COMMUNITY HEALTH AND STUDENT WELLNESS SPECIALIST
JOB NO: 93060-AS
WORK TYPE: STAFF-FULL TIME
DEPARTMENT: UHS/HEALTHY CAMPUS
CATEGORIES: HEALTH CARE, MEDICAL, SOCIAL SERVICES
POSITION VACANCY ID: 93060-AS
EMPLOYMENT CLASS: Academic Staff-Renewable
WORKING TITLE: Community Health and Student Wellness Specialist
OFFICIAL TITLE: SR STUDENT SERV COORD(T25BN) or STUDENT SERVICES CORD(T25DN) or ASSOC STU SERV COORD(T25FN)
HIRING DEPARTMENT: A577900-UNIV HEALTH SERVICES/HEALTHY CAMPUS
FTE: 80% - 100%
ANTICIPATED BEGIN DATE: FEBRUARY 02, 2018
Minimum $53,500 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:
Bachelors degree required, Masters preferred. Will consider a range of relevant areas of specialization, including public/community health, health promotion/education, health policy, prevention science, social work, psychology, counseling, community organizing or other related discipline from an accredited institution. Will consider degrees in other fields with evidence of sufficient university-level coursework and/or professional continuing education in the areas listed above.
MINIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of three years full-time experience that includes:
-Applying content knowledge in dimensions of wellness, public health, community health, health promotion and/or prevention, preferably on a college campus
-Promoting health at the community and population levels through influence on policies, systems and environments
-Coordinating, aligning and facilitating partnerships and collaboration to achieve shared goals
-Leadership, innovation and consensus building to address complex community health issues
-Demonstrating culturally responsive and inclusive practices that meet needs of a diverse community and address health inequities in the population
Additional skills and experience desirable for this position include:
-Cultivating, building and maintaining diverse, dynamic, collaborative working partnerships
-Ability to evaluate data to drive priorities and evidence to guide practice
-Knowledge of primary prevention and strategies to reduce risk and promote protective factors
-Familiarity with college student development, resilience and well-being
-An entrepreneurial approach to implementing effective strategies for generating change in systems and large institutions
-Advanced communication skills, including public presentations, group process facilitation and student engagement
-Managing collaborative projects, balancing emerging issues and competing priorities, and maintaining a flexible workload
The mission of UW-Madison's University Health Services is to enhance learning and student success by promoting, protecting and restoring student health and well-being. The Healthy Campus unit of UHS Prevention Services builds the capacity of the campus community to mobilize, create and sustain policies, systems and environments that support student and community health.
The Student Wellness Coordinator uses a population-level public health approach to promote protective factors; reduce risk factors; and collaboratively plan, implement and evaluate data-driven, evidence-informed health promotion and primary prevention strategies designed to achieve measurable improvement in community-level health conditions and outcomes. The focus of this position is wellness broadly defined, including traditional dimensions of wellness as well as issues such as health equity, food security, and financial well-being.
In collaboration with students, prevention colleagues, and other partners across campus, use a population-level public health approach to convene stakeholders; assess needs and assets; identify gaps; and plan, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of prevention and wellness promotion strategies for the UW-Madison campus community. Use population-health data, theory and evidence-informed primary prevention strategies to achieve measurable improvements in community-level student health behaviors and outcomes.
1) Cultivate and facilitate partnerships and networks across campus to support collaborative strategies for the promotion of student wellness-25%
-Convene invested campus and community stakeholders, manage projects and timelines, and provide administrative and technical support necessary to maintain stakeholder engagement and assure progression of work toward stated goals.
2) Facilitate the design and implementation of campus-wide wellness strategies, applying principles of environmental management-20%
-Develop and advance proposals for policy, programs, and other environmental interventions that are aligned with UHS goals and objectives, the needs of the campus community and the University mission.
-Identify highest-risk populations within campus environment, seek feedback from diverse groups, and collaboratively develop strategies to best address their needs.
3) Integrate and align UHS initiatives and services across the organization in support of student well-being-15%
-Work with UHS colleagues, communications professionals, prevention specialists, clinicians and campus partners to design and implement strategic organizational responses to issues that affect the health of UW-Madison students and campus community.
-Consult regularly with other members of Prevention Services at University Health Services to identify and address emerging trends relevant to their specialty areas, including violence prevention; alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; suicide prevention; mental health promotion; and health equity.
-Link and align student wellness efforts with other UHS and Healthy Campus prevention efforts, and assist with the development of evaluation measures.
-Participate in and represent UHS and UW-Madison in wellness-focused community coalitions, collaborative efforts and citywide and statewide initiatives aimed at wellness promotion.
4) Assist student organizations and supervise UHS student employees and interns engaged in wellness promotion-15%
-Ensure meaningful student involvement in all phases of primary prevention activities.
-Provide training on prevention and health promotion theories and strategies.
-Link student initiatives with other UHS priority prevention areas.
5) Support the use of evidence-based strategies in wellness promotion and disseminate wellness data and reports to inform campus operations and programming -15%
-Consult with students, campus partners and other campus units to develop strategies to support student well-being.
-Convey the dynamics of community health and the complex array of factors that contribute to achieving individual and community health.
-Develop and maintain an up-to date data package to describe student wellness and wellness promotion activities on campus.
-Respond to requests for information, data and presentations, as well as conduct pro-active outreach to stakeholders.
6) Administration of budget, HR requirements, student hiring and management, grant seeking, and other duties pertaining to position-5%
7) Contribute to communications efforts focused on wellness promotion in collaboration with UHS Communications and University Communications-5%
-Develop content on wellness issues and the intersection of wellness other primary prevention priorities.
-Consult with clinical and communications staff on integration of individual wellness strategies with a population-based approach.
-Develop social marketing, print materials, and web content as aligned with strategic priorities and initiatives.
Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required