Student Wellness Promotion Coordinator

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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.

Job Duties:
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

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree
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.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in health education, public health, higher education, student affairs or another related field.
Experience with NASPA’s Certified Peer Educator program or a comparable peer education or wellness coaching program.

Work Type: 
This is a full-time, year round, benefits eligible position.

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.

Salary Range:
This is a Staff Exempt position with a hiring range of $43,280-54,100 (E06). The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.


Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
- flexible scheduling options determined by role; 
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
- tuition remission, exchange and grants for the employee, spouse/spousal equivalent, and children (with credit for full-time, benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education)
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card 

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community.  We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings.  We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.


About Bucknell

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.

The Community

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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