Wellness Coordinator

Tucson, AZ
Nov 20, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Vet Med Administration

Department Website Link:



Outside of Tucson


580 E Hanley Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737-9525 USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona’s College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants for the position of Student Support Specialist II (Wellness Coordinator). A successful applicant will develop and implement strategies, systems, processes, learning experiences, and networks that support achievement of desired academic and career outcomes, including the overall student experience. The Wellness Coordinator will assist students in successfully integrating into the institution's environment and thriving personally and academically. They will assist and empower students to achieve academic success and social adjustment through a variety of activities, including but not limited to academic coaching, student learning centers, academic preparation and success coursework, tutoring, and life skills support.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

Position Duties:

  • Performs a variety of responsibilities to facilitate the growth and development of students in their academic and social integration into the University.
  • Communicate with faculty, academic advisors, and others to identify students in need of support.
  • Organize and facilitate workshops and other activities.
  • Monitor progress of students and student groups.
  • Assist student in maximizing usage of institutional resources.
  • Identify, develop, monitor, evaluate and adjust individualized learning plans with learning strategies and academic techniques specific to each student.
  • Develop rapport and productive relationships with students by creating engaging, responsive, and welcoming environments for students to grow and gain new skills.
  • Maintain and document contact with students in standard reporting structures of each department to communicate student progress to and with appropriate constituents.
  • Initiate and respond to appropriate campus constituents on campus (i.e. faculty, academic colleges, academic advisors, campus departments) for the benefit of the student and department goals.
  • Development, planning, implementation, and delivery of coursework (credit and non-credit) and related learning experiences that prepares individuals for the university experience and/or enhances academic success of current students.
  • Keep abreast of current national wellness initiatives and activities, and develop a network of resources and contacts to further expand the Student Wellness Program. Explore ideas and opportunities to personalize programs to increase student participation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess a high degree of professionalism, integrity, ethics, confidentiality, discretion, initiative, independence, and organization.
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team.
  • Strong computer skills and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Knowledge of organizational practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Internal candidates with University of Arizona experience is preferred.
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion or related field.
  • Minimum of three years working in a wellness-related field. Examples include health promotion, fitness, or a health professional (i.e. nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy).



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Student Services

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Student Support

Job Function:

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Tanya Gonzales
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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