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Join us for our next meeting about physical activity on September 29th at Petsafe/Radio Systems from 9:30-11:30.

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American Diabetes Association – Special Events Coordinator

The American Diabetes Association seeks a high energy individual with demonstrated experience to join our Knoxville fundraising team on a part-time, temporary basis to aid in the retention, acquisition and management of our signature fundraising event Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes in Knoxville area on November 8th.

Special Events Coordinator
Job Duties
* Assist in re-recruitment calls/ personal e-mails to past 3 year event participants.
* Assist in re-recruitment calls/ personal e-mails to past secondary teams.
* Help coordinate mailing and follow-up from outreach efforts.
* RSVP calls to invitees of Corporate and Participant Kick-Off events.
* Schedule and implement internal kick offs with current Corporate Sponsors and Teams
* Research and manage database on potential companies for Corporate Teams and Sponsors.
* Must be able to drive results of targeted companies and securing Corporate Teams and Sponsors.
* Secure 5 new Pin-up retail partners for activation in November.
* Management On-line support of walk participants.
* Train and utilize Convio system to communicate with past and current walkers.
* Assist in implementing targeted outreach to walkers i.e. Health Fairs, Community Events, Festivals.
* Help walkers to set up personal page, download address book, send e-mails – must be comfortable with one on one and group sessions.
* Responsible for Social media outreach on Facebook, Twitter and other media

* Help walkers to utilize Facebook Boundless Fundraising.
* Serve as main point of contact for walker online fundraising troubleshooting.
* Coach secondary teams to increase on-line registration and fundraising.

The successful candidate is results oriented with experience in working with individuals, groups and companies to achieve desired outcomes. Customer relationship building and sales experience is highly desirable. Strong presentation, oral and written communication skills required. Candidate must be a team player, who is dedicated to the achievement of personal and team goals.

*This is a temporary position anticipated to start approximately August 15 and end approximately November 20th. (approximately 25 hours per week)
*This position is not eligible for benefits.

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2015 May – Meeting Notes “Beginning & Rejuvenating Worksite Wellness Programs”

May 19th, 2015
Beginning & Rejuvenating Worksite Wellness Programs
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hosted by the Knox County Health Department

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  • ETWR Business
  • KCHD Worksite Wellness & Mini-Grants
    • Khrysta Baig, MSPH, RD, LDN, CHES, Worksite Wellness Dietitian, Knox County Health Department
  • Beginning & Rejuvenating Worksite Wellness Programs
    • Morning Star Child Development Center
    • Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc.
    • Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation
    • City of Knoxville’s Public Service Department
    • Mental Health Association of East Tennessee
    • Lisa Ross Birth and Women’s Center
    • City of Knoxville
    • Knoxville Convention Center
  • Networking & Questions

Upcoming Meetings
July – Employee Engagement
September – Getting Active
November – A Well Mind

Benefits Concept

2015 March – Meeting Notes “Wellness Benefits”

March 25th, 2015
Wellness Benefits
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hosted by YMCA of East Tennessee

Save The Date! Upcoming Meetings
April 8th at Bush Brothers – Business Social from 12:00-1:00 pm
May 19th at the Knox County Health Department – Beginning & Rejuvenating Worksite Wellness Programs

18th Annual Health & Productivity Forum on May 5, 2015

ForumWe encourage our members to attend the 18th Annual Health & Productivity Forum on May 5, 2015 at the Knoxville Convention Center. ETWR members can register for free as a guest of HealthCare 21.

The Annual Forum is the largest health benefits conference in the area with over 300 human resource managers, benefit managers, health plan representatives and health care professionals attending from the region’s leading businesses.  Some of this year’s topics include consumer engagement, value-based benefit design, consumer-directed health plans, trends to cut costs and improve quality, private and public health exchanges, specialty pharmacy, depression in the workplace, and pain management through workers’ comp.

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UT Health & Wellness Coordinator Position

Health & Wellness Coordinator, Center for Health Education and Wellness  15000000AN

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Employee Wellness Coordinator, Center for Health Education & Wellness

Pay Grade 40


The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee invites applications and nominations for an Employee Wellness Coordinator, in Center for Health Education & Wellness. Reporting to the director of the Center, the purpose of the position is to serve as a leader in wellness support for employees at the University of Tennessee.

The position is responsible for establishing programming in the areas of prevention and health related decision making.  The position will coordinate and implement the statewide “Healthier Tennessee” initiative which addresses increasing physical activities, nutrition and tobacco cessation.  In collaboration with campus partners and guidance from the Employee Wellness Advisory Committee, the position will coordinate all activities and health promotion for UT employees. In addition, the Wellness Coordinator will assist with the planning, implementation, and assessment of the various programs of the Center for Health Education & Wellness as deemed appropriate.


  • Coordinate all areas of the “Healthier Tennessee” campaign including promotion, assessment, and programming
  • Spearhead coordination efforts to educate employees regarding health and wellness, lifestyle choices and promote positive behavior change
  • Develop operational plans to address employee concerns and needs through programming, outreach and prevention related services.
  • Administration of the Wellness Incentive program, including management of incentive submissions, payments and budgetary oversight
  • Support the Wellness Advisory Committee; recruit and engage members from the many different employee groups to make sure the Wellness Program is responsive to the needs and interests of a wide variety of staff
  • Support the development and implementation of grants in order to provide additional support for the health and wellness programming
  • Identify and implement departmental assessment initiatives specifically for the Employee Wellness Program
  • Serve as health and wellness information resource and advocate for the campus community
  • Oversee the content and design of the Employee Wellness website and other social media outlets as it relates to employee wellness
  • Demonstrate research and best practices across the field of health education




  • Master’s degree in public health, nutrition, kinesiology or a closely related field.
  • Experience with community level health initiatives or closely related field.
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to develop and implement assessment strategies and reports.


  • Four years of experience in public or private sector with employee health initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate large scale events and programs.

 SALARY: Commensurate with experience and other qualifications.


Review of Applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applications should include a letter of interest, resume, names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references.

Non-Solicitation Policy

ETWR Non-Solicitation Policy

To preserve the integrity of its meetings, the East Tennessee Wellness Roundtable encourages networking and relationship-building, but it does not condone overt solicitation. When networking, members are encouraged to inquire about services, discounts, or partnership opportunities with other organizations, but without this direct inquiry by another member, active solicitation is prohibited during meetings. The direction of interest should be member-pull, not vendor-push.

Presenters are selected because they are professionals in their field, and the primary purpose of their presentation is to provide evidence-based wellness information. They are asked to exercise good judgment regarding information-sharing without soliciting members. Presenters are invited to provide business cards at the registration table and educational materials pertinent to their presentation topic or field. Strictly promotional materials may not be distributed.

The promotion of wellness related events will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Board of Directors.