Peer Educator Program
Peer Educators are students who work under the supervision of the Associate Director of Health Promotion Services in a paid one year internship.
- Conducting campus rounds (70%) to inform individuals who are using tobacco on campus of the University’s smoke/tobacco-free policy.
- Maintain and enforce (educate) policy to all students, faculty, staff and wider-USF community.
- Spearhead and coordinate a minimum of two outreach events.
- Plan and lead monthly cigarette butt clean ups with other campus departments and student organizations.
- Host workshops for the USF campus about smoking and tobacco trends and the policy.
- Co-coordinate a campaign to recruit and train volunteers to participate in campus outreach.
- Assist with maintaining social media outlets and email for BreatheEasyUSF.
- Present policy rationale and data collection findings to campus administrators and community members.
- Participate in data collection activities.
- Regular communication with supervisor and other ambassadors, volunteers and peer educators.
- Documenting and reporting activities to supervisor.
- Attending all program meetings and training sessions.
- And other relevant duties as assigned by the HPS Senior Director, Associate Director and Manager.
- Excellent time management, and organizational skills.
- Passionate about the Smoke and Tobacco-Free policy.
- Able to communicate (both oral and written) effectively, firm, but compassionate, friendly, trustworthy, able to multitask, works well with others, pays attention to detail and takes initiative.
- Excellent computer skills: (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, emails, G Suite, etc.).
- Excellent verbal and non-verbal, and written communication skills.
- Leadership experience.
- Willingness to learn new skills.
- Ability to work independently and as a valued team member.
- Customer-service experience.
- Will be nationally certified as a peer educator by the BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network.
- CYAN COUGH certification for students.
- Gain excellent leadership and communication skills.
- Be up to date on health promotion, health education, program planning, and outreach.
- Gain a practical work experience in public health and working towards solutions to complex campus concerns.
- Contribute to a positive campus climate.
- Receive letters of recommendation based on their performance and commitment.
- Other fringe benefits.