Director of Health & Wellness

Posted on: March 25, 2019

The Director of Health & Wellness is an integral role in Namaste’s administration, serving as the leader of our Nutrition, Health, & Wellness pillar. The Director of Health & Wellness is a leader in designing, expanding, growing, and maintaining programming at Namaste to promote healthy lifestyles and care of the mind. The Director of Health and Wellness is a highly collaborative individual committed to student and community-centered practices.

Core Responsibilities
Collaborate with Senior Leadership for creation of data-driven professional learning
Collaborate across teams to create and promote wellness focused parent programming and parent surveys
Coordinate school wide fitness testing and health and wellness data collection
Lead and evaluate PE teachers, using fitness testing data to drive decision making
Maintain accurate records related to health and wellness grants and CPS Healthy Schools designation
Manage relationships with external wellness providers
Manage lunch and recess operations and staff
Work with food service to coordinate lunch menu adjustments, plate waste studies with accompanying recipe changes, farmer’s markets and other health related programming
Support planning and execution of wellness instruction
Collaborate with Dean of Student Culture and Student Success Advocate to support social-emotional well being of students

Masters Degree in Education or related field
5+ years of experience in health and wellness related programming
2+ years of administrative experience
Spanish fluency (preferred)