Applicants will be asked to prepare a presentation on a topic sent to them by the hiring committee.
The prevention and outreach specialist is responsible for the effective administration of health education programming covering general health education and wellness and specific university student health including, but not limited to, mental health and well-being (i.e. suicide prevention), substance and alcohol abuse prevention (i.e. marijuana and opioids), and work with the Project Speak Up Coordinator on interpersonal violence prevention (i.e. stalking, bullying, sexual assault). The Prevention and Outreach Specialist monitors national trends and helps to ensure that relevant outreach, educational programming and resources are provided to meet the needs of the campus community. The Prevention and Outreach Specialist provides strategic leadership and guidance in the development of a healthy environment for students at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Duties & Responsibilities (in order of most time spent to least time spent):
collected through health assessment, programming, onsite screenings or other health
Experience in the operation of microcomputers and software such as Microsoft Word,
PowerPoint, Excel and Zoom. Must have a demonstrated ability to be a self-starter. Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
4 year degree in public health, health promotion, wellness, student development, psychology, or related degree from and accredited university.
Background and/or professional work experience in the administration of health education/promotion/prevention programs and public speaking.
Master’s degree in health education, health promotion, public health or related field.
A minimum of three years' work experience in health education, health promotion, wellness programs
or related field with focus on planning, program development, innovation, program prioritization
and assessment. Delivery of health education/promotion services or programming experience on a college campus; evidence of research and scholarly activity and ability. Experience working in higher education. Two years' experience in training or working with students of college age.
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
Success in assessing student learning, health behavior change, and
Success in working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders.
Experience conducting individual, community, and /or environmental needs assessments and using results to guide programmatic decisions.
Demonstrated skills in social marketing and health communications strategies.
Proficiency in a variety of computer software applications.
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.