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Rutgers The State University Health Education Specialist in Newark, New Jersey

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Health Education Specialist
Job Category Staff & Executive - Student Affairs and Services
Department Student Health - Nwk
Overview
Posting Summary
Rutgers University-Newark, an urban public research university and anchor institution located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Health Education Specialist. Reporting to the Director of Health Promotion Division (HPD), the Health EducationSpecialist is a crucial member of the team in fulfilling HPD's mission: to make wellbeing easier. This individual is responsible for developing a comprehensive health promotion strategy and implementing environmental approaches to support student health and wellness on campus.This position is responsible for and not limited to the following.
  • Specific areas of oversight include qualitative and quantitative assessment and evaluation, peer education, peer applied theatre, peer wellness coaching, evidence-informed interventions, informational services for outreach, and a socio-ecological approach to support campus/University policies and initiatives in order to cultivate a nourishing campus culture across all 10 dimensions of wellbeing (career, digital, emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, multicultural, physical, social, and spiritual).
  • Works collaboratively with other members/departments within the Health and Wellness Unit of the Division of Student Affairs, as well as with departments throughout the Newark campus and University to form collective goals and foster a health promoting environment. This person represents HPD throughout the Newark campus and surrounding community while participating in cross-collaborative teams promoting wellness, health equity, and working toward social justice. This individual must be able to respond to and advocate for diverse student needs, and build support, collaboration, and community.
  • Supervises and mentors student office managers and student staff
  • Supports the department's outreach, marketing, and communication
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
This position requires a fully on-site work arrangement.
FLSA Exempt
Grade 05
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 63518.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 79089.000
Annual Maximum Salary 94659.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to .
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP
Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Requires a Master's degree in a related field OR or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience that demonstrates applied knowledge in developing curriculum, implementing, and evaluating health education programs with adult learners.
  • Also requires a minimum of two years of relevant experience in health promotion, public health, wellness coaching, or a related field

Certifications/Licenses
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must have highly effective verbal/oral and written communication skills and have demonstrated collaboration and community-building skills
  • Wellness Coach certification, or ability to become certified as a priority
  • Ability to develop training for peer wellness coaches and must be comfortable teaching skills, specifically in positive psychology and motivational interviewing
  • Existing health education knowledge and experience as a generalist
  • Understanding of and experience with issues related to social justice, diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion, working with under-represented minority groups, first-generation student needs, and/or multicultural programs and services
  • Serve a diverse population and work in-depth with peer educators, peer actors, and peer wellness coaches
Preferred Qualifications
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or CHES eligible. Wellness coach certified or eligible.
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in higher education
  • Experience advising peer educators/peer leaders in higher education
  • Master's degree or advanced certification in Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Education, integrative wellness or related field
Equipment Utilized
  • Mastery of Office 365 and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with Canva/Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Working knowledge of traditional office equipment (i.e. copier, scanner, printer, laminating machine, multi-line telephone, laptops, etc....)
  • Familiarity with emerging social media trends and online teaching platforms.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Fast-paced work environment
Special Conditions
Posting Details

Posting Number 24ST0090
Posting Open Date 02/12/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-Newark
Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Newark
City Newark
State NJ
Location Details
Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.
Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to receive an updated (bivalent) vaccine dose. Under Policy 100.3.1 , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, p regnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, p regnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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