University of Nebraska Medical Center

Health Education Wellness Coordinator/Student Health and Counseling

Deadline: Review begins 6/1/16

Health Education Wellness Coordinator (.75 FTE), Student Health and Counseling, 58370, University of Nebraska Kearney


Job Description or Duties: The Health Education Wellness Coordinator is committed to keeping the student body well-informed about health and wellness topics that are relevant to college students in a positive, interactive, and engaging manner. The Health Education Wellness Coordinator works within and among the offices of Student Health and Counseling and is responsible for educating the campus on a variety of college health topics. The coordinator uses data from student surveys to guide priorities in setting health initiatives and provides creative programming and presentations to students, staff and faculty. Goal is to improve wellness status of students. Responsible for the oversight of student workers and serves as an on-campus resource for fellow students. Coordinates and chairs the UNK Alcohol Task Force coalition and uses marketing communication tactics (such as posters and social media) to encourage position behavior change among students. Topics for presentations and programming may include: Responsible decision making regarding alcohol and other drugs; safer sex; stress management; sleep; nutrition; fitness; body image; mental health; healthy relationships; sexual assault prevention. Sets health goals/priorities for campus education based on ACHA/NCHA data and consistent with initiatives of the offices within Student Health and Counseling. Conduct data analysis utilizing SPSS, IRB, survey development, data trends, etc. Recruits, selects and trains peer health educators and volunteers as well as provides oversight and direction to peer health educators. Grant management: responsible for executing programming consistent with grant funding as well as keeping track of expenses. Coordinate and Chair UNK Alcohol Task Force Coalition, which includes scheduling meeting times with on and off campus stake holders; providing training opportunities to task force members; and, working with members to provide them with resources and grant funds to enhance their alcohol free programs. Plans and implements campus programs and events that promote healthy, safe, and responsible living.


Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Public health, Student Affairs, Communications, Public Relations, or related field. Ability to speak to large audiences on college health topics and facilitate group discussion. Ability to plan large scale health promotion events on campus using data driven methods to guide programming. Ability to use communication skills to educate students and staff on health related topics. Knowledgeable of college health and peer health education trends. Ability to work with people of varying cultures, practices, and sexual orientations. Sensitivity to health topics and willingness to talk candidly about them. Ability to articulate the facts about health-enhancing behaviors and dispel myths and misconceptions. Dedication to health education, health promotion, and the PHE program. Ability to maintain collaborative relationships with students, faculty and staff. Requires the ability to maintain positive relationships within the department and across campus. Requires good communications skills in direct care and management functions. The ability to engage and support student workers. Requires the ability to assess overall mission and goals of the Peer Health Education as well as the ability to think critically and project strategic goals that enhance the department’s mission.


Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Public health, Student Affairs, Communications, Public Relations, or related field. Three-five years of experience in event planning, public speaking and/or marketing.


HOW TO APPLY: Application review begins 6/1/16. For more information and to apply visit http://unkemployment.unk.edu/. For more information about the position contact: Wendy Schardt, 308-865-8047. For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8522 or employment@unk.edu.


SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. NuFlex benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA/CREF and Fidelity.


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