Detailed Job Description
The Health Promotion Specialist works closely with the Sr. Assistant Director for Wellness and Prevention to design, implement, and evaluate an intentional, comprehensive, evidence- based health education and prevention program in accordance with the mission of Bentley University and the Center for Health and Wellness. Working closely with members of Health and Counseling, the health promotion specialist provides a multi-disciplinary focus for wellness. Program content is prioritized based on the current needs of Bentley students and data from sources including the National College Health Assessment .The Health Promotion Specialist collaborates with community members to provide programs, trainings, and consultations on health topics such as, but not limited to, sleep, stress, healthy relationships, nutrition and substance use.
Additional Description of Duties:
Key accountabilities include but are not limited to:
- Design a theoretically grounded comprehensive health promotion program using goals and measurable objectives, based on needs assessment of the campus community and data collected from the ACHA National College Health Assessment and other sources.
-Co-Manage the Wellness Educators (We's), a peer health education team that promotes wellness, healthy lifestyle choices, and leadership within the Bentley student community. The We's produce one large event each month and co-facilitate workshops for students.
- Provide BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students) educational sessions for students referred through the student conduct system or clinical staff.
- Create best practice, engaging and interactive educational trainings and events for various constituents including members of fraternity and sorority life, student athletes, and student leaders on campus.
-Co-facilitate the "Spot On" bystander education leadership trainings for student groups on campus and assist with semi-annual implementations of online alcohol and relationship violence prevention programs for all incoming students.
- Serve as consultant to students on health related projects, advise the first year Wellness Housing community and serve as a liaison for campus committees designated by the Sr. Assistant Director.
-Work with student employees in the Center for Health and Wellness to provide health promotion materials for residence halls, campus buildings and departmental offices, and to develop social media marketing materials for departmental outlets.
Master's Degree in health education, public health, health promotion, health communications or related field. Work and/or Internship experience directly related to the responsibilities specified for this position. Experience working with adolescents/young adults. Experience with motivational interviewing, particularly BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) and CHES (College Health Education Specialist) or MCHES certification are strongly preferred. Strong candidates will be able to relate exceptionally well to college- aged students and have robust communication skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Some evening work required. Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.