What is a Wellness Peer Educator?
The Wellness and Prevention Peer Educator position, housed in the Student Wellness Center, 707 Building Suite 130, gives students the opportunity to create and deliver programming, hone their public speaking and facilitation skills, extensively practice program development and implementation, and collaborate and work as a team.
Members of the leadership team will work with and report to the Graduate Assistants for Prevention and Education Programs. The Wellness and Prevention Peer Educator serves as a member of the peer education team. Throughout the year, the team will develop and assist with programming to encourage a campus-wide climate change surrounding holistic wellness and prevention. The student filling this position should have an overall interest in shaping a healthier and safer Marquette community.
Wellness and Prevention Peer Educators will be expected to value and empower fellow students, and to assist with various duties in the Student Wellness Center when needed. Members of the Wellness and Prevention Peer Educator team perform their work in a highly collaborative environment and should be expected to work closely with students and professional staff to complete the responsibilities listed below.
- Facilitate 'Bringing in the Bystander' and 'Red Watch Band' trainings with a co-presenter in the fall and spring semesters
- Assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive student wellness and prevention model within the Marquette community, including content and program development, publicity, scheduling, presentations, and evaluation
- Develop and present, upon request, wellness and prevention-based educational sessions for student organizations, residence hall communities, campus departments, student groups, and faculty and staff
- Conduct appropriate research for wellness and prevention programs utilizing various resources both on and off campus (i.e. library data bases, internet, MUMC staff, community and campus organizations)
- Develop and design promotional materials for health education events and programs; distribute throughout the campus community
- Network with professors and other campus professionals in creating opportunities conducive for health education programming and preventive health messages
- Attend weekly staff meetings lasting approximately one and a half hours as well as bi-weekly one on one meetings with supervisor
- Work nights and weekends throughout the academic year as needed to address programming needs
- Attend training sessions prior to and throughout the academic year
Are you interested in becoming a wellness peer educator?
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