27 days old

Manager of Wellness Programs

The University of Texas System
Austin, Texas
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit an application at www.utsystem.edu/careers.

FLSA Status


Earliest Start Date



$84,000 Salary negotiable commensurate with experience

Hours per Week

40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Hiring Department

Office of Employee Benefits

About Us

Established by the Texas Constitution of 1876, The University of Texas System consists of eight academic and five health institutions. The University of Texas System is primarily based in Austin, TX and is responsible for the central management and coordination of the fourteen institutions. Diversity and inclusion are core values for UT System, which serves the needs of a diverse and growing state. To that end, our review of applications will embrace the principles of the veterans and former foster children employment preferences (state laws), all of which are intended to promote diverse interview pools.

We are pleased to offer a variety of benefits to our employees. Please visit Benefits Summary to view information on health insurance, retirement savings plans, paid leave, paid holidays, wellness/gym facility, covered parking and more.

Purpose of Position

Develop and manage the UT System Wellness program to encourage all employees, retirees and dependents to reach their potential and maintain the productivity necessary to meet the challenges of work and life.

 Essential Functions
  • Provide leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of University of Texas System worksite health and wellness programs to improve health behaviors and outcomes.
  • Establish wellness program goals, objectives, and strategies; develop and implement services and programs to accomplish goals.
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase members’ (employee, retiree, and dependents) awareness of health issues including the development of education material, review and recommend prepared publications and develop and provide information for website.
  • Work collaboratively with the 13 University of Texas institutions to reach System and institution-specific goals; manage institution grant program by reviewing proposals and awarding and tracking funds; support on-site activities including health fairs, biometric screenings, and presentations.
  • Create and collaborate with University of Texas System institutions and vendor partners in program measurement tools, evaluate the effectiveness of wellness programs, evaluate results, review plan trends associated with wellness, evaluate marketplace, and continuously assesses success of programs.
  • Manage vendor partner contracts, including procurement, contract monitoring, reporting, and budgeting.
  • Other duties as needed.

EO/AA Statement

The University of Texas System is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. Reasonable disability accommodation may be requested by contacting the Office of Talent and Innovation.


Required Application Materials

A resume and letter of interest is required in order to apply. Candidates under final consideration will be required to submit references and college degree information through an online third-party vendor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of a broad range of wellness and fitness topics and a commitment to wellness and the promotion of life learning. Keep professionally current in health, wellness, and fitness research.
  • Ability to establish relationships with institutions wellness leaders to promote participation in sponsored programs, and to motivate them to set and reach health goals.
  • Ability to display professionalism when dealing with employees and outside vendors.
  • Ability to conduct benchmarking analysis, and environment and culture assessments to aid in program development.
  • Ability to act as a liaison to gather ideas and sponsor events (such as an annual Benefits Fair).
  • Create an environment that provides positive and collaborative relationships within the program.
  • Ability to maintain confidential documents and information and keep abreast of HIPAA rules and regulations.
  • Ability to integrate wellness/fitness program initiatives into culture and organizational mission.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in public health, health education or a related field and seven years of experience coordinating an employee health and wellness program.

Preferred Qualifications

Five years of experience managing an employee health and wellness program. Master’s degree in public health, health education or related field.

Working Conditions

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
  • Use of manual dexterity.
  • 10% Travel

Additional Information

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Candidates under final consideration will be required to submit references and college degree information. A criminal background check will be conducted on applicants under final consideration. Reference, education and criminal background verifications will be completed by third-party vendors.

Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.


Posted: 2021-08-27 Expires: 2021-09-26
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