Madison, WI
Mar 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 89544-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Communications, Editing, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Human Resources, Payroll, Training, Employee Development

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 89544-AS

Working Title: Chief Employee Wellness Leader



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MAY 12, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary: Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization: Preferred:
Bachelor's degree in health/wellness or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Extensive knowledge in health promotion, health education, or similar field.
Experience in workplace wellness programming including experience working with multiple locations/work environments/industries.
Content knowledge in the areas of wellness, change management, evaluation, and continuous planning and improvement tools; and accreditation and regulatory requirements.
Demonstrated record of collaboration and accomplishment advancing initiatives with multiple stakeholders.
Knowledge of the work challenges associated with the functions of an office with multiple constituencies and of alternative methods for effectively completing job duties under a variety of circumstances and ambiguity.
Knowledge of project management and coordination strategies with an emphasis on group facilitation, managing logistics, assessment and evaluation methods, and effective communication methods.
Knowledge of organizational development strategies.
Knowledge of adult learning needs in an educational environment.
Knowledge of and skills at measurement and program evaluation.
Knowledge of technology including computer software programs, presentation technology, and Web-based systems (including MS Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Internet Explorer).
Exceptional communication skills - both written and verbal.
Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization.
Excellent active listening skills.
Problem solving and root cause identification skills.
Strong analytic, decision-making, and strategic planning abilities.
Must be a team player and able to work with and through others, especially the ability to connect with large and diverse audiences in an engaging and effective manner.
Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.
A history of ethical and professional behavior.

License or certificate: Preferred:
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP)

Position Summary: This position performs a key role in the planning, development, and implementation of institutional wellness activities on the UW-Madison campus through the Office of Learning and Talent Development located in the UW-Madison's Office of Human Resources (OHR); and, provides a single point of leadership and coordination for all the institution's employee wellness efforts. In partnership with on- and off-campus partners, align, promote and expand health wellness initiatives across campus to build stronger coalitions. Utilize a developmental approach to convene internal and external stakeholders; assess needs; identify gaps; and plan, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of population-based wellness promotion and educational program strategies for the UW-Madison employees and campus community, to improve employee health, engagement, productivity, and satisfaction while supporting and promoting the campus-wide UWell Initiative. Use theory and evidence-informed practices and universal, selected and indicated program strategies that have a high likelihood of achieving measurable improvements in community-level health behaviors and outcomes.

The individual in this position will coordinate health promotion services and support campus-wide wellness efforts, help drive wellness initiatives across the campus community, and provide consultation and presentations for campus units based on programmatic recommendations. Daily business operations to achieve these outcomes include:
1) Convening campus wellness stakeholders, committees and work-groups including the UWell Partnership Council;
2) Leading the design and implementation of campus-wide employee wellness initiatives, applying principles of individual and environmental management/policy change best practices and theories;
3) Developing social marketing, print materials and web content and working with media;
4) Using emerging technologies to create and enhance programs;
5) Collaborating with multiple internal and external stakeholders to maintain working alliances and referral networks, and to maximize available resources and services available to employees; and,
6) Collaborating with University Health Services (UHS), specifically Prevention Services including Campus and Community Partnerships and Occupational Health.

The individual in this position will manage multiple tasks, communicate with multiple audiences and stakeholders, and work with limited supervision to achieve employee wellness goals in collaboration with the Director of Learning and Talent Development.

UW-Madison has over 35,000 faculty and staff located in 32 colleges, school, and divisions. Employees' functions span most occupational areas with backgrounds covering the full spectrum. This position is integral in supporting human resource programs that allow the university to attract, hire, and retain talent in all positions.

Contact: Kyle Brown
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter that demonstrates your experience with and knowledge of health promotion/health education, workplace wellness programming in a multiple location/work environment setting, outreach and communication, evaluation and continuous planning and improvement, collaboration with multiple stakeholders, and, project management and coordination.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: 23 Mar 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 21 Apr 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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