Now Hiring – Wellness Specialist for Local College

now hiring wellness specialist

Enliven Wellness Works is hiring for the position of Wellness Specialist to assist a local college’s Wellness Program. We are in search of a student or recent graduate majoring in a health related field (Exercise Science, Wellness Promotion, Dietetics, Public Health, etc). Tremendous opportunity for experience & growth.

 The Wellness Specialist will assist a local college’s Wellness Coordinator in performing technical and administrative tasks relating to the development, implementation, coordination, promotion, and evaluation of their employee wellness programs. The position will assist with a variety of worksite wellness programs at different college locations in Pinellas County, FL.  This position requires independent judgment, creative thinking, and physical performance.

Pay: $15 per hour/ 30 hours a week

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for supporting the college Wellness Coordinator in planning, promoting, and coordinating the college employee wellness program.
  • Assists with report preparation which includes gathering and compiling statistics; reviewing and analyzing data.
  • Assists with the preparation, distribution, and maintenance of publicity materials such as flyers, newsletters, and bulletin boards.
  • Tracks wellness program participation and completions.
  • Communicates with local health and wellness related agencies.
  • Supports disease management and clinical intervention programs that are led by outside agencies.
  • Assists with wellness presentations and events at each campus.
  • Builds and maintains a relationship with fitness based instructors and participating employees.
  • Collaborates with the college Wellness Advisory Board on wellness programming.
  • Provides top customer service to all employees by addressing employee concerns and inquiries in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Adheres to established guidelines for purpose of preventing/minimizing injuries and accidents.
  • Ability to creatively plan and execute various health and wellness programs and activities.

 Knowledge , Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of health and wellness education.
  • Knowledge and understanding of health insurance programs and their relationship to wellness.
  • Knowledge of fitness, nutrition, health promotion and chronic disease management.
  • Skill in developing, organizing and delivering training and educational programs.
  • Skill in use of a variety of computer equipment and software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with employees, managers, vendors and the public.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain business relationships with vendors, corporations, government agencies, and employees.
  • Ability to interface with physicians, researchers, individuals, and other health professionals.
  • Ability to conduct special studies, analyze and report results and make recommendations.
  • Understanding and adherence to an integrated model of health, fitness, and well-being.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • AS or AA, in Health, or wellness related degree required
  • BS or BA, in Health, or wellness related degree (completed or in progress) preferred
  • Experience in health promotion, health coaching, fitness, and/or corporate wellness programs
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Windows, PowerPoint, and internet research

Essential Physical Skills

  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently needed to move object.
  • Performance of duties require the occasional long distance walking, standing, bending, kneeling, stretching, pulling, pushing, and reaching. This skill set would be in conjunction with the participation in wellness based events.

Working Conditions

  • Completes administrative work in office environment.
  • Participate in the occasional wellness based events and programs in outdoor environments.
  • Primarily Monday thru Friday with varying hours. Flexibility is required with daily shifts due to varying program offerings.
  • Local travel, in personal vehicle, is required to various worksites

The deadline for resume submission is September 12, 2016

The Color Run – St. Pete

By: Jennifer Oppelt

The Color Run. They call themselves, the “Happiest 5K on the planet”. A friend told me about this event and I was immediately intrigued. Not because of the catchy title, but because my friend does not run. Even so, she wanted to do this race and I wanted to know more. After a  quick look at their website, I was in! With so many races these days that focus on extreme sports for the tough and brave the color run is a refreshing change of pace…no pun intended. Not that you can’t be challenged, you can run just as fast as your little heart desires. But it simply not the point of this one. The whole idea is that everyone has a really good time getting to the finish line in their own way.

I am especially excited because my husband and 7 year old daughter are doing this race with me. Showing my daughter how to have fun with exercise has always been a goal of mine. Sharing this experience is going to be priceless.

So what makes it a “color run”? Picture this…the crowd gathers at the starting line all wearing white t-shirts (this is a requirement). The race begins and blasts of colored cornstarch cover the racers throughout their 3.2 mile journey. By the time they finish they look like a bunch of freakin’ rainbow warriors! I get giddy just thinking about it. To get an idea of what I mean, take a look at this video:

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Now doesn’t that just look amazing? Ready to join me, my family, friends and Enliven Wellness Staff  for a morning full of color and fun? Here are the details:

December 15th at 9am

Vinoy Park – St. Petersburg, FL

Charity – JDRF, the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research

Visit http://thecolorrun.com/stpete/ to register and find out more!

Comment below if you will join us!

Jennifer Oppelt is the President and Founder of Enliven Wellness Works, a company specializing in workplace wellness and health coaching based in St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay FL. She is a licensed massage therapist in the state of FL and is currently enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Health Coach program. She is happily married and a mother to two children, Alchemy 7 and Ashton 1. Jennifer loves spending time with family, cooking real food, fitness and is an advocate of sustainable living.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Jennifer Oppelt

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I could not be more excited about acknowledging this important awareness campaign by running my very first 5K at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! I’ve got my pink ribbon t-shirt ready to go and I can’t wait to join the masses of supporters at this great event.  The race takes place on October 2, 2010 at the Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, FL.  Come on down this Saturday and support the cause, or go online to find out other ways to help.

Enliven Wellness Works is proud to sponsor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to promote regular mammograms and increase early detection of breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women in the United States will get breast cancer. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women. Mammograms can help find breast cancer early when there is the best chance for treatment.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is the second most common cause of cancer death in White, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.

  • If you are a woman between age 50 and 74 you need a mammogram every 2 years.
  • If you are younger than 50 or older than 74, talk with your doctor about whether you need a mammogram.

These are general guidelines. Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if breast or ovarian cancer runs in your family. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get a mammogram.

Click Here for more information on breast self-examinations.

Enliven Wellness Works helps prevent cancer and other disease by promoting awareness of screenings and prevention in our on-site wellness classes and programs. For more information on how to start a workplace wellness program at your work site, visit www.enlivenwellnessworks.com.

Jennifer Oppelt is the President and Founder of Enliven Wellness Works, a company specializing in workplace wellness and health coaching based in St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay FL. She is a licensed massage therapist in the state of FL and is currently enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Health Coach program. She is happily married and a mother to two children, Alchemy 7 and Ashton 1. Jennifer loves spending time with family, cooking real food, fitness and is an advocate of sustainable living.