Education Program Coordinator - 19748BR

Education Program Coordinator

Health Education Resource
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

This position is in the department of the Health Education Resource Office (HERO). The incumbent assumes responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating university-wide wellness programs in areas such as: responsible alcohol use, smoking/tobacco cessation, illicit drug use, nutrition & weight management, sexual health, healthy relationships, and self-management utilizing protective behaviors and social norms to reduce high-risk behaviors and promote a healthy lifestyle within the University community, particularly students. This is accomplished by conducting and utilizing various assessments; presenting programs/initiatives applicable to the KU-Lawrence campus; and by collaborating with appropriate partners within the KU and local communities.

Some nights and weekends will be required for programming. In addition to programming, the incumbent may be responsible for the supervision of student employees and/or volunteer Peer Health Educators; and providing CPR instruction at the health center and other campus locations.

The incumbent in this position will see, hear and possibly have access to confidential information that must be handled in accordance with all relevant state and federal laws and University policies and procedures regarding its use and disclosure.

HERO utilizes computer technology in all aspects of its operations, including an electronic health record system. The incumbent must become familiar with and be able to use the appropriate computer hardware and software programs associated with this position.

The incumbent must become familiar with and adhere to customer experience standards to ensure appropriate interaction and positive outcomes with both internal and external customers.

HERO is a department within Student Affairs.

Job Description

  • Responsible for planning and providing university-wide programming, in assigned health areas, to promote healthy lifestyles, encourage protective behaviors, and reduce high-risk behaviors within the University community, particularly students.
  • Develops education programs concerning health and health behaviors in assigned priority areas by: 1) researching the health topic for appropriate issues; 2) designing the curriculum and any related materials; and 3) developing presentations for university students, staff, and faculty that are accurate and reflect optimum health care.
  • Provides onsite education presentations on assigned topic areas at planned events and upon request by campus or community entities.
  • Serves as the subject matter expert in assigned priority areas.
  • Creates health education materials to be distributed.
  • Uses multimedia programs and social media as part of the health education programs, as appropriate.
  • Conducts and utilizes various assessments to identify most common health priorities and issues applicable to the KU-Lawrence campus; uses findings to design evidence-based health education programs; and evaluates programming efforts.
  • Assists in other health center education related programs as requested.
  • Provides a report on all activities on a routine basis.
  • Meets with students on an individual basis regarding issues within assigned topic areas, providing education and counseling.
  • Supervises paid and volunteer Peer Health Educators, as required. Responsible for interviewing and hiring; proper training and resources; time management; and performance evaluation.

  • Provides CPR instruction to students, faculty, and staff as requested. NOTE: American Heart Association instructor certification training will be provided upon hire.
  • Attends seminars, workshops, and meetings on health care topics and health education; utilizes acquired knowledge to develop and/or improve health education programs.
  • Participates on University committees and work groups, as appropriate.
  • Performs work-related duties as requested by supervisor.

Position Requirements

  1. This position is required to work on-site.
  2. Must be available for programming during some evenings and weekends.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree from a 4-year college or university in Community Health Education or other-related field.
  2. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or the ability to obtain certification within 12 months.
  3. Minimum six (6) months experience in assessment and data collection.
  4. Minimum 2 years of college health *work experience with a focus on programs/initiatives to reduce high-risk behaviors. *One year of this experience may include internship, graduate assistantship, or master's degree projects.
  5. Minimum six months Project development/management experience to include the development, execution and assessment of programs.
  6. Experience using the Microsoft Office suite.
  7. Current CPR certification or within six months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience in sexual health education and healthy relationships.
  2. Master’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in Community Health Education or other-related field.
  3. CHES certification.
  4. Certifications or ongoing training in specific areas of health and wellness (BASICS, nutrition certifications, trauma informed response, meditation, social justice, etc.)
  5. Experience with brief motivational interviewing.
  6. Experience working with college-aged students.
  7. Excellent communication skills as demonstrated by application.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A Complete application includes:

1. Resume.
2. Cover letter addressing how the required qualifications are met.
3. Contact information for three (3) professional references.
4. Completion of the online application.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

UPDATE: This position has been reopened in order to gather additional applicants. Initial application review began Monday, August 16, 2021 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Jenny McKee,

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Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

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Posting ID:
Health Education Resource
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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