MacEwan University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Peer Health Educator
Wellness Psychological Services

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include university preparation, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.


The Peer Health Education Team (PHET) is a student led team at MacEwan University that strives to build a healthier campus for all. Through peer-to-peer education, advocacy, and collaboration with campus and community members, the Peer Health Educators (PHE) encourage students to make healthy life choices in support of their academic and personal goals.

Under the direction of the Wellness and Psychological Services Faculty, the PHEs will take on a leadership role in the planning, implementation and evaluation of holistic health promotion and education programming. PHEs will work up to 10 hours per week, based on demands and scheduled programming.


The successful candidate will possess the following skills and abilities:
-    Passionate about health and wellness education and promotion
-    Excellent time management and organizational skills
-    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-    Comfortable with public speaking
-    Appreciation of diversity issues and respect individuals
-    Experience with Microsoft office and Google Docs
-    Reliable and maintains commitments
-    Works well in a team and independently
-    Respect for confidentiality
-    Enthusiastic, outgoing, and positive attitude


This position requires current enrollment in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th of a MacEwan University degree program. Candidates who are enrolled in their 1st year of a degree program or who are enrolled in a diploma program may be considered if they already have a relevant bachelor’s degree. Experience in health promotion and education as well as experience developing educational materials and activities are considered an asset.


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

•    Competitive base pay
•    Effective recognition and retention programs
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.  Please be advised that only applicants who apply directly to a posting through www.macewan.ca/careers will be considered

How to Apply:   

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association collective agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Student Worker
Salary $15.00 - $21.83 per hour
Closing Date August 17, 2018
Competition No. 18.07.146
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