Prevention Educator & Peer Mentor Coordinator
Position Summary: This position supports the University's prevention and wellness efforts and is part of a dynamic Health Promotion team that is making a difference, including a positive health behavior culture shift, and changing students' lives. The Prevention/Peer Mentor Coordinator in collaboration with other team members is responsible for utilizing evidence and theory based principles to develop, implement, and evaluate programs, and initiatives that are part of a comprehensive prevention, early intervention, recovery support and wellness strategy for students. This position will train, direct and supervise graduate interns and a student peer educator group. The Coordinator also serves as a member of the on-call advocate team for the UGA campus.
Responsibilities: Develop, implement, and evaluate theory and evidence informed programs and initiatives that are part of a comprehensive approach to prevention, early intervention, and student wellness with a focus on AOD prevention and healthy relationships.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with an advanced degree in health education or a related field; and some experience working with a health education program.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.