Health and Well-Being Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Oct 22, 2022
Feb 10, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time
Health and Well-Being CoordinatorGeorge Mason University Student Health Services (SHS) invites applications for a Health and Well-Being Coordinator for the Fairfax campus with occasional travel to our Arlington and Science and Technology (formerly Prince William) campus locations.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:The Health and Well-Being Promotion Coordinator ("The Coordinator") is charged with the primary responsibility for development and implementation of the University's health education program and outreach. The Coordinator will work with the Executive Director of Student Health Services to develop and implement a strategic health education program for the University that aligns with University Life (UL) values. The programming will be implemented from a public health approach that is inclusive, engaging, and relevant to the diverse student population of George Mason. The Coordinator works collaboratively with university, community, state, national groups and agencies. Additionally, the Coordinator is part of the Student Health Services team, consulting with the healthcare professionals at SHS for subject matter expertise, and informed by data assessment and learning outcomes to determine effectiveness of programming.Direct Programming and Development:This includes design of curricula, implementation and oversight of health promotion activities ranging from small workshops and training to public awareness campaigns and large interactive events; Health and well-being promotion programming should be guided by values of cultural inclusion, respect, and equity and data-driven. Examples of programming (but not limited to) include sexual health, sexually transmitted infections, emotional health and resilience including stress management and sleep hygiene.Referral to and Collaboration with other University Services:Intentional cultivation of interdisciplinary university and community partnerships that advance health and well-being promotion. As a result of these partnerships, programming will include linkages with other university and community offices and agencies for assessment, educational programming, and follow-up services.Well-Being Promotion:Recognizing that individual health status, health behaviors, emotional health and community factors contribute to overall well-being, the Coordinator will work with The Center for Advancement of Well-Being and other university partners to promote a holistic approach to the well-being of our students.Student Coordination and Leadership:This will involve the development of a peer educator program to meet programming needs, and includes recruitment, training, and supervision of peer educators and/or peer leaders.Health Promotion Communication:Collaboration with UL Media and Communications team to produce programming materials, from initial conceptual design to final product development in a range of formats (i.e., brochure, poster, flier, PSA, PowerPoint, Web site, and social media).Needs Assessment, Evaluation, and Research:Development of an overarching strategic plan with timelines and measurable objectives, documentation and reports, and periodic assessments of effectiveness of programming. Methodologies may involve quantitative and qualitative strategies to develop and assess outcomes.Policy Support and Development:This involves working with SHS staff and Executive Committee members to develop health education program policies and procedures that meet accreditation standards and consistent with American College Health Association (ACHA) best practices for health promotion.External Collaboration and Assistance:This includes work with community offices and agencies including local groups, state agencies, and federal/national agencies.Other duties as assigned.Required Qualifications:Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), or Certified in Public Health (CPH), or eligible and intent to become certified with significant demonstrable experience with health promotion work in a higher education setting;Knowledgeable in a broad-range of topics related to sexual health, sexually transmitted infections, mental health concerns including depression and anxiety, sleep hygiene and stress management;Demonstrated experience with coordination of events, including large scale events;Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills including managing/coordinating people;Demonstrated experience conducting needs assessment and literature review.Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree, preferably in a health education, public health or related field (e.g., health communication, health promotion, health policy, college student personnel administration, positive psychology or others as appropriate);Experience managing student workers and/or peer educators;Grant writing experience;Demonstrated experience with relevant technology such as Adobe creative suite, Canva, and social media.

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"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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