Job Summary As a member of the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness, the Wellness Coordinator is responsible for providing the campus community with health information and resources, cultivating healthy attitudes and behaviors, and fostering a culture that values and supports healthy living and healthy communities among students. The Ignatian framework of cura personalis will guide this educator in student interventions --- “care for the whole person.” Further, the Wellness Coordinator will plan, develop, implement, and evaluate community-based health promotion and education initiatives for students with a primary focus on mental health, suicide prevention and personal wellness. Additionally, the Wellness Coordinator will oversee the operation of the Wellness Peer Education program.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate community-based health promotion and education initiatives for students with a primary focus on mental health, suicide prevention and personal wellness. Establish and implement health promotion and educational resources including but not limited to printed sources and web-based sources.
Advise (i.e., recruit, hire, train, mentor, evaluate) the Wellness Peer Educators and other health promotion student groups.
Consult with and develop collaborative programs and working relationships with numerous constituencies on campus, including but not limited to, Student Health, University Counseling, Housing and Residence Life and Student Involvement, Athletics, Campus Ministry, Student Responsibility and Community Standards, Student Government Association, and student organizations.
Develop, coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate interactive trainings and programs for student groups and university staff on a variety of health-related topics.
Aid in the creation and implementation of the Health Promotion and Education objectives that align with the Department Strategic Operation Plan, Division KEY goals and University mission.
Plans, organizes, and coordinates strategic assessment programs, projects, and activities campus wide.
Apply American College Health Association (ACHA) Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education (SPHPHE) and Healthy Campus 2020 (or other relevant initiatives and targets) to health promotion activities including campus outreach and education, staff development, and organizational/policy analysis and evaluation.
Incorporate multicultural diversity and social justice concepts and principles into ecological (i.e., educational and environmental) health promotion efforts.
Serve on committees and task forces as requested.
Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Knowledge in health content areas relevant to college students, including but not limited to: alcohol and other drug use and abuse prevention, fitness, nutrition, eating disorders, relationship development, sexual health, sexual assault, and mental health issues
Knowledge of student development theory, student success and student learning
Knowledge of health promotion theory
Knowledge of social norming
Ability to design health promotion initiatives and health supporting environments guided by cultural inclusion, respect and equity
Ability to supervise, mentor, and advise students and student groups
Capacity to solve problems
Experience applying research to health strategies
Excellence in program development
Excellence in demonstrated public speaking and group facilitation
Excellence in written and oral communication
Must be detail-oriented, and possess strong organizational skills
Strong computer skills required and familiarity/technical aptitude with application and content management systems
Demonstrated success with social marketing and health communication strategies
Bachelor’s degree in public health, health promotion, health education, collegiate recreation, wellness or closely related field supplemented with 1-3 years of work experience in college health promotion, recreation or closely related field. Master’s degree in public health, health promotion, health education, or a related field is preferred. Prior experience working in a college or university setting is preferred. Participation in professional organizations, research and scholarship, and/or professional development such as association leadership or training presentations is preferred. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Certified in Public Health (CPH) is preferred.
Internal Number: S20193090
About Saint Louis University
About Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of more than 13,000 students on two campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of nearly 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good. More information about Saint Louis University can be found at http://www.slu.edu.