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Wellness Advocate/Health Coach

Virginia Private Colleges Benefits Consortium

The Virginia Private Colleges Benefits Consortium (The Consortium) is currently seeking two part-time onsite health coaches to support the healthier lifestyles of our college faculty and staff. Each position provides a flexible schedule of approximately 15 hours per month.

Location 1: Danville, VA

Location 2: Buena Vista, VA

The Consortium offers a voluntary wellness program promoting “Living Healthy.”  Its goal is to empower all benefit-eligible employees and medical-enrolled spouses with education in support of protecting their most precious personal asset, their physical, emotional and mental health.

Our Wellness Advocates play an important role in helping to foster a culture of health at each of our campuses. Coaches will deliver prevention/lifestyle intervention services focusing on nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, weight management and reduction of risk for chronic disease using behavior modification and coaching techniques.

The Wellness Advocate/Health Coach will:

  • Coach individuals in person and telephonically.
  • Work with participants to set health and wellness goals through individual and some group related activities.
  • Coordinate, support, and provide referrals for wellness programs in areas such as nutrition, stress management, weight management, and exercise.
  • Demonstrate an ability to deliver effective health coaching in a manner that promotes behavior change.
  • Appropriately adapt coaching and education methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, age-specific needs of each client served.
  • Keep accurate records.
  • Demonstrate strong customer service behaviors and standards by treating all clients with courtesy, dignity, respect, and professionalism.

In addition to health coaching responsibilities, the Wellness Advocate will also:

  • Work directly with the Human Resources Director and/or Benefits Specialist, as appropriate, to plan, develop, coordinate and facilitate wellness initiatives and activities
  • Work with the campus’ Wellness Committee
  • Interacts as appropriate with individual campus departments to build a culture of health, and address specific health risk exposures and interest areas;
  • Develops campus specific wellness-promotion campaign materials;


  • Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in health education, health promotion, nutrition, exercise physiology or closely related field
  • Minimum two years of experience required in direct education and/or coaching with individuals for disease prevention, health promotion and behavior change.
  • Biometric Screening experience strongly preferred
  • Experience in PC-based word processing and database documentation (Word, Excel, Internet, Outlook)
  • Must demonstrate insight into human behavior and have the ability to communicate and interact with individuals at varying levels of skill and education
  • Must stay current on health promotion, disease prevention, and community development trends for proper service delivery
  • Upbeat and compassionate personality willing to teach, learn and be open to new and innovative ways of delivering prevention lifestyle intervention services
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuing professional development

Background Check Required

Please submit resume and cover letter referencing position location

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Date Posted
July 19, 2016
Job Type
Bedford, VA
Onsite Health & Wellness Services

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