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Health Educator Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Develops, implements, promotes, and evaluates a segment(s) of a health education program.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of three classifications and is distinguished from the Health Educator Assistant in that incumbents have responsibility for a part of a health education program, which includes designing educational materials, developing goals and objectives and evaluating progress of the segment(s) of the program.

Examples of Duties:

  • Develops needs assessments, goals, objectives, training methods, and promotional activities of specific health education programs.
  • Monitors and evaluates progress of assigned programs.
  • Designs and develops educational materials and conducts training sessions and workshops on assigned health programs.
  • Lectures to university groups or classes and for non-university affiliated community groups.
  • Prepares health education information for the campus newspaper and other community-wide public relations resources.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises, and delegates assignments to volunteers and student workers who assist with the activities.
  • Lectures or co-instructs for formal academic health education classes on a semester basis as may be requested by academic departments.
  • Supervises, trains, assigns work and checks work of student interns.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of health education.
  • Knowledge of training methods, group dynamics, and community organization.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating and administering health education programs.
  • Skill in presenting information in-group settings.
  • Skill in leading and coordinating the work of others.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Health Education or related field AND two years of health education experience; OR, Six years of health education experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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