GOHS Peer Health Educator - Institutional Student Worker (Grant-Funded)

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Job Title: GOHS Peer Health Educator - Institutional Student Worker (Grant-Funded)
Location: UNG-Dahlonega, GA
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 234949
About Us

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Summary

The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a GOHS Peer Health Education on the Dahlonega campus. This position will work closely with the Associate Director for Wellness and Health Promotion and the team of volunteer Peer Health Educators (PHEs) to plan, promote, and implement educational events and activities on various health issues. This position is a grant funded, 10 hours per week at $7.50 per hour. This is a paid student leadership position. Successful candidates will serve as a primary team lead for the volunteer PHE membership. They are expected to serve as leaders and role models in their efforts. Their work will support the UNG PHE mission: to empower students with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed, voluntary choices regarding all aspects of wellness. The GOHS PHE will have several training opportunities on various health related topics to better plan and promote health education topics. Training may include alcohol education, driving while impaired, distracted driving (texting/phone use while driving) and seat belt usage. The ideal candidate should be interested in leading a group of peer volunteers in pro-actively addressing health issues relevant to the GOHS Young Adult Highway Safety Program grant, among college students.

  • Work collaboratively with the campus Health Educator to create a strategic plan for peer-led health education.
  • Remain available and in contact with all PHEs to maintain communication and forward progress towards established goals.
  • Build relationships with the volunteers to encourage their leadership development and group cohesiveness.
  • Must be a role model for responsible and healthy lifestyle choices and enthusiastic about educating their peers on wellness issues.

Oversee the work of the volunteer PHEs, including but not limited to:

  • Maintain organized calendar of upcoming presentations and events.
  • Record notes for all PHE meetings.
  • Make sure that all events and presentations are properly planned.
  • Delegate tasks to work-groups and maintaining contact with work-group leaders to ensure follow-through and completion.
  • Provide justification statements for GOHS PHE budget use.
  • Ensure PHE resource rooms are organized and well-maintained.
  • Seek out opportunities to work collaboratively with student organizations and other departments to create, publicize, and deliver health promotion programs and events.
  • Serve as a health information and referral resource; support the volunteers to serve in the same capacity ther duties as assigned and as determined as the position evolves.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Must possess a strong interest in preventative health and a desire to affect change in student health behaviors through creative and effective health promotion activities.
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and to be able to communicate effectively with their peers, University employees and possibly, community agencies.
  • Must be able to work as a team member and independently (self-starter).
  • Must be able to organize and manage a variety of projects simultaneously.
  • Must possess positive work attitude and be dependable and responsible.
  • Must be able to work in a team setting and independently.
  • Good organization and time management skills, punctuality, strong written and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Required Qualifications
  • Must be enrolled at the University of North Georgia in a minimum of six (6) credit hours to qualify as a student worker.
  • Must be a full-time student in good academic standing (2.5 GPA).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous student leadership experience preferred.
Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

Other Information
  • This role is not considered a position of trust.


The University of North Georgia is a member of the University System of Georgia and holds designations as a state leadership institution and as The Military College of Georgia.  With more than 18,000 students, the University of North Georgia is one of the state’s largest public universities.  The regional, multi-campus university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate’s degrees to professional doctoral programs.

The University of North Georgia's educational experience provides a solid foundation to help students become civic, professional and military leaders who serve communities locally and globally. UNG's student-focused environment includes quality education, service, inquiry, and creativity.  

UNG is one of only six senior military colleges in the United States and its residential Army ROTC program consistently ranks among the best in the country. UNG competes in NCAA Division II in baseball, softball, golf, basketball, soccer, mixed rifle, and women's cross country.

The University of North Georgia has seven academic colleges and institutes: the College of Arts and Letters, the Mike Cottrell College of Business, the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Education, the College of Health Professions, University College, and the Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis.

At the undergraduate level, UNG offers the Associate of Arts (A.A.) and the  Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees and the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS); Bachelor of Arts (BA); Bachelor of Science (BS); Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA); and Bachelor of Science-Nursing (BSN).

Graduate degrees offered at UNG include: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT); Education Specialist in School Leadership (EDSSL); Master of Education (Med); Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT); Master of Arts in history (MA); Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA); Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling (MS); Master of Science in family nurse practitioner (MS); Master of Science in nursing education (MS); Master of Science in physical education (MS); Master of Science in criminal justice (MS); Master of Public Administration (MPA); Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Music (MM).

The University of North Georgia was formed through the consolidation of North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College, two of the top-performing schools in the University System of Georgia, in January 2013.  Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, UNG comprises five campuses and online opportunities united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society.

UNG’s campuses are located across the northeast Georgia region in Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville, and Oconee County. With easy access to metro Atlanta and Georgia's mountain and piedmont areas, the region features vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities, including Lake Lanier and the the Appalachian Trail.

The University of North Georgia is part of the University System of Georgia Complete College Georgia (CCG) initiative to improve the retention, progression, and graduation of students. Grounded in the successes and strengths of the past and inspired by the potential of the new University of North Georgia, UNG's Complete College Georgia plan seeks to advance educational attainment in the northern part of the state, contributing to the region's workforce and economic prosperity.

To obtain application information for the University of North Georgia, call the Admissions Office at 706-864-1800, or for a closer look at the university, visit www.ung.edu.

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