Workplace Wellbeing Programs Specialist

UBC Sauder - Vancouver, BC (25 days ago)

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Job ID:

Vancouver - Point Grey Campus

Employment Group:
Management&Professional (AAPS)

Job Category:
Human Resources

Classification Title:
Human Resources, Level B2

Business Title:
Workplace Wellbeing Programs Specialist

VP Human Resources

HR-Health,Wellbeing & Benefits

Salary Range:
$72,128.00 (minimum) - $86,587.00 (midpoint) - $103,910.00 (maximum)

Full/Part Time:

Desired Start Date:

Job End Date:

Funding Type:
Budget Funded

Closing Date:

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Guiding principle: "Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.

Job Summary

The Workplace Wellbeing Specialist promotes a culture of health and wellbeing on campus and within the broader community by developing, implementing, evaluating, and analyzing outcomes from a variety of workplace wellbeing programs, initiatives, projects, services, and events to encourage healthy decision making and behaviours.

Work is based on the principles of health promotion, population health, and multi-disciplinary collaboration, is consistent with leading practices and evidence-based decision approaches, and supports the UBC Strategic Plan, Wellbeing Strategic Framework, the UBC Focus on People strategy, Inclusion Action Plan, Indigenous Strategic Plan, and the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges that supports a diverse, inclusive, and vibrant workplace where all people, places, and communities can flourish.

The Workplace Wellbeing Specialist works collaboratively with Workplace Wellbeing team members and with the VPS Health Promotion and Education team and UBC Wellbeing on large-scale events, suicide awareness committee, and other related campaigns.

Organizational Status

Reports to the Senior Lead, Workplace Wellbeing Strategies, and works collaboratively with others across the VP HR portfolio, VP Students portfolio, and within faculties, departments and administrative units. Liaises externally with other health and wellbeing professionals, consultants, and/or service providers.

Work Performed

Manages workplace wellbeing and health related events and campaigns for UBC's faculty and staff including: securing quotes from internal and external providers; soliciting, negotiating and contracting all exhibitors, speakers, facilitators, equipment and supplies; recruiting and coordinating volunteers; overseeing expenditures and ensuring that budget goals are met; overseeing the effective delivery of events; conducting a comprehensive evaluation process through post event debriefings, focus groups and surveys; analyzing outcomes and writing reports.

Develops and delivers a variety of health education and promotion workshops, information sessions, satellite and related events for faculty and staff to raise awareness, and cultivate and enhance their health and wellbeing.

Leads the planning, budgeting, and fundraising for events. Creates, sources, and maintains supplementary materials related to health and wellbeing education. Works with departments to support the acquisition of knowledge and skills and the development of positive attitudes towards behaviours that protect and enhance healthy living and overall wellbeing. May work in collaboration with UBC-O and various internal and external stakeholders, as required.

Manages the Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program (HWIP) by promoting the availability of funding, determining applicant eligibility, administering the budget, and monitoring feedback and outcomes.

Develops, implements and improves systems to track and maintain accurate client information, service delivery, feedback, and other relevant program statistics in order to monitor program performance. Researches options and makes recommendations for improvements.

Identifies patterns and illustrates finding to support decision-making, recommendations, and reporting requirements. Interprets, analyzes, and synthesizes related data into comprehensive reports and/or presentations that align with, inform, and support the HR's Workplace Health Promotion Evaluation Framework.

Oversees health promotion surveys and provides expertise to UBC partners and agencies in survey design, program evaluation, and analysis.

Develops partnerships with individuals, professional groups, community groups and other levels of government concerned with promoting healthy living and decision making. Leads and coordinates the Workplace Wellbeing community of practice group.

Contributes to the development of HWB communications and engagement strategies, including identifying targeted areas of focus. Executes and implements related plans in building workplace wellbeing promotion and engagement.

Leads and/or co-leads workplace wellbeing and/or university-wide planning projects and participates on a variety of committees and working groups related to health programming, promotion, and services.

Manages an existing set of workplace wellbeing and health education programs and maintains a directory of community supports and resources used for information, referral, and advocacy.
Performs other related duties as required.

Supervision Received

Works independently within defined objectives, exercising judgment and initiative in making decisions on moderately complex issues. Keeps the Senior Lead informed of actions through detailed reports and discussions. Works closely with others in HR and across the organization.

Supervision Given

Manages assigned projects independently and may direct the work of consultants, student employees and other HR professionals as required. Provides coaching to others to build knowledge and understanding of workplace wellbeing.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

Inadequate and ineffective delivery of workplace wellbeing programs, services, and resources could result in lost opportunity to help prevent or reduce the negative impact of psychological and physical illness in faculty and staff, which in turn may affect absenteeism, disability, turnover and lost productivity. Errors in judgement could result in a loss of credibility related to UBC's commitment to Wellbeing and organizational priorities in supporting a diverse, inclusive, and vibrant workplace where all people, places, and communities can flourish.


Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Master's degree preferred (e.g., Educational Psychology, Behavioural Sciences, Health Promotion, and/or Adult Education). Minimum of four to five years of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferably in a large organization. Human Resources Advisory / Generalist or Organizational Development experience an asset. Demonstrated experience managing, developing and delivering workplace wellbeing programs, services, and resources aimed at diverse target audiences.
Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of the legislative environment impacting workplaces, issues that impact wellbeing both in and outside the workplace, and actions or initiatives that support workplace wellbeing.
Knowledge of University programs, policies and procedures and familiarity with federal and provincial health promotion agencies and organizations an asset.
Demonstrated experience in managing projects, meeting deadlines and resolving unexpected and/or ambiguous situations or issues.
Proven ability to build effective relationships at all levels of the organization within a collaborative framework.
Experience in designing, preparing and delivering effective presentations and workshops to diverse audiences including allied professionals and the public.
Demonstrates a strong personal commitment to removing barriers preventing the inclusion of marginalized groups, works respectfully and embraces working with students, staff and faculty who hold a range of worldviews. Takes initiative to learn about issues relating to equity and inclusion and actively embeds this learning in their work.
Ability to analyze and interpret workplace data, program outcomes, and develop compelling and authentic workplace narratives that inform organizational decision-making and priority setting.
Excellent organization and time management skills.
Commitment to personal learning, development and improvement in pursuit of own objectives and those of the team and organization.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to take initiative and work independently and collaboratively within a team and with others.
Excellent computer skills essential (including word, excel, powerpoint, database and website software).

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.