Americorps | Health and Wellness Education Coordinator
Now Hiring: AmeriCorps Member Health and Wellness Education Coordinator
We are Hiring a Health and Wellness Education Coordinator AmeriCorps Member!
Health and Wellness Education Coordinator AmeriCorps Member Description
TITLE: Health and Wellness Education Coordinator AmeriCorps Member
TERM OF SERVICE: September 1, 2019 – July 15, 2020
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON KELLY ETHNIC CULTURAL CENTER:
The mission of the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center is to provide an inclusive space that fosters academic success. Our purpose is to engage diverse populations by providing opportunities for co-curricular and holistic development. Our aim is to engage with a pluralistic community to ensure student development, equity and intercultural skills for life beyond the UW.
POSITION’S ALIGNMENT TO ORGANIZATION’S MISSION:
The UW Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), a division of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, provides students and the UW community with a friendly environment to supplement classroom experiences through participation in student organizations and leadership development. The Center promotes the academic, cultural, educational, and social needs of minority and majority students, staff and faculty.
Consequently, health education and wellness data has been lacking amongst communities of color, and other historically underrepresented groups across the nation. Reasons for this include lack of knowledge about health risk prevention, high costs of care, and inadequate numbers of providers in underserved areas. The AmeriCorps Project – “Healthy Futures: Access to Care and Health Education” – is to help with designing an educational curriculum that will convey information to underrepresented college students regarding health status, health care needs, positive health behaviors and health care policy issue.
AmeriCorps Member is to help promote health education and opportunities aimed at increasing healthy behaviors. These activities will include evidence-informed training, healthy activities, and other health resources, including information about patterns of living, eating, playing, working and relaxing that are conducive to health in individuals and groups to promote positive health behaviors. Member will oversee our spaces in the Kelly ECC that are aligned health and wellness, and encourage greater participation in these areas. Member will manage various events and programs to promote healthy behaviors, physically, emotionally, mentally, and holistically.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATED TASKS:
Specific duties include:
- (Routinely refer to Member Service Agreement requirements)
- Serve as an advocate and liaison for students, advise and provide referrals to students about other campus resources and services
- Develop programs under the Kelly ECC to promote healthy behaviors to students active in the Kelly ECC. Example topics: Imposter syndrome, Mental health among Asian/Pacific Islander, the importance of Health Care and how to access it.
- Collaborate with other UW offices, staff and administrators such as the Counseling Center, Academic Counseling Services, First Year Programs, and Student Activities Office (Student Life), School of Social Work, and School of Medicine
- Promote a Wellness model at the Kelly ECC (9 Dimensions of Wellness) through various outlets; social media, programing, and event tabling
- Partner with UW departments and community resources to select appropriate health education materials/programs that are culturally inclusive to the populations the Kelly ECC serves
- Research topics and craft health tips for distribution to Kelly ECC community via social media
- Provide one-on-one support to students who have post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety, at-risk, or deal with a variety of mental/emotional health needs
- Working with individual staff members to complete specific new and on-going projects or independent projects within the Kelly ECC leadership Team related to health and wellness
- Update Kelly ECC health and Wellness website
- (Routinely refer to Member Service Agreement requirements)
- Experience developing digital advocacy materials and graphics
- Interpersonal relationship and team-building skills
- Excellent Organizational and time management skills for project plans and events.
- Judgment and insight to develop updates to wellness web pages.
- Some college, bachelors preferred
- 2 years personal or professional experience and/or community involvement working with underrepresented communities, especially communities of Color
- Confidentiality–Member will go through FERPA training through the institution
- Living stipend of approximately $1,945 per month (before taxes) provided by Washington Service Corps
- $6,095 Education Award provided by the National Service Trust upon successful completion of the 10.5 month term of service and 1,700 hours.
- Health insurance (member only and only if no other health insurance coverage)
- Subsidized childcare provided by GAP Solutions Inc. (if qualified and all parties complete required documents).
- Eligibility for student loan forbearance and potential interest accrual payment on qualifying loans
- Potential for subsidized Orca pass for rides on buses, commuter train service, and light rail.
- Potential eligibility to use EBT food stamps to supplement food expenses.
If you are interested in the position, please submit a professional resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references by 11:00PM (Pacific) on Monday, May 27th, 2019.
Please note that in addition to filling out the form (link below) you will need to email your updated cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions: Email Nate Panelo at email@example.com .
For more information about the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, visit: http://depts.washington.edu/ecc/
To learn more about benefits and requirements of serving with AmeriCorps visit: http://www.esd.wa.gov/washingtonservicecorps/
To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450/206.543.6452.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to building a culturally diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service.