Occupational Wellness Specialist

Riverside, Riverside County
Mar 28, 2014
Salary: $40,159 - $61,230
Title: Occupational Wellness Specialist
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Human Resources
Date Posted: 03/27/2014
8AM - 5PM
Position Information:

UCR is seeking a Occupational Wellness Specialist to support the Workplace Health & Wellness Program Manager in collaborating with the UCR Workplace Health & Wellness Unit (Wellness, Ergonomics, Workers'' Compensation, Disability Management) and Recreation Services to design and develop a comprehensive occupational wellness program as part of the larger system wide initiative to reduce injuries in the workplace. The position will manage and implement all processes and procedures developed system wide and design and develop all related campus action plans and forms used to provide for an efficient workflow, status documentation, and outcomes.
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor''s degree with a major in a health related field (e.g., health promotion, exercise science) or related field and 2-4 years of experience in developing, implementing and evaluating wellness/health improvement programs and processes

Demonstrated skill and proficiency in assessing employee health and injury status and providing a recommended plan of action

Working knowledge of workers'' compensation and occupational health and safety

Excellent communication and public speaking skills

Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills

Excellent judgment and decision-making skills within a complex organizational setting

Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in teams, and with a diverse population of faculty, staff, community partners and vendors

Excellent computer literacy skills, with demonstrated skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Preferred Qualifications:
Master''s degree in public health (MPH), health promotion, exercise physiology or other related graduate degree

Ability to communicate in Spanish

Experience in higher education or public sector
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 the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #8 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2012-13). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 46th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2012-13) and is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview