Health Educator & CHECK IT Coordinator Job at California State University in California

Job Description

(Job #19-78) Health Educator, Health Educator and CHECK IT Coordinator, $3,722-7,183/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a temporary, full-time, benefited, 11/12 pay plan (work 11 months of the year with pay and benefits over 12 months) position in the Health Education Department. This position comes with an extensive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, CalPERS retirement, Fee Waiver eligibility (reduced tuition on most CSU system classes), life insurance, and voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts. Additional benefits information can be found at https://hraps.humboldt.edu/employee-benefits.

Humboldt State University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that strives to foster an inclusive and equitable community to support our students of diverse backgrounds. HSU is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at www.humboldt.edu.

The Place: Known for its quality academic programs and its hands-on approach to learning, Humboldt State University has a well-earned reputation as one of the best primarily undergraduate public universities in the United States. The residential and rural campus of 7,774 students is nestled between mountains, giant redwood trees, and breathtaking Pacific Ocean beaches. The local area offers many outdoor recreation opportunities as well as a range of dining, cultural, and entertainment opportunities, all without the hassle and expense of a major metropolitan area. Local K-12 schools consistently rank in the top 10% in the state, and the local produce is second to none. Humboldt State University also benefits from being part of the world’s largest university system, the 23-campus California State University (CSU).

The purpose of Student Health and Wellness Services (SH&WS) at Humboldt State is to help students achieve and maintain academic success and lifelong health and well-being by providing timely and appropriate primary and acute health care, disease and injury prevention education, professional outreach, referrals, educational services and campus consultations. Student Health Center staff work under the mandate of the California State University in delivering a specified range of health care services which requires that employees understand, support, and comply with the mission, goals, policies, and procedures of SH&WS; and accept the concept of a team and the multidisciplinary approach to providing quality health care. The SH&WS team works closely together to serve their mission, while also valuing a warm, fun, and collegial environment – frequent laughter, occasional staff potlucks, and a group of talented people serving a meaningful mission together make SH&WS a great place to work, full of exceptionally dedicated staff who are excited to welcome new staff members to our team.

Position Summary: Under the oversight of the Lead for Health Education and Clinic Support Services, the Health Educator & Check It Coordinator is responsible for sustaining and expanding efforts to address sexualized violence, including sexual assault, stalking, and intimate partner violence, as well as supporting the department and business unit with a range of health education activities.

Duties: Health Education programs work in collaboration with others in the department and across campus to promote healthy behaviors, educate the faculty, staff, and students on physical and mental health topics, and support campus food programs. This position will primarily focus on HSU’s sexualized violence prevention program. They will oversee the CHECK IT bystander intervention prevention program; mentor CHECK IT student peer educators and interns; coordinate the student volunteer program; coordinate student engagement with CHECK IT across all 3 colleges, Campus Clubs, Athletics, Greeks, Centers for Academic Excellence and the MCC; work with campus partners to prepare and present mandatory orientation programs, as well as ensure all federal, state and CSU mandates for prevention education are met; assess the effectiveness of CHECK IT and revise program as needed and prepare and oversee the Check IT budget. In addition, the person will serve on the Sexual Assault Prevention Committee, working closely with students, staff and faculty, as well as members from community organizations, including the Campus Advocate Team. Responsible for meeting the Department of Justice Campus Grant reporting requirements as well as other grants related to addressing sexualized violence.

Minimum Qualifications: Equivalent to graduation from a four year college in an approved program of health education, social work, social sciences, nursing or a related field. Two years of progressively responsible health education experience focusing on sexualized violence. Possession of or ability to quickly obtain a valid California driver’s license.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Thorough knowledge of:

  • Health education theories, research, and program assessment
  • Planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs
  • Industry standards for the delivery of health education in higher education
  • Dynamics of sexualized violence, its underlying causes, and effective approaches to prevent these forms of harm within a University community

General knowledge of:

  • Current and emerging college age student health problems and existing methods of intervention and control

Working knowledge of:

  • Principles of educational and social psychology and how these apply to health education program
  • 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”


  • Developing and facilitating a variety of educational methods designed to improve knowledge, skills, and behaviors, including presentations, workshops, trainings, individual behavior change sessions, and small group discussion/facilitation
  • Outstanding oral and written communication and teaching skills
  • Organizational skills to maintain accuracy and optimize efficiency of materials, information, projects, and records

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 program and activities including discussion groups and workshops
  • Discuss difficult topics including sexualized violence and suicide on a regular basis
  • Develop educational materials and media such as pamphlets, audio and video 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 a resource for research and providing health education programs
  • Maintain confidentiality consistent with applicable laws and regulations
  • Work effectively with a diverse student body and to support leadership of minoritized students
  • Exercise creative initiative, develop and implement comprehensive work
  • Select, train, supervise and evaluate student staff
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, students, medical, and other health professionals, representatives of the news media, and other community groups

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Five years of progressively responsible health education experience focusing on sexualized violence
  • Experience in a university setting working with a peer health education program
  • Experience using Google suite applications
  • Ability to perform website maintenance

Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials via Interfolio (link below):

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for at least three professional references
  • HSU Employment History Form (HSU Employment History Form: https://forms.humboldt.edu/employment-history-form)

CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW: http://apply.interfolio.com/71177

(NOTE: Download the HSU Employment History Form and save it as a PDF file prior to filling it out. If the form is filled out on line (accessed via a web browser), content WILL NOT be saved).

Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. To be notified in the event this recruitment re-opens for a subsequent review of applications, send an email to [email protected] that includes the job number (19-78) and applicant’s last name in the subject line of the message.

Humboldt State University sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi’ni (over in the woods). HSU was the first campus in the California State University system to offer a stand-alone major in Native American Studies.

HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education-or activities only part of which are qualifying-will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

Class Code: 8147

Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) is required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Publication Date: November 6, 2019

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at www.humboldt.edu.

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.

Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

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