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Health Educator

University of California-Riverside
Riverside, CA

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Health & Medical Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The Well is UC Riverside's health promotion department focused on holistic well-being, housed within the Health, Well-being, and Safety Division. The Health Promotion Specialist at The Well is responsible for developing, planning, implementing, and evaluating multifaceted, comprehensive student health and well-being education efforts in collaboration with colleagues at The Well and across campus. Topic areas related to this position include physical fitness, well-being, healthy eating, injury prevention, peer leadership and professional development, and other emerging wellness priorities and initiatives. This position will oversee the peer health educator group called Public Health Peers, who helps support public health efforts. This position also coordinates the Power of the Peers Network, a group of over 30 peer educator and mentor groups across campus, to provide collaborative training and professional development opportunities to student leaders. In partnership with The Well Director, the Health Promotion Specialist is responsible for maintaining a program budget, staying current on health trends and needs of college students, and researching and implementing evidence-based health promotion programs and best practices. The Health Promotion Specialist will work from a public health and social justice lens and promote holistic well-being for students campus-wide within their topic areas. This position will also work in partnership with several departments to develop well-being programs tailored to support the needs of specific UCR populations, including but not limited to student-athletes, graduate students, fraternity and sorority groups, LGBTQIA2S+ students, students with disabilities, and student communities that may experience discrimination or marginalization and who are systemically exposed to additional harm. The Health Promotion Specialist assists with marketing, student engagement efforts, student staff supervision, and training and will work closely with The Well's Health Education staff on collaborative well-being programming.A presentation will be required as a part of this interview process. The full salary range for the Health Promotion Specialist is $59,000 - $103,400 annually. However, the expected pay scale for this position is up to $65,000 annually. We base salary offers on a variety of considerations, such as education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other business and organizational needs. Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.As a university employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.


The University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.

We are located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations.

Widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, UCR's current enrollment is over 19,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.

UCR plays many roles. As a university, we help educate students to reach their potential and goals. As the only public research university in Inland Southern California, we are on the leading edge of pioneering research that affects the challenges each of us face daily. As a proud member of the Riverside and Southern California communities, UCR's impacts extend beyond just educating students, including contributions to the local economy and promoting positive growth.

The University of California, Riverside serves the needs and enhances the quality of life of the diverse people of California, the nation and the world through knowledge – its communication, discovery, translation, application, and preservation. The undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs; research programs; and outreach activities develop leaders who inspire, create, and enrich California’s economic, social, cultural, and environmental future.

With its roots as a Citrus Experiment Station, UC Riverside is guided by its land grant tradition of giving back by addressing some of the most vexing problems facing society. Whether it is assuring a safe, nutritious, and affordable food supply; stimulating the human mind and soul through the humanities and arts; or finding solutions to the profound challenges in education, engineering, business, healthcare, and the environment, UC Riverside is living the promise.

Located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California, the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities — air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UCR provides a gathering place where scholars can pursue their life's work in an academic setting that encourages faculty to make a difference in the world. The university provides faculty members with the resources, support and stimulation needed to reach their goals.

UCR has a commitment to excellence and a proven track record of innovation and collaboration. Every day, our diverse faculty brings an entrepreneurial spirit to showing what a public university is capable of in the 21st century.

In the process, our faculty makes a global impact while remaining leaders for innovation in Inland Southern California.

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