NC State University is seeking an energetic, innovative, student-centered leader for the position of Coordinator, Wellness Programs. We seek an individual with proven leadership experience capable of working in a fast-paced, results-oriented team. The candidate will empower student and professional staff to create world-class recreation and wellness programs and services that promote and enhance student success inside and outside of the classroom. The position directs and is responsible for the NC State Wellness Coaching and ThriveWell programs. This position reports to the Assistant Director, Wellness.
The successful candidate will provide programming for an innovative, growing, and collaborative university wellness effort. This position connects campus partners to support a wellness outreach program that includes student wellness initiatives, one-on-one and group wellness coaching, Wood Wellness Village living and learning community, lifestyle modification programs, wellness education sessions and special events. Programming efforts will address physical activity, time management, stress management, resiliency, nutrition, social support, chronic disease management, sleep, happiness, and more.
Specific responsibilities include:
Provide leadership and direct the NC State ThriveWell program which includes student wellness initiatives, Wood Wellness Village living and learning community, lifestyle modification programs, wellness education sessions, and special events.
Lead one-on-one and group wellness coaching sessions for students focusing on skill building in the areas of time management, stress management, nutrition, social support, fitness, weight management, chronic disease management, self-reliance, resiliency, and goal-setting. Educate and empower clients to establish and maintain healthy behaviors.
Lead and instruct skills and techniques that are necessary for wellness programs. Skills include body composition testing, blood pressure testing, biometric screenings, body mass index assessment, fitness assessments, motivational interviewing, goal-setting, rapport-building, and more.
Manage the logistics of the ThriveWell program (reservations, equipment, staffing, etc.) Develop, implement, and update standard operating procedures and guidelines.
Responsible for all aspects of supervision (hiring, disciplining, terminating, performance evaluations) of more than 20 student wellness coaches and wellness assistants (equivalent to more than 2 FTE). Facilitate training, mentoring, and continuing education opportunities for staff. Responsible for managing time cards and bi-weekly payroll for respective student staff. Provide expert on-site supervision of staff.
Instruct nationally accredited Health Coach course for potential student wellness coaches.
Facilitate customizable challenges for student groups, residence halls, living and learning communities and departments.
Assist with the development and execution of a strategic marketing and communication plan to inform and educate the campus community about wellness programs, services, and special events.
Facilitate and instruct small and large group workshops, presentations, and discussions on a variety of wellness topics including physical activity, stress management, time management, resiliency, sleep, happiness, and more.
Plan, execute, and evaluate programs related to wellness including special events and educational workshops.
Design, implement, execute, and evaluate lifestyle modification programs to include weight management and walking/movement challenges.
Independently make decisions and exceptions about standard operating procedures and guidelines — including approving refunds, as appropriate.
Plan and assess short and long term business objectives and goals for the ThriveWell program to determine satisfaction levels, areas of improvement and potential sectors to target among staff and participants. Participate in overall department assessment and goal planning.
Provide consultation and expert advice on best practices, industry trends and emerging issues to Assistant Director, Wellness and department leadership.
Resolve conflicts and grievances within area of responsibility. Develop and execute on-going customer service training program to ensure goals, objectives and outcomes are met.
Maintain a high level of visibility and develop positive working relationships with campus partners.
Master’s Degree in public health, health education, health promotion or a related field within 90 days of hire.
Two years of experience with wellness program planning and implementation (This may include graduate assistantship).
OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with initiative and critical and creative thinking.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate, develop partnerships and work effectively as a member of a fast-paced, results-oriented team.
Demonstrated knowledge of national trends and best practices in health and wellness programming.
Demonstrated knowledge of theories and practices in promoting student development and learning.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated experience organizing and developing leaders through practical application and learning.
Demonstrated success managing, supervising, and mentoring student employees.
Demonstrated integrity, ethics, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Commitment to promoting healthy, active lifestyles.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, TRAINING/EDUCATION
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
REQUIRED LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION
Certified Health Coach (American Council on Exercise, American College of Sports Medicine, WELCOA, etc.) or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire.
Applicants must apply online at NC State University Human Resources https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/150853 (Position 00103772) and should include a cover letter, resume, and list three references.
The review of applicants will begin Monday, October 25, 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact Trumane Lee, Assistant Director, Wellness at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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About NC State Wellness and Recreation: NC State Wellness and Recreation empowers the Wolfpack community to thrive. Together, we explore and grow in these six elements of wellness: career, financial, physical, emotional, social and community.We value movement and inspire behaviors that improve health and well-being. Our programs, services and facilities enhance academic success by assisting students in developing skills and resilience needed for college and beyond.Wellness and Recreation Mission:To inspire a culture of wellness by providing premier, innovative and inclusive programs, services and facilities that promote healthy, active lifestyles to enhance student success.Wellness and Recreation Vision:To inspire a thriving Wolfpack community.About NC State University:NC State is the preeminent research enterprise and the university of choice for accomplished, high-performing students from around the world. Our extensive partnerships with business, industry and government generate a unique culture of collaboration to address the grand challenges of society. Our cutting-edge, solution- driven research, technology and scholarship result in new ideas, products and services. Our facul...ty, who are at the forefront of interdisciplinary innovation, lead extraordinary programs in learning and discovery. And as the leader in experiential education, we provide relevant opportunities for students to put learning into practice and develop personal and career-ready skills. Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity.