Health Promotion Specialist (Temp)

San Jose State University
September 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:$4,344
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Health Promotion Specialist (Temp)

Apply now Job no: 530729 Work type: Staff Location: San José Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Health Professionals, Temporary, Full Time

Job Summary

This is a temporary Full-Time appointment ending on or before June 30, 2024

The Wellness and Health Promotion department supports the mission of the Student Wellness Center (SWC) by providing universal health promotion, education, and prevention programs which take place both within and outside of the Student Wellness Center. The Health Promotion Specialist will perform skilled work planning, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based health promotion strategies, policies, programs and services for the college community, with a focus on health conditions and behaviors that interfere with student success in young adult populations. In collaboration with other Student Wellness Center employees, along with SJSU faculty and staff, the incumbent is responsible for developing strong, evidence-based, data-driven programs and services based on relevant and measurable learning outcomes to improve individual and community health behaviors and status, and is expected to integrate multicultural and social justice concepts and principles into health promotion services. The Health Promotion Specialists focus on empowering students to access health-related services and to make changes in their lives to improve their health. Health promotion moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range social and environmental interventions. The Health Promotion Specialist participates in the coordination of the Peer Health Educator (PHE) program (student assistants) who provide peer health educator workshops, outreach events, and social marketing for the SJSU student body. The anticipated primary health specialty area of responsibility is sexual health in addition to supporting overall health promotion, education, and prevention within the department of wellness & Health Promotion and the greater Student Wellness Center. Working collaboratively to support student success is the bottom line purpose of this and all Student Wellness Center positions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides a variety of didactic health education resources including presentations, educational and skill-based workshops, trainings, small group discussion and facilitation, and individual meetings as needed
  • Promote healthy models, social norms, and values around sexual health and relationships including gender roles, domestic abuse, and sexual violence prevention
  • Provide integrative health promotion related to general health topics and their relation to sexual health promotion
  • Work across WHP to support health promotion on topics such as Mental Health, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, and violence prevention
  • Collaborate to plan, implement, and evaluate theory and evidence-based health promotion strategies, policies, programs, and services
  • Consult with colleagues and department to develop strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for programs and services in alignment with goals and objectives of the University and reporting line
  • Maintain and develop current resources, including web and social media, useful for serving students (staff and faculty) and accomplishing program goals related to sexual health and wellbeing and supporting other health promotion efforts
  • Collaborate to promote programs and services to the campus community using traditional marketing methods and emerging technologies
  • Serves as liaison to a variety of community service agencies and providers, develops collaborative partnerships as a part of health promotion activities
  • Design, train, and implement outreach and awareness activities for both in person and online student body
  • Collaborate to hire, supervise, and evaluate Peer Health Educators (student assistants.)
  • Complete program planning, implementation and training for the Peer Health Educators
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of health education theories, research, and program assessment; planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs; and industry standards for the delivery of health education in higher education
  • Ability to incorporate preventive health principles when counseling students
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and cultural competence and the ability to work collaboratively in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of Private Health Information and appropriately handle sensitive communications with students, staff, and external agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and other key stakeholders to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to health education for students
  • Familiarity with the relationship between health and student learning, including academic performance
  • Demonstrated ability and skill to organize, promote, and facilitate public meetings and to prepare, select, assemble, evaluate, and utilize educational materials
  • Proficient in a variety of computer software applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint, and presentation software.)
  • Ability to mentor Peer Educators with an emphasis on individual strengths while coaching on areas for improvement
  • Ability to link student work to internships, fieldwork, academic coursework, and/or career goals
  • Experience providing regular informal and formal feedback
  • Knowledge of social marketing and health communication strategies
  • Thorough knowledge of English grammar, business writing, punctuation, and spelling. Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports
  • Must possess excellent customer service and public relations skills
  • Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in an approved program in health education or a related health field
  • Equivalent to one to two years of progressively responsible health education experience or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master's Degree in Public Health or related field
  • Experience providing health education programming
  • Experience designing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating effective programming
  • Experience as a student supervisor, lead, and/or mentor
  • Compensation

    Classification: Health Educator Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,500/month - $6,000/month CSU Salary Range: $4,344/month - $8,385/month

    San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.

    Application Procedure

    Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • All applicants must apply within the specified application period: August 22, 2023 through September 5, 2023. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

    Contact Information

    University Personnel [email protected] 408-924-2252

    CSU Vaccination Policy

    The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The system wide policy can be found at https: // and questions may be sent to [email protected].

    Additional Information

    Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

    The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


    All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.

    Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification:

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at https: // www. Report.pdf. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at [email protected].

    Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at https: // www. The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at uhs- [email protected].

    Campus Security Authority - In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, this position is subject to ongoing review for designation as a Campus Security Authority. Individuals that are designated as Campus Security Authorities are required to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution and complete Clery Act training as determined by the university Clery Director.

    Equal Employment Statement

    San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

    Advertised: August 22, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: Open Until Filled

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