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Community Health Education Specialist

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University


Job Description:

Community Health Education Specialist


Required Qualifications: (as evidenced by an attached resume)

Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in health education or health promotion. Three (3) years of full-time experience in community health education. Experience with Microsoft Office and/or Google Docs. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver's License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes”).


Preferred Qualifications:

Additional years (4+) of full-time experience in the field of community health education. Experience in community cancer prevention/care education. Certification from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.* Knowledge of survey software applications such as Qualtrics, RedCap, or other. Bilingual English/Spanish.


* If the certification is not complete by the hire date, it will be required for the selected incumbent to complete the certification within six (6) months of employment.


Brief Description of Duties:

The Community Health Education Specialist will support the mission of Stony Brook Cancer Center's Office of Community Outreach & Engagement (COE) by developing and delivering evidence-based health education focused on cancer screening and prevention strategies. Reporting directly to the Program Manager for Prevention and Screening, the Community Health Education Specialist will be a member of a team focused on developing a robust health education program for our community. The incumbent should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. The ideal candidate will be able to interpret work plans and convert a community's needs into cancer-related health and wellness education to the community. Success in this role will be determined by the candidate's ability to provide instruction to the community utilizing strong interpersonal skills, writing and problem solving skills and demonstrate cultural competency. Projects include the Cancer Prevention in Action grant, where cancer education relates to UV awareness, sun exposure, HPV awareness, and vaccination and their role in preventing cancer.


• Evaluate, design, present, and disseminate culturally appropriate health education information and materials, incorporating the PSE change approach and present all information effectively to diverse audiences at locations throughout Long Island.

• Assist in the navigation of patients or community members to relevant healthcare services.

• Stay abreast of all current standards in cancer control and care.

• Perform intakes on new and re-enrolling adults in various educational programs.

• Maintain logs of teaching and educational activities.

• Consult with physicians and staff as needed to develop materials.

• Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.


Special Notes:

The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.


Please note, this position may work weekend hours, set hours are flexible. This position is open for one year with the option to extend depending on funding availability.


***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of start date.




In response to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation requiring Hospital and Nursing Home personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, candidates selected for patient care positions or positions that may come in contact with patients or patient care employees, if not already vaccinated, must be fully vaccinated or obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the DOH vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later. The regulation also allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.


Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.


Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.


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