Physical Health & Wellness Specialist - Houston, TX

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 and weekend travel


Certifications & Licensure Requirements

  • 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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