Student Affairs

Coordinator, Health Education and Promotion

Towson University

Towson, MD United States

Job Purpose

The Health Center at Towson University is accepting applications for a Coordinator, Health Education and Promotion to provide direct delivery of health education initiatives to improve the health and well-being of Towson University students. The Coordinator fosters a healthy campus environment that supports student learning, academic performance, and retention.
 
Description
 Plans, implements and evaluates evidence-based, best practice health promotion strategies, programs and activities to reduce student health risk behavior, prevent injury/illness, promote wellness, and improve health status.
Responsible for programming on a variety of health topics including: sexual violence prevention, sexual health, healthy relationships, sleep, cold and flu prevention, cultivating and maintaining wellness, and other primary health care topics. Ensures that all programming and outreach activities meet the needs of Towson University’s diverse student body. Uses an ecological, collaborative approach to health promotion as described in the ACHA ‘s Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education. Uses peer education model where effectiveness has been demonstrated to provide health education to students. Works collaboratively with Student Affairs staff, as well as other campus departments and community agencies in the coordination, planning and implementation of programs and events. Incorporates evaluation methods, including student learning outcomes, into all programming activities.

Keeps patient education materials and resources updated and available for staff and students. Identifies or develops on-line wellness and health education resources. Provides consultation with students on health issues and resources available on campus and in the community. Works with and orients peer health educators, interns, and health education volunteers as appropriate to carry out health education and promotion activities. Supports the Healthy Campus mission by incorporating objectives and strategic priorities into programming, marketing, and evaluation of health education and promotion activities. Develops and coordinates social marketing campaigns and special health-related events, such as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, in collaboration with the Health Center staff, Healthy Campus Task Force, Student Affairs staff, and other campus departments and community agencies. Coordinates marketing initiatives for all Health Center services. Other duties as needed, including but not limited to: coordinating outreach activities with the Assistant Director of Health Education and Promotion and other campus and community partners on issues of joint concern, and serving on campus-wide and Divisional committees including the Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Education committee.

 
Qualifications
 Master's degree. One year of experience in college health, health promotion, or other health related experience. Knowledge of current and emerging college health issues; understanding of theories and models of health promotion and behavioral change; experienced in the design, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based, cost-effective, best practice health promotion programs; proven organizational skills; excellent communication skills, including public speaking; ability to work as a team member and with a diverse population of colleagues and students.

Preferred:
Experience working with college students and peer educators; proven record of successful social media and marketing campaigns; exceptional presentation, facilitation, and interpersonal skills.

A criminal background investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

 
Salary and Benefits $49,206 annually and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.


Requirements

  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Master's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 0 - 2 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

www.towson.edu/jobs