Health Educator - 24410BR

Health Educator

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

Position Overview

The Health Education Resource Office (HERO) is a source for KU community wellness through partnerships that support innovative approaches toward optimal health while maximizing academic and professional success.

This health education position is to assume responsibility for creating, implementing, and assessing university-wide wellness programs specific to nutrition, food security, and smoking/tobacco cessation. Other topics areas may include, but are not limited to: alcohol and other drugs; sexual health and healthy relationships; and self-management. The goal is to support healthy lifestyles by promoting protective behaviors and reducing high-risk behaviors.

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. 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 the Watkins Health Center Customer Experience Plan to ensure appropriate interaction and positive outcomes with both internal and external customers.

HERO is a unit within Student Affairs.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career, look no further than the University of Kansas. In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 96 hours of sick leave earned per year, 9 paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a great retirement program, medical and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and state of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational opportunities for employees. KU is a great place to work!

About Lawrence, KS

The University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, a community of about 95,000. Only 35 miles west of Kansas City and 20 miles east of Topeka, you will never be far from barbecue, jazz, museum culture, and more. Lawrence has a lively downtown and a thriving arts and music scene, and its local government has enacted ordinances supporting equality for all members of its population. Lawrence locals covet the numerous sports and recreational opportunities, local shops, and a wide range of locally-owned restaurants.

Job Description

75% Program Development
  • Create, implement, and assess university-wide programs and services specific to nutrition, food security, and smoking/tobacco cessation.
  • Research health topics for current issues, best practices, trends, etc.; design curriculum and any other related materials; and develop presentations for university students, staff, and faculty.
  • Provide in-person and virtual health coaching sessions.
  • Participate in campus-wide programming efforts.
  • Consult with marketing staff members to develop content to promote programs and services utilizing various marketing tactics.
  • Utilize various assessments to determine the effectiveness of the programs and services.
  • Present feedback on all activities on a routine basis to Associate Director.
10 % Provide CPR instruction to students, faculty, and staff as requested.

5% Attend professional development opportunities, such as seminars, workshops, and conferences on healthcare topics to acquire knowledge to develop and/or improve health education programs and services.

5% Participate on various committees within the university and local community as appropriate.

5% Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  1. This position is hybrid. Incumbent works on campus and remote based on a set schedule.
  2. This position requires some evening and weekends for special events.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Health Education, Public Health, Behavioral Health or related field PLUS *three (3) years of related experience. *Three (3) years of experience may include internship, practicum, fieldwork, or related experience.
  2. Minimum two (2) years of experience in program development.
  3. Minimum (1) year of experience in data collection and assessment.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in Health Education, Public Health, Behavioral Health, or related field of study.
  2. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification.
  3. Experience working with college student populations and knowledge of current health-related issues and trends among college students.
  4. Experience working with diverse populations on health issues.
  5. Experience with public speaking.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application includes:

  1. Cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications.
  2. Resume.
  3. Contact information for three professional references (including at least one previous or current supervisor).
  • Application review begins Monday, February 27, 2023 and continues until a pool of qualified applicants is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Jenny McKee,

Advertised Salary Range

Starts at $45,000, final determination commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with occasional nights and weekends for special events.

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