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  • Current OR former PHE volunteers with a PHE Community account, please apply  here through the “Open Positions” link on the left hand side of your home page.

  • Failure to make the correct selections within the numbered sections below will result in longer application processing times.

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  • Further questions can be addressed with your respective Program Manager.
  • 1. Choose Your College


    2. Select Your Position


    3. View Position Details

    2018-2019 - Barnard College - Columbia University - Health Educator - New
    February 3, 2019Health Educator
    January 31, 2019
    February 8, 2019  

    4. View Position Description and Apply!

    Position Description
    Thank you for choosing to apply to the Barnard College-Columbia University chapter of Peer Health Exchange. We are looking forward to learning more about you and potentially working with you this year. As you craft answers to the following questions, be sure to give us sufficient information about your background and reasons for applying to our program. We would like about one paragraph per response. Please also consider how you would support the equity-centered mission of Peer Health Exchange. We want to know not only that you are passionate about health or education, but also how you see volunteering with this organization as an opportunity to combat systemic injustice. 

    Description
    Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a non-profit organization that empowers young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a skills-based health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education.  
     
    PHE’s vision is, with our partners, to advance health equity and improve health outcomes for young people
     
    PHE Health Educators (HEs) are volunteers. They learn PHE workshops and deliver them to young people in public high schools. 
     
    Time Commitment
    • Full academic year
    • Four to six hours per week to:
      • Teach one workshop approximately each week to the same classroom of students
      • Attend a volunteer orientation and volunteer training retreat, attend one workshop group meeting each week throughout the year
      • Practice independently, as needed
     
    Responsibilities
    PHE HEs will:
    • Learn PHE workshops and how to teach them effectively
      • Attend the mandatory volunteer orientation
      • Attend the mandatory training retreat on a pre-designated weekend
      • Attend mandatory weekly Workshop Group meetings led by a Leadership Council (LC) Member
        • ​Wednesday's 8pm-9pm
      • Incorporate direction and evaluation from their LC Member in order to develop and improve their teaching skills
      • Undergo Teaching Skills Evaluations (TSEs) for workshops
    • Support the PHE program through additional volunteer opportunities
    Responsibilities
    PHE HEs will:
    • Learn PHE workshops and how to teach them effectively
      • Attend the mandatory volunteer orientation
      • Attend the mandatory training retreat
      • Attend mandatory weekly Workshop Group meetings [JL1] 
      • Incorporate direction and evaluation from their LC Member in order to develop and improve their teaching skills
      • Undergo Teaching Skills Evaluations (TSEs) for workshops
    • Learn and commit to teaching a workshop per week in an assigned PHE partner high school 
      • Build quality relationships with the students in your class
      • Ensure that all workshop technology is accounted for and in good condition after use 
      • Provide weekly peer feedback to support the growth of HEs
    • Make PHE an extracurricular priority 
     
    Qualifications
    PHE is looking for someone who:
    • Is committed to the PHE mission
    • Has strong teaching and relationship building skills
    • Is willing to develop and improve their teaching ability
    • Will commit four to six hours per week, including all mandatory meetings and teaching at least one workshop a week for the entire academic year
    • Is a full-time undergraduate student
     
    Benefits
    PHE HEs will:
    • Provide a needed service to public high school students who are not receiving health education
    • Help build an effective, replicable model of health education
    • Receive recommendations and references for graduate school, internships, fellowships, awards, and jobs
    • Develop strong teaching skills
    • Gain first-hand classroom experience
    • Develop group facilitation skills
    • Develop classroom management skills
    • Develop valuable interview and job skills
    • Develop public speaking skills
    • Develop interpersonal skills
    • Learn valuable health information
    • Learn about career opportunities
    • Learn about the public service, public health, and education sectors
    • Learn about job and internship opportunities
    • Have the opportunity to apply for jobs at PHE after graduation
    • Be an integral part of the campus community
    • Develop friendships with a diverse group of fellow students
    • Help build a lasting campus organization by recruiting friends and classmates
    • Have the opportunity to apply for leadership positions within PHE
     
    Contact: To apply to be a PHE Health Educator, visit www.peerhealthexchange.org/apply

     
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