HEALTH EDUCATOR-SEXUALITY & PEER EDUCATION COORDINATOR EXTENDED
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
April 25, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
HEALTH EDUCATOR-SEXUALITY & PEER EDUCATION COORDINATOR
McKINLEY HEALTH CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS - URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
McKinley Health Center, one of the nation's premier Student Health Centers, is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Health Educator-Sexuality & Peer Education Coordinator, to join our Health Education Unit. McKinley Health Center is a fully accredited ambulatory care clinic providing services to 46,000 university students.
We are seeking a service oriented individual for an exciting career in College Health to provide programs and services in the area of sexual health and to coordinate peer education programs to students at the University of Illinois. The position is a full time, 12 month appointment. Salary is competitive and includes a very attractive, comprehensive benefits package. Starting date is negotiable.
A. PROGRAMMING 1. Develop, coordinate and evaluate sexuality education programs, which are designed to promote healthy lifestyle decisions. This includes presentations to students in residence halls, Greek houses, academic guest lectures, club and ethnic group organizations, special events, displays and written materials. 2. Coordinate the Peer Education programs within the Health Education Unit by facilitating ongoing communication between Health Educators and maintaining consistency with regards to marketing student recruitment, curriculum development and evaluation. 3. Develop and coordinate programs on sexual health related issues including handouts, flyers, posters and other related materials. 4. Coordinate and supervise the Health Advocate program and train teaching assistants for the Health Advocates and Sexuality/Peer programs. 5. Coordinate and advise Health Education Peer related groups in conjunction with appropriate Health Educators. 6. Develop or locate appropriate sexual health and peer related educational materials and act as a resource person for the Health Education Unit and MHC. 7. Maintain unit sexuality and peer education materials and work with appropriate Health Education staff, MHC staff and other groups/individuals at UIUC for distribution of these materials at designated locations including website, newsletters, etc. 8. Plan and execute special events as well as collaborate with appropriate Health Educators in assisting with campus-wide orientation programs, health fairs, conferences, and also participate in campus issue committee. 9. Execute special programs as requested by the Director of Health Education including unit's quality and data related projects.
B. CONSULTING/ADVISING 1. Consult with and provide information to appropriate MHC on matters related to sexuality education of referred students, including medical record documentation. Refer students, when appropriate, to campus or community agencies, medical facilities etc. 2. Consult with the Women's Health Unit on the development of their unit health education sexual health materials including birth control education, pregnancy test education and referral issues. 3. Consult with Health Educators, Women's Health and other MHC Units in the development of sexuality education materials. 4. Consult with Student Affairs, academic units, and other appropriate local health agencies on sexual and peer related activities. 5. Serve as a source of information for students, staff and faculty on matters related to sexual health and peer related programs. 6. Consult and maintain ongoing communication in sexual health, peer programs with other institutions of higher education including community units. 7. Assist with staff training for Student Affairs and serve on appropriate MHC, campus and local committees. 8. Participate in national, state and local conferences and meetings and share information with Health Education Unit and MHC staff as appropriate.
C. ADMINISTRATION 1. In consultation with the Director of Health Education, recruit, train and evaluate Graduate Assistant(s) and student workers and actively assist with unit's staff retreats and graduate student assistants training. 2. Supervise and direct graduate assistants, interns or student workers and coordinate in consultation with director of health education, the unit's peer training programs. 3. Keep accurate records of students seen in programs presented and work in progress. 4. Provide oral and written reports upon request. 5. Attend the Health Education Unit staff meetings, and appropriate MHC and Student Affairs meetings. 6. Meet regularly with the Director of Health Education to inform of changes, developments and program progress. 7. Participate in continuing education programs and professional growth experiences. 8. Conduct ongoing Performance Improvement activities as part of the unit and MHC Q.I. program. 9. Assist with development of the annual goals and objectives for the Health Education Unit and also participate in the strategic planning process. 10. Contribute appropriate materials/information to the Health Education and MHC web sites. 11. Execute all University policies and procedures including those of Student Affairs, MHC and the Health Education Unit. 12. Responsible and accountable to support and ensure a culture of safety, quality and risk management including compliance with ethics. 13. Assume appropriate related additional duties to further the mission of the unit.
A Master's Degree in health education or a related field is required. Two to three years of experience in development of health programs in the community, clinical or campus settings is also required. Supervisory skills, computer knowledge and experience in data collection and analysis is preferred. Good public relations and communication skills is a requirement of the position as well.
To ensure full consideration, create your candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references by June 2, 2018. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing dated, however, no hiring will be made until after that date.
This is a security-sensitive position. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job applicants upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
For further information, please contact Jennifer Halls-Carson, Chair, Consultative Search Committee, McKinley Health Center, 1109 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801. Phone (217) 333-2711, Fax: (217) 244-1758, Email: JHalls@mckinley.illinois.edu
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO.