Work hours may be required during evenings and weekends. Finalists will be asked to complete a 20-minute presentation to demonstrate communication skills, the ability to relate to college students, and the ability to connect program objectives to presentation content. To be discussed further at interview.
The purpose of the position is to develop and implement health promotion and prevention initiatives to address a number of priority health issues using theory and evidence-informed practices, universal, selected, and indicated prevention strategies and environmental management strategies for UT-Austin.
Utilize a public health approach to plan, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of health promotion and prevention strategies that address priority health issues in the UT student population. Use theory and evidence-informed practices and universal, selected and indicated prevention strategies that have a high likelihood of achieving measurable improvements in health behaviors and status and/or academic performance. Develop and coordinate strategies for student engagement in health promotion efforts, including recruiting and advising peer educators on health promotion initiatives and special projects. Support development of peer education/campus health advocate program and curriculum. Utilize qualitative and quantitative data to inform programs and initiatives. Coordinate, develop, implement, analyze, and report on periodic population-based assessments of health status, needs, and assets of students and environmental assessments of campus community health needs and resources. Develop evidence-based and audience-centric health communication messages and campaigns. Manage delivery of health promotion messages via multiple social media outlets. Collaborate with key stakeholders on and off campus to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to a campus culture of wellness. Serve in a leadership capacity in Wellness Network, UT's healthy campus coalition. Ability and willingness to manage projects on a variety of health topics. Supervise student staff including interns.
Exhibits exceptional customer service, professionalism, and team work in all aspects of work. Other related functions as assigned.
Master's or advanced degree in public health, health education or closely related field. Two years of experience directly related to duties/responsibilities of this position. Extensive knowledge of current/emerging college health issues, intervention methods, health behavior change theories, ecological framework and evidence-based practice. Demonstrated ability in core areas of assessment, program planning and evaluation. Demonstrated proficiency in community needs assessment and evaluation including survey design, environmental scans, data collection and other qualitative/quantitative methods. Demonstrated oral/written communication skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality. High level of organizational skills; proven record of delivering quality results in a timely manner. Strong project management skills. Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues. Excellent computer skills; MS Word/PowerPoint/Excel proficient; working knowledge of SPSS. Cultural competency; demonstrated ability to successfully work with a diverse community and provide services from a non-judgmental perspective. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Certified Public Health (CPH), Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) credentialed. Demonstrated experience using innovative technology and methods to enhance outreach efforts. Work experience within a higher education setting or with the college student population. Familiarity with research and best practices in college health promotion. Social media management in a professional capacity. Grant writing skills.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving Exposure to fumes, chemicals, sprays, and commercial items found in standard office conditions, medical clinics, and in repairs and maintenance.