Health and Wellness Coordinator

  • Scripps College
  • Scripps College, North Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA, USA
  • Nov 11, 2019
Full time Education

Job Description

PRIMARY PURPOSE/GENERAL DESCRIPTION: 

Reporting to the Director of the Tiernan Field House (TFH), the Health and Wellness Coordinator is responsible for providing management in the day-to-day operations of the Field House with a primary focus on education and promotion of health and wellness initiatives for the campus community. 

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

This information is intended to be a descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position.  The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Health & Wellness

  • Plan, promote and implement wellness education, outreach, workshops and engagement opportunities for the Scripps community
  • Development of educational program areas include: alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention; mental health, suicide awareness, nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, including contraception and STI and HIV prevention; violence and sexual violence prevention; stress management; women's health; men's health; and other specific and general health topics.
  • Implement culturally sensitive health and wellness education programs and individual consultations based on students' needs, interests, developmental stages and learning styles.
  • Collaborate with campus departments to implement health promotion initiatives, work closely with the Health Education Outreach, Student Advocates for Sexual Violence, and the Orientation Planning Committee.
  • Instruct health education and wellness classes and workshops to facilitate participation and understanding of healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Hire, train and supervise the Marketing Assistant (student position)
  • Design marketing materials for a variety of media to disseminate to target populations
  • Implement a social norming campaign around alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
  • Develop and manage the online newsletter for student wellness
  • Support the Assistant Director to develop, implement, and evaluate a health and wellness student peer leadership program to address education, prevention, and intervention strategies.
  • Support the Assistant Director to implement and maintain Alcohol Education program and develop campus-wide Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs (ATOD) programming and education including AlcoholEdu, Haven, E-Checkup and Basics.
  • Support the Director and Assistant Director to implement and train students, faculty and staff around mental health initiatives including Campus Connect and QPR.
  • Support the Director and Assistant Director to implement JED Campus Program Initiatives
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Field House Management

  • Hire, train, and supervise and train Lifeguard Team
  • Work in collaboration with Tiernan Field House staff, student affairs staff and consortium partners to support department initiatives within the mission of a student-centered facility, programs and services.
  • Participate in all staff trainings (Fall and Spring), team and community building activities for Tiernan Field House staff (70+).
  • Generate accurate and detailed reports on operational activities, accident/injury reports, incident reports and supervisory logs.
  • Assist in the supervision of all facilities and programs within the Tiernan Field House, Pool and Soccer/Lacrosse Field including but not limited to fitness programs, physical education classes, open recreation, and special events as needing, including the supervision of student and part-time staff
  • Work evening and weekend hours and conduct weekday/weekend facility opening and closing procedures; ensure the security of staff and facilities.
  • Make supervisory level decisions in emergency situations and contact emergency personnel as needed.
  • Serve on the Tiernan Field House Advisory Board.

 

Student Affairs

  • Participate in the development, implementation and management of student affairs projects and initiatives and committees as assigned
  • Participate in on-call rotation.

 Orientation

  • Assist the Assistant Director and Director in the development and supervision of the Scripps Orientation Activity Retreat (SOAR) program and its coordinators
  • Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of SOAR for new students during orientation.
  • Support a student development and empowerment model.
  • Assist in the hiring and training of (2) Orientation Coordinators
  • Assist in the oversight of the SOAR program goals and objectives; creating a bonding experience, fostering inclusivity and diversity by working with outside organizations to provide fun, safe activities for all new students
  • Assist in the development and implementation of training for the team leaders and peer mentors (trip leaders).
  • Assist the student staff to develop a diverse programmatic offering of activities including outdoor activities, arts and cultural activities and community engagement.
  • Collaborate with other 5C student organizations, campus organizations, departments and the local community to assist in the operation and development of SOAR
  • Assist in the development and implementation of safety, health and wellness training workshops during Orientation

 Special Initiatives

  • Serve on campus-wide initiatives that develop, promote and implement campaigns that support health and wellness, such as:
    • Pinkathon
    • Go Red Day
    • Relay for Life
    • Fresh Check Day
  • Collaborate with various departments in the formation and implementation of these initiatives SAS, Malott Commons, Dining Services, Development Office, Grounds, and Maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Active support for the College’s Principles of Community and Principles of Diversity in the performance of job duties.   

  REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:  

Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

 

  • Understanding of and commitment to the Scripps mission and Student Affairs core values of mutual respect, collaboration, and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service, and institutional excellence
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues and concerns related to women’s health, wellness, physical education
  • Experience and capacity to work with a racially and ethnically diverse student body
  • Ability to support women’s participation in fitness activities, sports, and recreational activities
  • Ability to manage, supervise, train and develop student staff
  • Ability to interact with co-workers, peers and others in a collaborative manner
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work creatively and independently
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Work effectively and interdependently in a diverse college environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and other PC software is desirable.
  • General knowledge of computer software for business functions, especially spreadsheet, database, word processing applications and e-mail. Position requires working at a computer/video display terminal and desk for periods of time
  • Must maintain a valid California Driver's License

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS :

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in Health Education/Health Promotion, Public Health, or other area related to defined responsibilities and experience in a capacity related to the duties to be performed. 

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Health Education/Health Promotion, Public Health, or other area related to defined responsibilities and experience in a capacity related to the duties to be performed.

Two years health education and/or health promotion experience working with wellness and health education programs, targeting alcohol, other drug issues, and sexual health preferably on a residential college campus. 

 

LICENSES / CERTIFICATES: 

Required Certifications: First Aid/CPR/ AED certification at time of hire. Lifeguard certification through the American Red Cross within 6 months of hire.

Preferred: Lifeguard Instructor certification through the American Red Cross.

 

OTHER:

HOURS & CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS:   

This is a regular, full-time, benefits-eligible, non-exempt position.

 The regular hours for this position are Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm.  

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate. 

 

Physical and Mental Requirements

Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans. 

 

Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.  Standing for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.  Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.  Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters.  Ability to hear within normal parameters.  Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file.  Ability to move about.  Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages.

 At-Will Employment

Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time.  Scripps College is an At-Will employer.  Employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

Scripps College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law.

Scripps College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law.