Health Promotion Specialist
The Health Promotion Specialist, alongside other Health Promotion staff, coordinates a comprehensive, evidence-based program designed to address the primary health issues impacting undergraduate and graduate students, including (but not limited to) alcohol and other drug use and abuse, sexual health, sexual/relationship violence, sleep, mental health, and emotional well-being.
• Responsible for hiring, training, and supervising peer educators.
• Meets with students individually for consultations regarding their substance use or related concerns and serves as a Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students (BASICS) provider.
• Manages BASICS software program (BASICS Feedback), making any necessary updates or customizations throughout the year to meet student and departmental needs.
• Updates Maxient database with completed interventions to ensure compliance with sanctions.
• Oversees delivery of wellness content for first-year students to include use of a pre-matriculation web-based alcohol education program.
• Develops print and web-based publications for all Health Promotion activities including brochures, and info/fact sheets; maintains office website and related social media accounts.
• Conducts periodic assessments (including the National College Health Assessment) of student health behaviors, experience, and satisfaction including data collection, analysis, and interpretation; tracks trends, measures program effectiveness, and reports on findings.
• Supports bystander intervention education efforts through the development, implementation, and evaluation of trainings/workshops.
• Coordinates various mental health promotion activities to include resiliency and mindfulness curricula.
• Develops and maintains a health advocacy program designed specifically for both international students and graduate students in partnership with Health Services.
• Partners with Health & Wellness Department colleagues (Associate Dean of Students for Wellness, Health Services, Counseling Services, and Health Promotion) in the development of a holistic approach to health and wellness at Babson College.
• Fosters partnerships with key campus partners (Academic Services, Athletics & Recreation, Community Standards, Faith and Service, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Residence Education, Student Engagement, and Public Safety) on various health promotion activities.
• Participates in departmental and institutional diversity and inclusion initiatives; ensures the delivery of culturally competent care for a diverse student body.
• Assumes additional responsibilities as required.
Graduate assistants/internsMinimum Level of Education Required:
Master's degree in Public Health, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Social Work, or related field
Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:
• A minimum of 2-4 years of experience as a graduate assistant/intern, Health Educator or AOD Coordinator in a college or university setting strongly preferred
• Knowledgeable in health content areas relevant to college students, including but not limited to: alcohol and other drug use and abuse, sexual health, sexual/relationship violence, sleep, mental health and emotional well-being
• Must have experience developing and supervising peer education groups
• Must have strong verbal, writing, and presentation skills
• Ability to build relationships and establish collaborative partnerships across the institution
• Must have experience collecting and analyzing data, generating reports, and sharing findings with various stakeholders
• Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment and interact with culturally diverse individuals at all levels of the organization
• Must have experience working independently and as a collaborative team member
• Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
• Envisions and proposes new methods to perform tasks that support ET&A; takes thoughtful risks; and accepts new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.
• Anticipates and embraces change; demonstrates willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.
• Demonstrated technological competence with an appreciation and skill to apply technology in departmental operations and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and social media platforms
• Requires weekend and evening commitments
• While not required, opportunities to gain crisis/on-call experience are available.
Additional Experience, Skills & Abilities:
• Training and experience as a BASICS Provider a benefit, but not required
• Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred, but not required
• Case Management experience preferred, but not required