Health Promotion Specialist
Ithaca College Center for Health Promotion (Full time, 10-month position)
The Health Promotion Specialist works under the direction and supervision of the Program Director in the Center for Health Promotion and collaborates with other staff, faculty, administrators, and students at Ithaca College to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion and substance abuse prevention strategies targeted to the IC student population.
1. Instruct resiliency skill building academic course and participate in the evaluation of the course.
2. Develop health and wellness curriculum materials for a variety of health and wellness topics including sleep hygiene, stress management, time management, self-care, alcohol and other substance safety, sexual health, healthy relationships, anti-hazing and more.
3. Provide BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) interventions and other health-related consultations for individual students and groups, most of whom are referred/mandated by conduct and community standards.
4. Provide health-related presentations, workshops, training, and staff development programs.
5. Develop effective health promotion/substance abuse prevention communications for the college community, including web page content, printed materials, and social media messaging.
6. Design and apply quantitative and qualitative research through the use of surveys, focus groups, and interpretation of existing data to support program development and evaluation efforts.
7. Develop and foster collaborative partnerships with student affairs and academic departments and community agencies as appropriate, which includes providing training and consultation, participating in committees, and communicating via phone, email, and in-person meetings.
8. Assist in the supervision of student workers/volunteers/interns who are involved in the Center’s health promotion efforts.
9. Perform tasks related to the administrative coordination of the Center for Health Promotion such as record-keeping, preparing reports and other documents, ordering supplies, and maintaining an orderly physical space in the Center.”
Bachelor’s degree in social work, health promotion, public health, counseling, or closely related field and a minimum of two years of experience in college or community health promotion; experience in substance abuse education and/or counseling; excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills; ability to embrace and engage with harm reduction principles as related to alcohol and other drug use, sexual activity, and other risk behaviors present in the college population; ability to work a flexible schedule with occasional evening or weekend hours are required. Master’s degree preferred.
• Interested applicants must apply online and attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references. Questions about online applications should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000 or email@example.com.
• Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.
• Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.
We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.
We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.
When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.
Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.
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