Human Resources

Student Wellness and Engagement Coordinator

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Department: Ctr Student Mental Health Wellbeing
Work Type: Staff - Part Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Part Time
Categories: Student Affairs

Department: Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being/Center for Diversity & Inclusion

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 Student Wellness and Engagement Coordinator is a jointly managed position that works closely with the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being (CSMHW) and the Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI). This role assists with planning, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-informed health and well-being education programs, as well as playing a key role in promoting students’ sense of belonging at Michigan Tech. The coordinator’s focus is on educating students on physical health, nutrition, sleep hygiene, social norms, and alcohol & other drug prevention while encouraging the student community to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle. The coordinator fosters collaborative relationships within our campus and the local community to develop and support a prevention-conscious culture.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

• Plan and promote campus health and well-being initiatives, prevention programming, and events for students to encourage healthy habits and a sense of belonging on campus.
• Consult with and share information with CSMHW and CDI staff, and other relevant departments/campus organizations regarding events & programming.
• Collaborate with and assist the Assistant Director of Outreach (CSMHW) and the Assistant Director (CDI) with partnered events related to wellness and sense of belonging, sharing applicable resources and planning programming initiatives that meet overall goals.
• Promote the BeWell Initiative and the Good Samaritan Provision; develop resources and programming in the areas of health and wellness, reducing substance use, supporting sense of belonging and engagement, and support of underrepresented student groups on campus.
• Organize, promote and execute health & well-being events such as Husky Hour, Let’s Talk, Cookies & Coloring, peer support communities, flu Shot/vaccine clinics, DEA RX Take Back Day, Capture Your Adventure, Husky Eats teaching kitchens and other well-being events as they arise.
• Collaborate with the President’s Council for Health & Well-being to develop, plan and attend AOD related programming and submitting the MIHEN biennial review.
• Collaborate with the CDI President’s Council and other entities to develop, plan, and attend programming to help support individuals in underrepresented minority groups and individuals with marginalized identities.
• Promote and encourage collaboration with local healthcare providers.
• Actively engage in creating an inclusive, welcoming, and professional work environment while supervising at least one Student Peer Health Ambassador.
• Coordinate with CSMHW staff to ensure publications, websites, and involvement link related to managed programming are up to date with relevant and timely information.
• Assist with collecting program data and other evidence to better understand student needs, student learning, and programmatic formative and summative outcomes and adapt programming based on effectiveness and to ensure alignment with current university trends.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

● Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Health
Education, Recreation, Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Policy, Human Factors, Business, Marketing or other related fields.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

● Experience in program development, implementation, promotion and
evaluation (ideally related to health and well-being) or other similar experience.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

● Master's degree in Exercise Science, Health
Education, Recreation, Public Health, Health
Promotion, Health Policy, or related field.
● Experience working in higher education.
● Experience with alcohol and other drug education,
programming, and assessment.
● Experience creating and delivering engaging
presentations for small and large audiences.
● Health and Wellness Certification in the field or
specific area (various certifications apply here).
● Experience Supervising student and professional
● Certification as a NASPA Certified Peer Educator
● Experience writing grant proposals.

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

● Experience in using personal computers, email, calendars, word
processing, spreadsheets, task management and other software.
● Demonstrated team building, networking, effective communication skills, and conflict resolution skills.
● Ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude.
● Demonstrated commitment to the enhancement and promotion of diversity and inclusion.
● Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of constituents.
● Proven competence in managing multiple tasks and competing priorities.
● Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

● Student knowledge: knowledge of generational college students and the ability to design generation- and audience-specific programs/events/services.
● Accountability: experience with applying formative, summative, qualitative, and/or quantitative methodologies to assessing student learning outcomes and/or evaluating programs and services.
● Branding experience: ability to design brochures, event flyers, and/or newsletters
● Social media experience: ability to develop and manage social media accounts
● Reporting experience: experience with program databases or software programs used to track, monitor, and report services to students.
● Ability to plan and execute programs and services based on social justice, cultural responsiveness, anti-racism, and civility.

● Demonstrated success in, or potential future contributions to, working with persons from diverse backgrounds, creating a sense of belonging, and fostering a fair, objective, welcoming place to work for persons with a wide variety of personal characteristics and viewpoints. **

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics and physical demands 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.
Personal Protective Equipment: None required

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.


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

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


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months



Pay Rate/Salary

$43,000 - $48,000

Title of Position Supervisor

Assistant Director of Outreach

Posting Type

Internal and External

Dependent on Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)


Additional Information


Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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