Job No: 525322 Work Type: Locations: San Diego Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Under the general lead work direction of the Director of Well-being & Health Promotion, the Health Educator coordinates health literacy education and initiatives for students. Health literacy is a person's ability to find, understand and use information and services to help them make health-related decisions for themselves and others. Recognizing that health literacy is fundamental to not only supporting student well-being but also to reducing health disparities and to achieving health equity, this position will work to advance health literacy amongst students. These duties are accomplished through one-on-one education sessions, health education training, programs, workshops, and written materials. The Health Educator organizes and conducts health education and behavioral health-risk prevention programs with the goal being to improve health knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. The Health Educator provides individual support and community education pertaining to obtaining and/or appropriately utilizing health insurance. The Health Educator will serve as a primary communication coordinator for the department and will develop print and digital materials pertaining to the full range of health topics that the department provides education on. The Health Educator also serves as a resource for other campus departments on student health issues.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position expected to end on June 30, 2024, with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated as exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.
Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity
The Division works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations and organizational structures, while facilitating an integrated vision and shared responsibility for prioritizing and advancing institutional goals. We aim to foster an affirming campus culture based on the core values of excellence, equity, diversity, belonging and inclusion through:
Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse student body and communities served by SDSU, and recruiting students who are representative of the rich diversity of the region and the world;
Fostering an environment that is welcoming, affirming, and empowering for students, faculty, staff and alumni of all backgrounds;
Enhancing the career and educational pathways of a diverse student body, the faculty and staff; and
Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities.
Position upholds the Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, specifically:
'The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity acknowledges and honors the inherent value and dignity of all individuals by creating and nurturing a learning and working environment that affirms and leverages our community's diversity of traditions, heritages, perspectives, and experiences. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence designed to facilitate the personal and professional success, growth, development, and well-being of all members of our community. We manifest this commitment through our innovative, strategic and collaborative efforts to develop leaders who believe in and lead others toward practicing civility, mutual respect, and inclusion in our workplaces and society.'
The Well-being & Health Promotion Department aims to enhance the well-being of SDSU students in order for them to achieve academic success and establish lifelong healthy behaviors and attitudes to reduce the risk for disease and injury.
Well-being & Health Promotion believes that students' health is an integral part of their academic success. A student's success can be derailed by poor choices that affect health and safety. Often alcohol and other drugs, reckless or dangerous behavior, and risky sexual behavior can lead to injuries, disease, legal trouble, and social circumstances that make continued academic progress difficult or impossible. The department serves a preventative role to allow students to make more healthful and less risky decisions by:
Helping create a healthy campus and community environment.
Assuring students know how and are motivated to make healthy decisions.
Well-being & Health Promotion provides SDSU students with tools to succeed by offering health education on alcohol and other drug use, sexual health and STI's, nutrition, healthy relationships and sexual violence prevention, healthcare coverage, recovery support, and more.
Well-being & Health Promotion maintains a commitment to collaborative and integrated efforts to achieve student health.
For more information regarding the Well-Being & Health Promotion Department, click here.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in an approved program in health education, or a related health field. Equivalent to one to two years of progressively responsible health education experience or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Excellent written and oral communication and teaching skills.
MSW, MA, MPH or behavioral-health related master's degree preferred.
Two years of experience working in a university health setting doing health education, referrals and/or prevention programming is preferred.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,344 per month.
Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,344 - $8,385 per month.
Diversity and Community at SDSU
At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.
Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.
At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university.
SDSU's Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on March 16, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by March 15, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.
CSU Vaccine Policy: The California State University has established a policy requiring faculty, staff, and students accessing campus facilities to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To access the SDSU campus, you must be fully up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster if you are eligible for one, or request a medical, religious, or off campus exemption, as applicable.
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.
SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Pang Thao at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertised: Mar 02, 2023 (9:00 AM) Applications Close: Open until filled
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