Health Promotion Specialist

Columbia University - New York, NY4.1

Full-time | TemporaryEstimated: $48,000 - $66,000 a year
Requisition no: 501307
Work type: Full Time
Location: Morningside
School/Department: Columbia Health
Grade: Grade 11
Categories: Health/Clinical
Job Type: Officer of Administration -

Bargaining Unit:
Regular/Temporary: Regular

End Date if Temporary:
Hours Per Week: 35
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Position Summary

As part of the Alice! Health Promotion team, a department of Columbia Health, the Health Promotion Specialist assists with the leadership of the team that works to prioritize well-being by connecting students to information, resources, and skill-building opportunities, promoting healthy attitude and behaviors, advocating for health-supporting policy, and fostering a culture that values and supports a health campus community. The Health Promotion Specialist will develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate a variety of health promotion initiatives for the campus community based on sound theory- and evidenced-informed practice of college health promotion.


Coordinate, disseminate, and report on population-based assessments of health status, needs, and assets of students and environmental assessments of campus community health needs and resources. Develop proposals for policy, programs and other interventions, and departmental goals and objectives based on findings.
At the direction of the Assistant Director, Alice! Health Promotion, develops, coordinates, and evaluates health promotion initiatives of Alice! Health Promotion. Write and submit periodic and annual reports on program progress and outcomes, including developing proposals for enhancements or changes as appropriate.
As part of the Go Ask Alice! health question and answer Internet resource team, read question submissions, research, write, and edit answers as assigned. Contribute to maintenance and testing of future iterations of the Go Ask Alice! website.
In coordination with Columbia Health Communications Department, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate community-based health promotion and education initiatives.
Consult with and develop collaborative programs and working relationships with numerous constituencies on campus, including, but not limited to Residential Life, Athletics and Physical Education, Columbia University schools and departments, clinical and other Columbia Health staff, and student organizations.
Develop, coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate interactive trainings and programs for student groups and university staff on a variety of health- and well-being-related topics.
Respond to inquiries about health information and services from students, staff and faculty, referring, when appropriate, to campus services or community organizations.
Serve on committees and task forces as requested.
Supervise undergraduate and graduate student staff.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Public Health, Health Education or closely related field and 1 year of experience in college health promotion or closely related field OR Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of experience in college health promotion or closely related field.
CHES or CPH certified or eligible (with intent to become certified).
Knowledge of health promotion theory, student development theory, and evidence-informed practice, and ability to translate and apply theory with a university population.
Sound understanding of undergraduate and graduate students' development issues, health needs and interests, and ability to design health promotion initiatives that reflect the social, cultural, political, and economic diversity of students.
Excellent and demonstrated public speaking; group facilitation; writing, editing, and communication skills are required.
Experience in program development, marketing, and evaluation.
Must be detail-oriented, possess strong organizational and follow-up skills.
Knowledgeable in health content areas relevant to college students, including but not limited to: alcohol and other drug use and abuse prevention, physical activity, nutrition, eating disorders, relationship development, sexuality, sexual health, sexual assault, and mental health issues.
Some evening and weekend hours required.
Strong computer skills required, including PC literacy in a Windows environment, Microsoft Office Suite, and ability to learn technology quickly.
Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with internet applications and content management systems preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Applications open: Jul 05 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: