MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Available opportunities are listed below.

Health Promotion Specialist
Wellness and Psychological Services

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning.

Wellness and Psychological Services invites applications to a full-time Tenure-Track, Professional Resource Faculty, Health Promotion Specialist appointment commencing July 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval.

Wellness and Psychological Services is a multidisciplinary team of mental health and wellness professionals who provide an array of prevention, intervention, assessment, treatment, referral and case management services to students at MacEwan University. Members include psychologists, social workers and a health promotion specialist. The Health Promotion Specialist position within the team recognizes that students need support to transition into and thrive at university. This may include health promotion programs and initiatives that foster academic, physical and mental health and wellness.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • the coordination and implementation of peer health promotion programming (recruiting, training, supervising, supporting, evaluating the Peer Health Education Team),

  • operationalizing myHealth, an on-line health promotion program for students at MacEwan,

  • working collaboratively with student communities, other members of Wellness & Psychological Services, and other departments within the campus community, in the identification of other priority educational needs and resources for students, staff, faculty and,

  • as appropriate, the preparation and delivery of related health promotion programming.

Wellness and Psychological Services faculty members have the opportunity to serve on department and university committees and participate in projects and initiatives that advance the department’s strategic goals. Members also engage in professional development activities to support their professional practice and service work.

Preferred candidates will have the following qualities:

  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Health Promotion, Nutrition or a related field and, as appropriate to the degree credential, be registered and in good standing with their regulatory body.

  • A graduate degree in a related field would be an asset.


  • A minimum of five years of professional experience, with at least three of experience in health promotion programming within a post-secondary institution.

  • Experience working with students in a proactive, positive manner to identify issues of concern, collaboratively plan, mitigate risks and promote healthy choices and living.

  • Demonstrated success working within a multidisciplinary team; applying exceptional communication and problem solving skills, modelling flexibility, showing initiative and process thinking or mapping are also critical.

  • Planning and facilitating workshops for clients about health topics.

  • Creating or editing related curricula and training materials.

 Specific Skills:

  • Training and experience in health education and intervention, addictions, working with youth (17 to 24 years of age); as well as training in Naloxone administration, current certification for CPR and First Aid.

  • Mastery of health-related principles and affiliated discipline-specific knowledge as per designation required.

  • Awareness of the Alberta context regarding healthcare and other human services.

  • Ability to analyze data for themes and trends in conjunction with programs planning, and to contribute meaningful metrics to monthly/quarterly reports.

  • Understanding diversity and sociocultural context of an undergraduate university, including underrepresented learners.

  • Excellent understanding of various technology applications - willingness to learn emergent technologies as needed. Skilled in creating resources using technology.

  • Good project planning and management skills.

  • Ability to work with diverse populations.

  • Ability to work within and contribute to building an effective team.

  • Creative and effective problem-solving skills.

 How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names of three references.

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

Questions should be directed to Tory Pino, Wellness and Psychological Services, PinoT2@macewan.ca

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

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 Faculty Association collective agreement.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Tenure-Track
Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing Date This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found
Competition No. 20.12.121
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