As a member of the Student Affairs Division and the Department of University Health Services, the person filling this position will contribute to the mission by working with students to meet the Divisional priorities of fostering public health and safety and helping to develop life skills and interaction amongst UMBC students. This is accomplished through the Peer Health Education Program, and other programming efforts and outreach events conducted through the Office of Health Promotion. Students who participate in these events and programs learn essential skills about their health and well-being as it relates to academic and life-long success. Educational areas of interest include alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, sexual and reproductive health, nutrition, stress management, mental health promotion and healthy relationships.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Health Promotion for University Health Services (UHS), the incumbent will promote, coordinate, implement, and evaluate Health Education programs and activities for UHS.
Specific duties include: recruiting, instructing, and supervising members of the Peer Health Educator Program; coordinating the campus-wide health education outreach and programming efforts, as well as individual health education consultations; preparing statistics and reports; marketing programs and services; planning, promoting, coordinating, implementing and evaluating health education programs, health campaigns and activities for UHS; supervising the Peer Health Education Program; coordinating of campus-wide health education outreach and programming efforts as well as individual health education consultations; assisting in collecting and analyzing program data for evaluations; coordinating Mental Health First Aid Training program; representing UHS on divisional committees related to alcohol and drugs prevention and recovery; and performing other duties as assigned.
Areas of programming include: alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; sexual and reproductive health; nutrition; stress management; mental health; and healthy relationships.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Health Education, Public Health, Health Promotion or related field required.
Masters in Public Health, Health Education, Health Promotion, or related field preferred.
At least one year of experience in Health Education or related setting. Experience with teaching or working in higher education preferred.
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration submit application materials by February 11, 2020 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Salary is commensurate with education and experience
UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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