Health and Wellness Coordinator

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Department: Human Resources
Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Lakeshore Center (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Human Resources

Department: Human Resources

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

The Health and Wellness Coordinator will coordinate health and wellness initiatives and programs for employees and retirees. The position will support the efforts of the Benefits and Wellness Manager in implementing programs that create awareness and access to wellness programs within Michigan Tech and in the community. The Health and Wellness Coordinator will work to coordinate, develop and provide identified trainings within the university.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Manage the Husky Health Program under the direction of the Manager of Benefits & Wellness
2. Coordinate and promote health and wellness initiatives and programs for employees
3. Coordinate wellness presentations, lunch and learns, and other community outreach functions.
4. Coordinate Husky Health options, including, but not limited to Wondr Health, BCBS challenges, Diabetes Prevention programs, Weight Watchers, Maintain Don’t Gain, Lunch and Learns and personal training with Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology (KIP) program.
5. Maintain active promotion and updates of wellness programs to campus community through varied media, such as but not limited to, weekly Wellness Newsletter, Tech Today articles, presentations and forums.
6. Provides a wide variety of both complex and routine administrative services for the department and the University.
7. Preserves the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personal employee information.
8. Participates in and contributes to the review, development, and improvements for more efficient and effective HR benefit processes.
9. Provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers in order to meet high quality standards for service.
10. Manage and attend benefit events and student orientations and make presentations when necessary.
11. Manage and oversee the Michigan Tech student insurance programs.
12. Coordinate and develops HR training programs, workshops, and communications as needed.
13. Organize and develop training course guides and materials such as handouts and visual materials.
14. Develop and deliver professional presentations and training to campus groups, large or small, using appropriate media, including PowerPoint, spreadsheets, and other methods to enhance effective communications.
15. Identify administrative needs that occur on a routine basis.
16. Preparee a special and periodic reports for review by management.
17. Other duties as assigned
18. Commits to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.
19. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

• Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• 3 years of proven high-quality customer service experience.
• Demonstrated experience facilitating and coordinating presentations, events and community outreach programs.
• Demonstrated advanced proficiency using personal computers and advanced Microsoft Office applications, including word processing, spreadsheets/databases, and presentation packages.
• Demonstrated experience presenting to large and small groups of a variety of topics.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Experience working in higher education
• Experience coordinating health and wellness programs
• Experience using Banner

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building, and oral/written communication skills.
• Excellent time management skills
• Demonstrated organizational skills, with particular attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues
• Demonstrated ability to analyze complex information and to define and solve problems.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently under limited supervision
• Demonstrated ability to give presentations to audiences of all levels.
• Demonstrated ability to deal with complex, high stress and confidential issues
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects in a timely and professional manner in a fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated ability to be flexible, diplomatic, patient, service-driven, a self-starter and have a willingness to learn
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
• Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Other Conditions of Employment:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time. This is not an E-Verified Position.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months

Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable. No less than $36,000.

Title of Position Supervisor

Manager of Benefits and Wellness

Posting Type

Internal & External Posting

Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Please provide contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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