University of Utah Health Educator in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 12/10/2020
Requisition Number PRN24883B
Job Title PS Health Educator
Working Title Health Educator
Job Grade E
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Monday-Friday 8-5 pm, some weekends or evenings
VP Area President
Department 00707 - Center for Student Wellness
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $40,000 to $45,000
Open Until Filled Yes
The Center for Student Wellness ( CSW ) is a confidential and comprehensive wellness office that provides wellness education, trainings and workshops; victim-survivor advocacy services and support; STI / HIV testing for students; and student involvement opportunities. CSW strives to support the mission of the University of Utah by prioritizing student safety, wellness, and success through each of our initiatives and programs.
CSW seeks a Health Educator who is committed to taking a comprehensive and holistic approach to wellness promotion at the University of Utah. This position will actively address collegiate wellness concerns and needs, including but not limited to: interpersonal violence, relationship health, sexual wellness, alcohol and drug use, and more. The successful candidate will plan, implement, and evaluate prevention programming, outreach, activities, and events; will co-advise a student team of peer health education scholars; work alongside other CSW members to identify collegiate wellness concerns and utilize best practices to attend to these concerns; and more.
CSW seeks applicants who are competent in health education and promotion principles, best practices, and behavior change frameworks; has experience with conducting needs assessments and other data collection strategies; and adheres to a harm-reduction, values-neutral, social justice approach to wellness education and promotion. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience working in violence prevention, sexual health, and harm reduction initiatives. This position will take an active role in campus-wide prevention efforts. Applicants must enjoy working with students and be committed to working with a diverse campus community whose experiences, backgrounds and perspectives may be different from their own. This position will report directly to the CSW Assistant Director of Health Education.
Mission of the Center for Student Wellness
The Center for Student Wellness’ mission is to cultivate a holistically well and safe campus community. We believe that wellness and safety is foundational for success and that equitable access to inclusive wellness services, education, and support will create a more resilient, thriving University of Utah. We exist to promote campus wellbeing, provide support for victims and survivors, and engage the next generation in creating a more well, just and empowered campus community.
1. Plan and implement comprehensive wellness and prevention programming and events in accordance with evidence-based strategies that address collegiate wellness concerns and needs
2. Assess health education needs, trends and program impacts using appropriate assessment tools; including using primary and secondary data sources.
3. Update, plan, and implement new and existing wellness trainings for all students (undergraduate, graduate, transfer, international, etc.) and faculty/staff as needed
4. Recruit, train, and co-advise CSW ACES Peer Health Education scholars
5. Co-instruct ACES scholars course for selected student cohort
6. Assist in coordinating confidential HIV / STI mobile clinics and counseling program.
7. Provide tailored health education counseling sessions to students engaging in high-risk alcohol and drug use
8. Assist in CSW outreach and marketing efforts campus-wide
9. Collaborate with campus and community partners to support campus-wide initiatives and activities that relate to the mission of the Center for Student Wellness
10. Serve on campus and community committees and task forces related to student wellness and safety
11. Participate in mandatory training and continuing education
12. Understand and comply with confidentiality related policy and procedure (i.e., Utah Confidential Communications Act, FERPA )
13. Other duties as assigned.
There are two levels in the Health Educator position.
Health Educator I: Candidate must have a BS in health promotion or related field. Ability to demonstrate entry level competence in the 7 Areas of Responsibilities for Health Eduction or 10 Essential Functions of Public Health.
Health Educator II: Candidate must have a BS in health promotion or related field, and four or more years of health education experience. Must also possess and maintain certification as a CHES , MCHES , or CPH . Ability to demonstrate working-level professional knowledge in the 7 Areas of Responsibilities for Health Education or 10 Essential Functions of Public Health.
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills required.
Training in a specific health area may be preferred.
Job Specific Qualifications
Programmatic experience working with violence prevention, harm reduction, and sexual health as it pertains to college population.
• Master’s degree in Health Promotion, Health Education, Community Health, Public Health and/or equivalent work-related experience.
• CHES or MCHES certification
• Experience working in higher education with college students
• Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Certified (40-hour Confidential Communications Act training completed)
• Experience working with communities and individuals whose experiences, identities and perspectives are different from their own
• Experience developing and implementing violence prevention, sexual wellness and/or harm reduction programming
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Priority Review date 12/31/2020
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.