Wellness Coordinator I

Recruitment #210412-UNCX-177


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full-time Wellness Coordinator I providing support to the TSET Program with the Kingfisher County Health Department within the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34001843) located in Kingfisher, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $50,667.00, based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
Position has oversight of the Healthy Living Grant for Tobacco Control and Fitness and other Wellness Program events as well as community/county partnerships.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
•Develops and maintains strong collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders (local, county-wide, and state-wide) and community partners for involvement in tobacco control, nutrition and fitness, and other wellness initiatives;
•Communicates program goals and success to professionals, decision makers, community leaders, contractors, and the media;
•Ensures use of accurate demographic, scientific, statistical and programmatic information related to tobacco control, nutrition and fitness, and other wellness issues;
•Coordinates and facilitates resources for meetings (may include but are not limited to providing meeting accommodations and notices, logistical assistance, training opportunities, health communication resources, budget support, and other assistance as may be needed by the coalition);
•Provides and coordinates training and technical assistance to the community and local partners. Assures that the partners members are provided opportunities to develop or enhance specific experience and expertise in effective tobacco control and nutrition and fitness interventions, (wellness topics) through participation in training workshops, conference calls, and evaluation activities;
•Mobilizes community organizations to develop and implement community interventions and system and organizational level changes;
•Develops media messages (press kits, fact sheets, and other materials tailored to local tobacco, nutrition and fitness, and other wellness needs) for professional and lay audiences based cultural, social and behavioral factors in the delivery of tobacco control, nutrition and fitness, and other wellness information and cultivates media relationships;
•Analyzes and stays abreast of public health policy and standards;
•Plans, coordinates, and conducts on-site educational and training activities and provides technical assistance on various tobacco control, nutrition and fitness, and other wellness related topics;
•Provides education to designated local stakeholders, city council members, and state legislators;
•Develops grant reports, collects data and maintains data on the grant program;
•Complies with all program, financial and evaluation guidelines and requirements of the grant;
•Develops and maintains a communication mechanism to keep partners and community fully informed of community issues, events, and activities as well as grant related plans, budgets, and issues;
•Coordinates the strategic planning process and meetings involving the stakeholders and its partners;
•Reviews and analyzes local strategic plans and works with the coalition and partners and lead agency staff to implement the plans as well as formulate future strategic plans under the grant program for submittal to grantor annually;
•Researches promising and best practices interventions, and continually develops knowledge involving tobacco control, nutrition and fitness, and overall wellness in order to assess the best strategies for achieving grant outcomes;
•Ensure completion of invoices and expenditure reports for submission to grantors;
•Works with funders or grantors, technical assistance providers and the external evaluator to facilitate fulfillment of grant requirements, effective implementation of programs, and appropriate use of funds.

Education and Experience
This is the career level where incumbents perform duties and responsibilities at the full performance level.

Bachelor’s degree in a public health related, behavioral health related, or social science related field. Substitution for the education and work experience require a minimum of two years of college with four years of experience working within communities on community development and mobilization and/or the implementation of preventive health programs or education.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a public health related, behavioral health related, or social science related field with two (2) years managing a program OR a Master’s degree in a public health related, behavioral health related, or social science related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Ability to provide technical assistance to various organizations in planning and managing community-based programs;
•Technical skills and proficiency in computer applications for research and education resources;
•Skill in developing and delivering oral presentations;
•Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
•Ability to coordinate training events and workshops for adults and youth;
•Knowledge of tobacco control, nutrition and fitness, and other wellness trends and strategies that target children, youth and adults, including advertising, policies and standards, and promising or best practices;
•Knowledge of programmatic and fiscal components of public health or social services program implementation;
•Ability to analyze budgets and expenditure data;
•Ability to formulate and implement policies and procedures;
•Ability to think and act decisively about financial issues and corrective plans involving non-compliance;
•Capacity to grasp abstract ideas and form a coherent picture;
•Ability to objectively analyze a situation and evaluate pros and cons of any course of action;
•Analytical skills with financial and programmatic processes for improving the grant program;
•Ability to design and implement effective workflow processes and procedures;
•Ability to show cultural competence in working with diverse populations;
•Willing to be a team player and work collaboratively with coalitions and community agencies; and
•Ability to be organized, proactive, work independently and be a self-starter;
•Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities with various deadlines and tasks.
•Ability to guide a team.

Physical Demands
Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

Work Environment
Office Environment; Computer Based.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


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