Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

This position has been filled for the 2022-2023 term. Check back in the spring of 2023 for the 2023-2024 application.

Health and Wellness Education Coordinator Ameri­Corps Mem­ber Description

TITLE: Health and Wellness Education Coordinator AmeriCorps Member

TERM OF SERVICE: September 1, 2022 – July 1, 2023 (10 months), or when 1700 hours is complete

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time, 40 hours per week



The mission of the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center is to provide an inclusive space that fosters academic success. Our purpose is to engage diverse populations by providing opportunities for co-curricular and holistic development. We aim to engage with a pluralistic community to ensure student development, equity and intercultural skills for life beyond the UW.



The UW Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), a division of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, provides students and the UW community with a friendly environment to supplement classroom experiences through participation in student organizations and leadership development. The Center promotes the academic, cultural, educational, and social needs of minority and majority students, staff and faculty.


Health education and wellness support services have been lacking amongst communities of color and other historically underrepresented groups across the nation. Reasons for this include lack of knowledge about health risk prevention, high costs of care, and inadequate numbers of providers in underserved areas. The AmeriCorps Project – “Healthy Futures: Access to Care and Health Education” – is to help with designing an educational curriculum that will convey information to underrepresented college students regarding health status, health care needs, positive health behaviors, and health care policy issues.



The AmeriCorps Member is to help promote health education and opportunities aimed at increasing healthy behaviors. These activities will include evidence-informed training, healthy activities, and other health resources, including information about patterns of living, eating, playing, working and relaxing that are conducive to health in individuals and groups to promote positive health behaviors. The member will oversee our spaces in the Kelly ECC that are aligned with health and wellness, and encourage greater participation in these areas. The member will manage various events and programs to promote healthy behaviors physically, emotionally, mentally, and holistically.



Spe­cific duties include:

  • Serve as an advocate and liaison for students, advise and provide referrals to students about other campus resources and services
  • Develop programs, including at least 3 health education workshops, under the Kelly ECC to promote healthy behaviors to students active in the Kelly ECC. Example topics: Mental health among Asian/Pacific Islanders, healthy eating, the importance of health care and how to access it
  • Collaborate with other UW offices, organizations, staff, and administrators (such as the Counseling Center, Academic Counseling Services, First-Year Programs, Student Activities Office (Student Life), School of Social Work, School of Medicine, Resilience Lab, UW Mindfulness, etc.) to bring additional health & wellness opportunities to students at the ECC
  • Promote a Wellness model (9 Dimensions of Wellness) at the Kelly ECC through various outlets; social media, programming, and event tabling
  • Partner with UW departments and community resources to select appropriate health education materials/programs that are culturally inclusive to the populations the Kelly ECC serves
  • Research topics and craft health tips for distribution to the Kelly ECC community via social media
  • Provide one-on-one support to students who may come to you with mental/emotional health needs
  • Work with individual staff members to complete specific new and ongoing projects or independent projects within the Kelly ECC leadership Team related to health and wellness
  • Update Kelly ECC Health and Wellness website



  • Interpersonal relationship and team-building skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills for project plans and events
  • 2 years personal or professional experience and/or community involvement working with underrepresented communities, especially communities of Color
  • Experience developing digital advocacy materials and graphics
  • Judgment and insight to develop updates to wellness web pages
  • Confidentiality–Member will go through FERPA training through the institution



  • Be a United States Citizen, a Naturalized Citizen, or a Lawful Permanent Resident. Individuals under DACA do not meet citizenship requirements at this time.
  • Be 18 or older.
  • Have an AA/BA, some college.
  • Agree to a National Service Criminal History check, which includes the National Sex Offender Public website
  • Reside in Washington State at the time of the service term and agree to the WATCH State of Residence (if applying from out of state) and FBI fingerprint check
  • An applicant is ineligible if they have a sexual offense or murder conviction



  • Months of Service: 10 (40hrs/week)
  • Hours: 1,700
  • Living Allowance/month: $2,200
  • Living Allowance total: $22,000
  • Education Award upon Completion: $6,495.00


Benefits for Full-Time Members:

  • Living Stipend
  • Education Award
  • Health Insurance
  • Eligibility for SNAP Benefits
  • Eligibility for reduced fare transportation with ORCA LIFT
  • Forbearance for Federal Student Loans
  • Interest accrual reimbursement for student loans in forbearance
  • Child care (if eligible)
  • Public Student Loan Forgiveness program
  • Member training and development training
  • Supervisor guidance and coaching
  • Networking opportunities



If you are interested in the position, please sub­mit a pro­fes­sional resume, cover letter, and the names and con­tact infor­ma­tion for three pro­fes­sional ref­er­ences to the link below.

Fill out the form by 11:59PM (Pacific) by May 11, 2022, to be considered for the first selection process.



Ques­tions:  Email Nate Panelo at or 

For more infor­ma­tion about the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, visit:

To learn more about benefits and requirements of serving with AmeriCorps visit:

To request dis­abil­ity accom­mo­da­tion in the appli­ca­tion process, con­tact the Dis­abil­ity Ser­vices Office at 206.543.6450/206.543.6452.

The Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer com­mit­ted to build­ing a cul­tur­ally diverse, broadly trained fac­ulty and staff.  Women, minori­ties, per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties, and vet­er­ans are encour­aged to apply. All new employ­ees must show employ­ment eli­gi­bil­ity ver­i­fi­ca­tion as required by the US Immi­gra­tion and Nat­u­ral­iza­tion Service.