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Workplace Wellness Director

  • Full Time
  • Beckley
  • $42,000 -$48,000 / Year
  • Applications have closed

Active Southern West Virginia

Title: Workplace Wellness Director
Reports to: Executive Director
Starting Salary: $42,000 – $48,000
Location: Beckley, WV with some remote work and travel
Status: Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Health insurance, 3% retirement match, 12 paid state holidays, 10 vacation days, 10
wellness days, flexible daily schedule, reimbursable mileage, work culture of wellness.

Organization Overview
Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) believes the quality of life and economy in southern West
Virginia can be improved through physical activity opportunities and wellness education. The Workplace
Wellness Director position will be a key role in increasing awareness and resources to make meaningful
impacts in the lives of our rural communities.

Career and Education Requirements
Candidates for the Workplace Wellness Director position must have knowledge of health practices and policies, prior leadership experience, and program development, management, and time management skills.

Candidates will preferably have experience with human resource management, and implementation of nutrition, athletics programs, and/or team building experience.

Candidates should have have undergraduate education in fields such as exercise science, medicine, kinesiology (sports medicine), nutrition, human resources, and/or other health studies topics is
preferred. Additional training or degrees in business, communication, and marketing strategy may also benefit a candidate aspiring to attain this position.

Additional Skills
Implementing a new strategy takes investment, careful planning, and organizational skills, meaning a good candidate would be someone with experience in creating and introducing new plans with attention to detail and functionality. Professional level computer  kills, effective communication, and the ability to delegate responsibility also enhance a candidate’s likelihood of success at each worksite. It is necessary that the Workplace Wellness Director understands, utilizes, and keeps organized spreadsheets and shared electronic documents to determine the results and processes of new programs. The Director will use these spreadsheets and documents to pass along information to their teams of employees and to focus on managing projects. Keeping up to date with changing technologies and new theories of health are important to this position as well.

Essential Responsibilities and Functions

  • Develop, coordinate, manage, and maintain the Active SWV Workplace Wellness program to reduce health risk, medical costs, decrease employee absenteeism, increase employee productivity, and encourage healthy lifestyles.
  • Plan and activate the annual WV Workplace Wellness Conference with support from the Active SWV staff and partners.
  • Answer employee questions regarding benefits of participation.
  • Assist in drafting employee communications with respect to new benefits and the Workplace Wellness program to include continuing education.
  • Build and maintain partnerships to implement wellness related activities. Examples include: health screenings, lunch and learn seminars, bloodmobile, flu-shots, fitness classes, etc.
  • Keep abreast of current national wellness and wellbeing initiatives and activities, developing a network of resources and contacts. Explore ideas and opportunities to personalize the program to increase employee participation.
  • Support the other programs within Active Southern WV; Community Captains, Kids Run Clubs, Active Places, and Signature Events. Finding ways to overlap participation and resources throughout the organization.

Training will be provided in the CDC Work@health certification, HIPAA rules and regulations, and OSHA rules and regulations.

The skills needed for the position include excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and
adhering to deadlines. Candidates should have professional organizational practices and ability to
prioritize responsibilities.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of responsibilities related to Human Resources positions.
  • Knowledge of PEIA insurance for WV state employees is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidential documents and information.
  • Ability to function within all levels of organization and at various locations.
  • Understanding of public health issues.
  • Understanding of trends and best practices in employee health and wellbeing.
  • Strong reasoning and financial analysis skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of relevant federal and state laws.
  • Excellent consultative skills to shape solutions.
  • Negotiation skills to work with vendor partners.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with audiences at all levels in the organization.

Essential job functions

  • Report to work promptly when scheduled.
  • Be able to work under supervision and accept feedback.
  • Relate effectively and work respectfully with diverse work groups.
  • Ability to consistently perform well during times of increased workload.
  • Set and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel as needed to other locations.
    For example, Director may arrange health presentations and seminars for dealing with stress, smoking, or nutrition.

Process for applying
Apply by sending the following to [email protected] with subject line “Workplace Wellness Director”:

  • Resume with cover letter
  • Three professional references