Student Wellness Promotion Coordinator
Job no: 497125
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other, Student Affairs
The Student Wellness Promotion Coordinator will develop, implement and evaluate health promotion programs and services to address a range of student health topics (e.g., alcohol and other drugs, sleep, stress management, mindfulness). They will design wellness education strategies to enhance the well-being of individual students, student groups, and the campus community, and collaborate with campus partners to assess students’ needs and develop prevention and response strategies.
This position is donor-funded through May, 2026, and is renewable pending additional funding. It is a priority for Bucknell to secure funding to ensure that students receive ongoing support in this area.
Primary job responsibilities include:
-Create and facilitate health promotion educational programs, presentations, materials and awareness campaigns for residence halls, student leaders and classrooms
-Design, implement and evaluate educational programs and workshops on topics including but not limited to general wellness, alcohol and other drugs, stress management, sexual health, sleep and rest, movement, hygiene, financial wellness, and social relationships
-Create a peer to peer wellness program. Recruit, train and advise peer coaches and peer mentors
-Produce and distribute monthly “Installments” wellness newsletter by developing and collecting content from wellness partners across the University and collaborating with University colleagues
-Partner with departments, including but not limited to the Counseling and Student Development Center, Student Health, Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, Residence Education and Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, for wellness programs and campaigns
-Provide training and consultation to student groups, staff and faculty to enhance their capacity as partners in students’ wellness
-Administer, analyze, apply and share assessments related to students’ wellness and well-being
-Participate on Divisional and University committees
-Attend and actively participate in office, departmental and divisional staff meetings and retreats.
-Perform other duties as assigned
Master’s degree in health education, public health, higher education, student affairs or another related field.
Minimum of two years of professional experience in health promotion and prevention education; graduate experience may be included.
Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information clearly and accurately in writing and verbally.
Excellent interpersonal communication, public speaking and administrative skills.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Ability to take initiative and direction, managing multiple projects at once.
Capacity to accommodate occasional evening and weekend work hours.
Experience with NASPA’s Certified Peer Educator program or a comparable peer education or wellness coaching program.
This is a full-time, year round, benefits eligible position.
Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.
Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.
The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.
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