Health Promotion Specialist

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Classification:Mental Health Provider 1
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:VC, Student Affairs
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Health Profession

Position Summary: The Student Health and Counseling Center is seeking a dynamic and team focused individual with a Bachelor's Degree, in Public Health, Health Education, Health Promotion, or a closely related field, to lead our team peer health educators in facilitating bystander intervention training. Knowledge in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assaults, STIs, reproductive health and substance abuse prevention. This highly interactive position requires evenings and weekend programming.


Experience in planning and implementing educational programs and activities. 
Experience in public speaking 
Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills 
Experience in community building 
Experience in recruiting, training and supervising peer educators. 
Experience in giving presentations and facilitating behavior change among college age students 
Experience in college student health promotion and wellness programming 
Experience in managing a grant with evaluation built in to activities

Knowledge in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, STIs, reproductive health, and substance abuse prevention is preferred

Required Experience:

Experience in health and wellness programming and working with Peer Educators is preferred

Typical Education or Training:

Bachelor's degree, preferably in Public Health, Health Education, Health Promotion, or closely related field of study.

Special Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and a list of at least three professional references with contact information. 

Advertised: Alaskan Daylight Time
Applications close:


50Oversight of the primary sexual assault prevention outreach programs, including bystander intervention training. Planning, organizing, and scheduling outreach programs. Evaluation of program outcomes. Grant reporting. Member of the UAA, Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition for Change (DVSA).Essential
50Train, supervise, and advise five student peer health educators. Participate in ongoing health promotion outreach programs as part of the SHCC Health Promotion team. Implement health promotion programs for UAA students that have a high likelihood of achieving measurable improvements in health behaviors Use evidence-based practices, primary prevention, environmental and behavioral change strategies. Engage with UAA students surrounding health promotion activities.Essential

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