The Health Educator, under general supervision, plans, implements, and evaluates theory and evidence-based health promotion strategies, policies, programs, and services for students. Provides health training and guidance. Performs outreach functions on and off campus and supervises student staff, interns, and/or peer educators. Responsibilities:
Collaborates with key stakeholders to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to health for students. Develops strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for health promotion programs and services.
Develops program content, learning resources, and evaluation tools for specific educational interventions based upon needs assessment results. Trains and monitors peer educators regarding health information.
Serves as a secondary advisor to peer educators. Prepares and reviews education materials.
Maintains collaborative relationships with student leaders, campus faculty, staff, and community partners.
Serves as a campus resource for timely, current, and relevant health information as it relates to college health.
Develops, implements, and analyzes periodic student health surveys which provide baseline and follow up health data that identifies program needs and priorities.
Evaluates the effectiveness of programs and services and tracks trends in student health statuses and behaviors. Incorporates multicultural diversity concepts and principles into health promotions.
Works with a team of health educators to hire, train, manage, supervise, and evaluate paid and/or volunteer student staff, interns, and /or peer educators.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor?s degree in Health Education, Public Health, Health Promotion, or applicable field.
Two years of related experience in health promotion.
Job Posting Close Date:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Knowledge of responsibilities and competencies of health education.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to analyze emerging health promotion needs of adults and college students. Ability to critically review health-related professional literature relevant to college students and assess its applicability and utility for effectiveness on the college campus. Ability to do presentations, workshop trainings, individual behavior change sessions, and small group discussions and facilitations.
Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC)
Special Requirements: Experience in lieu of education may be considered for this position. One year of experience is the equivalent of one college year. Applicants must have a total of seven years of experience to meet the equivalency and minimum experience required for this position.
Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
·Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Application Submission Guidelines:
All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.
The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you need assistance with the online application process.
Background Check Requirements:
Internal Number: R-028391
About Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. It is committed to achieving relevance in each component of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, schools, and communities--both rural and urban. Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution by legislative designation, serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, and a land-grant institution by federal statute.