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Wellness Coordinator - University Health and Counseling Services - 20583

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024


The department of University Health and Counseling Services at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a Wellness Coordinator (population Health Manager, HS083).


Develop, coordinate and implement programs designed to give students the information, skills and encouragement they need to make responsible decisions about their health and well being. Promote a healthy culture and environment on campus and in the local community. The coordinator must work collaboratively with UHCS staff, students, and the student related campus community to assist with department functioning as needed. UHCS is an affirmative action conscious organization.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Health Education or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to relate sensitively to and work cooperatively with students, faculty and administration
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training drills.
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Manage wellness promotions and programming, including, but not limited to presentations to student groups and classes, promotions and events, and education through campus media.
  • Evaluate student health outcomes and patient satisfaction with UHCS services with the following surveys: National College Health Assessment, Learning Outcomes and Satisfaction Survey for Counseling Services, and the Health Services Satisfaction Survey. Conduct other surveys as needed.
  • Disseminate survey results and research to the students and the connected campus community.
  • Work with others on campus and in the community to develop a health culture and environment.
  • Assess student needs, develop Health Promotion goals and objectives and monitor progress.
  • Participate in committees, teams and coalitions, including student success, retention, and administrative affairs leadership committees.
  • Assist with accreditation and administrative functioning of UHCS.
  • Research, develop and pretest new wellness programs and materials.
  • Manage UHCS web site.
  • Oversee Peer Educators
  • Evaluate the usage and effectiveness of current programming.
  • Manage Wellness budget.
  • Promote good public relations amongst students and the campus.
  • Market the services and programs of UHCS utilizing print and social media.
Supervision received:
  • Supervision is received from the Counseling Services Director at UHCS.
Supervision Exercised:
  • Supervision exercised with an AODA/Wellness Educator, campus and community workers, graduate assistant, students and volunteers involved in health promotion and wellness.

UW-Whitewater is a thriving public university located in southeastern Wisconsin. It leads the way in providing world-class, affordable higher education programs to more students than neighboring regional comprehensives in the University of Wisconsin System. A collaborative team of 1,300 faculty and staff are devoted to the success of the university's 11,000 students at its main and Rock County campuses. The team provides high-impact practices and academic programs - online and in person - from associate to doctoral levels. Recognized nationally for affordability, inclusion, and career development, UWW has approximately one-third first-generation students and boasts strength in many areas, especially business and education. The campus and community embrace the Warhawk Family spirit, supporting the university's arts and nationally recognized NCAA Division-III level championship athletics. As a proud institution of access, more than 10 percent of undergraduate students use the acclaimed Center for Students with Disabilities - a priority mission since the 1970s.

UW-Whitewater's campuses are located centrally near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, offering easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Near both Lake Geneva and the Wisconsin Dells, the area attracts numerous visitors from across the country. Whitewater is a vibrant college community near the Kettle Moraine State Forest offering area residents seasonal outdoor enjoyment. The nearby Rock County campus is located in Janesville, a town of 60,000 located on the Rock River and known as Wisconsin's Park Place.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System ( ).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see Annual Security and Fire Safety Report . If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary commensurate with the candidate's education, related experience, and qualifications.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System's comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure .


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources. UW-Whitewater is not an e-verify employer, therefore STEM extensions are not options for work authorization.


Applications received by March 11th, 2024, are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1024 or

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Karen Brueggeman



Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for three professional references
This Job ID is 20583.

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