What is a Community Wellness Coordinator?

A Community Wellness Coordinator (CWC) helps a community plan, create and implement health and wellness initiatives in the 5 NEP focus areas: diet quality, physical activity, food security, food safety and food resource management. In addition to working on health and wellness initiatives, a CWC will:
  • Lead, coordinate and implement the NEP school and community wellness program
  • Work collaboratively with the local Purdue Extension team
  • Build relationships and encourage partnerships within the community
  • Assess community needs—and help develop programs/initiatives to meet those needs
  • Focus on long-term community change and sustainability
  • Provide support and training to NEP staff
  • Champion PSE change through community initiatives such as health coalitions, farmers markets, active living, community gardens, food access, school wellness, workplace wellness, healthy corner stores, farm to school and more!

The minimum qualifications are a BA/BS degree. The preferred qualifications are:

  • RD status and/or bachelor's degree in Dietetics/Nutrition, Public Health, or Health and Human Sciences
  • One (1) year of experience in community outreach, health promotion and/or community education/development.
  • Experience working with underserved adults and children from culturally and economically diverse audiences
To learn more, download the CWC Recruitment Card