Position Number: 53001599
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Campus Location: Dahlonega
Job Close Date: 06/18/2017
General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Health Educator.The Health Educator utilizes a wide range of educational methods and techniques, resources and collaborative relationships, to improve health literacy and skills needed to make quality health decisions and avoid harmful behaviors. The Health Educator has a unique opportunity to empower the UNG students and community to take ownership of their health by providing the foundation for program planning based on a thorough understanding and the needs of the UNG population. This is a chance to encourage students to make informed, healthy decisions to provide beneficial lifestyles and nourishing environments conducive for the success of our UNG students. It also provides an exceptional opportunity to lead and teach these methods by working with the Peer Health Educators. The position is a 10 month, full-time, benefited position in Student Health Services, located in UNG's Division of Student Affairs.
Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.
Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Health Educator will:
- Be responsible for creating a campus focus on wellness, including wellness-focused climate assessment, wellness education programs and services, and disseminating wellness-related information to the community.
- Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate students in peer education programs (e.g. Peer Health Advocates).
- Responsible for Health Education budget. Seek out and write grants to fund all types of wellness initiatives. Key participant in health-related grants such as CHOICES and Governors' Office of Highway Safety grants.
- Chair Wellness Task Force, a new initiative designed to bring together various departments to positively affect wellness at UNG.
- Conduct, analyze, and share results from assessment efforts, including climate assessment, programmatic assessment, and the Biennial Alcohol Report.
- Serve as a resource to assist individuals, other professionals, and departments in their initiatives related to health related topics and issues. Assist with NSO/TSO, Weeks of Welcome, FROG Week and other UNG events.
- Collaborate with other departments (Student Counseling, Corps, Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Disability Services, Title IX, Dean of Students, Residence Life, and Academic Departments ) to provide innovative, holistic, health-related programming to UNG students.
- Actively participate in strategic planning and innovation efforts for the Division of Student Affairs
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of and competence with health and wellness related topics
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to speak effectively to small and large groups.
Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in Nursing or Master's degree in Public Health, Health Education, Health Promotion, or closely related field
- Administrative skills and at least three years experience.in Health Education or related field
- Current Georgia Nursing License if RN, or Certification in Health Education, preferred
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Special Instructions to Applicants: The successful candidate must be able to pass a background check which will include a credit check. Please submit contact information for three professional references.
Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.
We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.
The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.