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Wellness Program Manager

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County of San Mateo
Job Location: City: 
Redwood City
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CA (California)
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County San Mateo
$95,805 - $119,787 Annually


The County of San Mateo Employee Wellness Program is an employee benefit designed to help employees be their healthy best. The goals of the program are to create healthy workspaces and support healthy employees. The program adheres to the County's value that a healthy, productive workforce is critical to the success of County Departments in serving the public and their clients. The Human Resources Department of the County of San Mateo is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Wellness Program Manager.

Having specialized expertise in the area of wellness, with demonstrated success working in the field, the Wellness Program Manager (Manager) will recommend, develop, implement and evaluate goals, objectives, policies and procedures related to the Wellness Program. The Manager will also consult and collaborate with County departments, employees, labor organizations, commissions, Health Care providers and relevant vendors on areas impacting the wellness initiatives in the County. In addition, the Manager will have significant responsibility for coordinating and supervising the activities of the staff members and consultants as they work toward achieving the priorities of the program. Some of these main priorities will include monitoring program participation, ensuring performance measures are carried out, and developing and implementing communication plans and activities. Specific upcoming opportunities for the Manager include facilitating the RPF process for a contracted service provider for the activities of the wellness program and conducting an analysis of the current wellness dividend program.

A typical way to qualify is 3 years of progressively responsible professional-level experience in the field of Human Resources within a public sector environment, specifically in the administration and development of wellness initiatives and programs, with at least one year of experience performing supervisory duties. A Bachelor's or higher degree is strongly preferred.

Essential to success in the position will be:
• Demonstrated experience managing a wellness or similar program in a public sector setting
• Effectively negotiation skills
• Knowledge of industry trends and best practices
• Demonstrated staff management expertise
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of individuals
• Strong organization and prioritization skills
• Demonstrated ability to take risks and seek innovative solutions or changes within established guidelines
• A participatory management style that promotes differing viewpoints while persuasively working toward a consensus
• Ability to utilize wellness-related information system applications
• Creativity, flexibility, initiative and a good sense of humor

San Mateo County provides a picturesque setting, combined with an incredible array of activities which truly represent the California lifestyle at its finest. Bordered on the west by the majestic Pacific Ocean, on the north by San Francisco, on the east by the scenic San Francisco Bay, and on the south by the world famous Silicon Valley, San Mateo County offers a wide range of recreational pursuits, economic opportunities and numerous attractions. The 750,000 residents of the County enjoy a diverse, multi-cultural citizenry, cosmopolitan ambiance, temperate climate, clean air, rural open space, and a geographic location in the heart of the San Francisco Peninsula.

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Final Filing Date: October 5, 2017

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