Job Posting: Health and Wellness Program Assistant

Health and Wellness Program Assistant Posting

Position Summary:

Health and Wellness at the University of Manitoba is seeking a Health and Wellness Program Assistant to assist in delivering quality health and wellness education and programming to the campus community. This position reports to the Health and Wellness Educator and will help with the assessment, planning, implementation and coordination of wellness programs and initiatives for all University of Manitoba students, as well as support the overall functioning of the Health and Wellness office.

Health and Wellness exists to enhance the individual and collective health of the campus community through a wide range of programs, services and resources. Through partnerships with on and off campus stakeholders, we work to create programming, provide direct student support and initiatives that support healthier choices for students to reach their fullest potential. Our goal is to create a safe and supportive campus community that promotes holistic wellness through collaboration, assessment, communication and skill building.

Additional Information:

2022-2023 Fall and Winter term work schedule: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, 10 - 14 hours per week; occasional evening and weekend work may be necessary

2023 Summer work schedule: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; 35 hours per week; occasional evening and weekend work may be necessary

Hourly Wage: $17.50/hr +6% vacation pay (under review)

Start: September 1, 2022 (Training planned for mid-August)

Contract: September 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023 with option to extend

Responsibilities of the Health Wellness Program Assistant:

  • Research health and wellness best practices and consult with Health & Wellness Educator in creation of health and wellness materials, programming, workshops and presentations on campus

  • Assist with all health and wellness programming and content development

  • Volunteer management and support for Healthy U

  • Assist with Healthy U program planning and revision

  • Serve as the main liaison within the Healthy U program to incoming volunteers

  • Manage Healthy U supply list and inventory

  • Represent Health & Wellness at various tabling and orientation events as required

  • Conduct presentations on the Health and Wellness Program or health topics as needed

  • Health and Wellness advertising, social media and communications (webpage development, advertising materials, social media)

  • Assist with health-related communications and messaging

  • Preparation of Health and Wellness educational materials (packages, pamphlets, etc.)

  • Administrative tasks as required (record keeping, meeting minutes, room bookings, purchasing supplies, copying, printing, etc.)

  • Respond to requests and inquiries from student groups and other campus community members as appropriate regarding resources and health and wellness programming

  • Coordinate and implement assessment and evaluation of programming and initiatives

  • Meet and collaborate with multiple stakeholders on campus to promote a culture of wellness on campus

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate or Graduate student at the University of Manitoba

  • Full-time student for 2022/2023 academic year

  • Successful completion of at least 2 years of University study with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required

  • Knowledge and application of the principles of public health, health messaging and communication, holism, harm reduction, health promotion and prevention

  • Knowledge of cultural competency and commitment to advocating for holistic wellness

  • Knowledge of health issues and needs that affect the post-secondary population

  • Experience working with diverse and at-risk populations

Required skills include:

  • Organizational and communication abilities;

  • The ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment

  • Assertiveness

  • Self-initiating, self-motivated and self-directive with the ability to work independently and take initiative

  • Able to manage multiple demands

  • Excellent organizational skills and reliability

Assets for this position include:

  • Knowledge of and comfort with sexual/mental health promotion and substance use and related topics

  • Volunteering and public speaking experience

  • Ability to manage and resolve conflict and challenging situations;

  • Experience as a leader in a work or volunteer position

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Relevant degree program and related experience and skills


To apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, two references (only one can be personal), printed proof of G.P.A. from Aurora online, and email to the attention of:

Bryanna Barker, RPN

Health & Wellness Educator

University of Manitoba

Room 469 University Centre

Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Tel: (204)-295-9032


The posting will close on June 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm CST.

Please note that we will not be accepting late applications. Thank you for your understanding.

Health and Wellness Program Assistant Posting
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