Health and Wellness Coordinator

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA Healthcare / Education & Training
Under the direction of the Associate Director, the Health and Wellness Services Coordinator will coordinate, develop, monitor and provide technical support to Evidenced-based Programming, Health Promotion, Nutrition Education and other ancillary nutrition/wellness grants while working alongside the Regional Nutrition Coordinator and associated providers to ensure the sustainability of the nutrition and health promotion programs.

  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.

  • Manage the day-to-day functions of health and wellness programs, evidenced based and health promotion programs and outreach.
  • Able to multi-task multiple projects and reporting at once.
  • Act as liaison between grant partners and volunteers.
  • Collaborate, develop and maintain relationships with key individuals and entities in the community, college/agency staff, clients, professionals, and volunteers.
  • Discover, recommend, and initiate innovative approaches for program maintenance, development, and enhancement through the Older Americans Act.
  • Provide general direction and oversight for all evidenced based prevention activities.
  • Maintain a record keeping system and information systems for the program.
  • Implement or participate in quality assurance activities for the programs.
  • Monitor the outcomes and program effectiveness, collect data, complete timely reports, and ensure that grant requirements are carried out
  • Train, educate and publicly speak on evidenced based classes and programming in Heritage.
  • Build upon existing infrastructure at both state and community levels expanding upon the number of participants in classes.
  • Develop and implement program specific strategic planning alongside management.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of program specific policies and procedures alongside management.
  • Provide training and educational outreach related to the program for college/agency staff and community members as assigned.
  • Keep current on program related information, initiatives, requirements, and resources.
  • Provide direct client services as assigned or as needed.
  • Act as back up to Encore Café Service and Volunteer Coordinator as needed.
  • Work with the Encore Café staff to ensure successful health programming.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.

  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
  • Must be willing to travel with some overnights expected.
  • Represent the college/ agency for agency, local, regional, and state committees, events, and meetings as assigned.
  • Provide outstanding service to our customers (other college/agency staff, subcontractors, volunteers, clients, and others) over the phone and in person.
  • Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form
  • Be able to effectively utilize technology and computers including, but not limited to, office equipment, word processing, spreadsheets, and database software.
  • Show a commitment to detail and accuracy.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. 

  • Position involves working in an office setting.
  • Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping.
  • Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.

  • Bachelor's degree requiredin health,human service, nutrition, nursingor a related field.

  • Must have valid driver's license for required travel.

  • Preference given to individuals with strong knowledge of health promotion and wellness activities geared to an older or disabled population.
  • Preference given to those with strong skills in program management.
  • Attend trainings to become leaders in evidenced based programs as deemed appropriate.
  • Must be willing to be certified in dependent adult abuse upon hire, if not already certified upon application.


Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or genetic information. Veteran status will also be respected and protected to the extent covered by law.

Job ID: 67745

Posted 27 days ago

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