Reporting to the Assistant Director of Health Promotion, the Well-Being Health Educator supports the mission of the unit by providing strong evidence-based, data driven wellness, and prevention initiatives based on relevant and measurable learning outcomes to improve individual and community health.
This position will focus on improving mental well-being and physical health concentrating on sleep hygiene and stress management. In addition, it will provide additional support to increasing positive and protective sexual health behaviors.
The public health and student affairs professional in this position will coordinate and implement prevention initiatives to address priority health issues using theory and evidence-informed practices, universal, selected, and indicated prevention strategies, and environmental management strategies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate and facilitate age and culturally appropriate health promotion programming to meet established learning and behavior outcomes for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
Facilitate training for student leaders and paraprofessional staff.
Coordinate health promotion events and campaigns.
Advise and mentor individual students, student organizations, and peer educators.
Actively provide resources to students to increase their knowledge and utilization of health information, campus services, and community resources.
Assist students in the adoption of healthy behaviors.
Implement program assessments and evaluations.
Conduct research and assessment to understand the needs, risks, and trends related to student health.
Assist with student research needs.
Marketing and Communication
Coordinate the dissemination of health promotion materials to current and prospective students.
Utilize social media and other marketing strategies to educate students.
Contribute to the maintenance of the Office of Health Promotion's website.
Promote good campus and student relations and market the services and programs of OHP
Serve on Campus Life and University-wide committees.
Manage individual program budgets.
Performs other duties as required.
A bachelor's degree in health education or a related field
Two years of experience in an area related to health education, OR a combination of education, training and experience.
A master's degree in health promotion, public health, or student affairs administration is preferred.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience providing health promotion programming in a higher education setting.
Familiarity with research and promising practices in college health promotion, including those specific to mental well-being and sexual health.
Comprehensive understanding of community wellness utilizing public health, student development, and social justice frameworks.
Demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion, and an ability to work with diverse populations.
Strong oral and written communications skills that contribute to effective collaboration with students, faculty and staff.
Experience facilitating group discussions.
Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities and a proven record of delivering quality results in a timely manner.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Master's degree in health promotion, public health, or student affairs administration.
Certified Public Health (CPH), Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) credentialed
Experience with sleep hygiene, stress management, and sexual health programming.
Success in developing internal and external partnerships to achieve collective goals to promote social change.
Experience with social marketing and innovative technology to enhance outreach efforts.
Experience with SPSS.
The Office of Health Promotion facilitates student well-being and builds capacity for a healthy Emory. Health Educators coordinate and implement programs that promote the vision that all students will embrace health and wellness as a significant contributor to success at Emory University and beyond.
The Office of Health Promotion focuses on the following areas:
Reducing high-risk alcohol use and misuse.
Reducing drug use, misuse, and abuse.
Increasing positive and protective sexual health behaviors.
Improving mental well-being and physical health.