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Health Promotion & Communications Specialist
About the Position: The Health Promotion & Communication Specialist is responsible for working with the staff of Prevention and Wellness Services (PWS) to design and manage all health promotion and harm reduction communications of PWS. 
About the College/Department: Prevention and Wellness Services (PWS) facilitates individual and community health and well-being, nurturing students’ self-care and social responsibility so that they may maximize their academic and personal success and engage in the creation of a safe and healthy community.

PWS offers Western students opportunities to get involved in improving their own health and the health of their community. PWS provides numerous professional and peer-led health promotion programs that can help students achieve optimal well-being and specific services to those who may face challenges to their well-being. PWS programs comprise topic areas of alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, violence prevention, Physical health (sleep, nutrition, activity and stress management) and Resiliency. 

To find out more please refer to the Prevention and Wellness Services website, or Bellingham, WA
Position Responsibilities:
  • Creates outreach messages and materials that address health-enhancing behaviors, increase awareness of issues that affect student health and well-being, and promote the programs and services of PWS. 
  • Utilizes best practice and evidence-based methods as well as creative and innovative approaches to create and implement comprehensive, student–focused campaigns and deliver positive, inclusive and empowering messages. 
  • Ensures the continual correctness, completeness, and timeliness of information on PWS sites; and that all media formats of material are functioning properly
  • Oversees all aspects of management of the SHARE (Social Health and Responsibility Education) tutorial
  • Works collaboratively with other PWS staff to recruit, train, and supervise PWS Peer Health Educators in the foundation information pertaining to college student health, core concepts, principles of information and service delivery, and knowledge of PWS service areas, informational and environmental risk reduction strategies. This includes responsibility for specialty training and ongoing supervision for a team of peer educators.
  • Coordinates all aspects of data management, assessment and program analysis related to projects.
Required Qualifications:
  • Either (1) Bachelor’s degree in health promotion, health education, community health, or related field and two years experience developing health promotion/ risk reduction campaigns OR (2) Bachelor’s degree in another field and four years experience developing health promotion/ risk reduction campaigns.
  • Functional knowledge of social norms theory and social norms marketing.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point, Outlook) and Internet Explorer, including document production with Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage website content.
  • Demonstrated statistical analysis/project evaluation skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills: interpersonal, team, visual, presentation and written – including editing.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and sustain positive and productive relationships.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Experience working collaboratively with other service providers.
  • Experience working effectively with diverse populations.
  • Familiarity with social media.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary team of health, academic support, and student support services providers.
  • Experience working with sensitive subject matter or controversial issues.
  • Experience developing learning outcomes and program/service assessment.
  • Experience with SPSS for program data analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize creative problem-solving, analyze, brainstorm, and develop concepts.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. ·         Experience with web development.
  • Experience supervising others – preferably volunteers.
  • Supervisory experience with college-aged individuals (18-24).
  • Marketing background.
  • Knowledge of or experience with database and online learning software.
  • Experience working in a university setting.
  • Knowledge of the capabilities of various current graphic design and web development applications, such as: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, or Dreamweaver.
Academic Emphasis:
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: This position is a 12 month position, full time (100%), with a salary range of $40,000 to $42,000
Bargaining Union:
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: To submit your application via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE), please log in below and provide the information listed below. Note: You will need to use Internet Explorer to utilize the online application system.

Required documents:

1) A cover letter
2) Resume which specifically addresses how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, and your experience related to this position
3) Three reference names with contact information (must include either current or past supervisor)

You may cut and paste or upload your materials as noted per the EASE application procedure.
Other Information: Learn more about Why People Choose WWU As Their Employer of ChoicePlease review the Conditions of Employment
Job Posted: 3/15/2013
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins April 12, 2013; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 130154
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

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