Physical Health & Wellness Specialist - Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States

Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Heavy Travel

Job Description

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 a 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 a high level of service to targeted client/customer base
  • Excellent organizational skills with the 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
Job Requirements
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 the 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 and weekend 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

To apply for this position, please go to, click Find a Cool Career, and search for the position by category (Physical Health & Wellness) or location. Please refer to NASM as your source.
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