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Harvard University Health Educator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

54472BRAuto req ID:54472BRJob Code:W0356P HLT Health Educator II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Health EducatorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills: Required: Bachelor’s degree in health education, psychology or related field: Minimum of two years’ experience in College/University Health Promotion, ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students; familiarity with evidence-based prevention strategies and knowledge of current trends in health promotion. Ability to work independently and collaboratively; excellent interpersonal, organizational and written and oral communication skills; flexible schedule and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Preferred: Masters or advanced degree in health education, public health, psychology, nursing, or related field. Certified Health Education Specialist. Experience with data collection, program evaluation and outcome assessment.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate Excel skills

Knowledge of current trends in health promotion

Additional Information:

The Health Educator is a member of the team in the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion at Harvard University Health Services. This role is responsible for the effective implementation of a comprehensive health education program grounded in the socio-ecological approach and in alignment with the leadership and vision of the leadership team at the CWHP. The Health Educator assists in the development of goals and measurable objectives for the department and provides direct supervision to the graduate and student intern program. In addition, they oversee and maintain a dynamic peer education program that trains students as leaders in health intervention and risk reduction strategies. This role is directly responsible for providing programming, outreach through media, and coordination of assessment methodologies including, but not limited to large scale surveys.

Department:Health PromotionPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:Monday - FridayJob Function:Health Care School/Unit:University Health Services EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Typical Core Duties:

  • Participate in the development of education programs/services to increase awareness and encourage healthy behaviors

  • Assess the needs of the undergraduate and graduate student community; develop and implement a student-based curriculum

  • Act as a subject matter expert

  • Participate in the planning and implementation of events related to health education

  • Collaborate closely with members of the Department of Health Promotion & Education on the development, implementation, and evaluation of programming initiatives

  • Participate in health education events and create health education related presentations

  • May provide ongoing training and documentation

  • Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting using near vision use for reading and computer use for extended periods of time

  • Lifting (approximately 20 to 30 pounds), bending, and other physical exertion

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office setting

Job-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the development of goals and measurable objectives for the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion.

  • Provides supervision and mentorship to undergraduate and graduate interns.

  • Develops and maintains a dynamic and innovative peer education program that trains students as peer leaders in health intervention and risk reduction strategies.

  • Serves as co-supervisor to peer education groups.

  • Continuously works to understand and communicate emerging trends in health education programming.

  • Provides innovative and creative programming to the Harvard community to encourage healthy choices, healthy decision-making, and broaden the community’s understanding of health and well-being.

  • Implements timely assessment and evaluation methodologies in collaboration with others in the Department and in the University.

  • Assists in the development of online resources

  • Actively participates in HUHS committees and University partnerships/committees/task forces as required

  • Actively explores opportunities to expand and deepen professional skill set

  • May represent Harvard University Health Services and the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion at national/local meetings, conferences.


  • Adheres to the expectations and professional responsibilities of the department.

  • Employs the standards, practices, and procedures of the department.

  • Completes and complies with HUHS training requirements including HIPAA Privacy and Security.

  • Reports non-compliance incidents to the supervisor, manager, and/or Compliance Officer.