Health/wellness coordinators are responsible for promoting the overall health and wellness of employees within an organization. Those in this position organize and promote all health and wellness activities, outings, and programs and encourage employees to participate in health assessment screenings and goal-driven programs such as weight loss and smoking cessation. As such, they should be skilled in the development, implementation, and promotion of these programs. This position also uses pre-existing programs such as educational campaigns and underutilized tools such as intra-organization newsletters and bulletin boards to maintain, market, and promote health and wellness programs.
These coordinators should be well-versed in up-to-date risk factors and health recommendations for a diverse population of employees, and also be able to advise clients, employees, and management regarding their best courses of action.
Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in health and wellness or a related field and at least two years of work experience in health care or a related industry. They should work well both independently and as part of a team and also have experience directing and presenting to large groups and working one-on-one with clients and employees. Strong problem-solving and time-management skills, program measurement/assessment abilities, and an understanding of ROI Outcomes are also important. Finally, health/wellness coordinators should have strong leadership abilities, a kind and professional demeanor, and the ability to maintain confidentiality. CPR and first-aid certification are preferred, but not required.
Health/Wellness Coordinator Tasks
Promote and communicate health programs.
Analyze health programs and policies to evaluate performance, effectiveness, areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change.
Develop, implement and manage health programs.
Acts as a liaison to health program vendors.