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Health Promotion Specialist

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Working Title: Health Promotion Specialist

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Elson Student Health Center

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-20-2018

Posting Summary:
The Office of Health Promotion (OHP) at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for the new position of Masculinity Specialist. Reporting to the Director of OHP, the Specialist will work with a multidisciplinary team in the department and the broader University to develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-informed approaches through the lens of masculinity to reduce the prevalence of sexual violence and hazing in the University community. The Masculinity Specialist will work closely alongside a Health Promotion Specialist in OHP to integrate programs related to bystander intervention, hazing prevention, and advising undergraduate student organizations. While students are the position's primary focus, supporting the well-being and health of students necessitates considering and supporting the welfare of staff and faculty.

A Master's degree in Public Health; Social Work; Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Counseling; Higher Education Administration; or a closely related field of study and at least two years of relevant professional experience is required.

An understanding of behavior change theories, the Social Ecological Model, Social Norms Theory, Motivational Interviewing, levels of prevention, and social marketing principles is essential. Experience in advancing evidence-based health promotion models and national best practices is necessary. The capacity to approach situations using a social justice framework that recognizes systems of privilege and power is required. The successful candidate is adept at using a social ecological perspective to address public health issues from multiple angles including individual interventions, peer education, social norms, community engagement, and policy-based approaches. The Specialist must also demonstrate:
- Knowledge of healthy and toxic concepts of masculinity and their impact on high risk behaviors.
- Commitment to incorporating intersectionality of multiple identities (i.e. race, gender, class, etc.) as a core tenet of one's approach to violence prevention.
- Strong commitment to the educational purposes of the Department of Student Health.
- Working knowledge and experience in prevention intervention evaluation.
- Ability to speak and write clearly with various populations.
- Proficiency in report writing and Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in understanding the nature of high-risk new member activities in student organizations; applying motivational interviewing techniques; working with all-male student organizations; understanding undergraduate students' development issues, emerging needs, and interests; and applied research. MCHES or CHES certification is preferred.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624088. Complete an application online, attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. The position is open until filled. For questions regarding the position or application process contact Michele Jarman, [email protected]

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Understanding of behavior change theories, the Social Ecological Model, Social Norms Theory, Motivational Interviewing, levels of prevention, and social marketing principles.

Experience in advancing evidence-based health promotion models and national best practices.

Capacity to approach situations using a social justice framework that recognizes systems of privilege and power.
Demonstrated knowledge of healthy and toxic concepts of masculinity and their impact on high risk behaviors.

Demonstrated commitment to incorporating intersectionality of multiple identities (i.e. race, gender, class, etc.) as a core tenet of one's approach to violence prevention.

Ability to speak and write clearly with various populations.

Strong commitment to the educational purposes of the Department of Student Health.

Working knowledge and experience in prevention intervention evaluation.

Proficiency in report writing.

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