Virginia Military Institute is accepting applications for a Health and Wellness Coordinator in the Cadet Counseling Center (CCC). The Health and Wellness Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all aspects of outreach programming under the supervision of the Director of Counseling.
Plan, implement, and evaluate theory-based and evidence-informed health promotion strategies, policies, programs, and services, specifically:
Programs will focus on overall health and wellness to include mental health concerns, alcohol and other drug education, suicide awareness and prevention,
Conducting a variety of assessment to better understand the diverse needs of the VMI community and develop strategies to target at-risk groups,
Marketing of programs through various media resources,
Production of monthly newsletters, flyers, brochures, and emails to Corp, faculty, and staff,
Website maintenance for the Center for Cadet Counseling and Office of Disabilities Services,
Develop strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for health promotion programs and services,
Collaborate with other Post constituencies to enhance outreach and prevention services on Post,
Demonstrated ability to design and deliver effective and dynamic presentations,
Assistance and support of daily administrative activities to ensure professional and confidential delivery of services within the office,
The overall organization of administrative duties and tasks of the Institute Alcohol and Other Drug committee (IAOD) including but not limited to:
Creating meeting agendas,
Recording notes of committee meetings,
Coordination of committee projects (such as the administration of Alcohol Wise, CORE survey, and the Alcohol and other Drug Education information for cadets, faculty, and staff),
Writing and organization of the biennial report,
Reviewing with the IAOD committee VMI policies and procedures related to alcohol and other drug use annually, and
Maintaining and updating the annual dissemination of the Alcohol and Other drug education to faculty, staff, and cadets.
Assistance and support for VMI’s bystander intervention program,
Assistance and support to the Infirmary staff with administrative tasks, health promotion and marketing materials as needed,
Pursuing grant opportunities in health and wellness education,
Committee service as appointed,
Remaining involved in state/regional/national organizations related to the department, and,
The performance of other functions assigned by the Director that contribute to the service offerings of the CCC and the academic mission of the Institute.
Master’s or advanced degree in counseling, social work, public health, health promotion, health education or related field,
Related health promotion work experience preferably in a higher education environment,
Evidence of ability to provide leadership and problem-solving skills in analyzing health promotion needs of emerging adults, especially college students.
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES);
Ability to critically review health-related professional literature relevant to college students and assess its applicability and utility for effectiveness on Post;
Demonstrated skills in a variety of educational methods including presentations, workshops, trainings, individual behavior change sessions, and small group discussion/facilitation;
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, manage time effectively, and prioritize tasks;
Familiarity with social marketing and health communications strategies;
Quantitative and qualitative research skills (e.g. research design, survey development, environmental assessment, focus group design and facilitation, data analysis and interpretation, etc.);
Ability and knowledge to build successful partnerships in fostering education and prevention programs across Post.
Willingness to work a flexible schedule which would include day and some evening hours.
Please include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references.
Applications accepted until the position is filled.
Salary based on qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package included.
Criminal background check required for selected candidate.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply. VMI will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with documented disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment, educational opportunities, programs and services.
Virginia Military Institute operates under the philosophy that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society. Therefore, it is the mission of the Virginia Military Institute to produce educated, honorable men and women, prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitudes of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service, advocates of the American democracy and free enterprise system, and ready as citizen-soldiers to defend their country in time of national peril. To accomplish this result, Virginia Military Institute shall provide to qualified young men and women undergraduate education of highest quality embracing engineering, science, and the arts conducted in and facilitated by the unique VMI system of military discipline.