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career at Blue Zones offers the opportunity to improve lives and make a meaningful difference. We are always interested in meeting talented mission-driven people with experience in healthcare operations, public health, public policy, project management, and brand licensing. If that sounds like you but you don’t see a position that best describes your skill set, we’d love to hear from you. 

Blue Zones provides equal employment opportunities. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Blue Zones is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Schools Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY:

The Schools Coordinator is responsible for the successful advancement of the Blue Zones Project in the local market through engaging school districts to implement numerous research-based policies, practices, and projects to improve well-being for employees and students and their families.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Develop strong relationships with local school districts/independent schools to encourage their participation and support them in becoming a Blue Zones Approved School and Worksite.
  • Build partnerships to advance goals with school boards, school district staff, and appropriate other public agencies, various interest groups, parents, and citizens.
  • Drive comprehensive adoption and advancement of the school and worksite sector of the Blue Zones Project blueprint.
  • Develop and meet monthly targets to ultimately achieve annual community blueprint places metrics.
  • Compile worksite and school performance/value measures, outcomes and community impact stories.
SPECIFIC SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES:
  • Strong self-starter and team member.
  • Knowledgeable and connected in the local community.
  • Adept at working with all levels of organizations to secure ongoing participation and utilization of the appropriate tools and resources.
  • Compelling written/oral communication skills as it relates to driving initiatives within schools.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with key partners.
  • Inspiring, influential, collaborative, and responsible.
  • Energized by Blue Zones Project mission.
  • Ability to represent Blue Zones Project with partners, the public, and media.
  • Strong project management skills to ensure initiative strategies stay on track and within budget.
  • Proficient in Google Workspace and Microsoft Office. Experience in the use of CRM software is a plus.
  • Experience working in or with underserved and/or under resourced communities and working in multi-disciplinary, multicultural, and multi-sectoral partnerships.
  • Strong facilitation skills.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Experience in lieu of education is also considered.
  • 3+ years experience in education, schools, employee wellness and/or business development required.
  • Resident of Jacksonville required.
  • Position is onsite and will require a COVID-19 vaccination or qualifying exemption.

Blue Zones is a well-being transformation company that partners with communities and private enterprises to make healthy choices easier. Today we are in over 70 cities impacting over 4.5 million Americans, helping them live better, longer. We do this by encouraging sustainable changes in the built environment, food environment, and social networks, often suggesting policy changes throughout a community including such places as worksites, schools, restaurants, grocery stores, faith-based communities, convenience stores, and neighborhoods. By helping people live longer and better by making the healthy choice the easy choice, communities can lower healthcare costs, improve productivity, access grants and funding available locally and nationally, and enjoy a higher quality of life as they live, work, learn, worship and grow.

The program is based on principles identified during an ongoing twenty-year worldwide longevity study commissioned by National Geographic, and detailed in the New York Times best-seller, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, and The Blue Zones Solution by Dan Buettner. The Blue Zones Project is based on this innovative approach. Our work has been featured in media from Oprah to NPR, the New York TimesWSJNPRNational Geographic, and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Please send your resume to [email protected] to apply. Visit BlueZones.com/Careers to learn more.

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