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Wellness Manager

Multnomah County


At Multnomah County, we know the work we do touches lives.

From Gresham to the Pearl, from St. Johns to John’s Landing, and everywhere in between, Multnomah County employees impact the communities where we work in countless ways.  To provide the best to those communities, our employees must be at their best and to do that, we must look at the many ways we support our employees. We believe happy, healthy employees are the key to providing the best service to our communities.

That’s where you come in.

Multnomah County is seeking a Wellness Manager to help support our employees to feel good and be well.

As the Wellness Manager you will:

  • Build on Current Strategic Plan for wellness at the County.
  • Interface with various departments, collaborate with stakeholders to address needs around the County.
  • Coordinate the Families Matter semi-annual education program for employees having children.
  • Capitalize on available wellness services from our health vendors, applying wellness credits and managing budget prudently.
  • Plan regular campaigns tailored to improve the health and well-being of a diverse workforce.
  • Work closely with the Benefits and Wellness Manager to assist in the integration of wellness into the County’s Benefit strategy.
  • Oversee and develop wellness staff, evaluate effectiveness of current programs
  • Adjust programs as needed to meet the needs of our population.
  • Use your excellent communications skills to craft messages that will educate and inform employees in live meetings, via web and articles.
  • Manage Wellness web presence on County sites.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.

Minimum Qualifications/ Transferable Skills:*

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in health education, health sciences, public health, nursing, human resources management, physical education, diet and nutrition, or a closely related field.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of professional work experience in Wellness or Health Education, to include two (2) years are functioning as the primary lead or co-leader of a major Wellness or health initiative/improvement project or study.
  • Working knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws/regulations governing wellness programs.
  • Working knowledge of standard business practices, protocols, HIPAA standards and records retention.
  • Working knowledge of best and promising practices for successful worksite wellness programs.
  • Ability to write, organize and convey often difficult or sensitive issues in comprehensive but easily understood written reports.
  • Ability to work independently using sound judgment and discretion.
  • Effective facilitation and collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrated project organizational skills, methodology, principles, and practices and the ability to execute programs, lead studies and projects.
  • Skilled in effectively interviewing and facilitating effective discussions with a variety of people of varying backgrounds, disciplines and cultures.
  • Working knowledge of governmental organizational structures and interrelationships within the County, region and state.

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable  skills.

  • Familiarity with Employee Benefit plans and resources.
  • Master’s degree in Public Health or Health Promotion, Nursing, or a health related field.
  • Working knowledge of SAP/Workday or HRIS systems is desirable.
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Date Posted
March 27, 2017
Job Type
Portland, OR
Onsite Health & Wellness Services

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