Department: Human Resources (7101)

Location: Main Campus

Position Summary

Working as part of an integrated team with the goal of "whole person wellness," the Senior Coordinator position requires skill in strategic planning, program management, supervision of team members, and evidence-based nutrition and well-being expertise. These skills are necessary for the development of long-term programs and services that address the health and well-being of University of Arizona faculty and staff.

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

  • Develop and deliver culturally appropriate, research and evidenced-based health promotion, and employee wellness (fitness/nutrition/weight, life-cycle health, and disease management) programs. Supervise and mentor the professional development and activities of Employee Wellness team (Nutrition/Fitness Coach, Health Screening RNs, Tai Chi instructor, and student position) including nutrition counseling, campus-wide events, outreach programs, screenings, and other employee health-related services.
  • Develop protocols and evaluation strategies for wellness program delivery, including (but not limited to) health screenings, flu clinics, physical activity classes, nutrition and fitness coaching, presentations/workshops, health promotion materials, and wellness events.
  • Provide content oversight for the development of wellness marketing and communications initiatives. Promote a healthy workplace environment for the University of Arizona campuses in partnership with relevant University of Arizona units, and community and state organizations.
  • Monitor program quality assurance in keeping with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)/Campus Health Services/health industry standards, staff training, client confidentiality, follow-up, and appropriate record keeping.
  • Provide nutrition/fitness coaching and consultation, presentations and workshops, and teach fitness classes.
  • Additional duties as necessary.

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Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of current practices, theories and concepts related to health promotion, employee wellness, nutrition, fitness, weight management and management of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and osteoporosis.
  • Ability to apply research informed worksite health promotion practice to a wide variety of University of Arizona employees.
  • Excellent communication skills; verbal, written, and public speaking skills.
  • Team player with ability to work independently.
  • Strong organizational and analytical evaluation skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple demands and competing priorities.
  • Ability to use software programs to accomplish work tasks.
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical analysis skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in nutrition, public health, health education, or related field
  • 5 years of experience in health promotion/nutrition/fitness/health communication/consulting or related field, in both the management and the practitioner levels.
  • Experience with program development, management, and evaluation, along with nutrition/fitness/weight management, and health coaching for individuals

Preferred Qualifications

  • Registered dietitian nutritionist; member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and relevant dietetic practice groups; worksite wellness specialist certification

Company Profile

About the University of Arizona As a public research university serving the diverse citizens of Arizona and beyond, the mission of the University of Arizona is to provide a comprehensive, high-quality education that engages our students in discovery through research and broad-based scholarship. We aim to empower our graduates to be leaders in solving complex societal problems. Whether in teaching, research, outreach or student engagement, access and quality are the defining attributes of the University of Arizona’s mission. Bold History that Fuels the Future It was a bold move in 1885 to start a university in the middle of the desert. UA faculty and students have been on the cutting edge ever since. Research that Improves the Human Condition From planetary science to medicine to the arts, UA research is changing the world. Being ranked #19 by the National Science Foundation doesn’t just make us great; it creates great opportunities for students. Our researchers teach. Students work alongside world-class professors to discover new knowledge and launch their own careers. Prestigious Faculty Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, members of esteemed national academies and world-renowned experts in dozens of disciplines, our faculty brings international attention to the University, and puts us in the ranks of the top public universities in the nation. Enviable Academics The UA is a diverse and talented community.

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