As part of the CUIMC Well-Being and Health Promotion team, a department of CUIMC Student Health on Haven, the Health Promotion Specialist works with the Well-Being and Health Promotion team to create innovative research-based and student-centered opportunities that facilitate the personal and professional well-being of CUIMC students. The Health Promotion Specialist develops, implements, coordinates, and evaluates a variety of initiatives, based on sound theory- and evidenced-informed practice, focused on issues of inclusion and engagement for students who are part of the CUIMC campus community
At the direction of the Director and Assistant Director, Well-Being and Health Promotion, develop, coordinate, and evaluate health promotion initiatives to support student well-being with particular focus on inclusion and student engagement.
Develop collaborative working relationships with numerous constituencies on campus, including but not limited to administrators, faculty and staff at the various Schools and Programs, Student Health on Haven, Housing and Facilities, and student organizations.
Oversee the interprofessional Student Well-Being Collective, working with and training students, faculty, and staff from all schools and programs to facilitate CUIMC-wide implementation of well-being initiatives. Partner with student organizations and other student representatives on peer-developed well-being initiatives.
Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate health communication initiatives including Student Health on Haven website, weekly e-newsletter, social media, and other technologies.
Develop, coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate interactive trainings and programs for student groups and university staff on a variety of health-related topics.
Write and submit periodic and annual reports on program progress and outcomes, including developing proposals for enhancements or changes as appropriate.
Assist with coordination, dissemination, and reporting of population-based assessments of health status, needs, and assets of students, and environmental assessments of campus community health needs and resources.
Develop proposals for policy, programs and other interventions, and contribute to the development of departmental goals and objectives.
Respond to inquiries about health information and services from students, staff and faculty, referring, when appropriate, to campus services or community organizations
Serve on committees and task forces as requested.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Public Health, Health Education or closely related field and 1 year of experience in college health promotion or closely related field.
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.
Sound understanding of 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 students.
Excellent and demonstrated public speaking; group facilitation; writing, editing, and communication skills are required.
Experience in program development, marketing, and evaluation.
Must be detail-oriented, possess strong organizational and follow-up skills and be able to work independently.
Knowledgeable in health content areas relevant to graduate university students, including but not limited to substance use, mental health literacy, sexuality and gender identity, professional development, and equity.
Some evening and weekend hours required.
Strong computer skills required, including PC literacy in a Windows environment, Microsoft Office Suite, and ability to learn technology quickly.
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