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Montana State University Health Education Specialist **New screen date** in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 21241

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Lorinda Fields at 406-994-4380 or

Classification Title Public Educ Spec

Working Title Health Education Specialist New screen date

Brief Position Overview

Position Number 4M0467

Department UHP Health Advancement

Division Division of Student Success

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $18.50-$23.125 per hour, commensurate with experience, education and qualifications. Rate of pay will be determined by the staff compensation plan. For questions contact

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Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

Working within a public health framework, the Health Education Specialist collaborates with Montana State University staff, faculty, administrators, and student leadership groups, and community agencies to advance student success by working to prevent the development of personal and campus population-level health problems while enhancing individual, group and institutional health and safety. Initiatives will be based on research, theories, and evidence informed practices.

The Health Education Specialist reports to the Director of Health Advancement. All procedures, programs, resources and budget expenditures should be determined in collaboration with the supervisor. The Health Education Specialist is expected to comply with all university policies and procedures and provide a safe and welcoming environment to all MSU students.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and evaluate health advancement initiatives that affect individual health behaviors and environmental factors.

  • Develop measurable goals and objectives for health advancement initiatives.

  • Implement evidence-informed health advancement initiatives .

  • Advocate for policies that address campus and community health.

  • Develop, implement, and analyze periodic student health surveys.

  • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate student interns, educators, leaders, volunteers or workers to assist with healthy campus initiatives.

  • Provide educational presentations to a broad audience, including students, faculty, administrators, and community stakeholders.

  • Assist and participate in coaching, body image awareness activities and other support roles as needed.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Master’s degree in public health, higher education, public health policy, health promotion, or other related field, or an equivalent combination of a Bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience.

  • Experience working as a health promotion professional beyond internships or summer jobs.

  • Experience in developing strategic goals and measurable outcomes for health promotion programs and services.

  • Demonstrated communication skills that contribute to successful collaborations with relevant stakeholders.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience working in a health promotion programs with students on a college campus.

  • Knowledge of current and emerging issues regarding wellness, health, learning, higher education, socio-ecological model, behavior change, systems, built environments and evidence-based practice and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge to a population in a higher education setting.

  • Well Coaches Certification or willingness to obtain certification with one year of employment.

  • Experience in social media and health communications strategies.

  • Experience in training and supervising student workers.

  • Experience in data collection, analysis, application and assessment.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Provide responsive, high quality service to the MSU community, representatives of outside agencies and members of the public by providing accurate, complete and up-to-date information, in a courteous, efficient and timely manner.

  • Exercise leadership and problem-solving skills in analyzing wellness and health promotion needs of emerging adults, especially college students.

  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously, manage time efficiently, prioritize tasks, and balance shifting demands.

  • Work effectively in a team oriented environment.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? Yes

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of a search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on May 25, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples ( .

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU ’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: ( .