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Wellness Coordinator-Law School

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID353346

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyStudent Services

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code8462AC

Employee ClassCivil Service

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The inaugural Wellness Coordinator is responsible for the overall programming, resource development, and partnerships to support Law School students overall health and well-being. The Wellness Coordinator will also provide advising to students, timely and accurate communication, and advise the Well-Being Initiative (WBI). The position will report directly to the Assistant Director of Student Affairs and is responsible for building and maintaining partnerships with other Law School departments, including Academic & Bar Success, Admissions, Career Services, Communications, Curriculum, International Programs, IT, as well as with other Law School departments and University-based and external partners to facilitate program success.

The Law School is proud to serve a diverse and varied group of students. This candidate will need to work effectively across these diverse communities and work collaboratively to foster an environment of equity and inclusion. This position is primarily in person and requires occasional attendance at on and off-campus events during and outside normal business hours. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with the range being $45,000-$60,000 annually.


  • Provide one-on-one counseling and advising to all law students in a variety of wellness topics, including general academic success, mental health, and wellbeing.
  • Advise JD degree-seeking students on academic questions including registration, concentration paths, degree requirements, and dual degree options.
  • Counsel students on various areas of concern, including issues of bias and inclusion, student conduct, leaves of absence and withdrawals, and attendance and grading policies.
  • Serve as the first point of contact for students seeking advice on seeking or utilizing disability accommodations.
  • Conduct individual meetings with students to curate personalized recommendations for on- and off-campus health and wellness resources.
  • Appropriately address crisis situations involving students, faculty, or staff by alerting appropriate Law School officials, referring to resources, or conferring directly with a student in need.
  • Draft and respond to messages through the shared student affairs email inbox.STUDENT WELLNESS RESOURCES & PROGRAMMING (35%)
    • Develop programs and initiatives that create awareness and provide tools to students that help them envision, adopt, and maintain overall health, wellness, and wellbeing,
    • Collaborate with University Student Counseling Services (SCS) to create and maintain support structures for law students both on-site and through ongoing programming.
    • Work with and advise the Well-Being Initiative (WBI) student organization.
    • Coordinate with the Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to create intersectional wellness programming related to individual student identities.
    • Respond to inquiries for support, explain processes and policies, and make appropriate referrals.
    • Identify partnerships with programs and/or departments on campus that can be leveraged in the design and delivery of key wellness components.
    • Perform periodic program evaluation via surveys and participant interviews to inform changes and improvements to the wellness program.STUDENT AFFAIRS DEPARTMENTAL INITIATIVES AND PROJECTS (20%)
      • Assist Senior Coordinator for Diversity and Student Programs in planning and implementing new student and transfer student orientation.
      • Collaborate with the Student Affairs team to identify and create initiatives or improved processes and policies.
      • Identify areas that are incongruent with student wellness and develop strategies for continuous improvement.
      • Represent Student Affairs on Law School committees as needed.
      • Other departmental duties as assigned.REGISTRAR SUPPORT (10%)
        • Assist the Registrar team in peak times during registration and exam periods, particularly with graduation clearance, grade entry, and GPA analysis (i.e. class ranks, academic watch, academic probation, etc.).
        • Support exam administration as needed, including proctoring exams, reviewing exam submissions for errors, and assisting in emergency variance requests.


          Minimum Qualifications:
          • Bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, human development, education, or a related field plus two years of wellness, coaching, or counseling experience either through professional training or significant experience; or a combination of education and relevant work experiences equal to six years.
          • Experience as an established collaborator in the workplace, within the immediate department and the larger institution.
          • Strong evidence of teamwork and partnerships beyond the immediate job description.
          • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and intercultural communication skills, as well as strong project management and organizational skills.
          • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with law students, members of the legal profession, and colleagues.
          • Experience working with a diverse population.Preferred Qualifications:
            • Master's degree in counseling, social work, public health or related field.
            • Proven ability to provide excellent organizational, administrative, and time management skills with the ability to balance many job functions and competing demands in a fast-paced office environment.
            • Experience working collaboratively across departments.
            • Experience in event planning or program management.
            • Desire to participate in and promote process improvement.
            • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Workplace.

              About the Department

              The University of Minnesota Law School Student Affairs team is charged with enhancing the overall student experience and helping all J.D. students thrive during their time at Minnesota Law. Student Affairs is committed to supporting students, building community, promoting student academic success and wellness, and creating a culture of inclusion and belonging among the student body. Through one-on-one advising, strategic programming, resource development, and communications, as well as overseeing student organizations and Law School and University partners, Student Affairs champions the individual needs of students throughout their time at Minnesota Law, while also promoting a thriving, collegial community.


              Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
              • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
              • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
              • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
              • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
              • University HSA contributions
              • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
              • Employee wellbeing program
              • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
              • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
              • Financial counseling services
              • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

                How To Apply

                Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


                The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: https://diversity.umn.edu.

                Employment Requirements

                Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

                Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

                About the U of M

                The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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