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Health Promotion Specialist

Employer
Wesleyan University
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 1, 2024

Job Details

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details
Wesleyan University has approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 140 graduate students. The Office of Health Education, known on-campus as WesWell, provides education, training, and outreach to help students develop and maintain healthy behaviors to support their academic success and personal well-being. Programs and topics include mental health, physical health, sexual health, alcohol and other drug education, bystander education, and other topics. WesWell operates on a weekday schedule of 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM with occasional evening commitments.

Reporting to the Director of WesWell, the Health Promotion Specialist will concentrate on mental health education and provide mental health education and prevention initiatives to the Wesleyan community of students, faculty, and staff in the areas of resilience building, holistic wellness, and suicide prevention.
It is important to note, this position isnot a clinical position, nor does this role provide therapeutic services. This person is considered a responsible employee (mandated reporter) and is therefore NOT a confidential resource to students.

The Health Promotion Specialist is responsible for program development, planning, and implementation, as well as the evaluation/assessment of those programs. This position will be focused on outreach and facilitating trainings regarding mental health.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Coordinating and facilitating the development and execution of campus-wide emotional wellness programs that integrate academic learning with individual student development with the objective of fostering individual, interpersonal, and community wellness.
  • Working closely with WesWell staff, Davison Health Center ( DHC ), Counseling and Psychological Services ( CAPS ), The Office of Equity and Inclusion, The Resource Center, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life ( ORSL ), Reslife, Academic Affairs, the Deans’ Office, Public Safety, and various student groups to deliver primary mental health prevention initiatives to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
  • Creating mental health education and training events throughout the academic year.
  • Coordinating a wellness promotion fair for the student body
  • Work with students one on one via the WesWell Wellness Coaching program to develop self-care skills
  • Developing and delivering resilience-building programming.
  • Delivering Safe Zone (LGBTQIA+ Allyship) training events. ·
  • Coordinating and delivering Question, Persuade, Refer ( QPR ) suicide prevention training events.
  • Develop resources to promote mental health and well-being for students
  • Collaborating with the directors of WesWell, DHC , and CAPS in order to present collaborative multidisciplinary prevention programming to the Wesleyan community. ·
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position is located on-campus in Middletown, CT


Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in health education, public health, higher education, social work, counseling, or a related field and at least one year of experience with mental health prevention/promotion programming or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Experience leading or facilitating educational trainings to groups of people.

Knowledge of educational program development
Experience with resource material development
Demonstrated commitment to working within a diverse environment and interacting collegially with individuals of different backgrounds.

Knowledge of well-being challenges that underrepresented populations face.

Experience in advocacy for health and well-being needs of a community.

Demonstrated ability to build effective collaborative relationships

Effective communication skills.

Excellent project management skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree
  • At least two years of professional experience working in mental health prevention in a higher education or community setting.


Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is open until filled. For full consideration please apply by February 29, 2024 when first review of applications will begin.
Additional Information
All offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of apre-employment background check screeningto the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.



Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University?s Clery Act Report are available on request and online at http://www.wesleyan.edu/publicsafety/compliance.html.

Company

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. 

Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

At Wesleyan, we are all educators. We welcome your interest in Wesleyan's diverse, energetic community of employees who, by their creativity, innovative thinking, and generosity of spirit, help make Wesleyan a great place to work. In this energetic and inclusive community, our talented faculty and staff foster a liberal arts educational experience characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Genuinely open-minded, intellectually curious, and mission-driven, our employees invest their impressive talents in fulfilling careers.

Wesleyan offers a broad range of growth and wellness opportunities—comprehensive health benefitsfitness incentives, generous paid time offretirement plansflexible work schedules, and educational benefits, including free employee access to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and undergraduate tuition reimbursement for dependents of eligible employees. Benefits-at-a-Glance

Campus life affords employees countless opportunities to experience general-interest, academic, artistic, and athletic events. Our location in scenic central Connecticut provides easy access to Boston, New York, and the many other exciting and culturally rich destinations of New England. Few workplaces are like Wesleyan, and we welcome your interest in learning more about us.

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