Health Education Specialist (R3349)
- Admin - Health and Medical Services
- Admin - Student Affairs and Services
- Admin - Counseling
Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,700 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship.
These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.
Title: Health Education Specialist
Department: Department of Student Wellness
Campus: Queens and Staten Island
The Department of Student Wellness seeks an energetic and dedicated individual to promote healthy lifestyle choices within a multi-cultural environment that values and supports guiding students to make informed decisions about their wellbeing. A major focus of the position will be to provide leadership in sexual violence prevention on campus and assist in the coordination of the University's programming efforts in this area. Applicant will also provide leadership and coordination of the Wellness Peer Education program.
The recently expanded program for Wellness Education is part of an integrated wellness area that also includes Student Health Services and the Center for Counseling and Consultation. The Department of Student Wellness is composed of a multidisciplinary team of professionals including psychologists, social workers, counselors, consulting psychiatrist, nurses, consulting physicians, a wellness coach, a nutritionist, and a team of graduate assistants.
The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of the field of health education and possess expertise in specific interest areas for college students such as wellness programming, alcohol and substance abuse, healthy relationships, etc. Specific prior experience in the field of sexual violence prevention is strongly preferred. The individual should exhibit an intense passion for working with students and creating programming that is timely, relevant and promotes participation, discussion, and learning.
The Health Education Specialist is responsible for helping to increase the awareness of health-related information and services that are available to promote student wellness and support academic success at both the Staten Island and Queens Campuses. This includes a variety of health-related issues including but not limited to alcohol, drug, and tobacco use, sexual assault, eating disorders, relationships, and mental health. The Health Education Specialist will also:
- Research current health, mental health, and social issues and resources.
- Educate students about such issues and
- Provide and coordinate programming in the area of sexual violence prevention.
- Provide support with the design,
implementation, and evaluation of effective health education and wellness programs.
- Collaborate with other university departments and
professionals to ensure delivery of effective campus-wide health education outreach programs.
- Train and supervise Wellness Peer
Educators in developing health education programs and services on campus.
- Supervise Wellness Peer Education leaders and Graduate
- Participate in relevant conferences and seminars through attendance and provision of presentations.
- Master's degree required, preferably in Social Work, Health Education, Community/Public
Health or Counseling, or related field.
- Experience with a college student population strongly preferred.
- Three to five years
experience in program implementation and coordination, particularly in health education preferred.
- Background and experience in the
area of sexual violence prevention is strongly preferred.
- Knowledge of current health, mental health, alcohol and other drug, and
social issues on university campuses.
- Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and to collaborate with other
- Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity, and ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds.
presentation and discussion skills.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication
- Experience and skill in Microsoft Office programs.
- Familiarity with a variety of social media networks.
- This position is subject to a comprehensive background screen, with employment contingent upon satisfactory results. If access to a University vehicle is required for the position, a DMV check for driving record and valid driver's license is also required.
When applying on line, please be sure to include a cover letter.
St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate
with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program
to meet the diverse needs of our workforce.
Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.