Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
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.
Cornell Health's Skorton Center for Health Initiatives ("Skorton Center") advances student and campus health through institutional leadership, education, research, and public engagement. Skorton Center staff members - public health specialists, health educators, and advocates - work to promote positive culture change as well as to prevent and reduce the harms to individuals and the community in the areas of: mental health promotion, suicide prevention, alcohol and other drugs (AOD), sexual violence prevention, and hazing prevention.
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.
Position Responsibilities include:
- Collaborating with student leaders and staff to foster positive culture change on campus.
- Facilitating public health programs and workshops to students on a variety of health topics including (approximately 4 - 8 programs/week during each semester):
Resilience-based stress management programs (e.g., Thrive (don't just survive) at Cornell)
Bystander intervention programs, (e.g., Notice and Respond: Friend2Friend, Intervene)
Other health programs (e.g., Real Students, Real Stories, Alcohol & other drug abuse prevention, hazing & sexual violence prevention, etc.).
- Participating in the development of new programs and educational materials to address mental health and well-being, sexual violence, alcohol and other drug issues, and hazing.
- Assist in the research design and evaluation of Skorton Center's workshops and other initiatives including Nature Rx.
- Contributing to Cornell Health and community committees as needed.
- Collaborating with campus organizations and campus partners as needed.
- Offering input to and support for Cornell Health communication campaigns (including social media, video, and print campaigns), as needed.
Please note: To be considered this position, please include both a cover letter and resume in your application materials. Applications received by December 15, 2019 will be given priority in the selection process. This is a 9 month position, and this position does have evening and weekend work responsibilities. There is no visa sponsorship available for this position.
Demonstrated track record of success working independently and creatively to identify opportunities, challenges, and solutions, with a strong willingness take initiative but also to seek guidance when needed.
Strong commitment to collaborative work
Strong interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated leadership experience, including the ability to provide empathetic support and utilize excellent strategic thinking skills.
Welcoming of diversity, accessible, and "user-friendly" to students and the student affairs community at Cornell.
Flexibility in adjusting to a changing work environment, job responsibilities, and departmental priorities, including an ability to learn new concepts quickly in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines.
Bachelor's degree (2019/2020) from Cornell University with major in Human Development, Global and Public Health Sciences, Psychology, Biology & Society, Communication, Nutrition, Sociology or closely related field.
Near-peer connection to the Cornell student community.
Strong orientation to detail.
Proficient in computer use (word processing, database management, and Internet).
Available to work weekends and evenings as needed.
Excellent professional writing, editing and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated success with public speaking.
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 and/or experience in quantitative and qualitative research.
Training in basic listening skills and/or experience in a peer advisor or peer counselor role (e.g., EARS counselor, Resident Advisor/Student Assistant, House Manager, etc.).
Familiarity with Cornell University student culture.
Proficient use of social media platforms
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