Health Promotion Specialist

Division:  Let's Get Healthy Program - Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services

Job Code:  39-9031

Status:  Full-time, Non-exempt

Deadline:  Seskéha/August 14, 2015

Position Objective:

The primary role of the Specialist is to provide direct physical activity services as part of the diabetes prevention and treatment programs within the Diabetes Grant for youth, adults and seniors. Physical activity services will encompass individual and group-based fitness classes, such as after-school/evening fitness instruction and health education.  


  • Instruct groups or individuals in exercise activities.  Demonstrate techniques and advise of corrective measures necessary to improve exercise skills.
  • Convert written information/resource material into instructional programs for appropriate age levels of participants.  Provide information and resources regarding nutrition, weight control and lifestyle issues.
  • Explain the proper use of exercise equipment, proper clothing and shoes.
  • Evaluate individual abilities, needs and physical conditions to develop suitable training programs.
  • Conduct therapeutic, recreational and fitness activities.  Instruct participants in maintaining proper exertion levels to maximize benefits from exercise.  Teach proper breathing techniques used during physical exertion.
  • Plan routines, choose appropriate music and choose different movements for each set of muscles, depending on participant’s capabilities and limitations.  Monitor progress and adapt programs as needed.  Offer alternatives during classes to accommodate different levels of fitness.
  • Maintain equipment inventories, and select, store and issue equipment.  Maintain exercise equipment in sanitary and proper working order.
  • The Health Promotion Specialist must strictly adhere to all patient confidentiality and privacy protection responsibilities of a medical setting.
  • Attend training  to deliver popular fitness workouts related to strategies that promote strengthening and cardiovascular health, i.e., pilates/yoga/tai chi-like activities, floor and step workouts.
  • The Specialist will be required to effectively market program events and services. 

Minimum Requirements

High School Diploma with at least one year of college/university completed.  Must have at least two years experience in fitness-based activities is preferred.  Must be in excellent physical health to effectively lead and conduct fitness services consistently, safely and energetically.   Must possess a sound approach in health education strategies.

Other Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • Able to work flexible schedules, i.e., after-school and evening time frames
  • Be self-directed to seek support and guidance to ensure positive program growth and development as community needs are identified
  • Must demonstrate independence to inspire community participation in diabetes prevention and diabetes care strategies related to healthy eating and fitness education
  • Water aerobics training/certification preferred
Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents and proof of native preference eligibility by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Job Closing Date: August 14, 2015


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


All positions require candidates to successfully pass a background check prior to employment.  Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


Must be at least 21 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver's license with a clean driver abstract.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.