Reporting to the Student Wellness Coordinator, this position is responsible for assisting the Student Wellness Coordinator managing, evaluating, and promoting the student wellness incentive program, “WellU®”. This position will work within the Intramural-Recreational Sports Department and directly with various members of the Health & Fitness Lab and Health Education & Promotion staff to administer this program. The position will begin Fall 2017.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities include:
Assist with the development and implementation of a marketing plan for the student wellness incentive program, WellU®.
Initiate regular communication with various campus student organizations and departments.
Update and maintain the web content of the WellU® program.
Prepare and present the student wellness program to academic classes and student groups as arranged/requested.
Communicate to WellU® participants through the student wellness e-mail and social media accounts.
Plan, implement and evaluate an event/program to provide a sense of community for WellU® participants.
Compile and report on program participation and evaluation data.
Assist with the coordination of the Annual Student Health Fair.
Recruit, enlist and train interns or volunteers for the WellU® program.
Initiate timely and necessary communication with the Student Wellness Coordinator on any relevant issues.
Secondary Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist with program research needs.
Attend events and programs that are partnered with the student wellness program, WellU®.
Serve as a professional staff (rotating weekends with other graduate assistants) on duty for overall management and supervision of all staff, programs, and recreational sports facilities to include opening and closing facility and managing customer-related situations and emergencies.
Perform other related duties as assigned by the Student Wellness Coordinator.
Assist with necessary departmental and Health & Fitness Lab office duties as required.
Minimum Training & Experience Required:
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Health Education, Health Promotion, Exercise Science or related field.
Strong interpersonal, motivational, and communication skills.
Health promotion and marketing experience.
Excellent writing and computer skills.
A willingness to learn.
An independent focus on personal health & fitness.
Graduate School Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four year institution.
Graduate admission requirements vary by program.
Must be enrolled on a full-time basis (minimum 9 hours per semester) to receive assistantship, stipend, and tuition waiver.
Additional Salary Information: Stipend and Tuition:
• $9,500 Stipend (August-May)
• Out of State Tuition Waived
• Full-Tuition Waiver (9 hours in the fall and spring semesters, on-line fees not covered)
• Health Insurance (if needed)
• $1,000 Professional Development
• Summer Employment Available
• 2 Year Appointment
Eligible candidates must be available to begin work no later than August 1, 2017.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and two professional letters of recommendations to:
Student Wellness Coordinator
Intramural Recreational Sports
Western Kentucky University
Preston Health & Activities Center
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11097
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1097
Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University, with an enrollment of 21,100, is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city with a population of 60,600 and located approximately 110 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky and 65 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. U.S. Highway 31-W and Interstate 65 intersect with U.S. Highways 68 and 231 at Bowling Green, and the Cumberland and William H. ...Natcher parkways provide additional easy highway access to Bowling Green.
Western's undergraduate division provides four-year programs leading to the bachelor of arts, the bachelor of fine arts, the bachelor of general studies, the bachelor of science, the bachelor of science in nursing and the bachelor of music degrees. Eighty-eight (88) academic majors and fifty-seven (57) academic minors are available. A number of professional and pre-professional curricula provide additional options.
Eighteen (18) associate degree programs are offered leading to the associate of arts degree, associate of science degree, associate of applied science and associate of general studies degree. Three certificate programs are also offered. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for more information.
Graduate Studies offers the master of arts, master of arts in education, master of business administration, master of science, master of music, master of public service, and the master of public administration. Western also offers the specialist degree and rank I and II programs. A joint doctoral degree program is offered with the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. Consult the Graduate Studies Catalog for further information.
The mission of the Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports is to provide quality programs, services, and facilities that will enhance each individual's opportunity for leisure, recreation, fitness, and wellness in relation to his or her overall personal development.