Coordinator of Health Education

Job Type

Full Time

Published

08/08/2018

Address

215 College Street
Lewiston
Maine
04240
United States

Description

Description

Founded in 1855, Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.

Since its inception, Bates has been a coeducational, nonsectarian, residential college with special commitments to academic rigor and to programs and opportunities by qualified learners of all backgrounds. Historically, Bates students and graduates have linked education with service, leadership, and obligations beyond themselves.

Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.

The College is proud of its strong involvements in the Lewiston-Auburn communities, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, Maine, a lively small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. With an engaged citizenry, lively arts scene, and historic downtown, this walkable city is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.


The Position

The Bates College Office of Residence Life and Health Education and the Office of Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance are searching for a dynamic, creative, and personable individual to join our team as Coordinator of Health Education. The Coordinator of Health Education reports to the Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life and Health Education and is a twelve month, live-in staff member. With a demonstrated commitment to the values of inclusion, equity, social justice, and the wellbeing of all students, this position works to ensure that all students receive effective and appropriate education around topics essential to holistic wellness, including topics related to masculinity. This position joins a vibrant professional team that is committed to creating communities that celebrate and honor difference, and strives to ensure all students have access to community resources and supports. Harnessing the positive energy of Bates’ interconnected community, the Coordinator of Health Education develops programming that engages individuals and groups in dialogue around the impact of dominant narratives of masculinity. In support of this work, the Coordinator implements health and wellness programming, masculinity based programming and advises students around sexual misconduct policy and procedures. Frequently working with professional staff, peer health educators and other student leaders on campus, this position has the opportunity to meaningfully impact the Bates community.


Qualifications

With an increasingly racially and culturally diverse student body, our ideal candidate will view their work through a lens of support, equity and inclusion. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and 1- 2 years of experience in health education, residence life, or higher education (including professional or student experience in health education, residence life, student government, student activities, student or outdoor leadership positions, or other campus offices, etc.). Master’s degree in public health, sociology, psychology, social work, higher education administration or a related field preferred.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working in health education, masculinity, residence life, health education, or advocacy/support at a four year, residential, institution.
  • Experience working in collaborative and dynamic office environments.
  • Experience working within a complex office environment with frequently shifting tasks and priorities.
  • Demonstrated success in supporting students from underrepresented groups, including students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, first-generation-to-college students, LGBTQ+ identified individuals, and low-income students.
  • Excellent judgement and awareness for interpersonal dynamics.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships with clientele such as students, staff, faculty and community partners.
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal & listening) skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and student privacy as appropriate.
  • Ability to effectively engage with diverse personalities and manage difficult situations.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency in basic data management systems and assessment practices (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel, Power Point, WordPress [website], Google docs, email and calendaring.).
  • Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
  • Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity and commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
  • Successful completion of a background check.


Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.


Benefits

Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 24 days of vacation*, 12 paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.  *Benefits may be tied to years of service or may be prorated for employees working less than full-time or 12 months.

 

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)

Application Process

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at glexow@bates.edu.

Benefits

Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 24 days of vacation*, 12 paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.  *Benefits may be tied to years of service or may be prorated for employees working less than full-time or 12 months.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

https://apply.interfolio.com/53145

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Apply Now

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