Washburn University is seeking a Wellness Coordinator to join our expanding campus. Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Fitness and Health Promotion, the Wellness Coordinator plans, coordinates and manages a comprehensive, wellness program for over 900 benefit-eligible Washburn University employees and assists in wellness initiatives and programs for students.
• In coordination with Student Recreation and Wellness and Human Resources staff, design and implement programs and interventions based on client claims' data, health assessment results, and national and regional trends in healthcare relevant to Washburn University's employee population (gender, age, ethnic mix) to include but not limited to:
? Coordinating annual health screenings and the annual health fair while maintaining client confidentiality.
? Conducting consultations (wellness, fitness, behavior change, nutrition), developing plans and follow-up meetings as appropriate.
? Providing services, health risk appraisals, instruction, education, and follow-up for high risk participants.
? Pro-actively interacting with participants to determine appropriate goals and motivate employees towards positive, beneficial health options.
• Working directly with appropriate staff to create a diverse offering of wellness services, interactions, education and events.
• Recruit, hire, train, and supervise student staff. • Represent Washburn University’s interest in health advocacy when requested.
• Managing wellness program accounts.
• Generating reports and assisting with the development of the annual strategic plan.
• Developing and delivering presentations as requested, e.g., departments, academic classes.
• Collaborating with other SRWC staff to plan and coordinate special events.
• Attending appropriate and relevant conferences as requested.
• Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.
• Bachelor's degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Kinesiology, Recreation, Wellness, Nutrition or a closely related field. • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current health behavior practices and theories. • Proven effective organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. • Demonstrated ability to effectively use computer programs relevant to health promotion activities (e.g. nutrition analysis software). • Current CPR and First Aid certification (or the ability to obtain certification within 30 days of employment).
Washburn helps you be your best self
Washburn is a top-notch university in an urban setting where students are becoming their best selves. Nestled in the heart of Topeka - the capital city with about 127 thousand residents - Washburn offers students from small towns a big-city feel, while providing students from major metropolitan areas a more manageable environment.
Washburn's beautiful campus - on 160 acres - is easy to navigate with state-of-the art facilities. Our Tech campus offers industry-standard programs leading to in-demand jobs. Internally, we're organized into five schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Applied Studies, the Business School, the School of Nursing, the School of Law and the Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech.)
In addition to a wide range of academic options, students are active in more than 100 campus organizations and clubs as well as 16 intercollegiate men's and women's sports. What's more, our students regularly participate in numerous volunteer, cultural and recreational opportunities throughout the Topeka community, including many right on our own campus. The Mulvane Art Gallery holds regular exhibits and events wh...ile the White Concert Hall and the Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre play host to numerous music and theatrical programs -- a number produced by our own students.
Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.
Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.
Washburn University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants for employment. If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-670-1538 at least five (5) business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.