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Health Education Specialist **New screen date**

Company: Montana State University, Inc
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Working within a public health framework, the Health Education Specialist collaborates with Montana State University staff, faculty, administrators, and student leadership groups, and community agencies to advance student success by working to prevent the development of personal and campus population-level health problems while enhancing individual, group and institutional health and safety. Initiatives will be based on research, theories, and evidence informed practices. The Health Education Specialist reports to the Director of Health Advancement. All procedures, programs, resources and budget expenditures should be determined in collaboration with the supervisor. The Health Education Specialist is expected to comply with all university policies and procedures and provide a safe and welcoming environment to all MSU students.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop, implement and evaluate health advancement initiatives that affect individual health behaviors and environmental factors. Develop measurable goals and objectives for health advancement initiatives. Implement evidence-informed health advancement initiatives . Advocate for policies that address campus and community health. Develop, implement, and analyze periodic student health surveys. Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate student interns, educators, leaders, volunteers or workers to assist with healthy campus initiatives. Provide educational presentations to a broad audience, including students, faculty, administrators, and community stakeholders. Assist and participate in coaching, body image awareness activities and other support roles as needed.

Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Master's degree in public health, higher education, public health policy, health promotion, or other related field, or an equivalent combination of a Bachelor's degree and relevant work experience. Experience working as a health promotion professional beyond internships or summer jobs. Experience in developing strategic goals and measurable outcomes for health promotion programs and services. Demonstrated communication skills that contribute to successful collaborations with relevant stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Experience working in a health promotion programs with students on a college campus. Knowledge of current and emerging issues regarding wellness, health, learning, higher education, socio-ecological model, behavior change, systems, built environments and evidence-based practice and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge to a population in a higher education setting. Well Coaches Certification or willingness to obtain certification with one year of employment. Experience in social media and health communications strategies. Experience in training and supervising student workers. Experience in data collection, analysis, application and assessment.

The Successful Candidate Will

Provide responsive, high quality service to the MSU community, representatives of outside agencies and members of the public by providing accurate, complete and up-to-date information, in a courteous, efficient and timely manner. Exercise leadership and problem-solving skills in analyzing wellness and health promotion needs of emerging adults, especially college students. Handle multiple projects simultaneously, manage time efficiently, prioritize tasks, and balance shifting demands. Work effectively in a team oriented environment.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? Yes

Keywords: Montana State University, Inc, Bozeman , Health Education Specialist **New screen date**, Other , Bozeman, Montana

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