The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Pennâ™s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
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The Health Educator will oversee health education assessment, program planning, program implementation and program evaluation relating to health and wellness issues impacting the student population. This position also oversees the coordination and implementation of new student orientations for Campus Health and Student Health Service, including training of staff, logistics, and marketing.
Develop, implement, and maintain a variety of population-specific, theory- based health promotion and education initiatives that achieve measurable outcomes. This includes:
Collaboration with key stakeholders across campus to develop opportunities to integrate health and wellness programming for specific student populations
Attention to detail and logistics management
Evaluation of interventions, contribution to annual progress reports for existing programs, and more frequent progress reports for new programs
Support health communication efforts (e.g. print and social media)
Survey development, focus group design and facilitation, data analysis etc.
Plan and conduct campus community assessments of health risks, needs and interest
Plan, coordinate, and implement all new student orientation and outreach activities for Student Health Service and Campus Health including:
Development of marketing materials
Recruit and mentor student involvement and leadership in health promotion issues, including the coordination of health-related student groups and advisory boards.
Provide in-service trainings for faculty, staff and administrators, and present at local and national conferences, on the promotion of health for students
Identify grant opportunities and funding sources for health and wellness initiatives. Write applications and apply for identified grants and funding sources at the local, state and national level. Support research activities.
Other duties and responsibilities as required.
This job may include alternate work schedules with evening and weekend hours required.
A Bachelor's Degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; a Masters in public health or related field preferred. Public health experience strongly preferred. Experience in data analysis and/or program evaluation a plus. We are a highly diverse staff serving a highly diverse student body; successful candidates will show demonstrated experience working with diverse religions, cultures, and beliefs. Must be able to work cooperatively with a variety of individuals, exhibit appropriate sensitivity to others, and interface effectively and inclusively with students. Proven skills in a variety of public health areas. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication, as well as analytical and critical thinking skills.
Job Location - City, State
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$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00003192
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.