Stony Brook University — Community Health Education Specialist

Community Health Education Specialist

Community Health Education Specialist

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in health education or health promotion or a related field. Three (3) years of full-time experience in community health education. Experience with Microsoft Office and/or Google Docs.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bilingual English/Spanish. Additional years (4+) of full-time experience in community health education. Experience in Cancer Prevention. Certification: Certified Health Education specialists with certification from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Brief Description of Duties:
The Health Education Specialist will use a community level policy, systems and environmental change (PSE) approach with organizations and municipalities to work on projects that encourage healthier lifestyles by promoting and educating about UV awareness, sun exposure, HPV awareness and HPV vaccination with the goal to provide people with tools that allow them to avoid developing skin and HPV related cancers as well as working on projects coordinated by the Cancer Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) office. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills; writing and problem solving skills, skills in cultural competency, advocacy, public relations, public health policy, including analysis, development and implementation, community outreach & mobilization, health communications & counter marketing, strategic use of media, including media advocacy, earned and paid media, strategic planning , gathering data and evaluations methods. Using all skills to interpret work plans which convert a community's needs into comprehensive community educational programs.

  • Provide health and wellness education related to UV awareness, sun exposure, HPV awareness and vaccination and their benefits to prevent cancer by:
  • Planning, developing and implementing Cancer in Prevention in Action programs and Cancer COE projects specifically designed to address the needs of the community and its members as well as
  • Evaluate, design, present, provide, consult with physicians and staff, recommend and disseminate culturally appropriate health education information and materials, incorporating the PSE change approach and present all information effectively to diverse audiences.
  • Facilitate classes and maintain logs for all Cancer Prevention in Action programs and Cancer COE projects.
  • Perform intakes on new and re-enrolling adults in Cancer Prevention in Action programs and COE projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Notes:
The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) order that all hospitals and nursing homes “continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” Candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. The order also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The order allows for limited medical exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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Job Number: 2103022Official Job Title: Education SpecialistJob Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)Primary Location: US-NY-Stony BrookDepartment/Hiring Area: Cancer CenterSchedule: Full-time Shift :Day Shift Shift Hours: TBD Posting Start Date: Sep 17, 2021Posting End Date: Oct 1, 2021, 8:59:00 PMSalary:Commensurate with experienceAppointment Type: Regular

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