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Wellness Education Coordinator

Regular, Full Time


London, Ontario

Deadline: 2021-10-18

Posted: 2021-09-28

About Western
Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.
About Us
Student Experience fosters equitable learning environments in which all students can thrive to their full potential. Through our commitment to integrating research, theory, and practice across all of the programs, resources, and supports we provide, Student Experience leads an ecosystem of people, places, and spaces that empower student thriving. Our vision is for all Mustangs to discover their personalized pathway through Western’s rich, wholistic learning environment; engage in brave conversations with our diverse community on and off campus, and develop the courage to be uncomfortable without fear of failure in order to thrive throughout their degree and after graduation.
At Western, the Student Experience portfolio is organized into three inter-dependent pillars that provide the programmes and supports that inspire Western Students to discover themselves; engage with their communities and thrive as learners. These Pillars are: Wellness & Wellbeing (Wellness Education, Health & Wellness, and Student Support & Case Management), Sport & Recreation (Sport, Recreation, and Spirit & Tradition), and Leadership & Learning (Academic Support & Enrichment, Careers & Experience, Entrepreneurship, and the Indigenous Student Centre). Professional and student staff working across these three pillars collaborate with student organizations and academic and administrative leaders throughout campus to foster inclusive and wholistic learning environments that maximize the potential of each student.
As a key member of the Wellness & Wellbeing (Student Experience) team, the Wellness Education Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of initiatives designed to support and engage students in maintaining and enhancing their overall well-being. With a focus on helping students to develop the intra-personal and interpersonal skills they need to thrive, the Coordinator will create and facilitate student training sessions, workshops and awareness events designed to enhance proactive wellness and intervention training and education. The role will work closely with campus partners and stakeholders to promote, implement and engage in community and population-specific programs to address wellness concerns and enrich the experience of Western students related to a variety of topics (e.g. harm reduction, stress management, social-emotional learning and suicide prevention). The Coordinator will support the development and implementation of a wellness strategy for Western University and engage with external stakeholders.
- Master’s degree in Education, Health Promotion, Student Affairs or another field related to mental health, health sciences and/or social sciences

Minimum Required:
- 3 years’ experience working in education sectors (including secondary/postsecondary education), with a specific experience in working with students in a wellness-focused role
- Experience planning and implementing education programs to help young adults or post-secondary students develop skills related to Wellness (e.g. stress management and coping, positive motivation and perseverance, social emotional learning (SEL), self-awareness and personal capacity for health and other dimensions of well-being)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Current awareness and understanding of new and relevant information related to the field of health promotion for university age populations, student development theories and learning theories
- Thorough knowledge of university level academic demands, policies and procedures preferred
- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills including strong facilitation and teaching skills with the ability to present to small and large audiences
- Ability to evaluate future implications of strategies, and consider the outcomes of situations that could develop from decisions
- Ability to work well under pressure with excellent time management and organizational skills
- Ability to work with students with diverse life and school experiences and apply empathetic communication skills
- Proven ability to collaborate and work innovatively
- Proven ability to analyze and interpret assessment and benchmarking data to inform practice
- Strong team skills complimented by the ability to work independently
- Advanced computer skills including creative presentation design, word processing and database management
- Ability to work on several projects simultaneously with attention to detail
- Ability to initiate projects and anticipate the needs of the department
Background Checks
While transcripts are not required for the interview, they are mandatory prior to any offer of employment.

Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce current record check(s) (e.g. vulnerable sector, criminal record and police information) from a police service prior to commencing employment.
Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.
Please Note:
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.

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