The Health Educator is a member of the team in the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion at Harvard University Health Services. This role is responsible for the effective implementation of a comprehensive health education program grounded in the socio-ecological approach and in alignment with the leadership and vision of the leadership team at the CWHP. The Health Educator assists in the development of goals and measurable objectives for the department and provides direct supervision to the graduate and student intern program. In addition, they oversee and maintain a dynamic peer education program that trains students as leaders in health intervention and risk reduction strategies. This role is directly responsible for providing programming, outreach through media, and coordination of assessment methodologies including, but not limited to large scale surveys.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Required: Bachelor's degree in health education, psychology or related field: Minimum of two years' experience in College/University Health Promotion, ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students; familiarity with evidence-based prevention strategies and knowledge of current trends in health promotion. Ability to work independently and collaboratively; excellent interpersonal, organizational and written and oral communication skills; flexible schedule and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Preferred: Masters or advanced degree in health education, public health, psychology, nursing, or related field. Certified Health Education Specialist. Experience with data collection, program evaluation and outcome assessment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate Excel skills
Knowledge of current trends in health promotion
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 54472BR
About Harvard University Health Services
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.