Skip to main content

Peer Educator/Wellness Ambassador

Peer Educator/Wellness Ambassador

Peer Educator/Wellness Ambassador

Counseling Center and Health Services

Description:

The Peer Educator/Wellness Ambassador in the Counseling Center and Health Services is a one-semester part-time position available for the Fall 2018 semester, with the option to renew appointment for additional semesters with supervisor approval. This is a brand new position with the opportunity to expand as needed for the campus community.

Salary: Dependent on experience

Expectation of Time: A minimum of 10 hours per week

Responsibilities:

  • Help organize and host outreach tabling events on campus about various mental and physical health topics and service offerings of Counseling Center and Health Services.
  • Responsible for creating relevant daily Social Media postings for Counseling Center & Health Services accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).  Involves promoting upcoming events and also providing relevant health related info/articles/video links.
  • Possible classroom presentations on services provided by our offices.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Interest in acting as a Wellness Ambassador by educating the campus student community on services provided by Counseling Center and Health Services, as well as various mental health and physical health related topics including but not limited to: sexual assault prevention, bystander intervention, responsible/legal alcohol use, sleep hygiene, time management, anxiety reduction, flu prevention, std testing/prevention, etc. 
  • Experience creating visually appealing graphics for social media posts using tools such as postermywall.com, Canva or other design apps/software.  
  • Availability to host tabling events roughly between the hours of 9am-1:00pm during select days during the semester.
  • Open to all majors with preference given to Couseling, Education, Mass Commujnication, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, Psychology, and Health & Human Performance majors.  

 Preferred Qualifications: Experience with public speaking

Physical Requirements: some lifting of boxes, pulling a handheld wagon to transport items for tabling events

Application Procedure:

Please contact Ramie Thibodeaux, Director of Student Health and Development at rthibodeaux@mcneese.edu for an application.  Once completed, submit the application along with a copy of a current transcript to: rthibodeaux@mcneese.edu

Additional Information:

McNeese State University, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a public university and a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. All applicants are expected to submit complete and accurate materials as specified in the position announcement. A background check and an English Proficiency assessment will be conducted on selected finalists. We comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:1001, et seq, and State of Louisiana Executive Order 98-38, which provides for drug testing of employees, appointees, prospective employees, and prospective appointees. Prospective employees and employees are informed if a drug test is required.

McNeese State University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires McNeese State University to inform applicants that the University can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment.

McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. An executive session pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. 42:6.1(A) may be required.

Persons needing reasonable accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Equal Opportunity Office: Voice: (337) 475-5428; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired: (337) 562-4227; Fax: (337) 475-5960; or cdo@mcneese.edu.