Coordinator for Health and Wellness

Posted on May 7th, 2019 by Travis Dix

Position Description

The Coordinator for Health and Wellness is a twelve-month exempt position with responsibilities to assure that the traditional student population has access to healthy recreational opportunities and events that educate and support healthy lifestyle choices through the creation and maintenance of a healthy student environment. This person will report to the Assistant Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (PE, education, health, etc.)
  • One to three years in related work environment such as athletics, event management, etc.
  • Understanding of campus activities and student organizations
  • Self-starter who can work independently and is organized
  • Ability to be flexible in work schedule and approaches to problem solving

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of Intramurals and Recreation programs and activities including the operation and management of Carrington Gym. Responsibilities include scheduling, assuring responsible and safe use, compliance with facility rules and requirements, supervising activities, and reporting issues to maintenance, campus safety and security, Title IX Coordinator, and other as appropriate
  • Plan, implement and evaluate health and wellness programs which may include educational events and materials, activities, incentive programs, among others
  • Manage activities of the unit within the designated intramural and recreation budget
  • Manage the use of IMLeagues software, information current, and assure that teams and participant are registered
  • Develop and implement intentional health and wellness education and awareness programs, services and activities that support the health needs and healthy lifestyle of Averett students
  • Lead the marketing and promotion of Intramural and Recreational activities among the traditional student population
  • Promote and support diversity and inclusion in all aspects of health and wellness, intramural, and recreational activities and programs

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Serve as the liaison for student programs and discounts with the YMCA
  • Assist in development of significant student programs and activities, including but not limited to: Cougar Registration Days, Connection/Orientation Weekends, Homecoming events and activities, Student Leadership Conference, and Spring Fling activities
  • Train and supervise student employees who work with intramurals, recreation, and health and wellness
  • Coordinate First Aid and CPR training
  • Other duties assigned by the Assistant Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator

Travel and ADA-related Requirements

Physical & Mental Demands/Work Environment

The duties of this position require performance of the following activities and work in the described environment, with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Almost constant interaction with others requiring clear communication (speaking and listening) in person and telephonically
  • Must be able to work closely with others as part of a team
  • Visual and hearing acuity required to perform assigned work, including meetings and interactions with students and other employees
  • Work is performed while sitting, standing and walking.
  • Ability to lift, carry or move items of up to 25 pounds, occasionally up to 40 pounds, such as supplies, binders, or food trays, and items connected to events
  • Work may require pushing/pulling, reaching, bending, twisting, climbing (step ladder or stairs), crouching or use of foot pedals (driving)
  • Some work uses fine manual dexterity to use equipment involving levers, buttons, keyboards, and switches as well as frequent handling of small items and paperwork
  • Must be able to change tasks frequently, work an irregular work schedule (including some evenings and weekends), perform multiple tasks simultaneously, work under time pressure, and work in a noisy or distracting environment
  • On occasion will need to perform tedious and exacting tasks
  • Will need to use office equipment such as telephones, printer, copier, scanner, camera, scissors, stapler, and computer.  Will use software including Microsoft Office, Foxit or Adobe PDF software, and other university software
  • Occasionally may work in situations with fire hazards or communicable diseases (virus, flu, etc.); on rare occasions may be exposed to mechanical hazards, chemical hazards, or electrical hazards
  • Work environment at events includes noise/vibration and wetness/humidity; may be exposed to extreme temperatures seasonally
  • Work locations include an office environment, outdoors and campus buildings

Submit letter of interest and current resume, and three professional references to:

Jill Adams, Student Engagement Office
Averett University
420 West Main Street,
Danville, Virginia 24541