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Health Educator Senior Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Plans, organizes, implements, evaluates, and administers a major health education program for a department.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is third in a series of three classifications. It is distinguished from the Health Educator in that this classification coordinates an entire health education program for the department and supervises a professional staff. This class typically reports to a Director or Department Head.

Examples of Duties:

  • Hires, coaches, reviews, supervises, and terminates assigned employees, or makes effective suggestions and recommendations that are given particular weight regarding the employment status of assigned employees.
  • Develops health program goals and objectives; determines calendar of events for the year.
  • Develops needs assessment tools, designs surveys, and develops computer programs for program evaluation.
  • Consults and provides assistance and guidance on educational content, methods, techniques, and materials for a wide variety of health education programs.
  • Designs and develops educational materials and research instruments; analyzes results and effectiveness of current education programs and materials.
  • Assists in the development and preparation of the budget and researches and prepares applications for health education grants.
  • Instructs for university groups or classes and for non-university affiliated community groups.
  • Instructs formal academic, health education classes on a semester basis as may be requested by academic departments.
  • Develops program promotional material such as brochures, public service announcements, and advertisements.
  • Maintains health education information for distribution by a variety of community-wide public relations resources.
  • Participates as a representative on committees and planning groups to facilitate health education program development.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of health education.
  • Knowledge of training methods, group dynamics and community organization.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of management and supervision.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating and administering health education programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Health Education or related field AND four years of health education experience; OR, Eight 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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