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Wellness Coordinator

Maricopa County

Wellness Coordinator

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Position Overview

The Wellness Coordinator delivers health and wellness programs with a population health approach to Maricopa County Departments and employees so they can improve their health, well-being and engagement.

Position Qualifications

Minimum education and/or experience: Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Health Education, Wellness Promotion, Corporate Wellness or closely related field and one (1) years’ experience coordinating and/or implementing health, nutrition, and/or wellness programs. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in substitution for the minimum qualifications on a year for year basis. Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • population health and an understanding of activities that help create a healthier work environment.
  • human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; and psychological research methods.
  • principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Skill in:

  • communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • organizing multiple tasks and activities and with coordinating projects.
  • active learning by understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

Ability to:

  • speak to different audiences including employees, supervisors, coworkers, management, and the public.
  • listen effectively, which includes assessing others’ understanding of the communications and modifying one’s communication style to fit the audience or situation.
  • engage others in a constructive two-way conversation, to demonstrate patience, tact, courtesy, empathy and tolerance.
  • develop procedures to establish a course of action to accomplish tasks or improve work processes.
  • implement new systems and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.
  • utilize data to make impactful decisions.
  • empathize, motivate and maintain participants’ interests.
  • utilize technology to enhance work initiatives. 

Preferred education and/or experience: Experience coordinating and/or implementing health, nutrition, and/or wellness programs for an employer with 5,000 or more employees. Experience successfully implementing workplace wellness health promotion initiatives or programs (e.g. stress-less campaign, nutrition campaign, etc.). Experience facilitating employee groups. Working conditions: Work requires travel to and from job related locations during the course of a scheduled workday, subject to County policies regarding the use of County vehicles and/or private vehicles used on County business. Work is frequently performed indoors. Ability to occasionally lift floor to waist up to 20 pounds. Ability to occasionally lift waist to shoulder up to 20 pounds. Job requires the ability to work in a team environment.


Essential Job Tasks

  • Leads and empowers employee workgroups to implement programs and initiatives that will produce positive lifestyle changes for employees in their departments.
  • Researches and implements evidence-based wellness programs that will help create a healthier work environment.
  • Motivates and inspires employees to participate in wellness initiatives that will positively impact individual health.
  • Develops, communicates, implements, and maintains various wellness campaigns including the Wellness Incentive Program and Flu campaign.
  • Coordinates with the County’s Wellness vendors to ensure high quality service delivery to all Maricopa County employees.
  • Maintains accurate records, data and documentation, and assure storage and delivery of information is HIPAA compliant.
  • Researches global health and wellness activities to assure best-practice and/or practice-based initiatives are being implemented.
  • Ensures all programs, initiatives and partnerships are in alignment with the County established policies.

Selection Procedure

The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs. All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices. Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.

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Date Posted
January 29, 2018
Job Type
Phoenix, AZ
Onsite Health & Wellness Services

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