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Assistant Director, Employee Wellness

Oklahoma State University

The Department of Wellness is now seeking an experienced professional to lead its Employee Wellness Program in the position of Assistant Director of Employee Wellness at Oklahoma State University. The Employee Wellness Program Assistant Director develops and implements programs and services for OSU Faculty and Staff in line with the designation of America’s Healthiest Campus. This includes working closely with staff to develop, schedule, market and assess programs and services.

Our ideal candidate has a passion for providing exceptional programs and services, and leading a team who is dedicated to the goals, mission and growth of the program. Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years related experience and previous experience in managing full-time staff. The Assistant Director is responsible for developing and monitoring the program budget.

Work schedule is generally M-F, 8-5 with some nights and weekends as needed.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate Employee Wellness Program
  • Work with professional staff to develop, promote, implement, and assess programs for OSU-Stillwater Faculty and Staff
  • Monitor program budgets
  • Act as Department of Wellness liaison for Faculty Council, Staff Advisory Council, branch and A&M campuses and County Extension Offices, BlueCross BlueShield, and Human Resources
  • Develop funding requests o Cultivate collaborative efforts with other campus department
  • Assist other staff members as needed on intervention programs and special events
  • Make departmental presentations on request
  • Supervise Employee Wellness Program personnel
  • Supervise professional staff members: Nutrition Coordinator, Health Educator, Fitness Specialist, and Sr. Administrative Support Specialist; and Health
  • Education and Nutrition graduate assistants, one or more student interns, and student employees
  • Oversee Massage Therapy program
  • Develop and adhere to annual budget
  • Approve time; monitor employees under FLSA to minimize overtime
  • Approve purchase card purchases
  • Manage Certified Healthy Department program
  • Work with Communications Specialist to develop marketing materials and oversee promotion of the program
  • Develop annual application and oversee application process
  • Work with Human Resources to determine certification criteria
  • Notify departments of certification
  • Coordinate development and delivery of certificates
  • Provide monthly updates of current Department of Wellness programs/services
  • Manage Innovator program
  • Work with Communications Specialist to develop marketing materials and oversee promotion of the program.
  • Develop yearly application and oversee application process.
  • Work with Human Resources and Chief Wellness Officer to schedule and provide bi-annual training session
  • Work with Human Resources to schedule quarterly informational meetings
  • Provide monthly updates of current Department of Wellness programs/services

Required Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion, Health Education or related field.
  • Two years of full-time work experience coordinating wellness programs; and Experience in developing, teaching and presenting wellness-related classes and workshops.
  • CHES or Nationally recognized Worksite Wellness Certification (within one year of hire).

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Health Promotion, Health Education or related field.
  • Three to five years full-time work experience in coordinating wellness programs; and experience in developing, teaching and presenting wellness related classes and workshops.
  • Skilled in assessment and the development of data-driven programming.
  • Direct personnel management experience of full-time/career staff: hiring, training, and evaluating
  • Budget development experience
  • CHES Certification

To Apply: To review the complete job description and application submission requirements, please visit: (req3318). Only applications received thru OSU website will be considered. A complete application includes a cover letter, a resume addressing all job qualifications, and three references. Application materials will be accepted until position is filled. However for guaranteed full consideration, application materials must be submitted by June 9, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. CST. If you have questions about the position or search process, please contact Dr. Todd Misener, Search Chair, at or 405-744-4974.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Oklahoma State University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Oklahoma State University employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. Citizens. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For assistance with the application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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Date Posted
May 23, 2017
Job Type
Stillwater, OK
Onsite Health & Wellness Services

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