Peer Health Educator Job Opening

Peer Health Educator

University of Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska
$10.00 an hour
Category: Health Educator

Students will provide bystander intervention training for sexual assault/domestic violence prevention across campus. We are looking for high energy individuals that are excited to engage their fellow students in learning about healthy behaviors and lifestyles. Students will develop presentation, group communication, planning, decision-making, and other leadership skills. This position is 5 hours per week with frequent evening and weekend programming.


Facilitate Bringing in the Bystander® presentations on bystander intervention strategies and outreach activities concerning primary prevention of sexual violence. Attend weekly Health Promotion Team meetings. Attend monthly Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (DVSA) Coalition for Change meetings. Receive on-going training to learn health promotion skills that support healthy relationships, gender equality, and healthy sexuality. Work with the Health Promotion Team on marketing campaigns and program promotion. Participate in planning and implementing campus wide Health Promotion events.Essential


  • Interest in programming on primary prevention of sexual assault education
  • Good verbal communication; including diverse audiences
  • Pleasant interpersonal skills
  • Effective organization
  • Dependable
  • Demonstrates leadership
  • Works well independently and with a team

Required Experience:

To be eligible for student employment, an applicant must have the following requisites: 1) They must be enrolled at the University of Alaska Anchorage with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; 2) Have a least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA); 3) Have completed one semester at the University of Alaska Anchorage with at least 6 credit hours.

Health Promotion experience, presentation skills, and mentoring experience are a plus.
Participation in previous university clubs and organizations preferred.

Typical Education or Training:

NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require
the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.

Hourly Rate:

$10/hour for 10 hours per pay period (biweekly)

Advertised: 01 May 2018 Alaskan Daylight Time
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