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UT Health Community Health Education Specialist - School of Public Health in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Community Health Education Specialist - School of Public Health

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Education / Child Care

UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 210002YT

Department: School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center- Houston, TX

Position Type: Full Time

Position Summary:

Provides professional level skills in the teaching, counseling, training, and research aspects of health education programs in the community and for the institution. A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach participants how to unlock the remarkable potential of what we eat, and the role food plays in our lives. This candidate will teach a broad spectrum of hands-on, behaviorally-based community nutrition classes focusing on health and wellness. These classes will be taught in the Nourish Teaching Kitchen, Holistic Garden and our Traveling Teaching Kitchens for community and worksite wellness. The candidate will also be responsible for directing our Young Farmer/Chef camp for kids during the summer months.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Contacts or may be contacted by various community agencies and participants for the planning and development of specialized educational programs.

  • Coordinates, promotes, and provides administrative assistance to multi-disciplinary programs which combine institutional interests/developments with community needs.

  • Prepares, coordinates, organizes, schedules and conducts special events, classes, workshops, and/or training programs for health education topics.

  • Provides educational training and research functions pertaining to various aspects of health education programs.

  • May maintain and organize administrative records and details of contact.

  • Coordinates and promotes multidisciplinary programs, establishes policies, provides administrative assistance, and coordinates activities with various standing committees in the Health Science Center.

  • Prepares, coordinates, organizes, schedules and conducts special events, classes, workshops, and/or training programs for health education topics.

  • Provides information, referral, and consultation to faculty, staff, students, employees of other universities and organizations, and private individuals on community health education programs.

  • Assists in the writing, editing, and reviewing of various publications, newsletters, and catalogs.

  • Maintains and organizes administrative records of participants in the health education programs, workshops, activities, etc. and provides details of contact as needed.

  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Certification/Skills:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

  • Registered Dietician (RD) (registered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) highly preferred.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or health related field. Master’s degree in Nutrition preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • Three years of experience working with community agencies and health related institutions. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

  • Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

  • This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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