Wellness Coordinator - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Wellness Coordinator in the Office of Student Wellness will work closely with the director to develop wellness strategies, and have primary responsibility for designing and executing educational and social norming campaigns related to high risk behaviors, sexual misconduct, and healthy choices. This position will also work in cooperation with the director of off-campus outreach and communications and other divisional leaders to enhance the division's partnerships with the greater Oxford community, through active participation in university, student and community organizations. This work will include, but not be limited to, developing environmental strategies related to alcohol and drug use, and Title IX issues related to sexual misconduct.


- Work closely with departments within SAF to identify gaps and opportunities to reinforce, strengthen, and improve the consistency of the core messages related to student health and wellness.
- Support the director of off-campus outreach and communications and other divisional leaders in developing productive and mutually beneficial relationships within the Oxford community (e.g. law enforcement, education, business, government), and connecting Oxford and Miami University stakeholders on issues of overlapping responsibility and common concern.
- Work with all relevant partners to coordinate and implement a campus wide initiative to empower students to enhance the campus culture.
- Create an ongoing campaign to better align perceived norms with actual behaviors, and to reinforce low risk, healthy choices around the use of alcohol and other substances and interpersonal relationships.
- Serve as advisor to BACCHUS - Miami University Chapter, a student organization that promotes student, campus and community-wide leadership on healthy and safe lifestyle decisions concerning alcohol abuse, tobacco use, illegal drug use and other high-risk behaviors, and other organizations, as appropriate.
- In cooperation with the director of off-campus outreach and communications and other divisional leaders, help coordinate and implement a campaign with university and community partners to educate all students, and in particular off campus students on the responsibilities of social hosting.
- Develop strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for programs and services. Participate in student staff training with other Student Affairs programs as appropriate.
- Habitually define and measure goals related to communication, programming, and other interventions, and modify approach to favoring interventions with the greatest efficacy.
- Participate in University, Student Affairs Division and Oxford community committees as requested.
- Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

Master's degree in a field relevant to area of specialization (health promotion, nursing, allied health, sociology) preferred and two years of experience related to prevention education, program development and implementation, and/or community mobilization. Demonstrated program assessment, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekend hours as needed.

Preferred Qualifications


Master's degree

Demonstrated knowledge in continuum of substance use (prevention, intervention, treatment, recovery) and mental health.


Extensive knowledge of and experience in the application of health promotion, behavior change and population-based theories and models. Possess the knowledge and ability to apply fundamental principles of environmental management and cultural change in a campus community. Demonstrated success with marketing, social marketing and health communications strategies are valued. Quantitative and qualitative research skills (e.g. research design, survey development, focus group design and facilitation, data analysis, evaluation and interpretation, etc.), and an orientation toward data-driven decision making and assessment. Ability to utilize appropriate digital technologies and openness to exploring new technologies and platforms. Superior written/oral/interpersonal communication skills. Presentation skills, especially with respect to diverse populations, budget and fiscal management skills are essential.


Physical effort usually requires some walking and standing with minimal lifting of materials. Evening and weekend hours are required to meet student schedule needs and attend community events.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
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Type of School:Research University
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