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Wellness Coach for Veteran and Online Students (Part Time)

Job description

Job no: 493717
Work type: Staff Part-Time
Department: Counseling Center
Location: Moon Campus
Position Department Counseling Center

Position Type Staff Part-Time

This position serves as the Counseling Center's frontline resource and outreach specialist to the online and veteran student population. Will serve as the Wellness Coach for Veteran and Online graduate and undergraduate students, focusing on those areas of health and wellness that are critical to student well-being.


  • The Wellness Coach will work jointly in the Counseling Center and the Center for Veterans and Military Families. Will work in conjunction with the Counseling Center staff, Online Student Services staff and the Center for Veterans and Military Families to ensure a positive and successful experience while at RMU. The Wellness Coach will work actively with the veteran and online population to identify areas of risk and needs for resources and conduct relevant workshops and trainings. Additionally, the Wellness Coach will serve as an outreach specialist to help faculty and staff identify students in need of mental health or drug and alcohol services, and to facilitate referrals. Will develop and deliver educational programming regarding wellness topics relevant to each population via: Online psychoeducational programming via social media and Learning Management System (LMS) and on ground programming for veteran students.
  • Effectively engage students, faculty and staff to foster a supportive and positive atmosphere for the mental health concerns of online and veteran students.
  • Participate in Online Student Services and Center for Veterans and Military Families functions (orientations, workshops, etc).
  • Develop liaison relationships with local and national partners, Crisis Referral and service linkages. Consult with student and faculty organizations regarding the outreach needs of online and veteran students.
  • Ability to build strong alliances with students, staff, and faculty who may hold differing viewpoints.
  • All other duties as assigned. This is a part-time position not eligible for University benefits. Work hours are limited to 950 per calendar year and less than 29 hours per week on a regular basis. Ability to work a varied schedule with flexible hours. Some weekend/evening hours may be required.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree is required.
  • Master's Degree in psychology, public health, social work, education or a closely related field is preferred.
  • Military/Veteran background is preferred.
  • Previous demonstrated experience in outreach activities with the military population is preferred.
  • Ability to use online technology and familiarity with the latest trends in online education to meet student needs.
  • Previous public speaking experience addressing groups is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Exemption Status Non-Exempt

Act 153 Clearance Required No

Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check No

Required to Pass a Credit Check No

Additional Posting Information None

Special Applicant Instructions None

Advertised July 27, 2018 Eastern Daylight Time

Robert Morris University (RMU), founded in 1921, is one of the leading universities in the Pittsburgh region. RMU provides a professionally focused education with an emphasis on engaged learning and is one of the most affordable private doctoral-level institutions in Pennsylvania. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In 2016, for the first time in its history, RMU was ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report. In 2017, RMU had among the biggest increases of all national universities in the U.S. News and World Report annual "Best Colleges" rankings released, rising 12 spots to No. 176.

Robert Morris University is dedicated to changing the lives of its students and employees so that they can go out and change the lives of others. The University combines academic excellence with a professional focus offering numerous undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. In 2011, Robert Morris University was named as a "Top Workplace" by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette , which names the best places to work in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

RMU offers faculty members an environment where teaching, research and service are supported and valued.

RMU's main campus in Moon Township features 230 rolling acres and provides all the benefits of a traditional university campus, just minutes from the airport and downtown Pittsburgh.

At Robert Morris University, we believe that institutional equity reflects our continued commitment to a community where everyone is both valued and respected. Institutional equity encompasses racial, ethnic, gender and religious diversity, cultural perspectives, national origin, sexual orientation, physical ability, as well as socioeconomic contexts, and educational backgrounds. We are dedicated to developing a diverse population by fostering an environment where intellectual and social growth, individual perspectives, and all human experiences are valued. We strive to be an inclusive community that celebrates and embraces differences as a means of responding to the cultural and social demands of a global society. Inherent in our inclusion efforts is a strong commitment to intercultural and global education to produce and include citizens who will serve as educational, social, economic and cultural ambassadors to the world. Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
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Posted: 9/27/2018
Application Due: 11/26/2018
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