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Coordinator, Health, Promotion and Wellness

Date Posted: 1/10/2012
Organization: The Pennsylvania State University
Location: University Park, PA

Application Deadline: Anticipated start date is July 1, 2012.

Description of Organization:

Position Responsibilities:
University Health Services (UHS) is seeking a health promotion professional to provide creative, energetic and strategic leadership for prevention and wellness services. The Coordinator reports directly to the Associate Director for Educational Services. The job provides assistance and support in the planning, supervision, delivery and evaluation of health promotion programming with an emphasis on advocacy, community development and social marketing. The individual contributes to Healthy Penn State initiatives; develops health communication materials; oversees and implements appropriate needs assessment and evaluation, including data collection, analysis, and report writing; conducts educational programming; and provides leadership for and monitors continuous quality improvement projects pertaining to student health promotion activities. The Coordinator prepares and writes grant proposals to seek external funding to develop health promotion programs. The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing and maintaining high standards for educational and prevention practice within parameters set by relevant professional groups, state and federal agencies and accreditation bodies. 

Typically requires a Master’s degree or higher in health promotion, public health or related field, plus three years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree, plus additional experience preferred. We are seeking someone with a record of accomplishment who is creative and values innovation along with excellence. Knowledge of and experience with evaluation, assessment and outcomes measurement is important. Experience with technology is essential. Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills are essential as well as a genuine appreciation for working with diverse populations

Apply To:

Electronically submit a cover letter, salary requirements and resume at or mail to The Pennsylvania State University, Employment and Compensation Division, Job #E-35677 Fifth Floor, James M. Elliott Building, University Park, PA  16802 or fax to 814-865-3750. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.