The Health Educator – Alcohol and Other Drugs, will develop and oversee evidence-informed health promotion, education and prevention programs that address the topic of substance use by Gonzaga students. The Health Educator addresses challenges and change collaboratively and creatively through supporting individual students, conducting campus needs assessments, building positive partnerships, implementing innovative programming and evaluating programmatic impact and reach. The position helps support the mission of the OHP of empowering Gonzaga students to maximize their potential by offering programs and services on the individual, interpersonal, and institutional levels that promote positive, holistic well-being and reduce high-risk behaviors.
Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Public Health, Health Promotion/Education, Social Work, or other related field.
Two years of related work experience in health promotion using evidence-informed or best practices, preferably in the higher education environment.
Training and experience with motivational interviewing.
Evidence of ability to provide leadership and problem-solving skills in analyzing health promotion needs of emerging adults, especially college students.
Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-informed health promotion programs/initiatives.
Demonstrated knowledge of environmental management strategies/socioecological model.
Ability to critically review health-related professional literature and organizational frameworks relevant to college students and assess their applicability and utility for effectiveness on a particular campus.
Specialized knowledge, skills and experience working directly with college students (including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and law students) including programming and event planning.
Familiarity with trends/best practices in collegiate health promotion.
Experience in assessment including developing learning outcomes and using data to evaluate and adjust programmatic functions or services.
Strong interpersonal, communication, and public relations skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences.
Knowledge and application of student development, behavior/culture change and leadership theories.
Proficient in a variety of computer software applications (e.g., word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and statistical software).
Gonzaga University is a private four-year institution for higher education located in Spokane, Washington. Established in 1877, the university continues to use their education model of educating their students as a whole person- mind, body, and spirit. At Gonzaga, students discover how to integrate science and art, faith and reason, and action and contemplation. Gonzaga is a nationally ranked university and one of the top regional universities in the west. Home to over 7,800 students, Gonzaga offers a variety of undergraduate and master’s degrees, as well a Ph.D. and Juris Doctor through the school of law.