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#108077 Health Educator

Filing Deadline: Mon 4/26/2021

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/01/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/11/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Student Health and Well-being (SHW) cluster of the UC San Diego Health System plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active wellness culture at UC San Diego that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. This includes promotion and the expansion/development of a student health and well-being center, and the transformation of existing departments under the oversight of the Executive Director into a cohesive, multi-disciplinary source of integrated wellness services. The SHW cluster includes the departments of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Health Promotion Services (HPS), Student Health Services (SHS) and SHW Administration (SHWA).

Health Promotion Services (HPS) is responsible for campus-wide education, outreach and prevention efforts on a variety of health topics. HPS runs The Zone, a well-being space for students. SHW uses a public health model in conceptualizing the delivery of programs and services. HPS provides services related to alcohol and other drugs (AOD), physical activity, nutrition, smoking cessation, sleep, stress, sexual health, emotional intelligence and mental health topics among others. HPS utilizes peer educators, peer coaching, marketing and a variety of campus-wide campaigns to impact the students on a population basis. Other programs are targeted to groups of students at higher risk on selected well-being topics. Limited direct services are available such as clinical nutrition and AOD educational groups.

Reporting to and in collaboration with the Health Promotion Services Manager, this position provides the leadership in vision, planning, implementation, and evaluation of campus-wide health promotion practices in order to create an environment that promotes student success and personal development. Provide leadership in and make recommendations on the development, revision, and implementation of well planned theory and evidence-based interventions and programming. Participate in evaluation and outcomes reporting. Make recommendations on action to address issues within the department. Exercise good judgment, innovation and professional approaches/techniques to solve problems, make decisions and manage conflict. Provide the primary leadership from Health Promotion Services in developing a campus wide plan for sexual health and violence prevention.

This position will be a Holistic Health Educator who focuses on Women's Health and Non-Binary Health, Sexual Health, Violence Prevention and the LGBTQIA+ community for undergraduates, graduate and professional students and is responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating and continually improving workshops, outreach, presentations, peer leadership programs, and campus based affinity groups that focus on health promotion and prevention activities. Provide leadership and initiative for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of campus wide policies, programs and activities in the area of sexual health and violence prevention. Assist with recruitment, training and evaluation of student peer educators. Work with a high degree of autonomy. Ensure that the sexual health and violence prevention program vision and goals are aligned with that of the Student Health and Well- being Cluster, and support the institutional mission of the University. Assist with recruitment, training and evaluation of student peer educators. Assumes the responsibility for the education of student peer educators on issues related to sexual health and works with a high degree of autonomy.


  • Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training; OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus three (3) years of related experience/training.

  • Thorough knowledge of the health promotion and education field. Ability to interpret trends, define problems, conceptualize solutions and convert into practical applications. Knowledge of environmental prevention strategies and harm reduction strategies in health education.

  • Thorough knowledge of the design and delivery of related programs. Demonstrated program assessment, planning, and reporting skills. Proven experience in coordinating all logistical aspects of large and small scale programs for college students as well as advising and coordinating student volunteers.

  • Skills associated with both the development and delivery of health education programs and services. Skill to plan, develop, implement, and manage comprehensive health promotion campaigns and general health programs. Experience with educational, cultural, and social program development, planning, implementation and evaluation. Experience in establishing collaborative partnerships with students, staff, faculty, and campus departments.

  • Ability to analyze, interpret and respond to client needs. Skill in gathering, analyzing and synthesizing complex data for application in organizational strategic planning and health promotion program development. Ability to create and implement student surveys and assessments; make recommendations for program planning and revisions; provide guidance for evaluation and outcomes reports for programs and activities; and collect and produce annual reports.

  • Experience in supervising and coordinating outreach activities. Experience in recruiting, training and supervising staff and volunteers.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to exercise good judgment, tact, diplomacy, flexibility, and patience, and to successfully interact with diverse population, including the community, medical providers, staff, patients and students.

  • Skill to communicate effectively and appropriately with an emphasis on professionalism. Ability to relate effectively and sensitively to diverse, multi-cultural populations. Skill in working in a team setting, fostering cooperation and support from other staff. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Strong skills in public speaking. Knowledge of proper business formats, grammar, spelling and punctuation.

  • Effective organizational skills. Skill in setting priorities and accomplishing projects. Demonstrated skill for detail and accuracy. Excellent planning and time/project management skills. Ability to prioritize, organize, and coordinate functions and activities while handling multiple assignments simultaneously.

  • Proficiency with use of standard business equipment, computer technology, online programs and software, including MS Office Suite (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other electronic software and resources.

  • Ability to use discretion, maintain confidentiality and comply with all requirements in use of computer systems and access to any and all patient, student, employee and University data, in electronic and hard copy formats, in compliance with University, state and federal guidelines, including, but not limited to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

  • Commitment to diversity, social justice and cultural competence and the ability to work in a multicultural environment. Familiarity with health promotion theories and developmental perspectives for students, staff and faculty. Always demonstrates the characteristics of professionalism in attire, attitude, conversation, behavior and attentiveness to others. All staff members are required to uphold the UCSD Principles of Community and to promote a positive and collaborative team environment.


  • Master of Arts in Health or a Masters in Public Health.
  • CHES Certification.


  • Employment is subject to both a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs such as; evenings and weekends.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Ability to telecommute for work, if/when needed, as determined by department.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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