Health Educator

Seaside, California
Feb 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Health Educator



This is a full-time temporary position through June 30, 2017

with possible extension based on funding


Apply Today!  Open until filled.  Application Screening Begins:  Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Under the general supervision of the Director of Health and Wellness Services and day-to-day work direction of the Health Promotion and Prevention Specialist, the Health Educator is responsible for selected components of the Health Promotion and Education Program.  This position supports the overall program by researching, developing, and maintaining health promotion materials, as well as planning, conducting, and evaluating health-related programs, events, workshops, and trainings.  This position promotes awareness of services offered at the Campus Health Center and works collaboratively with the Personal Growth & Counseling Center, Student Disability Resources, Campus Advocate, Campus Chaplaincy, and the third party administrator of the Campus Health Center.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1.  Initiates the planning and implementation of health promotion and education programs.
  2. Provides strong and effective leadership in the development of programs and interventions that address student health-related issues.
  3. Provides oversight and supervision of students participating in the POWER Peer Education and Otter Be Well programs.
  4. Delivers health promotion programs, events, workshops, and trainings to the campus community.Provides consultation with students in health related areas such as nutrition, reproductive health, and smoking cessation.
  5. Enhances initiatives that focus on expanded peer education and effective outreach strategies for prevention, education, harm reduction, and student engagement.
  6. Ensures the appropriate evaluation of all health promotion and education programs.
  7. Maintains close working relationships with other departments and programs within Health and Wellness Services to address broad programmatic issues, and fosters a team approach to specific issues.
  8. Consults and collaborates with Student Affairs and academic departments on the identification of student health needs and delivery of related programming.
  9. Serves on appropriate campus committees.
  10. Establishes and maintains professional relationships with public and private health agencies, including Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System.Researches and applies for public and private grants to fund health promotion programming.
  11. Ensures compliance with appropriate professional standards.

Other Functions:

Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Thorough knowledge of: health education theories, research, and program assessment; planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs; and industry standards for the delivery of health education in higher education.  General knowledge of (or ability to learn quickly) current and emerging college age student health issues and existing methods of intervention and control.  Working knowledge of: the principles of educational and social psychology and how they apply to a health education program; and applicable industry standards and practices for health promotion, such as those found in the American College Health Association’s Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education.

Ability to: assess needs and establish or recommend program priorities and goals, and develop plans to achieve goals; collect, compile, chart, and analyze data pertinent to health education program planning; plan, organize, conduct or oversee a variety of health education programs and activities, including discussion groups and workshops; develop educational resources such as pamphlets, audio/visual materials, and electronic media; present ideas and information accurately, effectively, and concisely, both orally and in writing; use computer and web-based information technology systems as resources for research and providing health education programs; maintain confidentiality consistent with applicable laws and regulations; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, students, medical and other health professionals, Representatives of the news media, and other community groups.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an approved program in health education or a related field.  Equivalent to one or two years of progressively responsible health education experience or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.


Strong background in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug education, with demonstrated competency in harm reduction and multi-systemic interventions.  Proficient in the use of personal computers, including word processing, spreadsheets, and database software.  Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position, including the knowledge and abilities identified above.


An American Public Health Association approved master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis on health education or community health, a master’s degree in Health Science or Public Health Administration or equivalent, and/or national certification are highly preferred.  A working knowledge of community resources within the Monterey/Santa Cruz/San Benito tri-county area and previous university experience are also preferred.  Technical fluency with Banner, Oracle/PeopleSoft, CSU Common Management System or equivalent student information system; Microsoft Office Professional Suite, and Google mail and calendaring programs. 


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with CSUMB.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.  

This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.

This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access; and access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards).

This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority, will be required to participate in annual training, and to immediately forward to University Police all reports of Clery Act crimes brought to their attention.

Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University’s liability coverage. Travel between campus offices and off-campus locations is sometimes required.  This position requires occasional evening and weekend responsibilities, with advanced notice provided.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. 


Anticipated hiring salary in the high $4,000s/month. For salary range info see: Salary Range Information.  CSUMB offers an attractive employee benefits package, CSU Benefits R02. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.


A completed online application and resume must be received by Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review.  Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.  Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.  CSUMB will not fax application materials.

Tentative Timeline:                       

Week of March 20, 2017 – Phone Interviews                                                                                                                      

Week of April 3, 2017 - On-Campus Interviews  

For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Service Center – first floor (map).   Please check the links provided for the respective hours and location of each site.  For additional campus information visit




CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.


All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.



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