Hall Wellness Coordinators (HWC) are peer educators and resources in all areas of wellness. They receive special training in areas such as alcohol and drug education, sexual health, sleep, nutrition, and access to various campus and community wellness resources. HWCs play a significant role in alcohol education at NSO, support all-campus events such as self-care week and the student wellness fair, and plan wellness study breaks for their respective clusters. They are encouraged to develop programming in areas of particular interest to them. HWCs work closely with RLCs and the Wellness Coordinator.
An HWC is assigned to each cluster on campus, as well as an HWC for off-campus.
For the position of Hall Wellness Coordinator for the Spring semester beginning August 15, 2013 and ending May 19, 2014.
Studet advisers are expected to:
Mentor and Role Model
- Be a visible presence in your cluster and be available and approachable to students.
- Work with Wellness Coordinator, RLCs, SAs, other HWCs, and Hall Senator(s) to build and maintain positive working relationships.
- Model appropriate behavior.
- Support college policies and regulations and state and federal laws.
- Actively participate in the promotion of wellness, self-governance, and community development within the hall(s).
Leadership and Programming
- Conduct two cluster-wide study breaks each semester that include a wellness-related topic or activity.
- Collaborate with RLCs and SAs on cluster-wide programming.
- Collaborate with other HWCs on all-campus programming, including events such as NSO, Self-Care Week(s), and the Student Wellness Fair.
- Collaborate with other HWCs to produce a monthly student wellness newsletter for your cluster.
- Attend your cluster meetings on a biweekly basis.
- Attend biweekly staff meetings with the HWCs and Wellness Coordinator.
- Attend in-services as offered.
- Be knowledgeable of college services, resources, regulations, and policies.
- Maintain regular contact with the Wellness Coordinator and your RLC.
Standing Qualifications for the Position
In order to be a candidate for the 2011-2012 student staff, you must:
- Be classified as a 2nd year, 3rd year, or senior at Grinnell College as of August 2013.
- If planning to go abroad either semester, must be able to attend all of Fall Student Staff Training and at least the first three (3) days of New Student Orientation.
- Be (and remain) in good academic and conduct standing.
- Be able to commit on average 5 to 10 hours a week to the position.
- Participate in Student Staff training in the Fall and over Winter Break and New Student Orientation (Fall Training – Move-in August 14th, 2013; Winter Training – Move-in January 14th).
Failure to adhere to any of the qualifications may result in your dismissal from your position on Student Staff.
Relationships With Oher Campus Positions
Hall Wellness Coordinators may not concurrently hold any of the following positions: Admissions Host, Student Adviser, NSO Assistant, and International Pre-Orientation Committee. Other activities and/or offices held will be discussed with the RLC to determine if conflicts in schedule may occur. It is expected that Student Staff will coordinate their schedule to meet the needs of the area.
Room: Wellness Coordinators receive a single room in the residence halls during the term of appointment. Student pays the regular room and board rate.
Training: HWCs are provided with training in a number of areas that enable students to learn and practice skills that are transferable to many jobs and careers.
Programming funds: Through SGA and Wellness, HWCs receive funding for cluster programming and campus events (NSO, Self-Care Week, etc.)
The Hall Wellness Coordinator position is for one academic year (officially starting the first day of Fall Student Staff Training and concluding on the Tuesday after Commencement), or for one semester due to study abroad (prior approval required and noted on this contract). The only exception to this expectation is an unforeseen emergency leave or situation in which a Student Adviser gains prior approval. Students who resign their positions without prior approval of the Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Residence Life and Orientation may lose housing priority and may be housed after all other students are housed.
Hall Wellness Coordinators will be evaluated each semester. Results will be discussed with the Wellness Coordinator and respective RLC. If a developmental plan needs to be implemented, it will be discussed at this time. HWCs not agreeing or who are unable to fulfill the plan will be removed from the position.
Progressive Discipline and Termination
At all times, Student Staff members are expected to perform to the best of their abilities. Progressive discipline and/or termination may occur if the Student Staff member participates in or contributes to actions that do not align with the expectations of Student Staff, including;
- Violates college policy, federal or state laws
- Is placed on conduct probation
- Is no longer in good academic standing (placed on academic probation/ strict probation.)
- Exhibits behavior that is in conflict with their role as a student staff member
- Is no longer enrolled in the college as a full-time student (12 credit hours.)
- Fails to perform position responsibilities.
The Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Residence Life and Orientation and Residence Life Coordinators reserve the right to utilize discretion in rendering discipline on student staff who violate their responsibilities as Student Staff members. The disciplinary action may include verbal warnings, written warnings, probationary status, suspension or dismissal. The decision to place a Student Staff Member on probation will be made in conjunction with their supervising RLC and the Director of Residence Life. The Director and RLC will determine the terms and length of probation; the purpose of which is to inform the staff member that their past actions (s) are not appropriate and may lead to their dismissal if the action(s) continue or similarly inappropriate actions occur during the probation period. The Student Staff member will be given notice of the probation in writing and given the opportunity to discuss and/or appeal the probation with the Director and RLC. If you are removed from staff, you will need to complete your move from your assigned Student Staff room as soon as possible.
General Campus Room Draw: Sunday, April 28, 2013
Fall Student Staff Training: Begins Thursday, August 15, 2013
Spring Student Staff Training: Begins Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Student Staff Room Draw: Thursday, April 11, 2014
General Campus Room Draw: Sunday, April 20, 2014