Mental Health Education Coordinator (Health Educator) - Health Promotion & Wellness

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: San Francisco, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 06 Jul 2022
San Francisco
Job ID: 501798
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Date Posted:
July 7, 2021
Closing Date:
July 6, 2022
Benefits Link:
CSUEU (Unit 2, 5, 7, 9)
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Working Title

Mental Health Education Coordinator (Health Educator) - Health Promotion & Wellness

SF State University

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Health Promotion & Wellness

Appointment Type


Time Base

Full time

Work Schedule

M-F 8am to 5pm

Anticipated Hiring Range

$4,990 - $5,600 per month ($59,880.00 - $67,200.00 annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

With a mission of promoting health equity and developing the capacities for academic, personal, and professional success for all members of the SF State community, Health Promotion & Wellness (HPW) works to positively shift the culture and social norms around health and wellness to increase students’ self-efficacy to make informed health decisions. Under the direction of the Director of HPW and in an ethnically and culturally diverse educational environment, the Health Educator is responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating, and continually improving a broad spectrum of integrated health education and promotion programs with a focus on promoting mental health.  The incumbent directly supervises paid and volunteer student peer health leaders, and works closely with the HPW team of health professionals, student leaders and clubs, faculty/staff, and other campus stakeholders to promote individual and environmental changes designed to promote health and wellness.

Position Information

Health Education

  • Based on studies, surveys, and consults with students, health professionals and other campus stakeholders, determine the health education needs and priorities for the SF State student community.
  • Based on needs assessments, develop goals for integrated health education and promotion programs.
  • Use campus and community resources to plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs and activities that meet the health education and promotion goals for the SF State student community in a manner that is consistent with professional health education standards, such as the ACHA “Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education”.
  • Using a socio-ecological and public health framework create and implement a health promotion plan that addresses student needs and focuses on topics such as increasing student access of mental health services, addressing cultural and social stigma related to mental health, supporting underrepresented populations to seek mental health support, and increasing self-care and coping strategies for a University student population. This plan should highlight collaborations with other areas such as Basic Needs Initiatives and Counseling and Psychological Services.
  • Plan, develop and conduct program, activity, workshop and media evaluation using a variety of accepted quantitative and qualitative tools including surveys, pre and post intervention testing and institutional data.
  • Use a wide range of accessible media including educational technologies, electronics, web-based programs (Canva,, OrgSync, Social Media and the Drupal based Student Health Services website) to create, develop and promote student participation in health education and programs.
  • Prepare accessible health education mass media materials, and develop and/or facilitate the development of accessible audio-visual material for health education and promotion programs.
  • Provide group preventive health education consultation and workshops on a variety of topics including sexual and reproductive health, sexual violence prevention, smoking cessation, exercise, nutrition, stress, addiction, and mental health and wellness related topics.
  • Document health education services, program needs, goals, design, implementation and evaluation in standard applications including Microsoft Office, Org Sync, and Qualtrics.
  • Coordinate the recruitment, training and supervision of student assistant peer health leadership interns and volunteer ambassadors.
  • Represent the HPW Department on SF State campus committees.
  • Prepare grant applications to support SF State health education and promotion programs.
  • Keep current with practices and trends in health education, especially those practices pertinent to a large urban multicultural university like SF State.

Department Development

  • Collaborate with HPW staff, in addition to taking leadership committee roles, in the work of developing a campus HPW department.

Other Duties as Assigned

At All Times

  • Demonstrate behaviors that are in line with the User-Friendly Principles (P530C) and Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University (P30D).
  • Demonstrate safe work practices for oneself, others and the office environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an approved program in health education or a related health field.  Equivalent to one to two years of progressively responsible health education experience or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of health education and health equity theories, research, and program assessment; planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs, and industry standards for the delivery of health education in higher education.  General knowledge of, or the ability to learn quickly, current and emerging college age student health problems and existing methods of intervention and control.  Working knowledge of the principles of educational and social psychology and how these apply to health education programs; and applicable industry standards and practices for health promotion such as those found in the American College Health Association’s (ACHA) “Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education.” 

Abilities: Ability to assess needs and establish or recommend program priorities and goals and develop plans to achieve goals; collect, compile, chart, and analyze data pertinent to health education program planning; plan, organize, conduct or oversee a variety of health education program and activities including discussion groups and workshops; develop educational materials and media such as pamphlets, audio and video materials, and electronic media; present ideas and information accurately, effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing; use computer and web-based information technology systems as a resource for research and providing health education programs; maintain confidentiality consistent with applicable laws and regulations; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, students, medical, and other health professionals, representatives of the news media, and other community groups.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An American Public Health Association (ACHA) approved master’s degree in public health with emphasis on health education; a master’s degree in health science or public health administration or equivalent; and/or national certification is highly preferred.
  • Experience developing, implementing and coordinating mental health promotion programs.
  • Working knowledge of supervisory and leadership techniques.
  • Ability to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate programs to meet the needs of an ethnically and culturally diverse university campus.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
  • Core Competencies – embody the following competencies:
  • Bias toward collaboration and teamwork.
  • Effective oral, written and nonverbal communication skills.
  • Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution.
  • Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.
  • Diversity and inclusion.


Incumbent must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty and staff.


Not applicable.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions.  SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.
We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Additional Information

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

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