Senior Specialist, Peer Education/Advocacy
Request/Posting Number 0711876
Classification Title Senior Specialist, Peer Education/Advocacy
Job Class # 491250
Type of Position Administrative Professional
Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100
Department Health Promotion and Wellness - 02120000
Job Category Staff
General Summary Health Promotion and Wellness fosters a thriving and engaged campus community that advances wellness at all levels. The department serves students, staff, and faculty of the University and relies on strategic partnerships across campus and in the surrounding community to implement strategies that support the overall well-being of the University community.
Under the leadership and direction of the Director for Health Promotion and Wellness, the Senior Specialist position supports the department's primary prevention efforts. The position will utilize a public health approach to develop, implement, and evaluate culturally relevant health promotion programs including peer education efforts.
The Senior Specialist is responsible for the coordination of peer-to-peer education within Health Promotion and Wellness. Primary responsibility is the organization of peer programs based on social justice, where peer educators and peer advocates provide inclusive education and outreach on campus. The Senior Specialist advises the Students Ending Rape Culture (SERC) peer organization, and the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (S.W.A.T.) peer organization.
The Senior Specialist is responsible for using assessment data, current research, and promising practices when developing and evaluating existing and new initiatives for the student groups. The position is responsible for developing learning outcomes, and for evaluating all programs delivered to and by the peer advocates.
Programs delivered will focus on priority health areas: stress, positive sexual health and interpersonal relationships, alcohol misuse, sexual and gender based violence, and healthy eating/nutrition.
Required Qualifications 1. A Master's degree in one of the following: Gender Studies, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Health Education, Public Health, College Student Personnel or another related field.
2. Agree to work a schedule that includes regular evening shifts and occasional weekends.
3. Ability to thrive in a cohesive team environment.
4. Skill in both verbal and written communication.
5. Skill in public speaking and group facilitation.
6. Competence working with relevant Microsoft platforms (Office 365, word processing, database, spreadsheet).
7. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. Candidates must have cleared criminal background investigation results before beginning the position.
Desired Qualifications: 1. One ty three years of professional experience working in a Health Promotion and Wellness office, post Master's Degree is preferred. Graduate Assistant work in a Health Promotion program will be considered.
2. Experience working with a peer education program in an advisory capacity.
3. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Certification
4. Demonstrated experience analyzing campus health status data
5. 40 Hour Training as Advocate for Survivors of Sexual Violence and Trauma
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees Masters or higher degree in one of the following: Community Health/Health Education, Public Health, College Student Personnel, Communication, Gender Studies, Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, or another related field.
Hiring Rate/Range $36,000-$41,000
Work Hours Significant evening and weekend work. This position advises two sponsored student organizations under Health Promotion and Wellness.
Proposed Starting Date: July 1, 2019
Posting date 04-10-2019
Closing date 04-25-2019
Special Instructions to Applicants All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.
Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (at least three professional references and contact information), a general writing sample, and resume/C.V. to attach to this application.
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If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity, and Access at 309-438-3383.
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Contact Information Clay Gruenwald
Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting". Resume/C.V.
Optional Applicant Documents
Civil Service Test Not Applicable
Physical Requirements: Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
Push and set-up the Wellness Gazebo.
Work in an environment that requires primarily seated work at a computer.
Ability to effectively, communicate with others both verbally and written.
Ability to lead and attend meetings at various locations on and off campus.