Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) seeks a Health Educator and Prevention Coordinator who will work under the direction of the Executive Director of Integrated Health and Wellness. This position advocates for and leads efforts to develop health practices that promote personal development and student success, as well as evaluates, documents and communicates campus health needs using a public health/health promotion orientation. The Health Educator and Prevention Coordinator engages students, campus leadership and partners in developing a common vision that supports the holistic vision for an integrated model of health and wellness and leverages systems to foster a shared culture of student wellbeing. The selected candidate will use data to develop strategies that expand protective factors in support of mental, physical and relational wellbeing, and reduce personal and community health risk factors while maintaining alignment with institutional values. The Health Educator and Prevention Coordinator nurtures a culture of wellbeing in all aspects of student life, responding to the diverse and changing needs of the student body while demonstrating cultural competence and a commitment to equity, inclusion and to identifying and removing barriers to access.
Plan, implement, evaluate, and modify, as appropriate, theory-based and evidence-informed student health promotion strategies, policies, programs, and services. Collaborate with key stakeholders on and off campus to develop and implement a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to health for students.
Develop strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for health promotion programs and services. Rigorously evaluate effectiveness and continuously track progress.
Develop, implement, and analyze student health measurement tools to 1) provide baseline and follow-up health data, 2) identify program needs and priorities, 3) evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services, and 4) track trends in student health status and behavior.
Develop and execute strategies to communicate health promotion data and vision campus-wide.
Master's degree in Health Education/Promotion, Public Health, College Student Development, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated ability to develop strategic partnerships.
Two years previous work experience in a college/university environment.
Demonstrated experience in sexual assault/violence prevention efforts, alcohol and other drug prevention initiatives and other health and wellness issues relevant to a college population.
Training and experience as a BASICS provider preferred.
Knowledge of current evidence-based health promotion practices and theories.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, including an understanding of health/wellness issues of across cultures and identities with undergraduate and graduate students.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated technological competence in Microsoft Office and ability to analyze data and summarize key findings and trends.
Presentation and facilitation skills.
Ability to identify and leverage community resources and funding opportunities preferred.
35 hours per week
Documents Needed to Apply:
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
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Internal Number: R-00537
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.