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Wellness Coordinator

Indiana State University

Position Details

About the Institution

Established in 1865, Indiana State University is a four-year public university that integrates teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment to prepare productive citizens of the world. Indiana State is dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge while maintaining its longstanding commitment to inclusiveness.

Located in Southwest Indiana, Indiana State University is conveniently located 10 minutes from I-70 making trips to Indianapolis, St. Louis, Chicago and Cincinnati easily accessible. Indiana State University sits in the central part of downtown Terre Haute making the commute to shopping, food, housing, arts, sports and entertainment within 15 minutes to campus.

Indiana State University has been listed by both Forbes and the Princeton Review as one of the top schools in the Midwest for the 5th and 13th year, respectively. U.S. News Best Colleges rankings describe Indiana State University as pedestrian friendly and beautifully landscaped, and has been recognized by Princeton Review as one the most environmentally responsible colleges. Indiana State University’s commitment to community engagement and public service sets it apart. Students are motivated to apply both knowledge and creativity with local surrounding communities and counties.

As a medium size public university, Indiana State University is known to have one of the most diverse student populations in the State of Indiana. With approximately 12,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students, our minority student population is nearly 25%. Indiana State University continues to grow in enrollment and is committed to student development, leadership, and success.

Comments to Applicants

Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. for other than practical training. The university will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and the names of three references with your application.

Employee Wellness Coordinator


Human Resources

Work Schedule

Schedule is Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Notice of Vacancy Number


Desired Start Date

Open Date


Close Date


Open Until Filled

Job Category

Staff-Non-Exempt Professional

Job Type

Staff – Full-Time

Pay Grade


Salary Range

$20.30 – $23.07 per hour

Benefits Associated with this Position

Employee Benefits Benefits Received for Non-Exempt Professionals (BP)

• Life Insurance: The coverage amount is based on two and one-half times appointment salary rounded up to the next whole thousand with a maximum coverage of $100,000 and includes the same amount of Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefits. The University currently pays the entire cost of coverage.

• Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Coverage: The cost of coverage is shared between employees and the University. Rates are determined by participation in Wellness Program and use of tobacco products. Coverage is available on the first of the month following appointment date.

• TIAA Retirement Contributions: Contributions begin based upon the first day of employment at a contribution rate of ten (10) percent of base appointment salary paid in full by ISU. The contributions are vested immediately. There are 40 investment options from which to choose.

• TIAA Auto Enroll: New employees are automatically enrolled in a tax deferred retirement program at hire: three (3) percent is deducted before taxes for the program to facilitate retirement planning. Employees may opt out of the program within 90 days.

• Fee Waiver Program: For the employee, spouse and dependent children: Staff may enroll in up to 18 hours of course work each academic year at a reduced rate. • Sick Leave: Accrued at a rate of 12 days per fiscal year with unlimited accumulation.

• Vacation: Pay level 11 and below accrues up to 15 vacation days earned per year 1 through 4; 20 vacation days per year thereafter. Pay level 12 and above accrues 20 vacation days per year

• Long Term Disability Coverage: Employees are eligible after three (3) years of continuous, regular employment with the University. This policy guarantees approved disabled employees a 66 2/3 percent income protection (from all sources) after 180 days of continuous total disability. Immediate participation is available for current members of a comparable group disability insurance program within 90 days prior to ISU employment and that would have provided income protection upon disability for at least five years.

Optional Benefits

• Voluntary Life Insurance: Additional amounts of life insurance may be purchased on employee, spouse and dependent children. • Voluntary Vision Plan: May enroll within the first 31 days of employment date.

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Wellness Coordinator will oversee all aspects of the fitness and wellness programs to include nutrition coaching, customized fitness, and mental health programming, personal/small group training, fitness assessment, non-credit instructional programs, special events, incentive programs, group exercise instruction and specialty fitness classes, while assisting with other operational needs of the Human Resources Office.

Specific Responsibilities

Required Relevant Education & Experience

Required Education: Must have Bachelor’s Degree (4 years) at time of hire.

Required Experience: Two or more years of experience overseeing fitness and wellness programming in a college or university setting. Experience and willingness to teach a wide variety of group exercise classes, small group training programs, and work with clients with a variety of needs and abilities. Ability to work flexible hours. Will consider student assistants or graduate assistants who have worked in a college or university setting.

Required Field(s) of Study

Recreation, physical education, exercise science, health promotions, nutrition, sports management, kinesiology or related field.

Preferred Relevant Education and Experience

Preferred Education: Master’s Degree in recreation, physical education, sports management, kinesiology or related field.

Preferred Experience: Experience developing and delivering presentations to groups. Knowledge in assessment methods and activities.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Has authority or responsibility for the supervision of student workers or graduate assistants only.

Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Must possess a valid driver’s license

Other Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Preferred Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Professional certification preferred

Preferred Other Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor certified or ability to obtain upon hire

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Able to adapt to change, Able to assemble, analyze and present data, Able to learn and retain information, Able to multitask, Able to plan, organize, and implement projects in a timely manner, Able to read English, understand, and follow verbal and written instructions, Able to work both independently and collaboratively, Able to work carefully and politely around others, Able to work well with others, Attention to detail, Demonstration of high ethical standards, integrity, professionalism, politeness, and courteousness, Excellent customer service skills, Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, teambuilding and problem solving skills, Excellent leadership skills, Excellent public speaking skills, Experience and knowledge in job related program, Experience in an educational environment preferred, Experience with budget management, Math and basic accounting skills, Must be comfortable networking with groups or individuals, Professional demeanor, high energy, dynamic personality and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other computer applications, Proven verbal and written communication skills, Willing to interact with students, Willing to work extended hours during events and peak seasons, when required, Work effectively with a diverse community

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong organizational and time-management skills. The ability to work with employees at all levels and at multiple locations. Demonstrated knowledge, experience, and expertise in fitness/wellness weight training, health/fitness assessments, nutrition/weight control, incentive programming, and leadership/team-building skills. Ability to maintain confidential documents and information. Knowledge of HIPAA rules and regulations surrounding outcomes-based wellness programs. Ability and willingness to work mornings, evenings and weekends.

Job Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop, promote and deliver a comprehensive wellness program to include fitness consultations/assessments, educational seminars, wellness events, incentive programs, group exercise initiatives, personal/small group training programs, instructional programs and specialized activities. Manages interventions, programming, campaigns, competitions and challenges that educate and engage the organization’s employees in healthy behaviors and measurable change in outcomes. Develop, coordinate, manage, and maintain total wellness programming to reduce health risk, medical costs and encourage healthy lifestyles.
  • Manages interventions, programming, campaigns, competitions and challenges that educate and engage the organization’s employees in healthy behaviors and measurable change in outcomes.
  • Provide education and outreach programs, including training and leadership opportunities. Delivers monthly required wellness lunch and learns to staff and coordinates outside sources for these education session as needed. Coordinate the planning and implementation of wellness programs including health awareness educational campaigns, behavior change programs, health assessments/screenings, smoking cessation, and more.
  • Directs and manages all activity associated with annual on-site screenings (to include scheduling, promotion and execution of individual screening events either individually or with designees). Manage the voluntary health risk assessment program for University employees, early retirees and spouses.
  • Coordinates and provides education materials to the campus community in conjunction with programs.
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of wellness programs including health awareness educational campaigns, behavior change programs, health assessments/screenings, smoking cessation, and more.
  • Chair and coordinate activities of the wellness committee.
  • Develop and implement customer satisfaction surveys and make recommendations for continual improvement.
  • Markets and promotes the use of the Recreation Center to benefit eligible staff through the creation of marketing publications.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and guide student workers and guide fitness instructors for non-credit/co-curricular drop-in courses, programs, and events.
  • Evaluate, track and compile statistical information for wellness program areas including daily, weekly and monthly measures.
  • Provide inclusive and alternative fitness programming for diverse ability levels and develop, plan, administer and evaluate special population programming.
  • Research industry trends and assess new and current programming. Establishes metrics to ensure proper program evaluation and to measure the effectiveness of wellness initiatives. Keep up-to-date on current national wellness and wellness initiatives and activities, developing a network of resources and contacts.
  • Analyze data collected from health risk assessments, bio-metric screenings, and claims data.
  • Compile an annual comprehensive report that outlines the financial impact of the wellness program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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Date Posted
July 6, 2018
Job Type
Terre Haute, IN
Human Resources

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