6040 Coordinator, Employee Wellness Programs


TITLE Coordinator, Employee Wellness Programs




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Magers Health and Wellness Center


The Coordinator, Employee Wellness Programs leads the efforts of a cultural change to establish Missouri State University as a “model health and wellness community,” one that is recognized nationally as a successful model. The Coordinator, Employee Wellness Programs models wellness and assesses the effectiveness of the university’s employee wellness programs to contribute to the body of knowledge in the health education/wellness disciplines by tracking the measurable impacts on the health of the university’s workforce and other participants. The Coordinator, Employee Wellness Programs works closely with academic disciplines, the Ozarks Public Health Institute, the Magers Health and Wellness Center and other appropriate organizations to administer wellness/health promotion and protection efforts, disease prevention/management programs, assessment of results and wellness/health education through health fairs, seminars and other sessions on all three U.S.-based campuses.


Education: A bachelor’s degree in a health-related field is required.

Experience: At least two years of experience managing workforce wellness programs or major projects involving working with diverse groups, marketing, planning and assessment are required. Experience coordinating health-related research initiatives is preferred.

Skills: Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff and administrators are required. The ability to work with individuals possessing various levels of wellness knowledge is required. The ability to effectively present information and programs to individuals and groups is required. The ability to coordinate health-related research initiatives is required. Excellent organizational skills, the ability to set priorities and the ability to effectively schedule time and meet deadlines are required. An understanding of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations and the ability to properly handle confidential information is required. Demonstrated creativity, self-motivation and leadership abilities are required. Web page development skills are preferred. Computer application skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: This position will be required to regularly assist in setting up Wellness Rooms, sometimes unaccompanied, that will require the employee to set up and take down chairs, tables, yoga mats/bolsters, and other educational resources that could weigh up to 30 pounds.


1. Develops and administers a comprehensive wellness program for the Springfield, Mountain Grove and West Plains campuses of Missouri State University.

2. Facilitates a culture of physical, intellectual and emotional wellness for Missouri State University employees and their families.

3. Develops and manages the Employee Wellness Program budget and oversees expenditures.

4. Researches, plans, and coordinates wellness programs in accordance with the University’s self-insurance program to help maintain health care affordability.

5. Maintains metrics regarding programs, participant feedback, outcomes and participation, and strives for quality, breadth and growth in wellness programming.

6.Creates and plans inclusive programs to promote diverse participation.

7. Works collegially and productively with Magers Health and Wellness Center, the student wellness program, Foster Recreation Center, the Employee and Family Wellness Advisory Committee, academic health and wellness-related programs and all campus wellness participants and stakeholders.

8. Collaborates and coordinates with Human Resources for annual Health Risk Appraisals and periodic Biometric Assessments.

9. Ensures the confidentiality of participant information in compliance with HIPAA standards and other relevant regulations.

10. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

11. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development training, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director of Human Resources.

12. Contributes to the overall success of the Employee Wellness Program by performing all other duties as assigned.


The Coordinator of Employee Wellness Programs is supervised by the Director of Magers Health and Wellness Center and supervises graduate assistants, interns, or student employees.