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Graduate Assistant - Health Education

Part-Time - Year Round - 20 Hours Per Week

The student must be enrolled full-time during the Fall and Spring Semesters
(9 credits in the Fall, 9 credits in the Spring, up to 9 credits in the Summer).

Summary of Duties:

The Graduate Assistant for the Health Education Initiative assists in the development of resources, materials, and programs to fulfill the University Life Division's strategic plans for health education, and collaborates in all other University Life activities and partnerships as a member of the University Life Division Team.

Major Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Research and develop resources and materials to support the implementation of the Health Education Initiatives and related activities, particularly those centering on the promotion of only legal and responsible uses of alcohol and other drugs and on awareness about/avoidance of sexual misconduct.
  • Develop proficiency in and conduct campus programming centering on health and health issues, with particular emphasis on the promotion of healthy lifestyles among our students and other members of the University community.
  • Provide administrative support to the Department of Health Services as needed.
  • Support student empowerment, working with student leaders to organize and initiate a variety of activities and events that will strengthen their commitments to health and healthy lifestyles and to assist in the development and implementation of a peer health education program.
  • Serve on specific committees and duties as assigned by the Vice President for University Life.
  • Promotes Franciscan ideals and adherence to the Mission of the University

Principal Internal Working Relationships:  Health Services staff, University Life Division, Athletics and Recreation, related academic programs and student organizations, Students, Faculty, and extradivisional staff, as appropriate.

External Working Relationships: American College Health association, Berks Women in Crisis, Caron Foundation, Council on Chemical Abuse, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, and others.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in an Alvernia graduate program.
  • Knowledge of and ability to promote student health.
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively
  • Ability to prioritize work, manage time, and multitask appropriately
  • Ability to function autonomously and as a member of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to role model appropriate behavior
  • Proven PC skills
  • Maintain a 3.0 Cumulative GPA in graduate education at Alvernia University
  • Flexible schedule, to allow for frequent evening/weekend work
  • Collaborative working style

Send application/resume to:

Lisa Venkler
Office of Student Financial Planning
Alvernia University
400 Saint Bernardine St.
Reading, PA 19607


Alvernia is a growing co-educational Catholic Franciscan institution dedicated to academic and professional leadership based in the liberal arts tradition. Its suburban 85-acre campus outside Reading is within a ninety-minute drive to New York, Princeton, and Philadelphia. Alvernia University is committed to equal opportunity. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of our campus are encouraged to apply.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Posting Date: May 1, 2011

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