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Wellness and Health Promotion Coordinator

Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY

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Date: August 19, 2021
Title: Wellness and Health Promotion Coordinator

Description:  The goals of Hartwick Wellness & Health Promotion include improving general health to enhance the college experience, retain students, and maximize graduation rates through population specific education. As an added benefit, student health promotion is in a unique position to help young adults learn how to manage their health independently as they move to the “adult” world.

Under the Supervision of The Director of Wellness & Health Promotion, the Wellness and Health Promotion Coordinator works to make the campus healthier by connecting students to information and resources, cultivating healthy attitudes and behaviors and fostering a culture that values and supports a healthy community. The Health Promotion Coordinator will assist in the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of a variety of health promotion initiatives for the campus community based upon sound theory and evidenced-informed practice of college health promotion as part of a comprehensive health and wellness prevention strategy for students.

Success in the role will require a highly collaborative and creative individual. The ideal candidate will have experience implementing best practices in public health, health promotion, and/or health communication, and proven ability to develop and evaluate programs and initiatives.

Assist with growing the offerings of the Wellness and Health Promotion Office.

  • Assist in the development, coordination, presentation, and evaluation of health promotion programs and/or initiatives to the campus community
  • Create & maintain the master health promotion calendar, including primary and ongoing health education
  • Maintain expertise in current health information and health trends to be an accurate source of information for students, faculty and staff
  • Assist in the research of various health promotion resources as well as the maintenance of these resources, including written, visual and video media, and Internet resources/tools
  • Assist with management and training of Peer Health Educators
  • Assist with assessment of the peer health education program and of wellness & health promotion
  • Actively participate on various campus and/or community committees that are relevant to the college's mission
  • Actively collaborate with various campus and community professionals and student groups
  • Participate in all major campus events including but not limited to Welcome Weekend, WICKWeek, True Blue Weekend, Accepted Student Day, and Commencement Weekend
  • Expected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations
  • As a representative of the College, expected to comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Health promotion programs include issues of sexual health, interpersonal violence prevention, alcohol and other drugs, relationships, personal health and safety, mental health, women's and men's health, behavior change, risk reduction, and self-care management and promotion.

Minimum requirements for this position are a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college, university, or technical school with at least three years of experience in a related field (education, wellness, fitness).

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of their employment.

  • Knowledge of health promotion theory and evidence-informed practice, and ability to translate and apply that theory with a university population.
  • Sound understanding of undergraduate students, development issues, health needs and interests, and ability to design health promotion initiatives that reflect the social, cultural, political, and economic diversity of students.
  • Excellent and demonstrated public speaking; group facilitation; writing, editing, and communication skills are required.
  • Experience in program development, marketing, and evaluation.
  • Must be detail-oriented; possess strong organizational and follow-up skills.
  • Strong computer skills required, including PC literacy in a Windows environment, Microsoft Office Suite, and ability to learn technology quickly.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and delivering programs on sexual health, interpersonal violence prevention, alcohol and other drugs, and relationships
  • Experience developing social marketing campaigns
  • Experience using social media to promote health and wellness
  • Experience with assessment and evaluation and application of technology to health promotion
  • College/university level experience

Optional: AED/CPR, Minor or Certificate in Health Education or Health Promotions, Personal Training, or Group Fitness Certification.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. The College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.” 

Hartwick operates as a community of learners where there is a very real sense of belonging and connection. By joining Hartwick, you become part of a group of people who work together, share in our successes, and a celebrate our accomplishments. All positions at Hartwick contribute to the education and development of students with the opportunity to see the impact on future leaders—what you do at Hartwick really matters.

Our beautiful 425-acre campus is located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, New York—a charming town near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, flexible scheduling, opportunities to engage in athletic and cultural events (concerts, exhibits, and lectures) and tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents.

Hartwick College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process. 

All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:

  • A cover letter;
  • A resume; 
  • A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (; and
  • The names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Working at Hartwick College 

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1500 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority.  Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College has adopted a Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.” 

Our Mission
Hartwick College, an engaged community, integrates a liberal arts education with experiential learning to inspire curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, personal courage and an enduring passion for learning.

Our Purpose
Our purpose as a college of the liberal arts and sciences is to educate people who will thrive in and contribute to the world of the future; people who are prepared to meet the personal, intellectual, and social challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world.

Hartwick graduates will be noted as being able to thrive in a world of global interdependence in which people of the broadest range of national, ethnic, social, and personal backgrounds will interact personally and technologically.

To thrive in this context will require that Hartwick students learn to: understand the world from a variety of perspectives; work constructively with people from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences; be avid learners and critical thinkers; communicate effectively and have a well-developed personal presence; be purposeful in their actions and value-based in their decisions; and know how to use information technology resources as a routine tool to enhance effectiveness.

Our Values
We are:

  • a college of the liberal arts and sciences, focusing on the development of the disciplines of thinking, learning, analyzing, communicating, and values-based judgment;
  • a relationship college, focusing on the development of a 24 hour per day, seven day per week, residential educational experience characterized by personal responsibility and collaborative relationships among faculty, students, and staff; and
  • a future-directed college, focusing on educating people in ways that will make them effective and contributing citizens to the world of their future.

Our Character:
By being intentional in fulfilling our values—taking those actions that help us better be what we believe we should be—we are a college of both quality and distinctiveness. We are a future-directed community of learners where students, faculty, and staff are mutually engaged in intellectual, social, and personal learning inside and outside of the classroom. Our curricular and co-curricular educational experience emphasizes: shared and interdependent learning; a balance of challenge and support; a caring commitment to the individual; intellectual, social, and individual rigor; the development of personal responsibility; and approaches that link theory and practice, what we term "The Liberal Arts in Practice." 

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