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Coordinator of Fitness, Wellness and Health Promotion

The University of North Georgia
UNG-Dahlonega, GA
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Job Title: Coordinator of Fitness, Wellness and Health Promotion
Location: UNG-Dahlonega, GA
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 230270
About Us

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Summary

The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Coordinator of Fitness, Wellness and Health Promotion. The Coordinator of Fitness, Wellness and Health Promotion is responsible for the management of fitness, wellness and health promotion programs on the UNG Dahlonega campus. This position utilizes a wide range of educational methods, programs and techniques, resources and collaborative relationships, to improve health and wellness literacy and skills needed to make quality health decisions and avoid harmful behaviors. The Coordinator of Fitness, Wellness and Health Promotion has a unique opportunity to empower UNG students, faculty/staff, and the community to take ownership of their health by providing the foundation for program planning based on a thorough understanding of the needs of the UNG population, as well as provides an exceptional opportunity to lead and teach by working with the Peer Health Educators. The position is a 10-month, full-time, benefited position that reports to the Associate Director, Wellness and Health Promotion within the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness. Some evening and weekend work required.

Additional job duties include the responsibility of P-card transactions with the department. In addition to background checks for all cardholders, O.C.G.A. § 50,5,83 requires a credit check on all employees issued a purchasing card. Additionally, credit checks must be run at the time of P-Card renewal.

  • Under the direction of the Associate Director of Wellness and Health Promotion, promote and maintain a campus focus on well-being, utilizing the eight dimensions of wellness, by working in collaboration with the Peer Health Educators to provide quality programming to students on the UNG Dahlonega campus. Wellness programming includes, but is not limited to, alcohol and drug education, STD awareness, anxiety and stress management, sexual assault and domestic violence, physical fitness, nutrition and mental health awareness.
  • Create, plan and manage a comprehensive fitness program to include group exercise and personal training.
  • Supervise the Graduate Assistant, Fitness.
  • Recruit, train, hire, supervise, and evaluate students in peer health (e.g. Peer Health Educators).
  • Participate on the Healthy Campus Task force and other health-related initiatives as assigned, as well as manage incentive programs and special events related to fitness, wellness and health promotion.
  • Responsible for P-card transactions within the Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness, which includes utilizing and managing personal p-card statement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and competence with fitness, health and wellness related topics.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to speak effectively to small and large groups.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • One-year experience in teaching or facilitating workshops to students in healthy behavior topics and managing fitness programs is required
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Public Health, Health Education, Health Promotion, or Exercise Science (Kinesiology) fields preferred
  • Experience working with students in a college or university setting preferred.
  • CPR & First Aid preferred.
  • Experience working with small group trainings preferred
  • Current certification from one of the following: ACSM, NSCA, NASM/ACE in Group Exercise and/or Personal Training preferred.
Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcripts
Apply Before Date


Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

Special Applicant Instructions

Please submit contact information for three professional references


The University of North Georgia is a member of the University System of Georgia and holds designations as a state leadership institution and as The Military College of Georgia.  With more than 18,000 students, the University of North Georgia is one of the state’s largest public universities.  The regional, multi-campus university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate’s degrees to professional doctoral programs.

The University of North Georgia's educational experience provides a solid foundation to help students become civic, professional and military leaders who serve communities locally and globally. UNG's student-focused environment includes quality education, service, inquiry, and creativity.  

UNG is one of only six senior military colleges in the United States and its residential Army ROTC program consistently ranks among the best in the country. UNG competes in NCAA Division II in baseball, softball, golf, basketball, soccer, mixed rifle, and women's cross country.

The University of North Georgia has seven academic colleges and institutes: the College of Arts and Letters, the Mike Cottrell College of Business, the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Education, the College of Health Professions, University College, and the Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis.

At the undergraduate level, UNG offers the Associate of Arts (A.A.) and the  Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees and the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS); Bachelor of Arts (BA); Bachelor of Science (BS); Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA); and Bachelor of Science-Nursing (BSN).

Graduate degrees offered at UNG include: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT); Education Specialist in School Leadership (EDSSL); Master of Education (Med); Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT); Master of Arts in history (MA); Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA); Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling (MS); Master of Science in family nurse practitioner (MS); Master of Science in nursing education (MS); Master of Science in physical education (MS); Master of Science in criminal justice (MS); Master of Public Administration (MPA); Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Music (MM).

The University of North Georgia was formed through the consolidation of North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College, two of the top-performing schools in the University System of Georgia, in January 2013.  Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, UNG comprises five campuses and online opportunities united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society.

UNG’s campuses are located across the northeast Georgia region in Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville, and Oconee County. With easy access to metro Atlanta and Georgia's mountain and piedmont areas, the region features vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities, including Lake Lanier and the the Appalachian Trail.

The University of North Georgia is part of the University System of Georgia Complete College Georgia (CCG) initiative to improve the retention, progression, and graduation of students. Grounded in the successes and strengths of the past and inspired by the potential of the new University of North Georgia, UNG's Complete College Georgia plan seeks to advance educational attainment in the northern part of the state, contributing to the region's workforce and economic prosperity.

To obtain application information for the University of North Georgia, call the Admissions Office at 706-864-1800, or for a closer look at the university, visit

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