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Health Promotion Specialist

Job description

Overview

Macalester College seeks to hire a Health Promotion Specialist (.75 FTE) to work in its Laurie Hamre Center for Health and Wellness. The Health Promotion Specialist will develop, implement, and evaluate health and wellness initiatives that are part of a comprehensive well-being strategy for our students. This position works collaboratively across campus to create an environment that supports student success and personal development. 

Responsibilities
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate health promotion initiatives that are evidence-based, collaborative, and culturally inclusive.
  • Utilize evidence-based health communication strategies to collaborate on health campaigns through a variety print, electronic, and social media.
  • Partner with campus departments such as Residential Life to develop training that empowers students in pursuing well-being.
  • Assist in the supervision and active mentoring of student employees (Health Promotion Program Assistants) and volunteers (Sexy Educators) who work to advance peer-led educational initatives.
  • Engage in and promote Macalester’s culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree in health promotion, public health, psychology, or a related field.
  • experience with college student health (may include work as an undergraduate or graduate student).
  • Knowledge of health promotion, behavior change theory, and student development.
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Strong computer skills:  Microsoft Office suite, Google applications, social media platforms.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative, public health-oriented environment.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.  

 

Preferred

 

  • A master's degree in health promotion, public health, health communication, higher education, or a related field.
  • Experience with student supervision.
  • Content knowledge in any of the following:  alcohol and other drug prevention, sexual health and sexual respect, mental health promotion, general wellness. 

 

Application Guidelines

For best consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage by May 24, 2021.  Review of applications will begin immediately. All inquiries about this position should be directed to:

 

Ashley Ellingson

Talent Acquisition Manager

[email protected]

 

Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals.

 

Macalester College - Institutional Overview

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester College has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Benefits

Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit Macalester Benefits for more information about what Macalester has to offer its employees. 

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 5/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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