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Jeffco Public Schools Job posting 56904
1829 DENVER WEST DR BLDG 27, GOLDEN, Colorado, 80401 Job posted as of Oct 16, 2018,12:01 AM MST until Nov 01, 2018,11:59 PM MST

Jeffco Public Schools, a premier school district in Colorado, has been providing educational excellence for more than 60 years. Our graduates have gone on to become Nobel Prize winners, astronauts, award-winning doctors, writers and musicians. Our mission is to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. The district, located on the west side of the Denver Metro area, has 157 schools on 168 campuses and approximately 87,000 students.

Job Title
Coordinator - Healthy Schools
District Name
Jeffco Public Schools
School/Department Name
Student Health Svc & Homebound
1829 Denver West Dr. Bld27, Golden, Colorado, 80401
 Job Status
Hours Per Day
Days Worked
$56,842 - $79,325
Pay Grade
Position Start Date
Dec 03, 2018
Posted on
Oct 16, 2018,12:01 AM MST
Expiry Date
Nov 01, 2018,11:59 PM MST
Job Description

SUMMARY  Responsible for setting overall goals and direction for the Jeffco Healthy Schools Initiative in Jeffco Public Schools including program implementation, training, alignment with district vision and strategic plan; and manage the day-to-day activities to support the Local Wellness Policy, school health goals, and related grants. Jeffco Healthy Schools should create a comprehensive learning environment for developing life-long wellness behaviors including supporting and promoting healthy habits contributing to students’ health and learning. This role includes assisting 30-70 school wellness teams with implementation of wellness policy and best practices, providing support in assessment of programs, and managing multiple grants/funding sources, which may vary from year to year.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Serve as the district contact person for Jeffco Healthy Schools system of support to schools, including working with the majority of schools to identify Healthy Schools Liaisons and develop and implement healthy schools goals. Aggregate and report on annual school health and wellness goals and other program deliverables/progress.  


Serve as the lead for federally-required Local Wellness Policy and assist with policy updates, communication, implementation, assessment, and reporting. Work in partneship with Food and Nutrition Services on submitting required review/documentation for Colorado Department of Education Administrative Reviews.


Support the overall District goals and direction for Jeffco Healthy Schools in collaboration with the District Health Advisory Council (DHAC, a district health and wellness advisory team including parents, partners, and District staff who represent the components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model).  Organize and oversee DHAC steering committee meetings and projects. Work with DHAC as the entity to implement required input and reviews for Local Wellness Policy.


Manage and coordinate grant activities including procuring/managing grants, tracking expenditures, and maintaining all grant reporting requirements.


Collect and maintain District data relevant to Jeffco Healthy Schools initiatives/activities grants and outcomes. Support other data collection efforts, such as approved youth health surveys and school policy/practice surveys. Ensure data privacy/security and external research procedures are followed. Track and document work plan activities and complete grant reports, as required by funders.


Lead professional learning opportunities for Healthy Schools Liaisons, Teams, and other school personnel district-wide; including securing locations, obtaining registrations, providing continuing education credit, determining content/educational needs, and session evalautions/feedback.


Implement specific projects that support healthy schools in the district, based on funding or needs. Additional projects and initiatives may include:


Tobacco/Substance Use Prevention and Risk/Protective Factors - Link with substance use and tobacco prevention/cessation efforts, including supervision of the tobacco prevention/health education liaison, as funded. Assist with external contracts/data sharing agreements, and provide guidance on program implementation.


Student Health Advisory Council - Organize and oversee youth members, meetings, projects and communications.  This includes the student application and selection process, and additional opportunities for the council and its members, such as conference presentations, etc.


Gardens - Support implementation of school gardens and provide guidelines, professional learning and support to schools, including adherence to construction specifications and program protocols.


Mindfulness - Support schools with implementing mindfullness practices, based on needs and requests.


Health Education - Collaborate with Health Education Content Specialist on creating systems to support the Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Standards and manage health education grant logistics, budget, and reporting, when funded.


Physical Activity and Nutrition - Offer additional support for projects such as active classroom design, active recess, water consumption promotion, etc, based on needs and requests from schools.


Coordinate with other District programs, such as the employee benefits to promote staff wellness, health services and Medicaid, physical education, health education, District PTA, student services, food and nutrition services, assessment and research, student engagement office, facilites and construction, and other departmentst to coordinate and support student, parent, and staff health and wellness-related activities, presentations, and information distribution. 


Develop and maintain Healthy Schools department website and regular communications with school and parents related to school health.


Establish strong background related to best practices in school health and wellness programs and policies.  


Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


EXPERIENCE  3-5 years previous experience preferred.  Experience with implementation of school health or public health initiatives and/or implementing coordinated approaches to address health and wellness, preferably in a school or school district setting. Experience with writing and managing grants, implementing work plans, data collection and writing detailed reports. Experience with supporting schools and working with teams to develop common goals and action plans.


EDUCATION AND TRAINING  Bachelor's degree in health-related field; master’s degree preferred.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS  Valid Colorado driver's license.


SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT  Knowledge of health and wellness programs in general with a specific focus on school-age students. Expertise in the development, implementation, and assessment of health-related efforts. Experience in grant writing, administration and management of grants/budget.  Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with administrators, teachers, parents, students and community members.  Must have high organizational skills, proven ability to follow through on responsibilities and time lines.  Working knowledge of basic computer skills (Word, Publisher, Excel, Power Point, Google docs, Google Sites, etc).


DECISION MAKING  Ability to make judgments based on the specific goals and objectives of the program. An incorrect decision may have potential adverse affects on the program focus and/or impact program funding.  Errors could potentially result in substantial embarrassment and/or cost to the District.


COMMUNITY RELATIONS  Daily contact with classified, licensed, and administrative staff within/outside department to discuss routine internal matters, obtain/furnish information and maintain relationship;  with other community agencies coordinating on wellness initiatives; and with school communities participating in wellness activities.  Weekly contact with professional staff within/outside department to obtain/furnish information, maintain relationships, and negotiate controversial matters.  Monthly contact with advisory committees to furnish information and maintain relationships; and with students; parents; and general public and community members to obtain/furnish information, recommend policy and negotiate controversial matters.


SPAN OF CONTROL  May supervise up to one employee, based on needs and grant funding. 


EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY Supports schools by encouraging and supporting healthy school goals and activities designed to impact health and learning outcomes for students.


COMPLEXITY OF WORK  Work is assigned by implementing the goals and the objectives of the Jeffco Healthy Schools effort and Local Wellness Policy.  This position requires a high level of independent judgment and ability to problem solve on a regular basis.  This position is responsible for complying with both district policy and all state and federal guidelines. 


The physical demands, mental functions, and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


MENTAL FUNCTIONS  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, coordinate, synthesize, and evaluate.  The employee is frequently required to compare, analyze, compute, and use interpersonal skills.  The employee is occasionally required to copy, instruct, synthesize, compile and negotiate. 


WORK ENVIRONMENT  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Time is spent in district offices and at school sites. 

Important Notice Regarding Licensed Positions:
Job Status Type is Referenced Above in Job Posting:
Job Status: Ongoing
A successful external applicant will be issued a probationary contract. A successful internal applicant that currently holds a probationary or non-probationary contract with Jeffco Public Schools will maintain that contract status.
Job Status: Temporary
A successful external applicant will be issued a one year, temporary contract. A successful internal applicant currently holding a Jeffco probationary contract will be issued a one year, temporary contract. A successful internal applicant currently holding a Jeffco non-probationary contract, will forfeit their non-probationary status. Please contact Employment Services for questions.
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The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, sex, disability.