Health Educator

California State University, Monterey Bay
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 01, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Health Educator

Classification: Health Educator
Department Name: Campus Health Center
Job Number: MB2021-PA2715
Status: This is a full-time temporary position through June 30, 2022 with possible extension based on funding.Extended! Apply today! Application Screening Begins: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Priority Screening Date: 07/05/2021
Recruitment Status: Extended! Apply today! Application Screening Begins: Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Position Description:
Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives through a focus on student success and engagement through project-based learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,600 students.

The university's Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university's faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below market rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff.


Under the general supervision of the Senior Director of Health and Wellness Services and day-to-day work direction of the Health Promotion and Prevention Manager, the Health Educator is responsible for selected components of the Health Promotion and Education Program. This position supports the overall program by researching, developing, and maintaining health promotion materials, as well as planning, conducting, and evaluating health-related programs, events, workshops, and trainings. This position promotes awareness of services offered at the Campus Health Center and works collaboratively with the Personal Growth & Counseling Center, Student Disability Resources, Campus Advocate, Campus Chaplaincy, and the third party administrator of the Campus Health Center.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Initiates the planning and implementation of health promotion and education programs.
  • Provides strong and effective leadership in the development of programs and interventions that address student health-related issues.
  • Provides oversight and supervision of students participating in the POWER Peer Education and Otter Be Well programs.
  • Delivers health promotion programs, events, workshops, and trainings to the campus community. Provides consultation with students in health-related areas such as alcohol and other drug education, nutrition, reproductive health, and smoking cessation. Includes infectious diseases educational sessions for the campus community (i.e., science of origins, testing, contact training, vaccine development, and safety information).
  • Enhances initiatives that focus on expanded peer education and effective outreach strategies for prevention, education, harm reduction, and student engagement.
  • Ensures the appropriate evaluation of all health promotion and education programs.
  • Maintains close working relationships with other departments and programs within Health and Wellness Services to address broad programmatic issues, and fosters a team approach to specific issues.
  • Consults and collaborates with Student Affairs and academic departments on the identification of student health needs and delivery of related programming.
  • Serves on appropriate campus committees. May participate in ongoing Infectious Disease Response Team meetings.
  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with public and private health agencies, including Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. Researches and applies for public and private grants to fund health promotion programming.
  • Ensures compliance with appropriate professional standards.

  • Other Functions:

    Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    Thorough knowledge of: health education theories, research, and program assessment; planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs; and industry standards for the delivery of health education in higher education. General knowledge of (or ability to learn quickly) current and emerging college age student health issues and existing methods of intervention and control. Working knowledge of: the principles of educational and social psychology and how they apply to a health education program; and applicable industry standards and practices for health promotion, such as those found in the American College Health Association’s Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education.

    Ability to: assess needs and establish or recommend program priorities and goals, and develop plans to achieve goals; collect, compile, chart, and analyze data pertinent to health education program planning; plan, organize, conduct or oversee a variety of health education programs and activities, including discussion groups, workshops, and electronic educational tools; develop educational resources such as pamphlets, audio/visual materials, and electronic media; present ideas and information accurately, effectively, and concisely, both orally and in writing; use computer and web-based information technology systems as resources for research and providing health education programs; maintain confidentiality consistent with applicable laws and regulations; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, students, medical and other health professionals, representatives of the news media, and other community groups.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an approved program in health education or a related health field. Equivalent to one or two years of progressively responsible health education experience or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

    Specialized Skills:
    Strong background in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug education, with demonstrated competency in harm reduction and multi-systemic interventions. Proficient in the use of personal computers, including word processing, spreadsheets, and database software. Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position, including the knowledge and abilities identified above.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    An American Public Health Association approved master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis on health education or community health, a master’s degree in Health Science or Public Health Administration or equivalent, and/or national certification are highly preferred. A working knowledge of community resources within the Monterey/Santa Cruz/San Benito tri-county area and previous university experience are also preferred. Technical fluency with Banner, Oracle/PeopleSoft, CSU Common Management System or equivalent student information system; Microsoft Office Professional Suite, and Google mail and calendaring programs. Highly desirable: Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to CSUMB’s Vision.

    Special Conditions of Employment:
    • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
    • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
    • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
    • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access; and access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards).
    • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
    • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) and will be required to participate in annual training and to immediately forward to the Clery Director all reports of crimes brought to their attention pursuant to the Clery Act and California State Education Code, Chapter 16, of the Donahue Higher Education Act, Section 67380.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University’s liability coverage.
    • This position requires occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.


    Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

    There are components of this job which are deemed essential on campus. This position will primarily work on the main campus, with occasional work from home. This position requires working on campus with students. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be required and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. All community members who work or attend class on campus should expect to participate in a random or periodic testing system. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination requirements and testing protocols when the details become available.

    Compensation and Benefits:
    • Type of Appointment: Full-Time, Temporary
    • Collective Bargaining Unit: R02-Health Care Support (CSUEU)
    • Anticipated Campus Hiring Salary: High $4,000’s per month
    • CSU Salary Range
    • FLSA Status: Exempt

    CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental & vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For more information, visit: CSU Benefits R02. Additionally, University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability, visit: Employee Housing.

    How to Apply:
    To apply, visit

    For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

    CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

    Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


    CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

    CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


    CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.