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Peer Education Program Coordinator



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The Wellness Resource Center provides health promotion and prevention programs and services for undergraduate and graduate/professional students on a large, diverse university campus. Situated within Student Health & Well-Being, the WRC works closely with Counseling Center and Student Health Center professionals to provide a wide range of opportunities for students to assess their well-being, develop effective strategies, and think critically, so they can enjoy thriving well-being. Our staff collaborate with campus partners, student organizations and students to develop and implement effective programs and services.

Job Description

The University of Missouri’s Wellness Resource Center seeks a motivated, enthusiastic well-being advocate to serve as a health educator and coordinator of the Peer Education Program. This position plays a pivotal role in enhancing student health and well-being within the university. This multifaceted position serves as a catalyst for creating a healthier, more informed, and supportive campus environment by promoting all aspects of student well-being. A successful candidate will have a passion for well-being, exceptional interpersonal skills, and a desire to help students succeed.

Essential Functions:
  • Serve as an advisor to the well-being peers’ program. Recruit, train, retain and advise well-being peers, who provide education on a variety of well-being topics.
  • Provide supervision to a student staff for the well-being peers program.
  • Offer judgment-free support and accountability to help students reach their well-being goals through well-being coaching.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to increase the health and well-being of Mizzou students, including sexual health, utilizing national best practice guidelines and contemporary research.
  • Use relatable, evidence-based approaches to help students navigate their health behaviors and habits to reduce risk and increase positive health outcomes.
  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate educational programming, including outreach efforts, workshops and trainings.
  • Provide consultation and training to professional staff within the campus community on health and well-being issues.
  • Identify innovative projects, marketing campaigns, and communication approaches create a healthier campus environment.
  • Coordinate large programs, events, and trainings.
  • Works closely with the Division of Student Affairs Marketing and Communications staff to develop and execute a communication plan for population level prevention messaging and outreach opportunities via social media and other avenues.
  • Communicate and utilize university data to inform partners and programs.
  • Work collaboratively with staff of the Wellness Resource Center and Student Health & Well-Being.
  • Serve on committees and other task forces as assigned.
Salary

Salary Range: $50,367-$62,400

Grade: GGS-9E

University Title: HEALTH EDUCATOR

Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Shift

Full-time, Flexible scheduling

This position may require evening and weekend hours supporting activities and programs within the department or division. Your core responsibilities will require a total commitment of 40 hours per week, but you will have the freedom to determine your daily start and end times to accommodate your personal needs and preferences, as well as the operational demands of the position. This unique work arrangement allows for a healthy work-life balance while accommodating the specific needs of our students.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related/relevant area or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in health promotion, health education, public health, or a related field.
  • Experience working in a college health setting.
  • CHES or MCHES certification.
  • Excellent written & oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse student populations.
  • Strong organizational and program management skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Experience designing and implementing best practices prevention strategies.
  • Demonstrated success coordinating large programs, events, and trainings.
  • Strong understanding of youth culture and trends
  • Certification as a health or wellness coach, or a willingness to become certified.
  • Experience managing or supervising students
Other Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/hr/eeo or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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