Student Leader Program

Health Promotion & Wellness’ (HPW) Student Leader Program is a paid position (see current SF City minimum wage). This program provides meaningful professional development training, networking, skill-building, and health education opportunities for SF State students. HPW student leaders work to build health education programming to raise awareness about health and wellness and provide SF State students with the tools and resources they need to make informed decisions about their wellbeing.  

Requirements:

  • Must be in a good academic standing
  • Open to all current Undergraduate & Graduate students
  • Commit to the entire academic year (August-May)
  • Commit to working up to 10- 15 hours a week
  • Attend orientation on August 18th- 20th, 2021 from 10 am- 3 pm

COVID-19 Update:

The student leader position is dependent on Fall 2021 University operations and is subject to change based off COVID-19 precautions. This is a remote position, unless otherwise noted, and if any circumstances arise that would require adaptations to the student leader position we will communicate with you as soon as possible.

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**Deadline to apply: Friday, April 2nd by 5pm.**

Open Student Leader Positions

The Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Health Education Assistants will be responsible for assisting with projects that promote and advocate for students to create a safer party culture at San Francisco State University. As an integral member of the prevention team, the AOD Health Education Assistants will assist in developing and implementing strategies to influence the further development of a campus environment that embraces AOD safety as a part of overall health and wellness. This specifically includes: 

  • Hosting late night events every other Friday night to promote substance-free events and reduce high-risk binge drinking among college students 
  • Provide interactive outreach activities and campaigns surrounding partying prescription drug safety, and harm reduction health education to the campus community
  • Plan campus-wide events including but not limited to Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 
  • Work with specifically Residential and Greek life students in developing and implementing community-based programs that decrease alcohol and other drug overdoses 
  • Providing resources around tobacco cessation and EO1108 to the campus community; particularly  people smoking on campus

Flexibility in schedule is desired as activities often occur after 5 pm. Background, job or academic experience, and/or interest in safe partying, prescription drug use, event planning, and community organizing is encouraged. 

Qualifications: 

  • Open to all Undergraduate & Graduate students
  • Commit to the entire academic year 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Ability to manage work independently and as part of a team 
  • Ability to thoughtfully receive supervision and feedback 
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office applications and Zoom 

AOD Health Education Assistants will receive comprehensive training including: 

  • How to approach people using tobacco, nicotine, and cannabis products on campus
  • Engaging in uncomfortable topics such as substance use and tobacco use
  • Information on the smoke and tobacco-free campus policy and other related policies

The Health Education Assistant for Basic Needs will work on campus-wide initiatives and projects that focus on addressing student food insecurity & housing instability.

Examples of projects include:

  • Design and implement large campus-wide events like Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and CalFresh Outreach Day
  • Design and co-facilitate workshops and trainings for students and staff on basic needs
  • Host virtual tabling, games and outreach activities for the campus
  • Work on the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of programs focused on addressing food and housing insecurity at SF State
  • Becoming a trained CalFresh Navi-Gator to assist students with CalFresh enrollment, a program that provides free grocery money to qualified applicants
  • Work closely with AS programs including the AS Food Pantry and AS Farmers Market
  • Work closely with HPW’s Nutrition and Food & Housing Security Interns to implement programming

General duties will include program planning, outreach, public speaking, and completing other administrative duties as needed.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about student basic needs and can exercise compassion when working with people in vulnerable situations. Experience utilizing CalFresh a plus.

The Health Education Assistant for CalFresh will support coordination of CalFresh Help Clinic services, tracking, volunteers and community outreach. The CalFresh Help Clinic provides drop-in and community outreach services that assist students in applying for CalFresh and links them to other free food resources.

Roles and responsibilities may include:

  • Provide one-on-one assistance at the CalFresh Help Clinic to support students with applying for CalFresh, getting documents they need for their application and navigating any questions or barriers they may encounter
  • Provide community outreach, education and enrollment assistance at the AS Food Pantry and/or the AS Farmers Market
  • Help facilitate CalFresh Navi-Gator trainings
  • Provide leadership and support for the CalFresh Navi-Gator team
  • Develop a marketing strategy to inform the campus community about the CalFresh Help Clinic, including social media posts/stories, posters and flyers, etc.
  • Develop training materials and support tools for CalFresh Navigators
  • Develop educational materials to provide to students at the CalFresh Help Clinic
  • Work closely with HPW’s Nutrition and Basic Needs teams to implement programming

We are looking for someone who is passionate about student basic needs and can exercise compassion when working with people in vulnerable situations. Experience utilizing CalFresh a plus. CalFresh assistance shifts will be scheduled during CalFresh Help Clinic Hours, typically: M-F 11am-4pm.

The Graphic Designers will be responsible for creating marketing and promotional materials for all of the Health Promotion & Wellness topic areas. The main role and tasks for the Graphic Designers include:

  • Create design projects that promote programs, events, workshops, campaigns, resources, and health messaging
  • Design posters, flyers, brochures, reports, infographics, digital display images, and graphics
  • Make digital PDFs accessible
  • Attend team meetings
  • Provide customer service and programmatic support
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience using graphic design programs such as Adobe Creative Suite, Publisher, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Canva
  • Must be able to provide a portfolio
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently without direct supervision on a day to day basis
  • Preferred experience developing visual print media in a work setting
  • Experience or interest in health and wellness topics preferred

The Marketing Coordinator will be supporting Counseling & Psychological Services with their graphic design, social media, and outreach needs. The main role and tasks for the Marketing Coordinator includes:

  • Develop and design social media content that promotes Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Actively promote services and workshops through social media
  • Track social media key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Design posters, flyers, and brochures
  • Facilitate outreach presentations on Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Attend team meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience using graphic design programs such as Adobe Creative Suite or Canva
  • Knowledge and experience using social media based platforms
  • Knowledge of creative strategies to increase awareness and engagement
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently without direct supervision on a day to day basis
  • Preferred experience in developing a social media presence in a work setting
  • Experience or interest in mental health preferred

The Marketing Coordinator will be supporting Health Promotion & Wellness’s Communication team. The main role and tasks for the Marketing Coordinator includes:

  • Develop social media content that promotes healthy behaviors based on HPW topic areas
  • Actively promote events, workshops, and programs through multiple social media accounts
  • Track social media key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Develop and maintain bi-weekly email newsletter
  • Attend team meetings
  • Provide customer service and programmatic support
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience using social media based platforms
  • Knowledge of creative strategies to increase awareness and engagement
  • Effectively research positive health behaviors
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently without direct supervision on a day to day basis
  • Preferred skills in photography and video
  • Preferred experience in developing a social media presence in a work setting

Experience or interest in health and wellness topics preferred

The Marketing Coordinator will be supporting Student Health Services with their graphic design, social media, and outreach needs. The main role and tasks for the Marketing Coordinator include:

  • Develop messages and outreach strategies to educate students on the health services provided at Student Health Services
  • Develop and design social media content
  • Manage Student Health Services Instagram account
  • Design posters, flyers, and brochures
  • Facilitate outreach presentations on Student Health Services
  • Attend team meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience using graphic design programs such as Adobe Creative Suite or Canva
  • Knowledge and experience using social media based platforms
  • Knowledge of creative strategies to increase awareness and engagement
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently without direct supervision on a day to day basis
  • Preferred experience in developing a social media presence in a work setting
  • Experience or interest in health and wellness preferred

The Men’s Health Education Assistant will assist with campus-wide Men’s Health programs for college men focused on developing positive health behaviors, promoting a sense of belonging and community, increasing help-seeking behaviors, and enhancing health and wellness among Men of Color that support their academic success. Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating workshops and discussions on healthy masculinity and men’s health
  • Developing social media messaging rooted in healthy masculinity and culture change
  • Developing virtual men’s health education modalities (e.g. short videos, podcasts, etc.).
  • Conducting presentations, resource distribution, and outreach
  • Assist with ongoing assessment, development, and evaluation of outreach and educational strategies to engage underserved communities of college male students (e.g. Men of Color, male-identified students in the queer and trans spectrum, students with disabilities, etc.)

Interest in social justice and racial justice, involvement in Greek Life, Athletics, and/or student organizations a plus.

The Health Education Assistants focused on Mental Health will assist and implement health education programs, events, and campaigns that spread awareness of various mental health topics. Focus topic areas are self-care, stress management, sleep promotion, and suicide prevention. The overall goal for mental health programming is to increase social support around mental health and mental health promotion in order to foster a community of caring, help seeking behavior, and a sense of belonging for SFSU students.  The main role and tasks include:

  • Lead and/or assist in large scale events like National Suicide Prevention Week (September), Sleep Awareness Week (March), Stress Awareness Month (April), and Fun Fest (HPW team – September)
  • Lead and/or assist in mental health programs like Wags for Wellness, Tea Time Out, Self-Care Station, Storytelling Thursday and others
  • Facilitate mental health workshops for the campus community (student organizations, classroom presentation, staff and faculty, etc)
  • Develop mental health educational material such as campaigns, social media posts, videos, brochures, flyers, etc.
  • Assist with Active Minds, a student organization changing the conversation about mental health on campus

General duties will include conducting research, programming planning, outreach, public speaking, monitoring and responding to emerging mental health topics, and completing other administrative duties as needed. Background, job or academic experience and passion in mental health related issues preferred.

The Nutrition Health Education Assistant will assist with campus-wide nutrition programming focused on promoting healthy eating habits and improving food security. Examples of projects include:

  • Plan and lead cooking classes and cooking demonstrations for large audiences.
  • Facilitate nutrition workshops covering topics such as nutrition basics, meal planning and healthy eating on a budget. 
  • Develop nutrition education materials, including social media messaging, online content and handouts.
  • Provide drop-in assistance at the CalFresh Help Clinic to support students applying for CalFresh.
  • Assist with ongoing assessment, intervention and evaluation of the campus nutrition environment. 

Qualifications:

  • Majoring in nutrition/dietetics or related field
  • Knowledge of basic nutrition concepts
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently without direct supervision
  • Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of/interest in Health at Every Size and weight-inclusive nutrition is a plus
  • Current food handler or food safety certification highly desired

We are looking for a mature student to assist HPW staff members with office related work. The Office Admin Assistant role may include responsibilities such as printing, proofreading, communicating with students and staff. To be successful as an Office Admin Assistant you should be organized and responsible. A good Office Admin Assistant will work well under pressure and be able to multitask. This position will require being on campus and at our HPW office. Proper COVID-19 safety protocols will need to be followed.

We are seeking a student with the following skills, knowledge, and abilities:

Required Qualifications

  • Open to all Undergraduate & Graduate students
  • Commit to the entire academic year
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to thoughtfully receive supervision and feedback
  • Strong writing skills
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Mature and responsible
  • Able to manage stress and remain professional under pressure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum GPR/GPA ranging from 2.0 - 2.5 is required (prior semester if applicable, and cumulative) and verified through Student Records.  
  • Be currently enrolled as a student at SF State.
  • Be currently free of any academic or disciplinary probation as set forth by the Code of Student Conduct and the SF State Bulletin Academic Standards. 
  • Must be available for all trainings, meetings, workshops or programs established by the department  
  • Interest and basic knowledge around topics in health and wellness
  • Work experience with diverse populations
  • Previous administrative experience would be advantageous.
  • Experience or interest in health and wellness topics preferred

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Perform administrative tasks required by HPW staff
  • Liaise with students and staff on behalf of the supervising staff member
  • Front Desk, welcome students, staff and faculty
  • Ordering Supplies and assist with catering orders
  • Completing Forms, spreadsheets and tracking documents
  • Assist with inquiries and provide support related to online sexual violence education program (Not Anymore)

 

The Sexual Health Education Assistant will assist with sexual health programming and outreach aiming to foster and maintain a sex positive culture at SF State, improve self-efficacy around sexual communication, and increase knowledge about and access to sexual health information and resources available on and off campus. Examples of programming include:

  • Assist in developing and facilitating sexual health workshops covering topics such as birth control, safer sex practices, sexual communication, and healthy relationships.
  • Developing inclusive sexual health education materials, including social media messaging, online workshops, and handouts.
  • Assist in ongoing assessment and evaluation to measure impact of current sexual health programming and gauge campus interest and feedback for future programming.
  • Condom distribution efforts, such as fulfilling requests for safer sex supplies, running and maintaining the condom caboose, and refilling campus condom dispensers when needed.

Passion and interest in sexual health education, reproductive justice and all-inclusive sexual health access required. Preference will be given to students majoring or minoring in Women & Gender Studies, Health Education, Sexuality Studies, LGBT Studies, or other related fields.

The Sexual Violence Prevention Education Assistant will assist with campus-wide sexual violence prevention programs focused on fostering a culture of consent, promoting healthy relationships, and engaging underserved and marginalized student communities. Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating workshops and discussions on sexual violence prevention and awareness
  • Developing social media messaging rooted in healthy relationships and culture change
  • Developing virtual sexual violence prevention education modalities (e.g. short videos, podcasts, etc.).
  • Conducting presentations, resource distribution, and outreach
  • Assisting with ongoing assessment, development, and evaluation of educational strategies to engage underserved and marginalized communities (e.g. students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, etc.)

Interest in social justice and racial justice, involvement in Greek Life, Athletics, and/or student organizations a plus.

The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for managing and leading the HPW Ambassador Program, a volunteer program that provides opportunities for SF State students to assist with health and wellness volunteer activities. Volunteer Coordinators will also work closely with Ambassadors and the HPW team to help develop, organize activities and outreach events. Responsibilities for Volunteer Coordinators include, but not limited to:

  • Plan, coordinate, and lead events for the Ambassador Program such as orientations, info sessions, social events, and culminating experience events
  • Personnel management (manage ambassador email account, respond to inquiries about the program, manage the iLearn collaborative site, and keep track of Ambassadors participation & hours)
  • Lead and manage the HPW student organization by holding meetings, planning social events with members, on-going recruitment for members, and other duties related to the student organization

General duties will include program planning, outreaching, public speaking, facilitating and completing other administrative duties as needed. Flexibility in schedule to assist with orientations and events.

Must have experience in software programs such as Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), Canva, GatorXperience, MailChimp and iLearn. Experience with volunteer coordination preferred, but not required. Background, job or academic experience and/or interest in health & wellness, community service, volunteer work, and student organization preferred.

The Web Assistant will be assisting Health Promotion & Wellness’s Communication team. The main role and tasks for the Web Assistant includes:

  • Maintaining Health Promotion & Wellness, Counseling & Psychological Services, Student Health Services, and Basic Needs’ websites
  • Identifying pages that need to be updated and coming up with new and engaging design ideas
  • Monitoring the accessibility for all sites
  • Proofread all content before updating the website
  • Attend team meetings
  • Provide customer service and programmatic support
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Experience creating and/or maintain a website with multiple pages and layouts
  • Knowledge of HTML, basic CSS (only inline CSS), basic Bootstrap, and Drupal
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics
  • Knowledge of UI/UX designs
  • Knowledge of Program Management software
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently without direct supervision on a day to day basis
  • Experience or interest in health and wellness topics preferred