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
- 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.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience required.
- 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).
How to Apply
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