The Coordinator of Fitness, Wellness and Health Promotion is responsible for the management of fitness, wellness and health promotion programs on the UNG Gainesville campus. This position utilizes a wide range of educational methods, programs and techniques, resources and collaborative relationships, to improve health and wellness literacy and skills needed to make quality health decisions and avoid harmful behaviors. The Coordinator of Fitness, Wellness and Health Promotion has a unique opportunity to empower UNG students, faculty/staff, and the community to take ownership of their health by providing the foundation for program planning based on a thorough understanding of the needs of the UNG population. It is the responsibility of this position to provide oversight for the comprehensive fitness, wellness, and health promotion programs for the UNG Gainesville campus. It also provides an exceptional opportunity to lead and teach by working with the Peer Health Educators. The position is a 10 month (August – May), full-time, benefited position that reports to the Associate Director, Wellness and Health Promotion within the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness.
Duties include the following:
In collaboration with the Associate Director of Wellness and Health Promotion, promote and maintain a campus focus on wellness for UNG Gainesville students including alcohol and drug education, STD awareness, anxiety and stress management, tobacco use, distracted driving, sexual assault and domestic violence, mental health awareness, etc. in collaboration with other departments (Student Counseling, CAMP, Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Disability Services, Title IX, Dean of Students, SGA, and Academic Departments) to provide innovative, holistic, health and wellness related programming to UNG students.
Plan and manage a comprehensive fitness program to include group exercise and personal training.
Recruit, train, hire, supervise, and evaluate students in peer health (e.g. Peer Health Educators) Group Exercise Instructors, & Personal Trainers.
Take lead on the GVL Healthy Campus Task force and other health-related initiatives, as well as manage incentive programs and special events related to wellness.
Please refer all questions related to the position to Meri-Leigh Smith; Associate Director of Wellness & Health Promotion at Meri-Leigh.Smith@ung.edu.
To be considered for the position, applications must be completed through the UNG Human Resources website. A link to apply can be found here: APPLY!!
Educational requirements include the following:
Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Education, Health Promotion, Exercise Science or closely related field preferred; Bachelor’s degree required.
Current certification from one of the following: ACSM, NSCA, NASM/ACE in Group Exercise and/or Personal Training preferred.
Experience Requirements include the following:
Knowledge and abilities demonstrated through at least one-year experience in teaching or facilitating workshops to students in healthy behavior topics and managing fitness programs. Experience working with students in a college or university setting preferred. CPR & First Aid preferred. Experience working with small group trainings preferred.
Knowledge of and competence with fitness, health and wellness related topics. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to speak effectively to small and large groups.
About University of North Georgia
Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.