Health Education Coordinator

Central Washington University  |  Ellensburg, WA

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Health Education Coordinator

Job Type: Health/Wellness/Drug and Alcohol
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 11,000 Students
Employer ID: 31153
Application Deadline: 08/10/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation


Salary Range:
$40,387 - $49,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Salary Range:
$40,387 - $49,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
0-1 Year

Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
0-1 Year

Position Description

The Health Education Coordinator is part of CWU’s Wellness Center team. The Wellness Center supports CWU’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential for success. This position will initiate, develop, and manage health promotion activities that maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles at CWU. This position serves individual students by providing confidential health assessments or referrals and also serves as a back-up sexual assault response provider. Collects and analyzes data to identify campus needs. Plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate programs that encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments.

The Health Education Coordinator will initiate and maintain contact with other departments, student groups, and organizations to better inform the CWU campus of Wellness services (i.e. Residence Life, Student Involvement, Recreation, Diversity and Equity Center, ASCWU-BOD, Public Safety and Police Services). This position collaborates with faculty on issues relating to curriculum infusion and assist in classroom instruction as appropriate; and may serve as a back-up representative of CWU and Wellness on various community coalitions/organizations.

Job Requirements

Health Promotion Programming/Coordination
- Plan campus-wide health promotion events on behalf of the Wellness Center (i.e. Alcohol Awareness Week, Mental Health Promotion, Women’s Health Week, and Violence Prevention) and collaborate on other campus group efforts.
- Initiate and maintain contact with other departments, student groups and organizations to better inform the CWU campus of Wellness Center services (i.e. Residence Life, Campus Life, ASCWU-BOD, Residence Hall Association, Public Safety and Police Services).
- Collaborate with faculty on issues relating to curriculum infusion and assist in classroom instruction as appropriate.
- Conduct on-going training seminars to enhance skills and training for campus community.
- Coordinate the timely revision, ordering, distribution, and evaluation of health education materials for the Wellness Center.

Peer Health Educator Supervision
- Work collaboratively with Wellness staff to recruit, train, and supervise student employees and volunteers in foundational information pertaining to college student health, principles of information and service delivery, and knowledge of Wellness Center service areas.
- Manage Peer (Student) Health Educators, which involves the recruitment, selection, training, supervision of the students, and evaluation of their programming goals and objectives.

- Establish baseline and comparative measures that assess progress toward Wellness Center goals and provide snapshot of student behavior.
- Participate in the assessment of all Wellness Center health promotion activities, including the peer educator program, all outreach, and all services and outreach programs provided by students reporting to this position.
- Create/compile quarterly reports of assessment results.
- Help coordinate and distribute National College Health Assessment and other surveys as appropriate.

Other Support:
- Serve individual students in counseling role as both back-up sexual assault response provider and provide confidential health assessments and referrals in absence of other professional staff.
- Assist Director with strategic planning and implementation of short and long term plans for Wellness operations.
- Assist Director in compiling and publishing annual reports.
- Research and apply for grants to support program expansion.
- Support design and development of the Wellness Center website.
- Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Health Education, Social Work, Public Health, or related field; or Bachelor’s degree AND any combination of education and experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Demonstrated experience in the area(s) of sexual health (including sexually transmitted infections and birth control; mental health (including suicide prevention); and/or nutrition, exercise and positive body image.
Demonstrated ability to design, coordinate, implement and evaluate health promotion programs for diverse populations.
Demonstrated skill designing and delivering effective presentations and/or trainings to groups.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Health Education, Higher Education, Social Work, Public Health, or related field.
Experience working with individuals in the 18-25 year age range.
Two or more years of experience in peer health education program development, with an emphasis on training, supervision, and retention of volunteers.
Knowledge of primary health issues for college students.
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), or able to obtain within a year of employment.


Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Community Outreach/Collaboration: Ability to organize campus and community members for common health outcomes.

Central Washington University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity/Title IX employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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