Health Promotion Coordinator

DePaul University  |  Chicago, IL

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Job Overview

Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Health Promotion Coordinator

Job Type: Health/Wellness/Drug and Alcohol
Location: Chicago, IL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 15,000 Students
Employer ID: 20841

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other
2-4 Years

Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other
2-4 Years

Position Description

Multicultural Statement

At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us.    

General Summary

The Health Promotion Coordinator will report to the Director in the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness and be responsible for the supervision and support of the peer health educator team. This position is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating health education and messaging consistent with DePaul University's Catholic, Vincentian, and urban identity. Such education includes campus-wide initiatives and communications, as well as activities designed for unique student populations. It requires extensive collaboration with university and community partners to ensure all efforts are successful and students have access to the appropriate resources. This position will provide holistic individual support, resources and education to members of the DePaul community around including substance use/misuse, sexual and relationship violence, stress, mental health and eating disorders.  

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Supervise and support the Peer Health Educator team:
    • Provide direct supervision to the Graduate Health Educator hired to manage the peer health educators.
    • Provide secondary supervision to six - eight undergraduate peer health educators.
    • Attend weekly peer education team meetings.
    • Ensure accuracy and consistency of educational messaging and materials.
    • Attend events as needed.
    • Develop and implement annual and ongoing HEAT training .
    • Hire peer health educators and graduate health educator.
    • Provide ongoing professional development for Graduate Health Educator.
  • Provide holistic health messaging and outreach to members of the DePaul community in domains such as: preventative health care, body image, stress management, mental health, substance use/misuse, sexual health, and sexual and relationship violence as well as further broad-scale messaging campaigns:
    • Maintain, develop and distribute print- and web-based educational resources on health promotion and wellness.
    • Oversee social media health promotion strategies and content.
    • Strategically further the university-wide Take Care DePaul messaging campaign.
    • Collaborate with Substance Misuse Prevention Specialist and Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention Specialist to ensure accurate content.
    • Assist in the message related to responding to campus health related issues (e.g. flu, contagious disease).
    • Coordinate targeted outreach and messaging to underserved/underrepresented populations including students of color, first generation students and other marginalized groups.  
    • Assist in coordinating messaging across campus during national awareness months, such as Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
    • Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to health promotion and wellness.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate health promotion and wellness education campus-wide to promote student wellness in domains such as: preventative health care, body image, stress management, mental health, substance use/misuse, sexual health, and sexual and relationship violence:
    • Plan, facilitate, and evaluate custom educational activities that are designed to promote student wellness.
    • Facilitate substance use/misuse prevention, sexual violence prevention and mental wellness/stress management presentations as needed.
    • Conduct training for campus leaders (e.g. STARS Peer Mentors, Orientation Leaders, Resident Advisors, Chicago Quarter Mentors) on various health related topics as needed.
    • Develop and measure the learning outcomes for educational programs.
    • Coordinate quarterly Brain Fuel Week on both campuses. 
    • Coordinate HIV and STI testing initiative on both campuses.
    • Collaborate with university and community partners as needed to provide successful programs and appropriate resources to students. 
    • Serve on departmental, divisional, and institutional committees. 
    • Assist in keeping data and writing a comprehensive annual report for the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness.
  • Provide holistic support, advocacy and intervention to members of the DePaul community as it relates to other health and wellness issues such as sexual and relationship violence, stress, mental health and eating disorders:
    • Responds to incidents of sexual assault and serves as an advocate for students who have experienced sexual assault or relationship violence including making appropriate on and off campus referrals and understanding Title IX reporting and related university processes.  
    • Completes 40 hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training and 40 Hour Domestic Violence training.
    • Provides holistic support and resources for students on a variety of issues including stress, mental health and eating disorders including making the appropriate on and off campus referrals. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Additional Information

  • Occasional evening and weekend duties will be required throughout the course of the year.  

Salary & Benefits Package:
DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University's mission. For more information, please visit

Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Job Requirements

Education & Experience 

  • Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Public Health or related field required. 
  • 1 to 2 years of professional experience required in health communication, education, community health, public health or counseling or related field required (2 years of relevant graduate experience will equate to 1 year of professional experience). 

Managerial Responsibilities

  • This position provides direct supervision to a graduate intern and secondary supervision to six to eight undergraduate student employees. 

Other Skills & Abilities Required

  • Strong computer skills required.  
  • Experience working with Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word.  
  • Experience with utilizing quantitative and qualitative data preferred.  

Application Information

In order to be considered for this position, you MUST apply online at this link: Thank you!

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