Health and Wellness Coach

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 12, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Health Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Information

Position Health and Wellness Coach Full Time/Part Time Full Time Job Type Regular Position Summary
The duties of this position require a broad range of health education knowledge, skill, and experience that target and support the well-being and success of college students. This position promotes overall student health through a variety of methods such as: workshop development and presentation of information, program development, writing health education content, social media posts, one-on-one lifestyle consultations, website maintenance, webinar hosting, student food pantry operations and management, outreach, research, day-to-day office management, grant writing assistance, and student staff supervision. Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for coordinating health education and health promotion programs and large campus events. Duties include researching, designing, implementing and evaluating health and wellness programs that focus on awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and student learning.
Responsible for offering a wide range of health and wellness topics such as safe sex, responsible drinking, anti-violence, stress management, suicide prevention, dating and domestic violence prevention, nutrition, time management, study skills, life skills, healthy relationships, and other topics to be determined
Responsible for researching, writing, implementing, and evaluating: health education workshops, reading materials, and web and listserv content. Conduct health and wellness presentations to students on a broad range of topics, develop and host educational tables.
Responsible for managing daily operations of a student food pantry that include: placing food orders, inventory, stocking shelves, cleaning space, serving student users, promoting and advertising pantry services, managing pantry listserv, picking up food donations, and managing donor relations.
Responsible for student health and wellness consultations that involve supporting students through life and academic challenges following the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ( SAMHSA ) eight dimensions of wellness
Responsible for developing partnerships with student organizations and departments to develop, promote, and implement student-focused programs and committees
Assist with the planning and implementation of research activities such as needs assessments, survey administration, grant writing, completing IRB applications, data collection, data entry, data analysis, and report preparation.
Manage, write content, edit, and update websites, social networking sites, develop and produce advertising, and marketing materials both in print and electronically. Manage all aspects of webinar production and hosting.
Support day-to-day office operations. Assist with selection, training, and supervision of student staff and student volunteers as appropriate.
Liaise with Student Success Coaches and FYEX Seminar course instructors to provide knowledge and skills to our students to develop resilient mental health and improve coping skills for dealing with the stressors of higher education.
Develop peer-to-peer activities promoting mental health and student wellness
Facilitate transfer of general information about campus services and events related to mental health awareness
Coach constructively – the coordinator may not be a counselor, but refers to counseling resources when appropriate
Provide triage services to screen students who need counseling and guides those to the appropriate resources
Follow up with students to make sure they are being well supported through their enrollment at the college
Identifies repetitive behavioral and academic patterns in interactions with students and communicates these trends to departmental leadership
Provide regular and ongoing reports on the state of the student community and factors affecting student well-being
Make recommendations for program changes and initiatives that would enhance community and student well-being
Work to present semi-annual reports, with recommendations
Identify important research questions and necessary data to plan community wellbeing initiatives
Advocate for student interests with department and faculty leadership
Review and update logs, files, and case review notes and provide ongoing case management
Attend and participate in staffing and team meetings

Attend professional development trainings

Cross-train with advocates in other specialty areas

Ensure safety/confidentiality of students

Be on call for crisis situations

Develop and promote diverse and inclusive educational programming, specifically bystander intervention, enthusiastic consent, healthy dating relationships and suicide prevention, etc.

Ensure ethical boundaries, decision-making, and advocacy standards are adhered to

Maintain regular attendance

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, Health or related field; -1 year working in a university/college setting.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Student Affairs Administration, or a related field. Special Conditions for Eligibility
Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and odd hours as required; • Complete NMCADV 40-hour advocacy Certification Training within six (6) months of employment; • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age; • Must be willing to work on-call crisis situations and assist campus police as needed.

New Mexico Highlands University has implemented a mandatory COVID -19 vaccine requirement for NMHU students and employees. For detailed information, visit Coronavirus ( COVID -19) information – New Mexico Highlands University (

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to present detail-specific material both orally and visually; • Knowledge of legal and federal requirements for referral procedures for reporting violence; • Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain a high level of confidentiality; • Ability to work under highly stressful, crisis-oriented situations; • Skill in training, leading, organizing, advising, planning, and working independently; • Knowledge in systems of oppression, socio-ecological model of prevention, and intersectionality; • Ability to incorporate and recognize the need for inclusive, diverse, and equitable services for vulnerable groups; •Knowledge and distinction between Title IX, Clery Act, VAWA, FERPA and HIPPA, and other related federal policies;

Physical Demands
Walking • Standing, kneeling, stooping • Eye strain due to computer use • Light lifting up to 25 pounds

Working Environment
Work is performed in a typical interior/office work environment. • Outreach education programming can range from classrooms, residential halls, gymnasiums, or virtually

Pay Rate 45,510.40 Work Location/Campus Center Las Vegas, NM Campus EEO Statement
New Mexico Highlands University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We are committed to the University values of diversity, accessibility, excellence, and responsiveness.

For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or email

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS627P Open Date 07/12/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
A complete online application must include: 1) A letter of interest/cover letter; 2) a Resume; 3) Names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) Professional references in the application; and, 4) Unofficial copies of transcripts. Candidates who are invited for on-campus interviews will be required to submit official transcripts. References will be contacted in conjunction with an on-campus interview. Upload required materials with the online application. For disabled access or services, call (505) 454-3242 or contact Human Resources at NMHU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Quick Link Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
Optional Documents
  1. Letter(s) of Recommendation

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