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Wellness Program Specialist

University of California Riverside

The Wellness Program Specialist is a member of the UC Riverside Workplace Health & Wellness unit providing support to the campus wellness programs for UCR faculty and staff. Under the general direction of the UCR Wellness Program Coordinator, this position will assist in the development, marketing, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the UCR campus wellness programs and initiatives with the goal to create a healthy workplace environment that supports healthy lifestyles and risk reduction.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Degree in public health, wellness, health education/promotion or health related field. Preferred
Master’s degree in public health (MPH), wellness, health education/promotion or health related field Preferred

Experience Requirement

Minimum of 5 years of related experience.

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Administers and communicates the University’s employee benefits programs.

  • Assist and support the development and management of all campus wellness programs, activities, and initiatives for UCR faculty and staff. This includes: health education workshops and classes, healthy lifestyle programs, walking program, awareness campaigns, Wellness Ambassador Program, wellness challenges, consultations and health screenings, presentations, trainings, marketing and communications.
Provides training to departments on employee benefit programs, conducts workshops and revises/updates workshops as appropriate.

  • Facilitate 1:1 and group wellness education sessions and classes.
Works in a collaborative manner with others across the organization to prioritize and complete multiple assignments on time.

  • Collaborate with wellness coordinators/representative at other University campuses and medical centers on various projects, meetings and conference calls. Work with campus department/units to provide recommendations for creation of a healthy work environment through training, recommendations, and resources.
Prioritizes work assignments, conducts analysis on a broad range of benefit programs and develops recommendations.>

  • Assist with data collection and analysis. Provide evaluation methods for all programs. Assess and report program outcomes.
Develop and implement marketing strategies, including social media, to promote programs and increase employee engagement and motivation. Maintain and update wellness website. 10
Other duties as assigned to support the campus mission, Human Resources, and the UCR Workplace Health & Wellness Unit. 5
Contribute to the smoke/tobacco free policy implementation committee and cessation services. 5
Serve as a member of the campus Wellness Oversight Committee (CWOC). 5
Create health and wellness related communications such as health education materials, newsletters, and resources. 5

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrates strong writing, speaking and group presentation skills. Required
Possesses analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills. Required
Possesses in-depth knowledge of all benefit programs in order to provide information and interpretation. Required
Demonstrated skill and proficiency in assessing employee health status and providing education on health and wellness related topics such as nutrition, exercise, weight management, stress management, and tobacco cessation. Required
Excellent computer literacy skills, with demonstrated skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and survey tools. Required
Highly organized, detail-oriented, self-directed/motivated professional with the ability to multi-task. Required
Knowledge of principles, theories and best practices of worksite health promotion programs, risk reduction, and health promotion/behavior change. Required
Demonstrated skills associated with the development, delivery, ordination and evaluation of worksite wellness programs and services. Required
Excellent judgment and decision-making skills within a complex organizational setting. Required
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in teams, and with a diverse population of faculty, staff, community partners and vendors. Required
Has in-depth knowledge of organization policies and procedures; knowledge of functional area and understands how work may impact other areas. Preferred
Knows the University’s employee benefits function and other areas of human resources. Preferred
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Date Posted
June 10, 2016
Job Type
Riverside, CA
Onsite Health & Wellness Services

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