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Job no: 526735
Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Executive VP & Provost
Department: Intercultural Engagement Ctr - Aux
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Administrative / Clerical, Other, Recreation / Event, Medical Professionals
The Office for Inclusion and Diversity (OID) is a catalyst for capacity-building across the institution, promoting sustainable institutional transformation and accountability; representational diversity; an inclusive, welcoming, affirming, accessible, and safe campus climate; and the integration of issues of equity and identity into the academic mission. Upholding InclusiveVT, the institutional and individual commitment to the Virginia Tech motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), the office seeks to create a more just and inclusive community that welcomes, encourages, and supports individuals who desire to contribute to and benefit from the institution's missions of learning, discovery, and engagement.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is currently designated as an AANAPISI (Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution). The Wellness Coordinator will work to bring wellness programming and initiatives to students served by a recently funded AANAPISI grant project which is funded by the Department of Education.
The person in this position will plan and implement wellness programs and initiatives in addition to working closely with campus partners to bring a breadth of services which meet students where they are. The grant project primarily serves APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) and Indigenous populations, aiding in student retention. The position is housed within the Cultural and Community Centers which reports to the Office of Inclusion and Diversity. The individual in this role will report to the Director of the APIDA+ Center but will engage and interact with various Cultural and Community Centers team members, diverse student populations, and campus partners.
● The ideal candidate will have strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a highly professional manner with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students. They will be detail oriented and possess proficient knowledge related to the multiple dimensions of wellness (physical, emotional, intellectual, financial, etc.).
● Bachelor’s degree in health education, nursing, community health, or a health related field, such as exercise physiology, nutrition, psychology, social work, Asian American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Ethnic Studies, etc. is required.
● Demonstrated experience working effectively with a diverse population, with sensitivity to cultural and ethnic differences, including students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and prospective students and their families.
● Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
● Excellent organizational skills. Detail oriented person with demonstrated ability to multitask, tracking and completing varied tasks effectively over an extended period of time.
● Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
● Experience learning and working in a dynamic environment individually and as a part of a team.
● Strong computer skills in electronic file management, word processing, budget tracking, and spreadsheets.
● Proficient knowledge of student retention factors, student development theories, and pillars of holistic wellness.
● Several years of experience working in a health promotions program, community health, wellness program, or public health education program.
● Experience working in a college/student facing setting is preferred.
● Experience with program planning and implementation within the higher education setting is preferred.
● Broad cultural competency related to APIDA and/or Indigenous populations. Understanding contemporary issues facing APIDA and/or Indigenous populations as well as their experiences within the higher education setting.
● Experience with programmatic assessment.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.
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