joint concern.
Serves on campus-wide and Divisional committees including the Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Education committee.
Coordinates on-site events with community partners (STI testing with Baltimore County Health Department).
Qualifications and Skills
At least three years of college health, health promotion, or other health related experience.
Knowledge of current and emerging college health issues.
Understanding of theories and models of health promotion and behavioral change.
Experienced in the design, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based, cost-effective, best practice health promotion programs.
Proven organizational and time-management skills.
Excellent communication skills, including public speaking.
Ability to work as a team member and with a diverse population of colleagues and students.
Salary and Benefits
Targeted Hiring Range is $50,000 - $56,000 and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 15 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here. TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here.
If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you. For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.
The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).