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Coordinator of Health Promotion - Gender Violence & Sexual Health

University of Denver
USA, Colorado, Denver

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) is the central student affairs division of the University of Denver.

SAIE supports students in their holistic development through advocacy, collaboration, and education, and we strive to be full partners in students learning experience. SAIE values student centricity; diversity, equity, and inclusion; collaboration; adaptability; and accountability. The Divisions strategic priorities are:

  • Enrich the holistic student experience
  • Elevate & Embed diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Engage purposeful partnerships
  • Enhance staff development, learning & wellbeing
  • Enact sustainable practices & operations

SAIE includes Housing and Residential Education; Student Engagement; Fraternity and Sorority Life; Health and Counseling Center; Inclusion & Equity Education; Disability Services Program; The Cultural Center; Access & Transitions; Learning Effectiveness Program; Veterans and Military Resources; Student Outreach and Support; Student Rights & Responsibilities; Budget, Operations, and Division Resources; New Student Programs; Parent & Family Engagement; and Community and Driscoll Commons.

The Health & Counseling Center (HCC) is an on-campus facility that provides a wide range of on-site medical and mental health services. Physicians, nurses, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other professionals staff the HCC. All students enrolled for academic credit (full-time or part-time, undergraduate or graduate) may use the HCC. This position works in the Department of Health Promotion at the HCC.

The Department of Health Promotion cultivates a thriving DU community through education, engagement, and sociocultural change. Health Promotion provides outreach, workshops, and resources to help DU students make success-oriented decisions related to alcohol and other drugs, mental health, gender violence, sexual health, and other aspects of wellbeing. The Health Promotion team includes professionals, graduate fellows, and undergraduate peer educators. The University of Denver is deeply committed to Inclusive Excellence and Equity and seeks a licensed mental health provider who possesses cultural humility and a strong understanding of systems of oppression and can integrate those perspective into all their work.

Position Summary

Coordinator of Health Promotion Gender Violence and Sexual Health works as part of the HCC Health Promotion team and is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating high quality campus health promotion initiatives that meet the needs of the diverse University of Denver student community.

The Coordinator of Health Promotion Gender Violence and Sexual Health is specifically responsible for overseeing all aspects of Health Promotions gender violence prevention education, bystander intervention, and sexual health programs.

The position serves as the liaison between Health Promotion and the Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment (CAPE) as well as the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX (EOIX). In this capacity, the role participates in various committees and meetings to keep the pulse on trends that inform data-driven programming.

Additionally, this position is equally responsible for creating and fostering positive collaborative relationships with various offices across campus to bring a true multidisciplinary approach to the work.

Essential Functions

Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs, educational materials, and social marketing campaigns to address health and wellness topics including, but not limited to, gender violence (e.g., SAAM, DVAM, etc.), sexual health (e.g., Love, Sex Health Week, etc.), and bystander intervention.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate various prevention education training modules using a variety of media platforms (e.g., EverFi/Vector, Canvas, etc.).
  • Integrate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all initiatives.
  • Incorporate needs assessment data and best practices into programming and consistently makes programmatic changes based on student and general campus environmental need.
  • Develop and utilize learning outcomes, outcome measures, and evaluation procedures for all programs delivered.
  • Closely collaborates with other coordinator positions within the Department of Health Promotion.


  • Initiate campus and community partnerships to expand the scope and impact of gender-based violence prevention education as well as sexual health.
  • Provide health promotion workshops, outreach, and consultations to faculty, staff, and student groups.
  • Represent the Health and Counseling Center and the Department of Health Promotion on campus and community coalitions as assigned.
  • Identifies and collaborates with campus and community partners to develop a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to gender-based violence and sexual health education and programming.

Student Leadership Development

  • Hire, train, and supervise graduate students.
  • Lead knowledge and skill development for undergraduate peer educators.
  • Collaborate with undergraduate peer educators and other student leaders on various health promotion initiatives.

Other Duties As Assigned

  • This position is housed in Health Promotion and reports directly to the Director of Health Promotion. This is a full-time, benefited position. It requires periodic evening and weekend hours.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • This position requires sophisticated written and verbal communication skills, and involves meetings with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners. This position also involves writing educational content, memos, and reports.
  • A basic understanding of math is required. The ability to be given a budget and stay within it is essential. Expertise in quantitative and qualitative data analysis is strongly preferred.
  • Able to concentrate on fine details with constant interruption. Able to remember multiple tasks/assignments given to self and others for a long period of time.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to function independently.
  • Broad perspective, maturity, discretion, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with various coworkers and departments.
  • Positive attitude and ability to adapt to change with equanimity. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
  • Knowledge of social marketing and health communication strategies.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practices.
  • Ability to develop and assess health promotion programs.
  • Ability to encourage and motivate others.
  • Ability to lead challenging conversations with respect, empathy, and effectiveness.
  • Ability to strategically manage a wide range of projects independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong teaching, public speaking, and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging college health issues, primary prevention strategies, health behavior change theories, and evidence-based practices.

Required Qualifications

  • Expertise in gender violence prevention education.
  • Two or more years of relevant experience in public health, higher education, social work, counseling, or related field.
  • One year of experience developing, implementing, and evaluating community health promotion programs.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in in public health, higher education, social work, counseling, or related field.
  • Two or more years of full-time, post Bachelors experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating community health promotion programs.
  • Experience in a higher education setting.

Work Schedule
Typically M-F 8am-5pm, with frequent evening and weekend work during the academic year.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) July 14, 2022. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 9.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $55,000-$60,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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