Posting Summary: The Office of Health Promotion in the Department of Student Health at the University of Virginia is seeking a full-time 40 hour a week Peer Health Education Coordinator to advise the Peer Health Educators (PHEs) and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT). These peer-led groups develop and implement educational programming on college health issues, primarily substance use, sexual health, nutrition, mental wellness, and holistic wellbeing.
To apply, candidates must submit a CV/Resume, Cover letter, and 3 references through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), posting # 0620569. This position will remain open until filled.
The Department of Student Health at the University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to developing diversity in faculty and staff.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Master's degree in Public Health, Social Work, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or a closely related field of study.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Two to five years professional experience, including demonstrated experience with peer education models
Preferred Specific Experience: Knowledge of behavior change theories, Social Norms Theory, Motivational Interviewing and social marketing principles; Understanding of undergraduate students' development issues, health needs, and interests; Knowledgeable in health content areas relevant to college students, including but not limited to: alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, nutrition, mental wellness, and holistic wellbeing; Ability to analyze the emerging needs of college students; Experience teaching and training; Experience with volunteer management; Knowledge of best practices in collegiate health promotion and public health; Ability to be flexible, work independently, and be proactive with pursuing collaborations
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations; Strong commitment to the educational purposes of Student Health and Division of Student Affairs, including student-self-governance; Clear capacity to advise, train, and develop student peer educators; Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; Experience in program and event planning and evaluation; Experience with qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods; Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes some evenings and weekends
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.