The Johns Hopkins University Student Health & Well-Being (SHWB) practice group provides high quality, holistic services that are accessible, inclusive, and equitable in order to foster a proactive, supportive culture and enhance student's and learner's experience at Johns Hopkins University while preparing them to lead fulfilling personal and professional lives. Our integrated service delivery model provides dynamic health promotion and well-being support and programming, student disability services including guidance and resources, and in-person primary and mental health care options at our clinics as well as remote support through phone and online resources to JHU students and learners across all nine schools within the University.
We define well-being as an optimal and dynamic state that allows people and communities to achieve their full potential. By focusing on the whole - the whole person, the whole educational experience, the whole institution, the whole community - well-being becomes a multifaceted goal and a shared responsibility for the entire institution.
We are seeking a Health Education Specialistwho will report to the Associate Director of Student Well-Being and is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs and services for all Hopkins Students, with a particular focus on the Charles Village and Peabody campuses. They supervise (recruit, train, motivate, and advise) student groups, and develop effective health promotion materials. In collaboration with the well-being team, data sources, and best practices, they design and deliver interaction workshops on a variety of health promotion topics such as sexual health, sleep, mindfulness and overall well-being. This position works very closely and collaboratively with the Health Education Specialist(s) in East Baltimore/DC and the AOD Health Educator, as well as the Well-Being staff to achieve overall goals.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Serve as the primary advisor for the peer health educators (PEEPs) including recruitment, selection and training of the members and certification program through NASPA Peer program; engagement in weekly meetings; program support; and budget oversight.
Work with the well-being communications staff to develop educational campaigns (fliers, ads, bulletin boards, yard signs, social media, text messaging, etc.) to address college health issues in an engaging manner.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.