The Health Education program has an opening for the position of Health Education Fellow. The Fellow will assist the Health Educator with all outreach program planning and implementation. Current students or 2016 graduates with an interest in Health Education and the program goals of a reduction in sexual violence and alcohol abuse on campus should apply. This is a new position which allows for opportunities to plan and implement innovative programs. This is a regular, full-time, one-to-two year appointment. Position is salaried and paid by direct deposit to the financial institution of the applicant's choice.
Are you good at interpersonal interactions? Have you had previous experience with health related programming? Have you been a member of a student group who has worked on these issues? Are you considering a career in Public Health or Higher Education? These are all excellent work-related experiences for this position. The working environment is open, creative and collegial. The applicant will join the Student Health and Counseling Center, which upholds the health and safety of the student body with the highest standard of care.
The Health Education Fellow will assist the Health Educator with the training and the coordination of our bystander program, Green Dot, and all related programming, such as, Social Norms campaigns, recruitment, etc. This position will also help centralize programming on campus from other departments and student groups, including Patterson Court organizations, who are working to reduce sexual violence and abusive substance use on campus.
This position will work closely with all of the Health Education first-year Orientation programs (A Community of Respect, Davidson 101 Realizing Your Risk, Davidson 101 Sexuality) and with the training and coordination of all first-year hall presentations. The Health Education Fellow will assist in the training of all student volunteers in the Health Adviser program and follow up with their programming initiatives, as well as with other student organizations advised by Health Education.
Alcohol education is an integral part of all of the outreach programs coming from the Health Education program. A good sense of the campus culture around substance use and outreach programming and messaging is important.
The Health Education Fellow will also collaborate with other members of the Student Health and Counseling Center and with other departments within the Student Life Division as well as with Campus Police. Opportunities for collaborations with the greater community with other non-profits and schools are also available.
Finally, the Health Education Fellow will conduct research on collegiate bystander education, sexual violence prevention and reducing substance abuse.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
Green Dot Management (30%)
- Assist with the development and management of timelines and budget for the implementation of the Green Dot Program.
- Work specifically with the Dean of Students Office and the President's Office to recruit faculty and staff as Green Dot trainers.
- Establish a time line for Green Dot training and manage Green Dot organization's logistical support during training and after.
- Lead with the Health Educator the Green Dot rollout and implementation on campus and activities related to evaluation of the Green Dot Program.
Program Planning and Collaboration (30%)
- Work closely with the Health Educator in Orientation planning and implementation. This includes the Davidson 101 classes and the execution of the Community of Respect skits.
- Attend weekly program planning with the Health Educator and other staff members of the Health and Counseling Center as well as other divisions on campus. This will include a needed focus on alcohol education across all four years.
- Develop awareness programming and collaboration with other student groups who focus on sexual violence reduction.
- Develop awareness programming and collaboration on other college health issues such as mental health, healthy relationships, stress management, etc.
Support for Student groups including the Health Advisers (25%)
- Take an active role in the planning and implementation of the Health Adviser initiatives
- Cultivate relationships with groups on campus seeking health education programs such as the Patterson Court Organizations, the Union Board, International student groups, etc.
Research and Professional Training (15%)
- Research the best practices and most successful initiatives in college health education.
- Attend at least one professional conference or training in this field.
- This position requires a passionate campus health enthusiast.
- Must be a member of the Davidson College Class of 2016 or 2017.
- An independent and self-motivated individual
Desired Skills and Abilities
- A desire to try new approaches to the issues
- Previous experience in health programming on campus
Please provide a resume and cover letter with your application; this position does not have a specified closing date so, therefore, may close quickly once a qualified applicant pool is achieved. Apply promptly if you are interested in this opportunity.