Health Promotion Assistant

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Health Professionals, Temporary, Full Time

Working Title

Health Promotion Assistant

Classification Title

Health Education Assistant

Posting Details 

Note to Applicants: This position has been reposted as of Friday, June 17th. Prior applicants need not reapply.

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Monday, July 4th @ 11:55pm PST

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Campus Wellness in Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS), the Health Promotion Assistant provides overall support to the Health and Wellness Promotion (HWP) department and the Peer Health Educator (PHE) program.  The Health Promotion Assistant will work collaboratively with the HWP department staff and students, and campus partners, to assist students seeking department services and support HWP programming and marketing activities.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,704 - $7,147 per month 

Hiring Range: $3,704 - $4,100 per month

Salary Grade/Range:  1/A

Recruitment Type: Temporary 

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan:  12 months 

Work Hours: TBD at time of hire

Department Information 

Student Health & Counseling Services provides a holistic patient-centered health care to our campus community and to contribute to the student's well-being and overall success. Services are provided to all enrolled students who pay the health fee.

Our mission is to promote lifetime wellness through collaboration, education, innovation, and support retention by providing accessible and compassionate medical care to students with a focus on an integrated health and mental health services, health education, and prevention.

Minimum Qualifications 


General knowledge of the techniques for collecting and compiling data, and the means of disseminating educational information to the public through various mass and audio or visual media. Working knowledge of the elements of health education programming.


Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to individuals with various interests and from varying cultural and ethnic backgrounds; prepare and deliver informational talks or lead group discussions using visual and other aids and provide clear, understandable answers to questions which are raised by target group audiences; conduct interviews or group discussions to obtain data on health habits and needs, observe reactions to questions, and record or summarize findings; conduct research using a variety of sources to develop and prepare educational materials; draft simple staff reports and articles for publication in newsletters and bulletins; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, target segments of the student community and representatives of the news media.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Required Qualifications 

  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively in a close team environment
  • Experience providing presentations or leading workshops or groups
  • Ability to conduct and present simple data analysis for program evaluation purposes
  • Proficiency in common office software and design programs
  • Demonstrated ability to develop high-quality health promotion materials

Conditions of Employment: Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Health Science, or other related field
  • Experience providing lead work, training, and/or mentoring students in a university or college environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage social media
  • Experience with specialized software for creating and managing social media and marketing materials, including Asana, Later, Canva, and Illustrator

Required Licenses/Certifications 


Documents Needed to Apply

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Minimum of 3 professional references

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page. 

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity  
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit . 

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit . 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Eligibility Verification  
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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