Program Assistant - Peer Education

The University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill , NC 27516

Posted 2 days ago

Student Wellness envisions a thriving campus culture that is safe, equitable and well. As a health promotion and prevention office, we educate, advocate, support and promote individual and community health and well-being.

Through partnerships with other campus departments, community agencies, student organizations, and peer educators, we used evidence informed public health strategies to foster an environment that creates, emphasizes, and supports healthy choices and positive decision making regarding health, safety, and wellness. The Program Assistant roles in Student Wellness are invaluable to bringing key health promotion and risk reduction programs and services to students at UNC Chapel Hill. Student Wellness strives to equip all Program Assistants with valuable training and skills and to provide them opportunities to strengthen those abilities within the scope of their responsibilities.

With supervision from full time, professional staff, all Student Wellness Program Assistants will work as a team to pool their skills and knowledge to support the departments mission and goals. Student Wellness seeks an energetic and creative paid, part-time, temporary Program Assistant to work 20 hours per week during the 2019-2020 academic year. This position will work as part of a dynamic team to assist with assessment, planning, implementation, and coordination of wellness programs and services for undergraduate, graduate/professional and post doc students at UNC Chapel Hill.

Program Assistants are responsible for topical Workshop Requests (Health Promotion, Violence Prevention, Resiliency, Substance Use, etc.), annual campus-wide programming, and other department support as requested. Work will generally be scheduled between the hours of 8am and 8pm Monday through Friday, (Thursday 6-7:30 pm required) with additional weekend and evening hours. Role

Responsibilities:

Co-facilitate peer educator training, including skills development and content knowledge; Co-supervise hha! peer educators and assist with planning and facilitating weekly continuing education meetings; Coordinate workshop and training schedule; including corresponding with requestor and scheduling peer educators; Co-advise peer educator working group to plan and facilitate hha! outreach initiatives; Co-advise and support peer educator cohort and student leadership team; Project management, peer education program sustainability; Attend ongoing training and professional development sessions, including regular all-staff meetings and staff training; Execute duties in keeping with the departmental statement of mission and purpose; Work collaboratively with other Student Wellness staff and campus partners on various wellness initiatives; Attend and support large campus-wide events organized by Student Wellness; Assist with data collection and evaluation of the One ACT trainings program; Assume other duties as assigned. Anticipated position end date: May 1, 2020 (All Program Assistant positions are 1-year appointments, assuming staff meets or exceeds work plan goals, collaboratively developed and measured in monthly/semester intervals). Minimum Training and Experience:

Bachelors degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to work 20 hours per week throughout the academic year, including available evening and weekend hours; Excellent facilitation, education/outreach, and communication skills; Passion for providing student centered and inclusive educational practices; Experience using public health, social change, and high impact educational frameworks when developing and implementing programs and communications; Skills in interpersonal relationships and maintaining effective working relations with others; Ability to work well as part of a team, follow-up on assignments, and take initiative on projects; Working knowledge of cultural competencies, and commitment to advocating for equity and holistic wellness.

Preferred Qualifications:
Excellent skills in facilitation, education/outreach, and communication; Experience using public health, social change, and high impact educational frameworks when developing and implementing programs and communications; Understanding of health equity concepts across a variety of programs & services; Capacity to cultivate culturally competent and inclusive spaces for students to explore sensitive health topics; Program planning, development, and evaluation analysis of qualitative/quantitative data; Group facilitation and presenting to diverse populations; Topic specific knowledge (i.e. Health promotion of stress management, sleep, dimensions of wellness, and sexual health and relationship education, violence prevention, alcohol & other drugs prevention and intervention, health equity, and/or other health related topics); Work respectfully and effectively with students of various ages, cultures, and backgrounds.

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