The Wellness Resource Center provides health promotion and
prevention programs and services for undergraduate and
graduate/professional students on a large, diverse university
campus. Situated within Student Health & Well-Being, the WRC
works closely with Counseling Center and Student Health Center
professionals to provide a wide range of opportunities for students
to assess their well-being, develop effective strategies, and think
critically, so they can enjoy thriving well-being. Our staff
collaborate with campus partners, student organizations and
students to develop and implement effective programs and
The University of Missouri’s Wellness Resource Center seeks a
motivated, enthusiastic well-being advocate to serve as a health
educator and coordinator of the Peer Education Program. This
position plays a pivotal role in enhancing student health and
well-being within the university. This multifaceted position serves
as a catalyst for creating a healthier, more informed, and
supportive campus environment by promoting all aspects of student
well-being. A successful candidate will have a passion for
well-being, exceptional interpersonal skills, and a desire to help
- Serve as an advisor to the well-being peers’ program. Recruit,
train, retain and advise well-being peers, who provide education on
a variety of well-being topics.
- Provide supervision to a student staff for the well-being peers
- Offer judgment-free support and accountability to help students
reach their well-being goals through well-being coaching.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to increase the
health and well-being of Mizzou students, including sexual health,
utilizing national best practice guidelines and contemporary
- Use relatable, evidence-based approaches to help students
navigate their health behaviors and habits to reduce risk and
increase positive health outcomes.
- Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate educational programming,
including outreach efforts, workshops and trainings.
- Provide consultation and training to professional staff within
the campus community on health and well-being issues.
- Identify innovative projects, marketing campaigns, and
communication approaches create a healthier campus
- Coordinate large programs, events, and trainings.
- Works closely with the Division of Student Affairs Marketing
and Communications staff to develop and execute a communication
plan for population level prevention messaging and outreach
opportunities via social media and other avenues.
- Communicate and utilize university data to inform partners and
- Work collaboratively with staff of the
Wellness Resource Center and Student Health &
- Serve on committees and other task forces as assigned.
Salary Range: $50,367-$62,400
University Title: HEALTH EDUCATOR
Internal applicants can determine their University title by
accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.
Full-time, Flexible scheduling
This position may require evening and weekend hours supporting
activities and programs within the department or division. Your
core responsibilities will require a total commitment of 40 hours
per week, but you will have the freedom to determine your daily
start and end times to accommodate your personal needs and
preferences, as well as the operational demands of the position.
This unique work arrangement allows for a healthy work-life balance
while accommodating the specific needs of our students.
Bachelor's degree in related/relevant area or an equivalent
combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of
experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be
acquired is necessary.
- Master’s degree in health promotion, health education, public
health, or a related field.
- Experience working in a college health setting.
- CHES or MCHES certification.
- Excellent written & oral communication and presentation
- Ability to work effectively with diverse student
- Strong organizational and program management skills.
- Excellent time management skills.
- Experience designing and implementing best practices prevention
- Demonstrated success coordinating large programs, events, and
- Strong understanding of youth culture and trends
- Certification as a health or wellness coach, or a willingness
to become certified.
- Experience managing or supervising students
Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining
small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with
big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally
renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers,
Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and
hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University
offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental
and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee
discounts. For additional information on University benefits,
please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure
each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse
backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual
pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in
learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our
university a better place to work, learn and innovate.
In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and
expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of
teaching, research and engagement.
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Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and
applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated
ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis
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