Health Education Coordinator II
University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX

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Purpose To apply theory and evidence-informed practices in order to develop and implement population-level interventions which promote mental health for the student population on The University of Texas at Austin campus.

Essential Functions Develop and implement prevention strategies aimed at increasing college students' emotional health and maximizing students' ability to attain academic success. Develop and implement peer education program to support prevention initiatives. Use health communications strategies and social marketing as part of a comprehensive prevention program. Coordinate organization's web and social media efforts. Train Counseling Center social work and pre-doctoral psychology interns in prevention models and supervise their involvement in prevention activities. Utilize theory and research to inform prevention priorities; use evaluation to assess prevention outcomes. Seek and cultivate interdisciplinary campus and community partnerships that advance health promotion initiatives. Serve as an integral member of the CMHC Prevention and Outreach Team.

Marginal/Incidental functions Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications Experience developing, implementing and evaluating comprehensive, population-based prevention initiatives. Experience applying an ecological framework to prevention strategies. Experience with peer education programs incl development of curriculum, recruiting and training peer educators and coordinating and supervising peer educator presentation. Demonstrated ability to implement interventions based on current trends/best practices in mental health promotion and mental illness prevention for the college population. Demonstrated skills with organizing and managing multiple complex job duties. Demonstrated commitment, interest and experience in working with diverse populations. Master's degree or advanced degree in public health, health education or closely related field with two years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified for the position. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications Master's degree or advanced degree in public health, health education or closely related field with three years applicable experience. Experience with prevention on a college campus. Supervision experience with college students. Demonstrated experience with organizing and implementing large scale public health initiates. Experience with developing and implementing social marketing campaigns. Experience utilizing web and social media prevention initiatives.

Working conditions May work around standard office conditions

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided, as needed.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

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