Health Promotion Coordinator, Health Education

  • Binghamton University
  • Binghamton, NY
  • Sep 27, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)

Salary: Commensurate with experience and credentials

Health Promotion and Prevention Services (HPPS) invites applications for the Health Promotion Coordinator position. Reporting to the Director of HPPS, the Health Promotion Coordinator will be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of general health promotion programming and outreach for the campus community. As a key member of the HPPS team, the coordinator will support and advance the University's strategic roadmap for being "premier" through the use of theoretically sound and evidence-based practices. In addition, the Health Promotion Coordinator will engage in regular assessment of program effectiveness and the development of executive reports.

HPPS is a key partner in Binghamton University's health and wellness initiatives. HPPS staff strive to increase student knowledge of health behaviors and to empower them with the skill development and supportive resources necessary to live their best lives. HPPS staff cultivate an inclusive, health-focused campus environment.

To be successful in the position, the Health Promotion Coordinator will need to be highly collaborative and creative, and knowledgeable of current health trends. An ideal candidate will have depth of knowledge regarding the health behaviors of college students, understand and be able to implement best practices of public health, health promotion, and health communications; and have a proven track record of developing and evaluating programs and initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

Direct Health Education Programming:

  • Develop a health education curricula and public awareness campaign rooted in the 8 dimensions of wellness, to be implemented through both targeted and broad-based campus channels.
  • Coordinate and implement health promotion programs ranging in size from small group workshops to large campus-wide events. Examples include: sexual health workshops, party safe workshops, nature preserve self-care hikes, civic engagement activities, tabling at major campus events, etc.
  • Incorporate multicultural diversity and social justice concepts and principles into all health promotion programs and services.

Collaborate with University Offices:

  • Cultivate interdisciplinary campus and community partnerships that advance HPPS's comprehensive approach to promoting student wellness.
  • Participate in University and community committees relevant to the HPPS mission.
  • Integrate programming within the living communities.

Coordinate the Peer Educator Student Leadership Program:

  • Reimagine the structure and implementation of the peer educator program in order to meet student needs and to maximize HPPS resources.
  • Annually recruit, train, and supervise a group of peer educators, with the intention of developing them into leaders and growing the reach of the HPPS department.

Manage Health Promotion Communication Efforts:

  • Coordinate with campus communications to develop a strategic digital and print student outreach plan (initial concept design to final product distribution). 
  • Utilize campus services to produce programming, educational materials, and digital campaign materials (i.e. brochures, posters, flyers, PSA's, PowerPoint presentations, etc.).

Conduct Regular Needs Assessment, Evaluation, and Research:

  • Develop a methodology for evaluating programmatic success. This includes establishing timelines for assessment, defining measurable objectives, creating data collection instruments (qualitative and quantitative), synthesizing data into reports, etc.


  • A master's degree in public health, health education and promotion, health communications, or related field.
  • At least three years of related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of emerging adult brain development, public health theories, and student development theories.
  • Experience developing and delivering programs on general health and wellness, and/or sub-topics such as mental health, alcohol and other drugs, etc.
  • Experience developing digital marketing campaigns.
  • Experience with assessment and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of how to apply emerging technologies to health promotion practices.
  • Experience working with college students; ideally around issues pertaining to health and well-being.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

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Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: 

Deadline for External Applicants:  Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled. 

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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