Coordinates all facets of the UC Work Strong Program to include personalized wellness and fitness coaching, injury reduction training, nutritional counseling, and healthy return-to-work planning.
Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness the UC WorkStrong coordinator is responsible for the design, implementation, coordination and the general supervision of: the UCSB WorkStrong program, a UC-wide initiative that provides individualized health and wellness programs to those who have been injured on the job to promote recovery and prevent future workplace injuries, and the Recreation Department’s Rec Services programs, including such offerings as personal training, massage therapy, nutrition education and the Diabetes Prevention Program.
Plans, organizes and manages the daily operations for the WorkStrong program that serves faculty and staff, and for the Rec Services programs which serve students, faculty, staff and community members. Provides vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the WorkStrong program and the Rec Services programs. Sets program policies and procedures. Facilitates the scheduling of space for practitioner sessions and program offerings, hires and manages practitioners and lifestyle coaches, works with the marketing team to ensure programs are effectively marketed to the UCSB community and handles all participant inquiries and comments.
Nurtures relationships and collaborations with the UC Office of the President, other UC campus’ WorkStrong Coordinators and UCSB’s campus partner network (Workers’ Compensation, Sansum Occupational Medicine Physician’s and Administration, UCSB’s Academic Staff Assistance Program, and UCSB Ergonomics) to enhance program workflow, documentation and ultimately to better serve the WorkStrong client.
Regularly evaluates the effectiveness and profitability of the Rec Services programs.
Serves on department, division, UCSB and UC Committees as appropriate.
Required: Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in all areas of wellness or related field.
Preferred: Master's degree in exercise physiology, public health, wellness health education/promotion or related field. Five years experience in recreation, wellness or related field. Nationally recognized certification in personal training, massage therapy, nutrition education or a related field preferred. .Professional experience in employee wellness, post-rehabilitation exercise, and/or personal fitness training programs. Ability to interpret exercise/health assessment tools and develop individualized programs in response to assessment results. Working knowledge of current research regarding wellness/exercise intervention programs. Experience in nutritional & dietary planning, stress reduction and wellness intervention.
Must have and maintain current CPR and First Aid certification. Irregular work hours, with possible weekend work hours. Notes: Fingerprinting required.
Open until filled, first review of applications will begin on 7/26/19.
Additional Salary Information: Applications through Bluefishjobs can not be accepted. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu
About University of California- Santa Barbara
With over 23,000 students UC Santa Barbara provides a flourishing campus life, enhanced by its proximity to the eclectic cultural and recreational activities of the greater Santa Barbara community. Located 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles, the 1,000+ acre campus sits atop a majestic bluff on the Pacific Ocean, bordered by the Santa Ynez Mountains.
The Department of Recreation at UC Santa Barbara is committed to creating a healthy and welcoming campus environment for all students, faculty, staff and community members.The department seeks to promote an active, balanced lifestyle that contributes to the development of the social, emotional and physical skills essential to long-term health and wellbeing. Quality and innovation are guiding principles in all programming and student development efforts. We strive to be an industry leader in environmental conservation and sustainability.
Offering a wide variety of activities, programs, services and facilities for students, faculty/staff & the community, Recreation is where Gauchos "Find Their Fit" since 1964.
Department managed facilities include: The Recreation Center and Aquatics Complex, Events Center, Robertson Gymnasium, T...ennis Courts (20), Storke Field, Sand Volleyball Courts, Recreation Center Artificial Turf Fields, Rugby Pit, Campus Pool, Santa Barbara Harbor Sailing Facility, Softball Field, Caesar Uyesaka Baseball Stadium, Pauley Track, Lake Cachuma Rowing Facility, and Harder Stadium.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.