Physical Health & Wellness Specialist

Wounded Warrior Project - Houston, TX (30+ days ago)4.1


Job Summary
Wounded Warrior Project’s (WWP) Physical Health & Wellness Specialist is responsible for developing and executing events and programs to educate, coach, and empower WWP Warriors in the pursuit of their physical health and wellness goals.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Develop and execute physical activity programs for participants
Identify and customize nutrition programs and physical activities to assist in the restoration of various motor skills and physical strength of participants in a non-clinical setting
Ensure logistics, event planning, and oversight for Physical Health and Wellness (PH&W) events/programs
Monitor warrior program participation in various activities; provide encouragement, motivation, mentoring, and assistance in goal-oriented outcomes through both telephonic and in person coaching sessions
Identify new programs, equipment, and strategies that will enhance impactful programming for warriors
Interact with external resources to build relationships for programming and event opportunities
Conduct public speaking activities to raise awareness of PH&W programming and discuss the importance of starting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle
Responsible for a multi-state region that carries both an in-person and remote expectation to fulfill the needs of warriors and family members
Create and submit information to forecast and report on events, programs, warriors and family members served; maintain a budget
Work within various software programs to promote and track metrics to measure program impact
Train and mentor new teammates
Other related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Highly motivated, passionate, and creative team player with demonstrated commitment to the organization
Ability to teach, effectively engage program participants, and create individualized programming that will provide a basis for long term behavior change
Demonstrated aptitude in inclusive programming for nutrition, wellness, and fitness
Ability to provide high level of service to targeted client/customer base
Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize and complete assignments accurately and in a timely manner
Ability to take initiative, work independently, and adapt
Ability to troubleshoot, identify viable options, and problem-solve
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, CVent and Salesforce
Professional presence and demeanor
Excellent oral communications skills with the ability to communicate with diverse personalities in a tactful and mature manner
Education & Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, recreation management, or similar health management field of study required
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in fitness industry/allied health profession, health management, wellness coaching, strength and conditioning, and/or personal/athletic training required
Experience working with disabled individuals preferred
Military background/experience preferred
Minimum one (1) year event planning experience preferred
Must be able to travel between 25% - 50% of the time including overnight travel
Certifications & Licensure
CPR-First Aid certification required
Personal Training certification (ACE, ACSM, NASM, NSCA), Strength and Conditioning certification (CSCS), or other related fitness certification preferred
Wellness Coaching certification preferred

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