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Coordinator for Well-being

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Coordinator for Well-being

  • 524207
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • Student Affairs / Services
  • Administrative & Professional
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

Reporting to the Managing Director for Residential Well-being and Inclusion and an Associate Director in Hokie Wellness, the Coordinator for Well-being champions a welcoming, inclusive, and holistic experience for residential students that prioritizes student well-being and success. With a focus on the Aspirations for Student Learning and the Principles of Community, the Coordinator for Well-being connects students to relationships and opportunities that empower each student to take an active and engaging day-to-day approach to their well-being, including financial, social, physical, community, career, purpose, emotional, and mental dimensions.

The Coordinator is responsible for fostering student well-being through the creation of a data-driven, inclusive, and team-based well-being plan to support individuals, relationships, and communities in the residential environment. The Coordinator brings together students, events, organizations, living-learning programs, mentoring, and programs to support community and individual well-being. In addition, the Coordinator fosters connections; promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion; and identifies ways spaces, systems, and access to resources provide an infrastructure for well-being.

The Coordinator for Well-being serves on a strong multidisciplinary team of colleagues from across Student Affairs, which is convened regularly by the Managing Director for Residential Well-being and Inclusion to cultivate a rich experiential foundation for students’ success that offers a deep sense of community and belonging for every student. These colleagues include other Coordinators for Well-being, a Coordinator for ExperienceVT, a Coordinator for Case Management and Administration, and an embedded counselor from Cook Counseling. Working with this team and others, the Coordinator fosters a cohesive, holistic, and supportive residential experience. In addition, the Coordinator builds relationships with campus partners and identifies opportunities to bring programs, activities, and resources into the residential community, as well as opportunities to take residential students to outside events. The Coordinator also provides student support through mentoring, referral to resources, incident response, on-call duties, and other duties, as assigned.

The Coordinator for Well-being also leads a team of 15-25 diverse student leaders for well-being who live in the residence halls and provide well-being opportunities and programming for a group of fellow Hokies. The Coordinator engages regularly with these student leaders through training and supervision to ensure that residential students receive high-level programming, connection to resources, and exemplary service. The Coordinator also mentors student leaders to identify personal and professional growth opportunities and resources to support their individual well-being and success.

Required Qualifications

The selected individual must demonstrate a passion for leading students’ growth and development in the dimensions of well-being, including financial, social, physical, community, career, purpose, emotional, and mental dimensions. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. Experience developing and leading peer groups and developing, facilitating, and evaluating programs and trainings is essential. The candidate should also demonstrate vision and creativity in program design and promotion. The candidate should be team-oriented and demonstrate adaptability, initiative, and the ability to respond effectively to crises, including after hours. They should demonstrate vision and creativity in program design and promotion, as well as strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

The candidate should demonstrate a growth mindset and embrace change as an opportunity for creativity, learning, and improvement. The candidate should have experience working with diverse populations of students in a complex, institutional setting and demonstrate a desire to promote diversity and inclusion and foster a safe, welcoming environment for students. The enthusiastic support of Student Affairs’ Aspirations for Student Learning; ExperienceVT; the mission of Virginia Tech, including Inclusive VT, Beyond Boundaries, and our land grant spirit are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in a relevant field; knowledge of public health theories and practices; experience with campus-wide education/programming and strategic planning; and creativity in identifying, brainstorming, implementing, and evaluating unmet needs of underserved and underrepresented communities.


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Salary Information

$44,000 - $46,000

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

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.

About Student Affairs

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team! 

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Robin Atkins at atkinsrw@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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