Health Educator

Albany, NY - Posted: 10/31/16 | SHARE:


About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The Health Educator works to mobilize, create, and sustain campus-wide health promotion practices aimed at providing students with the knowledge and skills to develop lifelong strategies to optimize health behaviors.

  • Keep abreast of health education principles and public health issues that directly affect the college-aged population
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate theory-based and evidence-informed health and wellness strategies, policies, programs, and services
  • Collaborate with various University departments to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to health for students
  • Assist with updating department website relative to health and wellness promotion
  • Manage and edit on-line social networking sites with current information and updates
  • Develop strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for health promotion programs and services
  • Develop, implement, and analyze periodic student health assessments that:
    • Provide baseline and follow-up health data
    • Identify program needs and priorities
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services
    • Track trends in student health status and behavior
  • Hire, train, manage, supervise, and evaluate paid and/or volunteer student staff and/or peer educators
  • Incorporate multicultural diversity and social justice concepts and principles into health promotion services


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in public health, health promotion, health policy or health education from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization, or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • A minimum of two years related health promotion work experience, preferably in a higher education environment
  • Evidence of ability to provide leadership and problem-solving skills in analyzing health promotion needs of emerging adults, especially college students
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting needs assessments and using results to guide programmatic decisions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health promotion, behavior change, and population-based theories and models
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-informed health promotion programs/initiatives
  • Demonstrated skills in a variety of educational methods including presentations, workshops, trainings, individual behavior change sessions, and small group discussion/facilitation
  • Flexibility to work in structured and unstructured learning environments and to interact as a team member with professional and administrative staff members
  • Sensitivity to the confidential nature of health related information
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated ability to provide leadership among peers
  • Experience interacting with students, parents, and colleagues under a variety of circumstances
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, social justice, and cultural competence and the ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, manage time efficiently, and prioritize tasks

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Senior Staff Assistant - SL-3

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link


To Apply:

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Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications

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Closing date for receipt of applications:  November 25, 2016

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