County of Santa ClaraSan Jose 95110
Full Time
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Employee Wellness Coordinator

County of Santa Clara
Full Time 70 W Hedding St # 11, San Jose, CA 95110, United States


Under limited supervision, to develop, implement, evaluate and analyze preventative worksite wellness activities, campaigns, events, and initiatives.

COVID-19 Risk Level: Higher Risk

Typical Tasks
  • Coordinates logistics and implements County-wide employee wellness campaigns, screenings, promotions, programs, and other events;
  • Implements new initiatives or updates existing initiatives to increase employee participation and engagement, in alignment with program strategic direction; develops goals, objectives, deliverables and evaluations for initiatives;
  • Creates and executes project plans, including development of delivery/implementation plans, action plans and tracking key project milestones;
  • Develops Statements of Work for vendor solicitations; assists with establishing time lines and functions as a subject matter expert;
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure spending remains within specified guidelines;
  • Gathers and analyzes data to measure effectiveness of wellness programs/initiatives;
  • Provides recommendations to employee wellness manager for improvements or enhancements regarding implementation of wellness activities and services for work units, departments or on a Countywide basis;
  • Coordinates and facilitates committee meetings;
  • Meets with and interacts with County employees to increase participation in wellness initiative/programs;
  • Accurately documents key decisions from meetings and conversations;
  • Analyzes and prepares written reports;
  • Creates effective branded promotional materials to market worksite wellness services;
  • Attends County events and activities to provide education and distribute promotional materials;
  • Develops and facilitates health education programs such as courses, workshops, special events, and interactive booths;
  • Develops and delivers topic-specific presentations and demonstrations to all levels of County employees;
  • Creates website content and/or maintains web pages or online forums;
  • Assists in the development of employee wellness policies and procedures;
  • Keeps abreast of current worksite wellness industry standards and trends;
  • May provide lead supervision to lower level staff or interns;
  • May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.
Employment Standards

Sufficient education and experience which demonstrate the ability to perform the above tasks and the attainment of the following knowledge and abilities:

Training and Experience Note:  The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are acquired through training and experience equivalent to possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Health Education/Promotion, Wellness, Exercise Science or other health-related field;


Three (3) years of relevant health promotion/wellness or health-related program planning and delivery experience OR one (1) year as an Associate Employee Wellness Coordinator in Santa Clara County.  Experience in corporate wellness with large/complex organizations and in public sector entities is highly desirable.

A Master's Degree in Public Health, Health Education/Promotion, Wellness, Exercise Science or other health-related field may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to obtain and maintain a County driver's authorization.

Knowledge of: 
  • Worksite wellness organizations, programs, resources and services;

  • Principles of nutrition, physical fitness, addiction prevention, stress and weight management related to a worksite wellness program;

  • Principles, methods and theories of health education and promotion;

  • Preventive health and screening guidelines;

  • Population health management;

  • Principles of group dynamics;

  • Online and/or electronic health information and integration;

  • Program evaluation methodology;

  • Principles and practices of coaching, guiding and motivating others toward positive behavioral change;

  • Effective interpersonal techniques for communicating and interviewing staff at all organizational levels in the County;

  • Principles and techniques of program and event planning, coordination, and evaluation;

  • Principles and practices of research, data collection, evaluation and report writing;

  • Communication techniques required for effective gathering, evaluating and transmitting of information;

  • Relevant laws and regulations related to employee wellness, health and patient confidentiality, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA);

  • Current computer information systems, including common office applications, such as email, word processing, spreadsheet and database, and presentation and desktop publishing software;  

  • Principles and practices of project management;

  • Public speaking techniques and presentation delivery.

Ability to: 

  • Coordinate the operations and activities of a wellness program;

  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate events and campaigns;

  • Gather, analyze, and interpret data and effectively report research findings and recommendations;

  • Create and effectively deliver presentations and demonstrations to a variety of groups;

  • Establish cooperative relationships and effectively communicate with those contacted in the course of work, including County employees at all levels;

  • Work independently and under pressure, meet deadlines, multi-task, adapt to varying circumstances and use sound judgement in the performance of duties;

  • Manage assigned projects;

  • Lead and direct the work of other staff;

  • Advise County agency/departmental staff on research-based methods for maintaining a healthy lifestyle;

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for employee wellness programs and motivate others toward positive behavioral change;

  • Utilize standard office, social media and desktop publishing applications and programs;

  • Keep abreast of relevant laws, regulations and professional practices related to employee wellness, health and patient confidentiality;

  • Work effectively and collaboratively in teams, with a diverse employee population and vendors;

  • Take initiative in determining areas of concern, problem-solving and executing appropriate responses.

  • Act as a professional representative during all program communications and interactions.

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to physically move tables and chairs, lift 15 pounds and stand for long periods of time;
  • Ability to work flexible work schedules, including early mornings, evenings and occasional holidays.