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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Health Education Specialist
Position Classification Code: R4056
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 07
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Under general supervision, provides specialized education, training, and technical coordination within an area of critical health-related concern to professional provider groups, and/or community programs. Assesses needs, and designs, develops, and delivers workshops, informational material, and/or special programs to meet community need. Provides independent consultation and advice to professional health care providers and/or educators on specific requirements.
Standard Duties:
Performs training and education needs assessments for individual community constituencies, as appropriate to the objectives of the program. Designs, develops, and delivers training programs and workshops to health care professionals working within community programs. Provides independent technical advice, consultation, and individualized assistance to health care providers on specific requirements, and on education methods and techniques within an area of professional specialty. Assesses local and state educational resources within area of professional expertise, and designs and develops special programs for resources development as appropriate. Develops and produces special educational literature and information packages for dissemination to community programs, in accordance with need. Participates in State committees and advisory boards, and contributes to the development of policies and program initiatives related to statewide education within area of professional specialty. Oversees supervision of personnel, which may include work allocation, training, promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and controls and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of training needs assessment principles, processes, and techniques. Knowledge and understanding of the therapeutic and/or development needs of the specified patient population. Knowledge of community health programs. Knowledge of available community clinical and educational resources within area of specialty.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Professional skills and expertise in a specified therapeutic field. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops. Ability to provide independent advice and guidance to health care professionals within area of expertise. Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- No previous work experience required.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License- May require discipline-specific licensure and/or professional certification, as specified by the department in the preferences.
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-