The Health Education Coordinator is part of CWU’s Wellness Center team. The Wellness Center supports CWU’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential for success. This position will initiate, develop, and manage health promotion activities that maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles at CWU. This position serves individual students by providing confidential health assessments or referrals and also serves as a back-up sexual assault response provider. Collects and analyzes data to identify campus needs. Plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate programs that encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments.
The Health Education Coordinator will initiate and maintain contact with other departments, student groups, and organizations to better inform the CWU campus of Wellness services (i.e. Residence Life, Student Involvement, Recreation, Diversity and Equity Center, ASCWU-BOD, Public Safety and Police Services). This position collaborates with faculty on issues relating to curriculum infusion and assist in classroom instruction as appropriate; and may serve as a back-up representative of CWU and Wellness on various community coalitions/organizations.
Bachelor’s degree in Health Education, Social Work, Public Health, or related field; or Bachelor’s degree AND any combination of education and experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Demonstrated experience in the area(s) of sexual health (including sexually transmitted infections and birth control; mental health (including suicide prevention); and/or nutrition, exercise and positive body image.
Demonstrated ability to design, coordinate, implement and evaluate health promotion programs for diverse populations.
Demonstrated skill designing and delivering effective presentations and/or trainings to groups.
Master’s degree in Health Education, Higher Education, Social Work, Public Health, or related field.
Experience working with individuals in the 18-25 year age range.
Two or more years of experience in peer health education program development, with an emphasis on training, supervision, and retention of volunteers.
Knowledge of primary health issues for college students.
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), or able to obtain within a year of employment.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.
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