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Wellness Specialist

State of Vermont

Join a dynamic Wellness team and help bring our employee wellness program to the next level! Apply your knowledge, skills, vision, and creativity to facilitate positive health and lifestyle changes with employees and retirees of the State of Vermont. As a Wellness Specialist, you will develop and implement health and wellness initiatives for a diverse population, including creation and facilitation of presentations, challenges, written and visual content, and customer support. 

The ideal candidate will be adaptable and flexible to meet changing priorities and demands of requested services. Experience with hands-on management, development, and implementation of health educational services for both in-person and online is required. Must have excellent networking, communication, coaching, and organizational skills. Experience in using web-based, social media and conventional marketing platforms and tools is preferred. Certifications in fitness instruction or yoga highly desired. 

Requests for telework each week will be considered; however, this position is regularly scheduled to work Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. within a standard office setting. There is occasional need to flex these hours to accommodate requested services at State worksites as well.

Who May Apply

This position, Wellness Specialist (Job Requisition #28201), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Maura O’Brien at
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Beginning September 15, 2021, State of Vermont Executive Branch employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.

Environmental Factors

Incumbent must be able to communicate, interact and work with state employees from all positions and management levels, as well as personnel representing medical, community and private organizations. Normal office/classroom working conditions prevail. Some alternate hours may be required to accommodate off-shift employees. Some travel within state is expected for which an incumbent must have access to private means of transportation. At times of public health emergencies (floods, infectious disease outbreaks, etc.), incumbent may be called on to assist Vermont’s public health efforts.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher in health education or a related field AND two (2) years or more of work experience in health education or a closely related area.

Preferred Qualifications

Two (2) years or more of experience that includes hands on management, development and implementation of health educational services.

Marketing experience using online marketing software/tools, social media, and conventional marketing tools.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.
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Date Posted
February 10, 2022
Job Type
Montpelier, VT
Human Resources

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