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Wellness Coach and Program Manager – Sioux Falls, SD


Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Human Resources
Travel Required
Up to 25%
Position Location(s)
US-SD-Sioux Falls
FLSA Status


At POET, it is our mission to be good stewards of the Earth by converting renewable resources to energy and other valuable goods as effectively as humanly possible. For over thirty years our drive and passion to change the world has enabled us to become the largest producer and marketer of biofuels in the world.


POET is passionate about the health and wellbeing of our team members. Our wellness program is multifaceted, focusing on the body as a whole to strengthen the spiritual, emotional and physical health of our 1800+ team members. As Wellness Coach and Program Manager, you will drive our programming, lead our wellness team, and inspire our people to bring a healthier balance to our jobs, our families, and our world.

POET wellness

POET Wellness Vision: At POET, we strive to fuel our lives with health, positivity, and stewardship, both inside and outside the workplace. We believe that wellness is multifaceted and should encompass the whole person — mentally, physically, and spiritually.

POET Wellness Mission: We will empower our team members with balanced wellbeing and preventative care through our wellness program, passionate service, and faith.

Do you have an inherent passion for integrated, whole-person wellness? Do you have a medical background and consider yourself an advocate for naturopathic medicine? Do you believe an individual’s health is all-encompassing – extending beyond the physical aspects to include spiritual and mental wellbeing? Does POET’s wellness vision and mission speak to you?


  • Develop, implement, and communicate a wide variety of wellness programming, including special messaging, challenges, and events.
  • Remain visible in the on-site Sioux Falls wellness facility and interact with team members and their family members.
  • Maintain a continual focus on increasing program membership and maximize program engagement through creative communications and promotional events.
  • Support remote team members and on-site gym facilities at all of our biorefinery locations.
  • Enthusiastically engage with new hires to bring our POET Wellness Vision and Mission to life.
  • Communicate regularly with our facilities team to ensure all cleanliness standards for our on-site wellness spaces are maintained; may also personally organize, stock and sanitize wellness spaces.
  • Oversee and support our on-site food and beverage service vendor partnership.
  • Supervise the POET food market offerings and partnerships.
  • Identify opportunities to promote POET Wellness initiatives externally and act as a champion of POET Wellness and POET in the community.
  • Prepare and manage operating budget.
  • Effectively manage the wellness team; leadership responsibilities also include delegating, coaching, managing performance and career development to effectively execute departmental strategies and support company objectives.
  • At POET, we’re all on the same team. We all help out with responsibilities that may not be specifically listed here.


  • You have deep local connections in the Sioux Falls community, which you can leverage to bring creative and unique wellness experiences to our team members.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Health or Wellness Management – or a similar field of study.
  • You have experience, ability and interest in planning and leading wellness-related workshops/classes.
  • You have past or current people leadership experience.
  • Those who know you would describe you as independent, self-motivated, and driven.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills as well as the ability to create and embrace change.
  • You communicate effectively in writing and in-person – including both one-on-one conversations and to various groups of any size.
  • You know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite and are capable of learning new programs.


At POET we believe in recognizing team member contributions as they add value to the organization. Team member skills and contributions are frequently assessed and recognized through incentives and title progression. New team member titles and pay are determined considering their qualifications.


  • Culture is king at POET. We’re all on the same team. We always communicate. And we park our egos at the door. These aren’t just slogans on our walls. It’s our code.
  • This position works in our on-site gym and in an office setting where work will be performed at a computer where you may sit or stand.
  • Up to 10% travel with minimal overnight stays may be required.

POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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Date Posted
April 21, 2021
Job Type
Sioux Falls, SD
Human Resources
Onsite Health & Wellness Services
Wellness Consultant

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