Coordinator of the Wellness Center

RANK: Admin IV
DEPARTMENT: Health and Wellness
SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Director of Health and Witness Center
POSITION POSTED: August 28, 2014

Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) seeks a visionary and innovative leader to serve as Coordinator of the Wellness Center. As an intentionally diverse and student-centered university, Southern is committed to academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good. Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive university offering 114 graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

The Coordinator of the Wellness Center will provide strategic and transformational leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive program of wellness and health promotion to the University community. Reporting to the Director of Health and Wellness Services, the Coordinator will provide leadership for the Wellness Center, plan and implement programs for peer mentors and other student groups, and work cooperatively with other offices responsible for the delivery of health promotion services to students.
The ideal candidate will be familiar with the changing demographics and health concerns of current and future students; understand medical and mental health barriers that impede students' progress to graduation; possess knowledge of best practices in college wellness and health prevention services; and demonstrate success in developing new programs. The preferred candidate will bring significant experience working collaboratively with colleagues and a strong team orientation. Additionally, the position requires keen organizational skills with an ability to manage multiple tasks, effective communication skills, both orally and in writing, and effective engagement of multiple stakeholder groups.

Qualified applicants must possess a Master's degree in public health, health promotion, health policy, health education or a related field, and CHES in Public Health or be eligible for certification. Four years of relevant experience with at least two years in program development for college populations are required.

For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Sedell Hairston-Hatton at Review of applications will begin on Sept. 12th, 2014 and the position will remain open until filled.