Coordinator of Student Wellness

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Mar 02, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Recruitment Number

1004

Working Title

Coordinator of Student Wellness

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

92%

Division/College

Student Affairs Division

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

Position Summary

The University of Wisconsin—La Crosse ( UWL ) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Coordinator of Student Wellness in the Student Life Office. Under the general supervision of the Dean of Students, the primary goal of the Coordinator will be to use balanced, theory-driven, and evidence-based approaches and education to cultivate and promote a culture of health and wellness for UWL students. A key role for the Coordinator shall be responsibility for alcohol and other drug education. Efforts in this area will focus heavily on prevention and risk reduction and include engagement with students in one-on-one interventions. The Coordinator also serves as a general health and wellness resource for the campus and community and has additional responsibilities including budget review, student supervision, and grant writing opportunities. On a large scale, the Coordinator works with campus and community partners to identify ways to engage students and promote the seven dimensions of wellness. A close office partnership exists with Violence Prevention to support campus violence prevention initiatives and their overlap with holistic wellness and sexual and relationship health. Additionally, the Coordinator collaborates with the Student Health Center, Residence Life, University Centers, and the Student Recreation Center to create, promote, facilitate, and evaluate programs that address topics including alcohol and drug use, physical and mental health, and sexual health education. Another key responsibility of the Coordinator is oversight of a Peer Health Advocate program that is designed to aid and support ongoing health education across the campus. This supervision provides opportunities to cultivate personal and professional development among a team of students who are passionate about health education and their peer-level support of students’ health and wellbeing.

Required Qualifications

• A Bachelor’s degree, which must be in public health, human service, health education, or a health promotion-related field.

Preferred Qualifications

• A Master’s degree in public health, human service, health education, or a health promotion-related field.
• Previous work experience in health promotion and/or health education in a higher education setting. Work may include undergraduate or graduate practicum or internship experiences.
• Experience working with college-aged populations.
• Experience working with diverse populations.
• Previous experience engaging persons in alcohol and other drug education and intervention opportunities.
• Experience or familiarity with SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment).
• Experience or familiarity with the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students ( BASICS ) risk reduction intervention program.
• Experience with motivational interviewing.
• CHES / MCHES certification or is CHES / MCHES -eligible.
• Possess strong skills in collaboration, organization, program facilitation, and supervising others.
• Working knowledge of health assessment procedures.
• An energetic and dynamic public speaker and educator.
• Experience in grant writing.
• Demonstrated creativity and a capability to manage multiple roles and responsibilities.

Physical Demands

Working conditions and environment

• Some evening and weekend commitments.

Miscellaneous Information

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Programming

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Develop, implement, and evaluate activities and programs that address health-related issues of our student population. Develop and maintain a primary focus on alcohol and other drug prevention and intervention.
• Incorporate prevention, intervention, and referral processes into program designs and ensure that programs are grounded in intended and measurable learning outcomes.
• Implement and oversee the BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) and CASICS (Cannabis Screening) programs and meet individually with students who are referred to those programs through the student conduct process. Provide training and supervision to other program facilitators.
• Guide Peer Health Advocate ( PHA ) program planning and implementation, and evaluate learning objectives to improve program effectiveness and sustainability.
• Work collaboratively with key campus and community partners to promote holistic wellness on the UWL campus.
• Coordinate a Wellness Advisory Committee to promote the collaborative vision for wellness on campus.
• Provide professional and reliable health education and health promotion expertise and leadership.

Percentage Of Time

50

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Administration

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Oversee the peer health education program, including selection, training, and supervision of the PHAs. Establish and communicate clear expectations and protocols. Provide PHAs with student development opportunities and evaluate major programming efforts of the PHA team.
• Supervise, train, and evaluate graduate and student staff. Annually review student staff performance.
• Create and manage a Wellness Office budget. Ensure program initiatives remain within budget constraints.
• Research potential federal, state, or private funding sources and grants for community health programming. Provide content expertise and support in proposal planning, writing phases, and submission of funding requests. Assist Student Affairs Division staff with wellness-related funding proposals, as necessary and appropriate.
• Create, maintain, and evaluate wellness-related content on the Student Life Office website. Develop other wellness content, including posters, packaged wellness programs, and other wellness marketing materials for use on campus. Manage social media for the Student Life Office and Student Health Center.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Percentage Of Time

25

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Campus and Community Outreach

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Serve as a campus resource for faculty, staff, and students. Support faculty and staff by providing wellness-related presentations and programs for their students.
• Collaborate with students and area health professionals to create effective messages and strategies to enhance student learning and improve health and wellness.
• Serve on appropriate community coalitions, both on and off campus.
• Serve on campus committees to represent student wellness, as appropriate and necessary.

Percentage Of Time

15

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Assessment

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Serve as lead author and reviewer of the federal Drug-Free Schools and Community Act Biennial Review document.
• Develop intentional assessment and evaluation methods for existing health-related programming and PHA efforts, with specific focus on campus alcohol and other drug use. Work collaboratively with Student Conduct, the Dean of Students, and other identified campus partners to coordinate efforts to measure alcohol and other drug use and other related student conduct data.
• Work collaboratively with the Dean of Students and Student Conduct to review current strategic planning and policy related to alcohol and other substance use and recommend policy updates, as necessary.
• Use evidence-based alcohol and other drug prevention research, current health education theories, and environmental scanning strategies to assess the campus environment and determine appropriate programmatic needs.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential

Yes

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Posting Date

Close Date

03/26/2021

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

03/26/2021

Position Contact Name

Greg Phlegar, Search & Screen Chair

Position Contact Email

gphlegar@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
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