Peer Education Coordinator
Commensurate with experience
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Unionized Position Code
The Barnes Center at The Arch is Syracuse University’s integrated
health and wellness center which incorporates health promotion,
counseling, health, and recreation. The Peer Education Coordinator
is a 12-month, full-time position within the health promotion team
in the Barnes Center at the Arch. This position is responsible for
overseeing a mission critical peer health education program in the
Barnes Center. The Peer Education Program Coordinator recruits,
trains (over 70 hours of training) and supervises 45 paid peer
educators and coordinates their involvement in the programs they
support, including the Wellness Leadership Institute, Health Hub,
Soul Programs, Options Educational Workshops, representation on key
Barnes Center and University committees and task forces.
Bachelor’s degree required in higher education, public health,
health promotion, health education, or health communications or
related area. Two years of related experience/training
Job Specific Qualifications
- Thorough knowledge of the health promotion and education field.
Two (2) plus years of experience leading or supporting the
leadership of a peer health education program preferred.
- Understanding of student development and supporting students in
a higher education setting.
- Thorough knowledge of the design and delivery of related
- Skills associated with both the development and delivery of
health education programs and services.
- Effective interpersonal skills to interact effectively with
diverse client groups.
- Experience working with and/or supervising individuals from
diverse identities and backgrounds.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in
writing. Proficient verbal and written communication skills,
including knowledge of proper business formats, grammar, spelling
- Experience and competency with standard business equipment,
computer technologies and a variety of software including system
and networking software, Microsoft Office suite, email and a
variety of web-based programs and browsers, with the willingness
and ability to update and increase skills as needed to meet the
goals of the unit and the division.
- Demonstrated understanding of principles of diversity, equity,
inclusion and accessibility.
- Supervises peer educators (35-37 students) and student team
leaders; direct supervision of 8-10 team leaders. Supervisory
responsibilities include oversight of weekly team meetings, weekly
meetings with Team Leaders, scheduling individual meetings with
peer educators and their Team Leader supervisors each semester,
weekly payroll approval of 45 peer educators and team leaders,
regular update of peer educator task lists, and ensuring shift
coverage for Wellness Leadership Institute workshops facilitated by
peer educators, Health Hubs, and outreach events.
- Responsible for overseeing continuing education for peer
educators. This includes coordination of internal and guest
speakers at weekly meetings and sharing opportunities for webinars
and on-campus trainings.
- Coordinates the peer educator training process, which includes
over 70 hours of training each academic year, to become well-versed
in substance use prevention, sexual violence prevention, sexual
health promotion, nutrition, physical activity, and mental health
promotion. This includes both logistical support and coordination
of internal and guest speakers/trainers throughout the training, as
well as coordination of NASPA Certified Peer Educator
- Coordinates the peer educator recruitment process, including
application management, individual and group interviews, rubric
development, selection process, offer letters in coordination with
- Oversees peer educator-facilitated Wellness Leadership
Institute coordination. This includes managing regular updates of
educational workshops, ensuring peer educator facilitators are
trained to provide the workshops appropriately, feedback processes,
and shift coverage.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
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