The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
As part of the CUIMC Well-Being and Health Promotion team, a department of CUIMC Student Health on Haven, the Health Promotion Specialist works with the Well-Being and Health Promotion team to create innovative research-based and student-centered opportunities that facilitate the personal and professional well-being of CUIMC students. CUIMC is a diverse campus of graduate health sciences students from nine schools and programs: medicine, dental medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, human nutrition, public health, genetic counseling, and the biomedical sciences. The Health Promotion Specialist develops, implements, coordinates, and evaluates a variety of health promotion programs and initiatives based on sound theory- and evidenced-informed practice with a focus on enhancing inclusion and student engagement.
At the direction of the Director and Assistant Director, Well-Being and Health Promotion, develop, coordinate, and evaluate health promotion programming and initiatives to support student well-being with particular focus on inclusion and student engagement.
Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate health communication initiatives including Student Health on Haven web content, weekly e-newsletter, social media, and other technologies.
Write and submit periodic and annual reports on program progress and outcomes, including developing proposals for enhancements or changes as appropriate.
Oversee the interprofessional Student Well-Being Collective, working with and training students, faculty, and staff from all schools and programs to facilitate CUIMC-wide implementation of well-being initiatives. Partner with student organizations and other student representatives on peer-developed well-being initiatives.
Develop collaborative working relationships with constituencies on campus, including but not limited to administrators, faculty and staff at the various Schools and Programs, Student Health on Haven, Student and Campus Services, Facilities Management, and student organizations.
Develop, coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate interactive trainings and programs for student groups and university staff on a variety of health-related topics.
Assist with coordination, dissemination, and reporting of population-based assessments of health status, needs, and assets of students, and environmental assessments of campus community health needs and resources.
Develop proposals for policy, programs, and other interventions, and contribute to the development of departmental goals and objectives.
Respond to inquiries about health information and services from students, staff, and faculty, referring, when appropriate, to campus services or community organizations.
Serve on committees and task forces as requested.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience in Public Health, Health Education, Health Communication, or closely related field; master???s degree preferred. And at least 3 years of experience in college health promotion, health communication, or closely related field.
Knowledge of health promotion theory and evidence-informed practice, and ability to translate and apply that theory with a university population.
Sound understanding of graduate students' development concerns, health needs and interests, and ability to design health promotion initiatives and campaigns that reflect the social, cultural, political, and economic diversity of students.
Excellent and demonstrated public speaking; group facilitation; writing, editing, and communication skills are required.
Experience in program development, marketing, and evaluation.
CHES or CPH certified or eligible (with intent to become certified) preferred.
Must be detail-oriented, communicate effectively, possess strong organizational and follow-up skills, and have demonstrated ability to work in both independent and team-based environments
Knowledgeable in health content areas relevant to graduate university students, including but not limited to substance use, mental health literacy, sexuality and gender identity, professional development, and equity.
Some evening and weekend hours required.
Strong computer skills required, including PC literacy in Windows environment, high proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including SharePoint and Teams, Zoom, and ability to learn technology quickly.
Proficiency with social media, marketing, and content management systems strongly preferred, including Instagram, Mailchimp, Airtable, Qualtrics, and graphic design tools (Canva, Adobe Creative, and Microsoft Publisher)
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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