Community Wellness Support Specialist

WE ARE HIRING! Are you interested in a job where you assist people of diverse socioeconomic, racial and cultural backgrounds, in order to improve their health and well-being? Are you excited to work for a non-profit organization that deeply values its staff, and offers great benefits?

If you can answer YES! to all of the above questions, then this might be the job for you! Read on to learn more about the position….


The Community Wellness Support Specialist has the responsibility to support, implement and coordinate community wellness programs for American Indian Health & Services.


  1. Work closely with AIH&S staff and managers to support programs and activities.
  2. Conduct general outreach for AIH&S Programs and services, including Community Wellness Department programs and events.
  3. Support Community Wellness Department Programs/events—outreach, scheduling, purchasing supplies, meal preparation, event setup, attending events and supporting with tasks as assigned, event cleanup, event follow-up tasks.
  4. Maintain utilization database to document program attendance—collect data (e.g. sign-in sheets, feedback forms, surveys, etc.), enter data, and generate monthly program utilization reports to support reporting.
  5. Departmental administrative tasks as necessary, including but not limited to: filing, generating reports and presentations, scheduling meetings, setting up for meetings, taking meeting minutes, purchasing departmental supplies, organizing/tidying workspaces.


  • Interest in serving the American Indian/Alaska Native Community. Requires an awareness and appreciation of native traditions, customs and socioeconomic needs; an ability to meet and deal effectively with Indian organizations, with members of numerous tribes and varied cultures which requires tact, courtesy, discretion, humility, resourcefulness and good judgment in handing situations of a sensitive nature.
  • Public speaking/public relation skills.
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter and demonstrate initiative.
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Must have organizational, problem solving and writing skills.
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks and complete projects on time.
  • Must be computer literate with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • A valid driver’s license, good driving record, current auto insurance and reliable transportation.
  • Must pass a security background check to be permitted to work with children.
  • Must be able and willing to work with people of all ages including young children and adults.
  • Self-initiative—able to stay on top of their work and seek further direction or clarification from supervisor as needed (rather than waiting for further direction).
  • Appreciation for quality improvement—ability to provide fresh eyes on projects, provide constructive feedback, and strive for improvement both in product and process.
  • Succeeds in dynamic work environment—in a support role, it’s important to keep up to date on project statuses as the support needs change depending upon the status of the project.
  • Detail-oriented—attention to detail with ability to catch inconsistencies/mistakes to correct them.
  • Excellent communication skills—able to effectively communicate with team and supervisor to ensure support provided meets the project’s needs while balancing staffing and team priorities as communicated by supervisor.
  • Able to work independently and in team environment—although department is very team oriented, must be able to receive direction and work independently, checking in for direction and feedback as needed.
  • Technology and design skills – create graphically-pleasing flyers, forms, newsletter articles, and reports.
  • Excellent writing skills—able to assist with content creation and editing.
  • Values positive change in community and cares for the communityunderstands how the supportive role played impacts the larger community.


This position is full time and non-exempt, however, it may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties to accommodate special events and programming, including occasional evenings and weekends.

This positions starts at a salary of $12-$25 hourly, DOE.

American Indian Health & Services offers a fantastic, well-rounded employee benefits package including: 

– 14 paid holidays per year

– 5.5 hours per pay period of accrued PTO

– 100% employer paid employee-only coverage on Blue Shield Medical (HMO or PPO), and Principal Dental and Vision benefit plans (eligible the 1st of the month following date of hire)

– 401k plan with 4% employer matching contribution (eligible after 90 days)

– Paid AAA membership  (eligible after 90 days)

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