Coordinator for Health Promotion and Campbell Fitness Center
July 24, 2013
Title: Coordinator for Health Promotion and Campbell Fitness Center
Description: The Coordinator for Health Promotion and Campbell Fitness Center is a full-time, 12 month position under the supervision of the Dean of Student Life. The Coordinator provides leadership and oversight for student health promotion and the new Campbell Fitness Center (fall 2013). The successful candidate will plan, design, implement, and evaluate health education programming and materials, train student staff to assist with health and wellness programs, and manage the staffing and facilities within Campbell Fitness Center. The goal is to lead to an improved health knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of the Hartwick community and student satisfaction and success. This position works closely with the departments of Athletics, Health Services, Residential Life, Campus Activities, and Center for Student Success.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Thorough knowledge of health education theories and research,
- Experience with development, planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs.
- General knowledge of current and emerging college age student health trends and existing methods of intervention and control;
- Working knowledge of the principles of educational standards of practice for health promotion.
- Skills to plan and implement marketing, social media and other educational materials.
- Skills to create and facilitate presentations to both small and large groups.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Health and Wellness promotion:
- Plan and develop individual and campus wide health education programs and activities.
- Develop educational programs using a wide range of media, including educational technologies, electronic web-based programs and social media as appropriate.
- Work to improve the overall perception of student health by bringing about change in understanding, attitudes, and behavior.
- Train student staff about related topics so they are able to support the student population; provide peer led presentations on health and wellness related topics.
- Consult and coordinate with other health professionals in identifying and implementing change related to current campus health; especially those pertaining to a setting in higher education.
- Develop and implement necessary assessment.
Campbell Fitness Center (anticipated open January 2014)
- Serve as Coordinator to Campbell Fitness Center including maintaining primary oversight and responsibility for hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of Fitness Center student staff.
- Oversight for room scheduling process.
- Serve as primary point person for all equipment management, lease agreements, and ordering of necessary maintenance supplies.
- Develop and recommend operational policies and plans necessary for the achievement of health education and fitness objectives and services consistent with the typical professional standards.
- Maintain Campbell Fitness Center records and resources and prepare a variety of written and verbal reports.
- Develop and implement necessary assessment.
Minimum requirements for this position are a Master's degree in a Student Affairs, Health Education/Promotion, Public Health, Health Communications, Health Management or related field from an accredited college, university or technical school with 1-3 years of progressively responsible, relevant professional experience in a higher education setting; a clear understanding of student development theory and demonstrated leadership experience. Must have computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; and demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills.
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES); and 3-5 years of progressively responsible, relevant professional experience in a higher education setting.
An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,500 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority. Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to "be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning."
Hartwick College is committed to provide a safe and secure educational environment. As such, employment at Hartwick College is contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.
Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references in one document (pdf or MS Word preferred) to Kimberley Lindsley, Human Resources Coordinator, at email@example.com. Applications may also be mailed to The Office of Human Resources, Hartwick College, P.O. Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820 or faxed to 607-431-4329.