Health Educator - Health Promotion & Wellness (10041)

California State University San Francisco, CA 2018-12-14
$62,580 a year

Working Title
Health Educator

SF State University
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The person holding this position may be 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.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Health Promotion & Wellness

Appointment Type*
This is a one year probationary position.

Time Base*
Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule*
Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Anticipated Hiring Range*
$5,215.00 per month ($62,580.00 annually)

Position Summary*
With a mission of promoting health equity and developing the capacities for academic, personal, and professional success for members of the SF State community, Health Promotion & Wellness (HPW) works to increase academic retention and success by decreasing negative health outcomes associated with harmful social norms, lack of social connection, and risky behavior among SF State students. Under the direction of the Director of HPW and in a very diverse educational environment, the Peer Health Leadership Program Educator is responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating and continually improving: peer leadership programs, outreach, presentations, workshops, and campus based affinity groups that focus on health promotion and prevention activities. Content areas include, but are not limited to: activities and campaigns related to use of alcohol and other drugs (AOD); mental health issues; sexual and reproductive health; sexual violence prevention; general wellness; and exercise/nutrition. Incumbent works closely with the HPW team of Health Educators, student leaders and student clubs, faculty/staff, and other campus stakeholders to promote individual and environmental changes designed to promote health and wellness, with a focus on peer health models and student engagement. Specific populations served include, but are not limited to first-time freshmen, residential life staff and students, incoming students, student organizations fraternities, student-athletes, and other student affairs professionals, faculty and administrators.

Position Information
Prevention Education
Based on studies, survey and consult with students, healthy professionals and other campus stakeholders, determine health education needs and priorities for the entire SF State student community.
Based on needs assessments, develop goals for integrated health education and promotion programs, with a focus on student led peer health programs.
Use campus and community resources to plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs and activities that meet the health education and promotion goals for the entire SF State student community in a manner that is consistent with professional health education standards, such as the ACHA Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education.
Implement a health promotion focused plan that addresses student needs based on quantitative and qualitative data and focuses on topics that impact students¿ health and ability to succeed academically.
Use a wide range of accessible media including educational technologies, electronics, web-based programs (iClicker, iLearn, OrgSync, Handshake) and social media to create, develop and promote student participation in health education and programs.
Plan, develop, implement and evaluate educational programs and activities on a variety of health topics with the goal of improving student health by enhancing understanding, changing the campus environment, and altering attitudes and modifying behavior.
Instruct individual students and groups of students, and hold workshops on peer health promotion and wellness principles.
Provide individual and group preventive health education consultation and workshops on a variety of topics including sexual and reproductive health, sexual violence prevention, smoking cessation, exercise, nutrition, stress, addiction, and mental health and wellness related topics.
Document health education services, program needs, goals, design, implementation and evaluation in standard applications including Microsoft Office, Org Sync, and Qualtrics.
Keep current with practices and trends in peer health education, especially those practices pertinent to a large urban multicultural University like SF State.

Departmental Development
Collaborate with HPW staff, in addition to taking leadership committee roles, in the work of developing a campus HPW department.
Coordinate the recruitment, orientation, training, support structures, and student learning goals for HPW Peer Leadership Program.
Coordinate the recruitment, orientation, training, support structures, and student learning goals for HPW Volunteer Health Ambassador Program.
Oversee all timesheets and HR documentation to support HPW Peer Leadership and Volunteer Health Ambassador Program. Coordinate with Administrative Analyst and Program Director to complete required paperwork.
Research, plan and implement innovative ways HPW Peer Health Leaderhsip Programs (Internship and Ambassador Program) can be leveraged to increase student engagement on campus.
Represent the HPW Department on SF State campus committees
Prepare and manage grant applications and budgets to support SF State peer health education and promotion programs.

Other duties as assigned

At all times
Demonstrate behaviors that are in line with the User Friendly Principles (P530C) and Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University (P30D).
Demonstrate safe work practices for oneself, others and the office environment.

Percentages noted serve as rough guidelines, and the incumbent needs to demonstrate appropriate flexibility and be prepared to adjust responsibilities on an as needed basis in response to changing workplace priorities and constituency demands.

Minimum Qualifications*
Education and Experience: Bachelors 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.

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of health education theories, research, and program assessment; planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs; and industry standards for the delivery of health education in higher education. General knowledge of, or the ability to learn quickly, current and emerging college age student health problems and existing methods of intervention and control. Working knowledge of the principles of educational and social psychology and how these apply to health education programs; and applicable industry standards and practices for health promotion such as those found in the American College Health Association¿s (ACHA) Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education.

Abilities: Ability to assess needs and establish or recommend program priorities and goals and develop plans to achieve goals; collect, compile, chart, and analyze data pertinent to health education program planning; plan, organize, conduct or oversee a variety of health education program and activities including discussion groups and workshops; develop educational materials and media such as pamphlets, audio and video materials, and electronic media; present ideas and information accurately, effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing; use computer and web-based information technology systems as a resource for research and providing health education programs; maintain confidentiality consistent with applicable laws and regulations; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, students, medical, and other health professionals, representatives of the news media, and other community groups.

Preferred Qualifications
An American Public Health Association (ACHA) approved Master¿s Degree in public health with emphasis on health education; a Masters Degree in health science or public health administration or equivalent; and/or national certification is highly preferred.
Experience developing, implementing and coordinating programs related to health and wellness issues, preferably at an institution of higher education.
Experience in the areas of campus prevention and/or outreach.
Working knowledge of supervisory and leadership techniques.
Ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs to meet the needs of an ethnically
and culturally diverse university campus.

Core Competencies - embody the following competencies:
Bias toward collaboration and teamwork.
Effective oral, written and nonverbal communication skills.
Customer/Client Focus with and emphasis in problem solving and resolution.
Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.
Diversity and inclusion.

License/Certification Required
Incumbents hire is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

Incumbent must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty and staff.

Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.

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