Responsible for assisting the WKU Health Education and Promotion Program of Intramural-Recreational Sports Department with the development, organization, implementation, evaluation and marketing of health promotion programs on a variety of health issues for the campus community. This will involve presenting various health issues to the campus community, attending meetings/committees with various campus departments. Provide assistance and leadership to Assistant Director of Health Education & Promotion. Serve as a co-advisor of the peer health education group. Conducting group presentations is an integral part of the job function. Position reports to the Assistant Director of Health Education & Promotion.
Primary Job Duties:The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Actively lead in the development and implementation of health promotion programs and events utilizing evidence-based framework.
Organize and follow up with marketing efforts of various programs & health promotion services. To include, development of marketing materials, assist with maintaining website, update TopperWell social media, seek new ways to reach target populations.
Assist with updating and creating Health Promotion website pages (including health topics, NCHA data, surveys/polls, photo albums, etc.). Including the development of interactive educational videos.
Assist with survey data collection for program evaluations and ACHA-NCHA surveys. Utilize this data for helping to develop evidence based programs.
Assist with the creation, distribution & evaluation of the Stall Street Journal publications.
Independently seek creative new programming and ways to increase the visibility of the Health Education and Promotion program and the peer health education group.
Recruit, enlist and train Health Education Student workers, Interns and volunteers.
Assist with the organization of the Health Education workspace, training room, storage room and supply areas.
Assist with the development of resources for students, campus clinical staff and academic departments for relevant and up-to-date health education materials and literature.
Work a flexible schedule as needed including availability for presentations and meetings on nights and some weekends.
Assist with reaching out to the South Campus to include development of outreach, maintaining display boards, provision of condoms and other items.
Initiate timely and necessary communication with the Assistant Director of Health Education & Promotion and the Health Educator on any relevant issues
Meet weekly with the health education and promotion team and Supervisor as needed for effective communication, program progress and updates.
Work with the Health & Fitness Lab and WellU® staff re: program and Healthy Campus initiatives.
Provide detailed monthly activity reports and/or time sheets.
Secondary Job Duties:
Assist with keeping standardized materials, handouts, bulletin boards and fliers updated throughout campus, in Preston Center and in the campus health services clinic.
Assist with program research needs and potential data analysis.
Perform other related duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Health Education & Promotion Assist with necessary departmental and Health Education & Promotion office duties as required.
Serve as professional staff (rotating weekends with other GA’s) on duty for overall management and supervision of all staff, programs, and recreational sports facilities to include opening and closing facility and managing customer related situations and emergencies.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Health Education, Health Promotion, Community Health, Exercise Science, Student Affairs, Family and Consumer Science or a related field.
Strong personal, organizational, motivational, communication, writing, and computer skills.
Outstanding people skills, maturity and sensitivity to cultural, sexual, religious and racial differences among people and cultures.
Effective public speaking skills.
Health promotion and marketing experience.
Proficiency with MS Office for reports, spreadsheet and data generation
Independent focus and excellent organizational and time management skills.
Experience with SPSS, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and Premier Pro) and website maintenance (OU Campus) for marketing materials, creating of educational tools, updating and editing site content.
Additional Salary Information: Graduate School Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four year institution
• Graduate admission requirements vary by program
• Must be enrolled on a full-time basis (minimum 9 hours per semester) to receive assistantship, stipend, and tuition waiver
Stipend and Tuition:
• $9,500 Stipend (August-May)
• Out of State Tuition Waived
• Full-Tuition Waiver (9 hours during the fall and spring semesters) Note: online classes and summer fees not covered.
• $1,000 Professional development allocation
• Summer Employment Available
• 2 Year Appointment
**Eligible candidates must be available to begin work no later than August 1, 2017
To apply, send the following information: Cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to the contact and address below:
Kathryn Steward, Assistant Director of Health Education & Promotion, Intramural-Recreational Sports Dept.
Address: Western Kentucky University, Health Services Building
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11033, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101
Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University, with an enrollment of 21,100, is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city with a population of 60,600 and located approximately 110 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky and 65 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. U.S. Highway 31-W and Interstate 65 intersect with U.S. Highways 68 and 231 at Bowling Green, and the Cumberland and William H. ...Natcher parkways provide additional easy highway access to Bowling Green.
Western's undergraduate division provides four-year programs leading to the bachelor of arts, the bachelor of fine arts, the bachelor of general studies, the bachelor of science, the bachelor of science in nursing and the bachelor of music degrees. Eighty-eight (88) academic majors and fifty-seven (57) academic minors are available. A number of professional and pre-professional curricula provide additional options.
Eighteen (18) associate degree programs are offered leading to the associate of arts degree, associate of science degree, associate of applied science and associate of general studies degree. Three certificate programs are also offered. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for more information.
Graduate Studies offers the master of arts, master of arts in education, master of business administration, master of science, master of music, master of public service, and the master of public administration. Western also offers the specialist degree and rank I and II programs. A joint doctoral degree program is offered with the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. Consult the Graduate Studies Catalog for further information.
The mission of the Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports is to provide quality programs, services, and facilities that will enhance each individual's opportunity for leisure, recreation, fitness, and wellness in relation to his or her overall personal development.