The Office of Health Promotion (OHP) at the University of Virginia is seeking applicants for the newly formed position of Health Promotion Specialist. Reporting to the Director of OHP, this position will work with a multidisciplinary team of colleagues in the department and the broader University to develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-informed approaches to reduce the prevalence of sexual violence in the University community. The successful candidate will be adept at using a social ecological perspective to address public health issues from multiple angles including individual interventions, peer education, social norms, community engagement, and policy-based approaches. This position will work closely alongside a Health Promotion Specialist in OHP to integrate programs related to bystander intervention, healthy relationships, and advising of undergraduate student organizations. While students are the primary focus of the endeavors of this position, supporting the wellbeing and health of students necessitates considering and supporting the welfare of staff and faculty. This is a full-time 12-month University Staff position with all state benefits.
Internal Number: R0005005
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.