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Harvard University Health Educator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

56705BRAuto req ID:56705BRJob Code:W0356P HLT Health Educator II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Health EducatorSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:31-Dec-2025Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills: Master’s or advanced degree in health education, public health, psychology, or related field. Certified Health Education Specialist. Experience with data collection, program evaluation, and outcome assessment. Strong technical proficiency utilizing social media platforms, information dissemination, and a deep understanding of differences in communication patterns between online platforms (e.g., Twitter, Instagram, etc.).

Additional Information:The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: for Wellness & Health PromotionPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Education, IdentitySchedule:M - F (8) hrs a dayJob Function:Health Care School/Unit:University Health Services EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Certificates and Licenses: Bachelor’s degree in health education, psychology, or related field. Minimum of two years’ experience in health behavior promotion, ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, familiarity with evidence-based prevention strategies, and knowledge of current trends in health promotion. Working Conditions:

Ability to work independently and collaboratively based on sets of specific goals and directives; excellent

interpersonal, organizational, and written and oral communication skills; flexible schedule and ability to

work evenings and weekends as needed.

Job-Specific Responsibilities:

The Community Health Educator/Health Education Specialist educates, advises, and provides outreach

to students around exercise motivation, participation, and adherence. The incumbent works with a group

of scholars, administrators, and students to identify and coordinate existing campus opportunities for

physical activity. Specifically, the Community Health Educator/ Health Education Specialist helps create

new socially based opportunities for physical activity, promotes these activities using media and other

methods of outreach, and helps measure the efficacy of these efforts on exercise adherence and mental

health. The Community Health Educator/Health Education Specialist works with a diverse array of

students, sometimes in a supervisory role, and assists in the development of long-term strategic plans,

goals, and measurable objectives for the University.

Works as a vital member of the University’s Physical Activity Steering

Committee, assisting in program development as well as in measurable objectives

and evaluation tools to support the sustainability of the programs developed.

  • Educates and consults with students about concepts and techniques to overcome

barriers to entry to physical activity/exercise, reduce impediments, increase

satisfaction, and setting/meeting goals.

  • Increases interpersonal interactions, fellowship, and engagement among students,

faculty, and staff in the context of physical activity.

  • Promotes socially based in-person and virtual physical activity opportunities

through various media types with an emphasis on digital/social media.

  • Provides innovative and creative programming to the Harvard community to

encourage healthy decision making and choices regarding engagement in physical

activity, generate socially based in-person and virtual physical activity

opportunities structured around flexibility and inclusivity, and broaden the

community’s understanding of health and well-being.

  • Implements timely assessment methodologies in collaboration with others in the

department and in the University.

  • Assists in the development of online resources, both web browser and mobile

applicated based, for dissemination throughout the Harvard community.

  • Works collaboratively with other offices in Health Promotion to design and

deliver programming that reflects the intersections of health.

  • Actively participates in HUHS committees and University

partnerships/committees/task forces as required.

  • Actively explores opportunities to expand and deepen professional skill set.

  • May represent Harvard University Health Services and the Center for Wellness

and Health Promotion at national/local meetings and conferences.


  • Adheres to the expectations and professional responsibilities of the department.

  • Employs the standards, practices, and procedures of the department.

  • Completes and complies with HUHS training requirements including HIPAA, Privacy and Security.

  • Reports non-compliance incidents to the supervisor, manager, and/or Compliance Officer.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.