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Coordinator of Wellness

Apply now Job no: 500270
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Official Title: Recreation Program Supervisor
Business Title: Coordinator of Wellness
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $42,600
FLSA Status: Exempt 
Terms of Employment: 12 Month, Annual, Fixed-Term Renewable
Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Programs, the Coordinator of Wellness provides direct oversight of wellness education programs that address priority student health issues which support the missions of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the Department of Student Recreation and Wellness. The coordinator plans, develops, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive wellness program based on national standards and best practices.  

The Coordinator of Wellness hires, trains and supervises the Peer Wellness Educator staff and works closely with Residence Life to provide training and support for the Health Advocate program. The coordinator also collaborates with several departments across campus to provide holistic wellness education to our student body. 

The coordinator provides student development support to Student Recreation student staff, through ongoing leadership training and wellness workshops. 



Wellness Collaboration, Programming, and Communication 50%

  • Incorporate multicultural diversity and social justice concepts and principles into wellness services and programs. 
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate theory-based and evidence-informed wellness programs and services. 
  • Develop strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for wellness programs and services. 
  • Implement a comprehensive communication strategy for informing and educating students on wellness programs, initiatives and services. 
  • Recruit, hire, train, manage, and evaluate student staff, volunteers, and peer educators. 
  • Lead and/or contribute to Health and Wellness-based committees and work groups on campus.  
    • Serve on RedZone Planning Committee and/or other relevant committees 
    • Assist in leading initiatives focused on educating students on Alcohol and Other Drugs. 
    • Provide training and support to the Residence Life Health Advocate student staff. 
    • Collaborate with key stakeholders on and off campus to develop and execute a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to health for students. 

Management of Wellness Resource Center and Student Development Support 20%

  • Provide space and support for ongoing student development: wellness education; skills development; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion education, CPR/First Aid Certification and other. 
  • Coordinate the purchasing, storage and disbursement of health supplies to students. 
  • Oversee the stocking of CPR and First Aid supplies for the department and routine restocking of departmental First Aid kits. 
  • Monthly checks of departmental AED units. 

Special Events: Work with Associate Director of Programs to develop, implement, and oversee policies and procedures for special event programs 15%

  • Develop, implement, evaluate and assess all aspects of the departmental special event program 
  • Keep abreast of new developments in recreational sports special events to provide new programs and activities to meet student needs. 

Departmental Support Additional Areas 10%

  • Based on experience and interests, support departmental mission through one/more of the following areas: social media; Graphic Design; Massage Therapy Program; Risk Management; Student Leadership, Development and Recognition; Assessment 
  • Other duties/tasks as assigned based on departmental need and professional development. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree. 
  • Strong skills in communication, customer service, organization, collaboration, and team orientation. 
  • Ability to engage and inspire student leadership through effective mentoring and training. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of wellness programs/initiatives. 
  • Demonstrated skills in a variety of educational methods including presentations, workshops, trainings, individual behavior change sessions, and small group discussion/facilitation. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships in the work unit and within the university. 
  • Ability to work within unit, campus, system, state and federal policy. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion and those students who are traditionally underrepresented.  
  • Master’s Degree in Higher Ed, Student Development, Public Health, Health Education or related field. 
  • Knowledge or willingness to engage with ACHA Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education (SPHPHE). 
  • Experience working in a college/university setting. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge to conceptualize wellness programming in the context of higher education.  
  • Experience conducting needs assessments and research and using results to guide programmatic decisions. 
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:  Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by August 17th are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or