Wellness Educator, UNLV Student Wellness -Student Counseling And Psychology [R0125932]

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Wellness Educator, UNLV Student Wellness -Student Counseling And Psychology [R0125932]

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at:  http://www.unlv.edu

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

ROLE of the POSITION

The Wellness Educator works to develop, implement, and evaluate a variety of health and mental health programs and initiatives with a focus on alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, mental health awareness, and general wellness. This staff member utilizes evidence-based programing and assesses the measurable impact of such wellness programs and training with an overarching goal of providing students with informed decision-making skills that enhance their personal wellness and academic performance. The Wellness Educator develops, implements, and assesses wellness marketing campaigns including the use of social and print media.  The staff member also collaborates with campus stakeholders to implement a comprehensive approach to promote the health and safety of students. This position also provides oversight and coordination of prevention programming as well as hires trains, and supervises students, interns, and peer educators.  The Wellness Educator meets regularly with the Student Wellness Outreach Team and to develop, implement, and evaluated programing to ensure it addresses current campus needs and is aligned with departmental and unit goals.

Some evenings and weekends required.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Health Education/Promotion, Health Communication, Public Health, or a closely related field with health/wellness promotion experience from a regionally accredited college or university and Must have at least 1 year of professional experience in health/wellness education or promotion. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.

Master's degree in Health Education/Promotion, Health Communication, Public Health or closely related field, plus 1 year of professional experience preferred.  Experience as a Graduate Assistant may apply. 

Preference for experience working with college students, mental health knowledge, alcohol and other drugs prevention programming, and proficiency in the use of social media for wellness promotion preferred.  CHES preferred. CPR/First Aid Provider and Instructor preferred.

Demonstrate knowledge of the following: 1) health and mental health promotion, behavior change and population-based theories and models; 2) evidence-based wellness promotion programs/initiatives in a university or college setting; 3) knowledge of alcohol and other drugs content and prevention strategies; 4) knowledge of mental health issues among college students; 5) demonstrated cultural competence and inclusiveness in working with populations of diverse cultures and identities as well as in addressing issues of diversity and social justice; and 6) application of appropriate research principles and methods and program evaluation in wellness promotion.

Demonstrate excellent skills in the following: 1) utilizing behavior change theories and models in the development and implementation of evidence-based programs and initiatives; 2) implementing and evaluation population-based prevention initiatives; 3) demonstrating skills in a variety of educational methods including presentations, trainings, small group facilitation, and individual consultation sessions; 4) critically reviewing health-related literature and synthesizing such information to develop health promotion initiatives and educational materials for diverse groups of college students; 5) excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; 6) critically thinking and good judgement in solving problems; 7) managing multiple projects and duties simultaneously; 8) ability to professionally manage confidential or sensitive information with professional discretion; 9) health communication and social marketing; 10) use of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation design; 11) use of social media platforms to promote student wellness; 12) ability to collaborate with other professionals in a dynamic team environment; and 13) using data-driven, program assessment and evaluation to inform future programing.

SALARY RANGE

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 

APPLICATION DETAILS

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on August 20, 2021 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Sonaly Silva, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu .

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, "R0125932" in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.

EEO/AA STATEMENT

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

TITLE IX STATEMENT

UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV's Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu , by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.

Job Category

Administrative Faculty

Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.


UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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