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Wellness Specialist

State of Vermont Employee/Retiree Wellness Program


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. A background in health education and/or nutrition is highly desired.

Requests for a telework arrangement will be considered, although office hours remain Monday through Friday, 7:45am to 4:30pm and employees are expected to return to the office setting on a regular basis or as needed. 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 #50088), 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.

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

Three (3) or more years of experience in health education or closely related field. 

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher in health education or related field.
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 and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • 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.

Application Deadline Date:  05/28/2024
Req ID:  50088
Department:  Human Resources
Location:  Montpelier, VT, US
Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.95

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Date Posted
May 13, 2024
Job Type
Montpelier, VT
Human Resources
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