Cornell Health is a fully accredited ambulatory care center with more than 200 employees, committed to providing integrated and culturally sensitive medical, mental health, health promotion and public health services for the diverse Cornell community. Cornell Health is nationally recognized for innovation and leadership in the development of integrated, cost-effective, and community-based services and campus health initiatives.
The Skorton Center for Health Initiatives within Cornell Health seeks an entry-level professional to utilize near-peer student connections to promote and deliver innovative strategies to address student mental health and well-being, alcohol and other drugs, sexual violence, and hazing, as well as other emerging student issues. The focus of this job is to contribute to campus health initiatives. This position will have opportunities for professional and leadership development, and is under the supervision of the Assistant Director of the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives with support from additional staff in the Skorton Center.
Bachelor's degree (2017/2018) from Cornell University with major in Human Development, Policy Analysis and Management, Global and Public Health Sciences, Psychology, Biology, Nutrition or closely related field.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated success with public speaking.
Training in basic listening skills and experience in a peer advisor or counselor role (e.g., EARS counselor, Resident Advisor/Student Assistant, House Manager, Cornell Red Key Athlete Honor Society, etc.)
Excellent professional writing, editing and verbal communication skills
Proficient in computer use (word processing, database management, and internet).
Near-peer connection to the student community.
Demonstrated leadership experience.
Ability to provide empathetic support.
Strong commitment to collaborative work.
Welcoming of diversity, accessible, and "user-friendly" to students and the student affairs community at Cornell.
Flexible in adjusting to a changing work environment, job responsibilities, and departmental priorities, including willingness to work weekends and evenings as needed.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
Relocation assistance is not available for this position
Interest and/or experience in public health and/or interest in exploring a career in public health.
Familiarity with behavioral health concepts and/or cultural change concepts.
Desire to participate in research opportunities with experience in quantitative and qualitative research.
Track record of success working independently and creatively to identify opportunities, challenges, and solutions.
Willingness to seek guidance when needed.
Excellent strategic thinking skills.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
Ability to learn new concepts quickly in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines.
Strong orientation to detail.
Familiarity with Cornell University student culture.
Proficient use of social media platforms
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and those submitted prior to January 2, 2018 will be given preference.
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