Position: Graduate Assistant, Health and Wellness Promotion
Department: Office of Health and Wellness Promotion, Division of Student Affairs
Commitment: 8-10 hours/week (flexible hours) starting in January 2021
Location: This position will be fully remote for spring 2021
Reports to: Leah Berkenwald, Director of Health Promotion and Wellness Initiatives
The Office of Health and Wellness Promotion (HAWP) at Brandeis University coordinates wellness promotion efforts across campus and provides strategic direction for health promotion and prevention at Brandeis. HAWP’s mission is to support student health and wellness through evidence-based promotion and prevention, including harm reduction, environmental strategies, health communication, peer education, and more.
The Health and Wellness Promotion Graduate Assistant will provide support to the Director in developing, implementing, and evaluating prevention and health promotion initiatives. In addition, a successful graduate assistant will demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and will be able to function within a collaborative team environment.
Specifically, the Graduate Assistant will:
• Review and analyze data from the Fall, 2020 National College Health Assessment, creating reports and presentations for various audiences.
• Assist in the development of a peer wellness coaching program, including curriculum development, training, and evaluation.
• Assist in the implementation and evaluation of ProjectConnect, a peer-led initiative to increase social connection on campus.
• Contribute to health communication efforts via monthly health and wellness newsletters, social media, and multimedia web content.
• Contribute to COVID-19 education and prevention initiatives.
• Deliver workshops and trainings to various student audiences on topics including alcohol & other drugs, stress management, sleep, etc.
• Attend and staff monthly Wellness Programmers meetings and contribute to collaborative programming efforts with campus partners and peer leaders.
• Other projects assigned according to the Graduate Assistant’s skills and interest.
The following skills and qualifications are preferred:
• Familiarity or experience in the field of college health promotion or student affairs
• Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• Familiarity with SPSS, Excel, and data analysis
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Leah Berkenwald at email@example.com.