Wellness Program Specialist (Part Time Contract)

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Wellness Program Specialist (Part Time Contract) Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201907023861 50% Part Time Other Commensurate with Experience Position Information The Wellness Program Specialist is a member of the UC Riverside Workplace Health & Wellness unit providing support to the campus wellness programs for UCR faculty and staff. Under the general direction of the UCR Wellness Program Coordinator, this position will assist in the development, marketing, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the UCR campus wellness programs and initiatives with the goal to create a healthy workplace environment that supports healthy lifestyles and risk reduction.***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSITION IS A 50% PART TIME CONTRACT POSITION FOR 1 (ONE) YEAR ONLY.*** Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Degree in public health, wellness, health education/promotion or health related field. Preferred Master's degree in public health (MPH), wellness, health education/promotion or health related field Preferred
Licenses License Requirement Registered Dietitian Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 4 - 7 years of related experience. Required Experience in public sector or higher education. Preferred
Minimum Requirements Demonstrates strong writing, speaking and group presentation skills s in order to present information in a clear and concise manner to multiple levels in the organization.
Comprehensive knowledge of the organization's employee benefits function and programs and can address unique circumstances as well as routine situations.
In-depth knowledge of all benefit programs in order to provide information and interpretation.
In-depth knowledge of applicable state and federal law.
Strong in-depth knowledge of organization policies and procedures; knowledge of functional area and understands how work may impact other areas.
Strong analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated skill and proficiency in assessing employee health status and providing education on health and wellness related topics such as nutrition, exercise, weight management, stress management, and tobacco cessation.
Excellent computer literacy skills, with demonstrated skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and survey tools.
Highly organized, detail-oriented, self-directed/motivated professional with the ability to multi-task.
Knowledge of principles, theories and best practices of worksite health promotion programs, risk reduction, and health promotion/behavior change.
Demonstrated skills associated with the development, delivery, ordination and evaluation of worksite wellness programs and services.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in teams, and with a diverse population of faculty, staff, community partners and vendors.
Preferred Qualifications Has in-depth knowledge of organization policies and procedures; knowledge of functional area and understands how work may impact other areas.

Knows the University's employee benefits function and other areas of human resources.

Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Posted: 7/15/2019
Application Due: 9/4/2019
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