Health Promotion Specialist I

New York, NY
Apr 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Plan, develop and implement innovative health promotion initiatives using theory- and evidence-based principles. Positively and meanigfully affect student population health (including undergraduate and graduate students) through education, communications, programming and policy. Supervise paid and/or volunteer student staff and interns. Provide information and trainings for students on a variety of health issues. Develop, implement, and analyze periodic student health surveys. Identifies target audiences and their needs and, design and implement effective campaigns to meet the health related needs of the increasingly diverse student community.

Required Education:
Bachelor's degree in Health Promotion, Public Health, Community Health, Communications or related fields.

Preferred Education:
Master's degree in related field.

Required Experience:
Up to 2 years' relevant experience, including the planning and implementation of evidence and community-based public health initiatives.

Preferred Experience:
Experience in higher education. Experience in conducting needs assessments and using results to guide programmatic decisions.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to develop and conduct effective presentations and discussions. Demonstrated knowledge of theories and models in areas of health promotion and behavior change. Ability to conduct research and critically review health-related professional literature. Knowledge of word processing, desktop publishing and traditional media. Demonstrated knowledge of new media technologies to develop and deliver information, programs and/or services.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Ability to lead and problem-solve in analyzing health promotion needs of emerging adults, especially college students. Knowledge of environmental management strategies. Social and new media savvy.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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