Job Posting for MA Department of Public Health: Worksite Health Promotion Coordinator

Title: Program Coordinator III, Worksite Health Promotion (WHP) Coordinator

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Job Type: Full-time

Brief Summary Position:

The Worksite Health Promotion (WHP) Coordinator is responsible for providing oversight, coordination and support for the Department’s worksite wellness programs. The WHP Coordinator will establish an effective wellness committee structure across the Department’s 15 worksites, leading champions from all bureaus through an evidence-based process for developing and maintaining an infrastructure of wellness for all DPH employees. The WHP Coordinator will oversee and coordinate the assessment and quality improvement effort to prepare DPH to apply to become a HealthLead Accredited Workplace in 2016.

Employee participation will be a key measure of success, in accordance with Healthy People 2020. The WHP Coordinator will use innovative strategies to increase the percentage of employees that participate in worksite wellness initiatives.

The WHP Coordinator will implement WellMASS (GIC’s wellness program for executive branch employees) activities alongside DPH wellness activities to ensure duplication of efforts is minimized and the two initiatives are aligned to obtain maximum participation and health promotion impact. The WHP Coordinator will also collaborate with the Health and Safety Committees to ensure Total Worker Health is meaningfully addressed.

The WHP Coordinator will also serve as an internal subject matter expert on worksite health promotion, providing leadership and guidance to workplace wellness activities that occur in businesses external to the Department. S/he will help design, implement, and evaluate worksite-based activities of the chronic disease grants. S/he will help implement the worksite component of the Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund, including coordinating vendors as necessary. S/he will help implement the Wellness Tax Credit Incentive, including promotion of the credit, providing programmatic review of applications, coordinating with DOR, LWD, and DOI as needed, and completing annual criteria assessments as needed.

Project management includes managing reporting timeline and deliverables; acting as liaison to related stakeholders, providing contractor oversight as appropriate; supporting related grant activities; and ensuring coordination among project contributors including MDPH programs, other agencies/organizations and community partners.

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Application deadline date: July 16, 2014

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