Public Health Job Opportunities

Wellness Promotion and Prevention Coordinator, Student Health and Counseling, UNK

Required Qualifications:

 Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Health Promotion, Public Health, Student Affairs, or related field. Minimum 3-5 years of experience in event planning, health promotion, public speaking and/or marketing. General knowledge of health topics, public health, health promotion. Strong written and oral presentation skills. Experience in data collection, analysis, assessment and identifying opportunities of use of data. Experience with leadership programs, initiatives specifically related to health and wellness. Experience working with diverse populations/cultural competence and well-being strategies in higher education.                

Preferred Qualifications:             

 Master’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Health Promotion, Public Health, Student Affairs or related field. College health experience. Experience in grant writing or grant management. Proficiency in content creation. A working knowledge of Adobe Products including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date April 12, 2021. For more information and to apply visit UNK Employment Opportunities. For more information about the position contact: Wendy Schardt at 308-265-8047. For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8516 or

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. 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 and Fidelity.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,000 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of over 33,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial, and agricultural center of a large mid-state area. []  The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environmentThe University of Nebraska at Kearney does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies.  UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public. University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Chief Compliance Officer/ADA Coordinator.

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