Health Promotions Specialist

Southern Oregon University  |  Ashland, OR

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Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Health Promotions Specialist

Job Type: Health/Wellness/Drug and Alcohol
Location: Ashland, OR
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 11,000 Students
Employer ID: 24607

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

Health Promotions Specialist

Southern Oregon University


Posting Number: A00350

Transcripts:
Administrator candidates hired for a position that requires a post-secondary degree shall provide copies of transcripts prior to start of employment to Human Resources.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please contact Human Resources for assistance.

For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553

FTE: 1.0
Department: Student Health and Wellness Center
Job Location: Ashland (15 A)
Salary/Rate: $41,667 - $45,833
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Administrative Appointment Type: Renewable
Position Type: Academic Year

Position Summary:
The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) at Southern Oregon University promotes optimal health, prevention and well-being of students through quality educational, counseling and primary care services. These services are provided on campus, during daytime hours during the work week. Educational services are provided on evenings and weekends, and may also take place jointly with partner and other entities that serve the broader local community. Services are delivered in a setting and manner that facilitate the healing and learning processes, promote professionalism, represents the SHWC and SOU positively, and are supportive of the academic goals and programs of SOU.

The Health Promotions Specialist is responsible for program planning, implementation, and evaluation/assessment of health promotion/disease prevention programs for the campus. The Health Promotions Specialist coordinates and facilitates the development of campus-wide wellness programs that integrate academic learning, student development, environmental support, programming, and policies that foster individual, interpersonal and community health, social justice and inclusion.

Areas of responsibility include prevention, environmental intervention, outreach, health information marketing, mental health & health education. Assignments may change annually or more frequently in order to respond to campus health concerns and priorities.

The Health Promotions Specialist performs the duties as stated above in a collaborative team environment, contributing positive, constructive and professional interaction with all SHWC staff and the campus community, with the goal of providing an efficient and quality system of patient care and education.

This successful candidate for this position will utilize guidance from the American College Health Association Health Education Standards, the AAAHC Standards for Health Promotion, Council for Academic Standards (CAS) principles and other emerging evidence-based programs and best practices in college health.

Diversity Statement:
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

Minimum Classification Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor's degree in health promotion, public health, health education, or related field.
  • Minimum of three years of health promotion and prevention work experience.
  • Experience conducting needs assessments and using results to guide programmatic decisions.
  • Experience conducting program evaluations, interpreting findings and developing programmatic and strategic response to the findings.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's or advanced degree in health promotion, public health, health education, or related field.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
  • Health promotion experience in a higher education setting.
  • Supervisory experience and skill.
  • Involvement in relevant professional associations (ACHA, APHA, NASPA, etc.).

    This position must possess and maintain a current, valid Driver License:
    No

    This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check:
    Yes

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated knowledge and applications of student development and learning, health promotion, behavior change and population based theories and models.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in a broad array of health topics which may include: health oriented behavioral modification strategies, motivational interviewing, stress management, alcohol and other drugs, suicide, violence, sexual assault prevention, management of acute and chronic illness, nutrition, weight management, physical activity promotion, sexual health, healthy relationships, mental health.
  • Presentation skills, especially with respect to diverse populations.
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Excellent written/oral/interpersonal communications skills.
  • Experience with/ability to support a diverse population.
  • Ability to interpret and consistently apply a wide variety of policies and procedures. Ability to work with frequent changes in policies and procedures, under pressure of deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to coordinate various matters and determine the relative importance of each; ability to work with a high level of productivity and accuracy/attention to detail. Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to adapt to and work effectively in a heavily bureaucratic environment which requires regular interaction with a number of levels within the organization and outside agencies.
  • Proven ability to promote and enable high performance as individuals and as teams. Strong personnel management skills, including strategic planning, the ability to manage multiple functions, and organize institutional resources to meet goals and objectives.
  • Analytical and research skills; ability to gather, evaluate, and to develop well-reasoned conclusions and recommendations. Ability to proactively assess work operations and anticipate potential problems; ability to develop and implement strategies for preventing/resolving problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain standards of Promotion and Prevention, SHWC operations, and related community collaboration.
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, visually, verbally and in writing. Demonstrated customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism to effectively handle a broad range of sensitive interpersonal situations.
  • Ability to work with a high level of productivity and accuracy/attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, and productive work atmosphere in and outside the University.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective and respectful working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to adapt to and work effectively in a bureaucratic environment which requires regular interaction with a number of levels within the organization.
  • Working knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, university infrastructure, policies and procedures.

    Special Conditions:
  • Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
  • Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special tasks. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
  • This position classification has been defined as “exempt” and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.
  • Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
  • Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):
    -Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime
    -Position classifications defined as “non exempt” are subject to overtime
  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.

    Notice to Prospective Employees:
    Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”),requires that prospective employees be notified of the availability of SOU's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use, possession and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime prevention.

    An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR)can be accessed at the following link:
    https://inside.sou.edu/assets/security/AnnualCrimeReportFinal.pdf. A physical copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email clerycoordinator@sou.edu.

    Posting Date:
    11/16/2018

    Application must be received by for priority consideration:
    12/31/2018

    Anticipated Appointment Begin Date:
    02/01/2019

    Contact Name for Applicant Questions:
    Human Resources

    Contact Email:
    hrs@sou.edu

    For more information or to apply, please visit:
    http://jobs.sou.edu/postings/7564

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to:

    Southern Oregon University
    Human Resource Services
    Churchill Hall, Room 159
    1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
    Ashland, OR 97520

    For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541) 552-8553.

    Diversity Statement
    Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.






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