Position

Health Education Coordinator

Department

Student health Services

In this role you will

The Health Education Coordinator Develops health promotion initiatives for the campus community under the supervision of the Director of Student Health Services. Designs, implements, and evaluates health education strategies aimed at influencing health behaviors of college students with the goal of preventing physical and mental health problems, enhancing student wellness, and promoting academic success.

To be successful in this role, qualified applicants will have

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AS OUTLINED IN THE CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATION

CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER

  • Bachelor's Degree (120 hours) in public, mental, and/or medical health education, social work, psychology, student personnel/affairs, nursing, education or communications
  • Two (2) years (24 months) of experience conducting professional presentations, seminars or closely related programs and/or providing health education

Responsibilities

  • Health promotion initiatives: Establish a campus-wide agenda addressing the unique needs and assets of students on main campus, El Centro, and CCICS campus sites. Design and implement evidence-and theory-based college health promotion initiatives in accordance with Student Health Service goals and the strategic plan of the university. Develop a broad range of health and wellness programs based on measurable behavioral objectives that can be implemented through a variety of interventions. Analyze program data and report the outcomes and effectiveness of health promotion initiatives in relation to student wellness and success.
  • Collaborative teamwork: Initiate leadership in coordinating multi-disciplinary programs focusing on physical and mental health topics for the college community. Outreach to campus units and community partners to coordinate and implement a broad range of health/wellness activities on the main campus, El Centro, and CCICS locations. Participate as a member of the Student Health Services team to develop and implement health and wellness activities. Attend and actively participate in Student Health Services departmental meetings and in-service workshops. Collaborate with the Office of the Dean of Students to develop and implement educational programming about alcohol and drug use/misuse. Partner with Counseling Services on mental health initiatives for the campus community. Develop and implement campus initiatives related to DVSAS (domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking) prevention in close collaboration with the Project Director for DVSAS Prevention. Assist with research, writing, and submission of grants to supplement programming.
  • Community health needs assessment: Assess the health status, needs, and assets of students and develop strategies to meet the needs of students on a variety of core health issues (i.e. alcohol use, sexual health, mental health, nutrition, exercise, stress management, sexual violence prevention, etc.) Conduct population-based, environmental assessment of campus and community health needs and resources in collaboration with other college departments. Track trends in student health status and behavior:
  • Campus health advocacy:  Advocate for policies and an environment that address campus and community health. Through health education and advocacy, assist individuals to assume responsibility for the prevention of illness, promotion of health, and enhancement of wellness. Incorporate multicultural diversity and social justice principles into health promotion.
  • Facilitator and peer education: Collaborate with other campus departments to develop a peer educator program. Train, manage, and supervise volunteer staff, staff/student workshop facilitators, student interns, and/or peer educators working on health promotion initiatives.
  • Professional developments: Preferred goal: Obtain and maintain Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES or MCHES) or Certified Public Health Specialist (CPH) certification. Demonstrate evidence of professional growth and knowledge of current theories and practices through participation in continuing education and professional conferences. Actively participate in professional organizations and college health associations.
  • Other duties as assigned

 (This position requires a background check.)

Salary

$50,000  

Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Hours may vary depending on departmental needs)

Appointment

100%

To apply

In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), you must submit the following:

If you have any questions, please email us at CS-Employment@neiu.edu.

Please visit the State of Illinois University Civil Service website for general information. NEIU Employment Services reserves the right not to consider any application on the basis of incomplete information/documents, delay in submission, and disqualifications under the rules of State Universities Civil Service System. Employment Services, however, assures that your application will be duly reviewed on the basis of the classification(s) in which you qualify and, accordingly, will inform you of their decision.

Application Deadline

A current application, affirmative action form, statement of annuitant status form, official transcript(s), resume and cover letter must be submitted by the close of business 8/03/2022.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.