Coordinator for Wellness Promotion
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.
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 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.
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
4. Evaluate pertinent educational materials and design appropriate
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
” 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.
Suggested Salary Range
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong public speaking and facilitation skills.
Physical Demands of Position
General light lifting associated with office work; standing for
presentations; sitting at desk.
Special Instructions to Applicants
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.
Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
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