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Coordinator for Wellness Promotion

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 5, 2023

Position Title
Coordinator for Wellness Promotion

Position Number

Wellness and Prevention - 310000

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications

Education, Skills, and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience or Master’s degree plus 2 years of experience directly related to duties and responsibilities of this position. Educational background in public health, health education, higher education, social work, or another related field. Experience could include internships, graduate assistantships, volunteer or paid experience. Please specify dates and total hours of related experience if listing volunteer experience..

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in college or university health promotion including experience managing a comprehensive wellness program. Experience collaborating with diverse and specialized staff. Preference given to those with experience working with peer educators.

License/Certification Required

Preferred Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S.) credentials or obtainable in one year.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide primary prevention programming, including campus-wide educational initiatives for learning outside the classroom.
2. Provide resources for students seeking advice regarding health or wellness related issues.
3. Work collaboratively with campus and community partners to assess needs and develop appropriate services and outreach programs.
4. Evaluate pertinent educational materials and design appropriate marketing materials.
5. Develop, implement, facilitate, coordinate, and evaluate services and programs with a focus on program effectiveness.
6. Utilize ACHA’s “ Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education ” and other guiding documents.
7. Recruit, train, and supervise We Coach, Advocate, Refer, and Educate (WeCARE) peer educators.
8. Assist with campus-wide health and wellness assessments.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking and facilitation skills.
Suggested Salary Range

Physical Demands of Position

General light lifting associated with office work; standing for presentations; sitting at desk.

Special Instructions to Applicants

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Important Contacts:

Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Executive Director of Access & Equity ( ADA /504 Coordinator, EEO /AA Officer, & Title IX Coordinator)
Office of Access & Equity
123 IG Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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