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Health Promotion Project Coordinator (Student Services Program Coordinator)

University of Connecticut - Student Health and Wellness

Search #: 495186
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services

JOB SUMMARY

The University of Connecticut is looking to fill two (2) positions for Health Promotion Project Coordinators for Student Health and Wellness – Health Promotion at the UConn Storrs Campus. The mission of the Health Promotion team within Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) is to mobilize the UConn community to cultivate the conditions that foster student wellbeing, empower students, and address health inequities – amplifying the voices of oppressed communities. Under the direction of a Health Promotion Manager, the Health Promotion Project Coordinator contributes to this mission by using their research, project management, community engagement, communications, data analysis/reporting, and coordination skills to support health promotion initiatives and advance the work of UConn’s Wellness Coalition; an interdisciplinary, university-wide network of students, staff, and faculty charged with creating a thriving, connected community that supports the full potential of every student. Given the dynamic nature of coalition work and creating organizational change, candidates should be comfortable with ambiguity and possess the ability to thrive in a fluid environment.

SHaW is committed to diversity and inclusion, competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations, and awareness of how issues of difference, power, and privilege manifest in higher education environments. The ideal candidate promotes health equity and reduces health disparities by demonstrating and supporting an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for health equity, social justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts literature reviews and best practice research to inform health promotion strategies and Wellness Coalition initiatives.
  • Supports Coalition stakeholders by collecting data aligned with shared measurement and impact goals, analyzing available information, drawing conclusions and understandings, and presenting such conclusions effectively to Coalition committees and Health Promotion team.
  • Supports the Health Promotion Manager in building and maintaining relationships with campus and community partners and advocating for progress towards identified Coalition goals and objectives.
  • Contributes to membership, outreach, and funding strategies for the Wellness Coalition and related initiatives.
  • Orchestrates large and small meetings, events and seminars associated with health promotion and the Wellness Coalition.
  • Coordinates, prepares and distributes internal and external communications regarding health promotion and Wellness Coalition activities to a variety of audiences and through a diversity of channels (e.g., website, social media, campus communications, etc.)
  • Advises students, faculty, and others regarding health promotion and Wellness Coalition policies, procedures, and requirements, making referrals as appropriate.
  • Advises students and student organizations regarding relevant SHaW programs and initiatives and how to effectively get involved with those initiatives.
  • May independently supervise and implement discrete health promotion initiatives and programs. Monitors compliance with University policies and procedures pertaining to health promotion and Wellness Coalition activities.
  • Supports and delivers informational workshops, orientations, seminars, and presentations to successfully onboard new coalition members and provide ongoing membership development.
  • May supervise student staff or volunteers engaged in health promotion work.
  • Performs related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 4-5 years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills.
  • Possess the skills necessary to clearly present complex information appropriately tailored to various audiences.
  • Experience coordinating multiple, high-impact projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated success managing complex logistics associate with interdisciplinary work groups and teams.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills necessary for effective work relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate information effectively.
  • Must have a demonstrated understanding of and stated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in higher education.
  • Articulated knowledge of trends and issues in collegiate health and wellness.
  • Experience supervising staff, student workers, peer advisors, and/or volunteers.
  • Demonstrated experience integrating principles of diversity and inclusion into all aspects of program management.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 12-month position with an anticipated start date by August 2021 or earlier. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495186 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Candidates selected for interviews may be asked to provide work samples relevant to essential job functions.

Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) is expanding services and is currently hiring for a variety of positions related to students’ mental health and wellness. SHaW encourages qualified applicants to apply for multiple positions of interest.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on May 6, 2021. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Date Posted
April 21, 2021
Job Type
Full-Time
Location
Storrs, CT
Category
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