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Sanford Health Wellness Programs Specialist | Worksite Wellness in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

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Facility: GSS SD Sf Ctr
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 401 W 2nd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA
Shift: Day
Job Schedule: PRN
Weekly Hours: Varies

Job Summary

Provides leadership in the development and oversight of specific wellness initiatives. Owns the strategy for a variety of wellness initiatives, including intervention programs, public-private partnerships, wellness publications, and wellness education curriculum. Provides virtual and onsite health and wellness education for members and clients based on individual and employer group health and lifestyle risks. Effectively communicates the need for specific interventions based on health status and readiness to change. Assists participants to progress through the development of goals, action plans and relapse-prevention plans in order to meet their lifestyle needs and to motivate them to engage in wellness programming, ensuring maximum participation. Provides an evaluation of the individual's current health status and effectiveness of the strategies and interventions in achieving the proposed outcomes and goals. Regularly evaluates the success of the department's wellness interventions based on participant satisfaction, impact on health and wellness outcomes. Leads the collection, analysis and reporting of programmatic outcomes. Provides insight and suggestions on wellness interventions based on best practice.

Displays the ability to schedule a variety of activities, meetings and/or events, often gathering and summarizing data for client and departmental reports. Works with autonomy, takes initiative and leads departmental programs. Possesses independent problem solving in order to analyze issues and create actions plans. Demonstrates ability to facilitate small group discussion alongside the ability to provide large-group public speaking. Exhibits commitment to maintaining confidential notes on interactions with employees and confidentiality with charting details. Exhibits strong verbal and written communication skills. Provides ability to interact with clients, agents and departments throughout the organization. Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of health education practices, behavior change methodologies, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other Federal regulatory guidelines for corporate wellness programs and initiatives. Demonstrates proficiency with web based application searches to keep at the forefront of wellness promotion and initiatives.


Bachelor’s degree in health education, exercise physiologist or other health related field. Will consider a bachelor's degree in public relations, mass communication, psychology or sales with an interest in wellness promotion.

Minimum four years experience in health and/or wellness program management required.

Certification in Wellness Coaching within one year required. This role classifies as a Sanford Category III Driver requiring a motor vehicle report and proof of valid driver’s license. Also must be medically qualified to perform the essential driving functions of this position as per our Sanford Driving Policy.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Sports Medicine and Wellness
Req Number: R-39651
Featured: No