Senior Health Education Specialist

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Apr 10, 2023

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Health Sciences, Healthcare
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Job Details

The Sr. Health Education Specialist will provide education to healthcare center employees across Texas on tobacco use screening and treatment, serving as the primary liaison between the research team and the enrolled healthcare centers.

Build and Maintain Relationships
  • Expand infrastructure for outreach to various healthcare centers through developing and maintaining community partnerships;
  • Collaborate with academic and community partners to develop, implement, and assess education and outreach efforts linked to CPRIT research priorities;
  • Maintain positive and communicative relationships with program champions at partner centers; and
  • Promote inclusiveness and collegiality that demonstrates respect and professionalism to our partners at all times

Program Development/Delivery
  • Must be willing to travel to partner centers within Houston and across Texas;
  • Recruitment of partner programs through community outreach efforts (virtual and in-person);
  • Development of tools, trainings, and education materials;
  • Delivery of training and education;
  • Prepare presentations, reports, and materials;
  • Provide feedback to partners on policy and procedure development;
  • Oversee and guide data collection at partner centers;
  • Provide technical assistance to partner centers during implementation;
  • Contribute to meeting agendas and report out on center progression during weekly team meetings;
  • Responding to requests in a timely manner while proactively communicating expectations for procedures or project deliverables to team and community partners;
  • Record project details in team management spreadsheets/software;
  • Design (with graphics team) health communication information for partners (signage, posters, brochures) and to demonstrate reach and impact of program (maps, infographics); and
  • Disseminate program materials statewide via email, snail mail, and in-person community outreach.

Team with Others
  • Encourage collaboration and input from all team members;
  • Value the contributions of all team members; and
  • Balance individual and team goals.

  • Set high standards of performance;
  • Pursue goals with energy and persistence; and
  • Drive for results and achievement.​​​​​​​

Oral Communication
  • Express ideas clearly and concisely in groups and one-to-one conversations;
  • Ensure that relevant team members understand progress and outcomes of your work; and
  • Create an environment with open channels of communication.

Other duties as assigned

Required: Master's degree in Health Education, Public Health, or Community Health Education or other related degrees/disciplines.


Required:Four years experience in health education. Experience in program planning and supervision.

Preferred: Experience in community-based education; motivational interviewing; training in a medical setting.


Required: Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

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