Aetna On-Site Health & Wellness Coach in Ridgeland, Mississippi

Req ID: 51110BR


The Wellness/Health Coach utilizes a collaborative process, in conjunction with the client's wellness champions, to plan and implement wellness events and programs to promote/influence members in decisions related to achieving and maintaining optimal health status. The goal of these programs/events is to help members achieve healthy lifestyle behaviors and align these lifestyle behaviors with individual wellness goals.

Fundamental Components:

Role will support wellness events in the workplace including but not limited to wellness challenges, health fairs, presentations and individual and group coaching. Work at home with travel to client locations up to 5 days/week required. Topics to be delivered can focus on weight management, stress management, tobacco cessation, nutrition, physical activity and other healthy lifestyle topics.

The goals of wellness promotion programs is to help members understand and develop awareness of healthy lifestyles and align lifestyle behavior with personal wellness goals. Role is responsible for building relationships with wellness champions through outreach phone calls, emails, drop ins, and at wellness champion trainings.

Role should also should promote and build awareness around internal and vendor partner's health and wellness programs and resources. This role as onsite health coach acts as the face of the health and wellness programs for this client.


3-5 years of coaching experience

Masters Degree in Public Health, Exercise physiology, nutrition, or other health areas preferred but not required

Experience facilitating health/wellness presentations both in person and virtually

Background in motivational interviewing, active listening skills,

Transtheoretical Model, mindfulness based and other evidence-based coaching techniques preferred.

Experience in wellness related areas such as weight management, tobacco cessation, stress management, nutrition, physical activity or health lifestyle behavior change

Excellent computer skills including MS Office applications such as Excel, Word and Outlook.

Demonstrated ability to communicate, problem solve, and work effectively with people, use good judgment in challenging situations

Ability to build relationship with wellness champions and build a culture of health


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Health and Fitness/American Council on Exercise (ACE is desired)

Health and Fitness/Wellness Coach is desired

Nursing/Registered Dietitian (RD) is desired

Health and Fitness/American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is desired


Functional - Medical Management/Medical Management - Educator (includes in-service/4-6 Years

Functional - Medical Management/Medical Management - Disease management/4-6 Years

Functional - Communications/Communication Delivery - Public Speaking/1-3 Years


Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft PowerPoint/4-6 Years/Administrator

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/4-6 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft SharePoint/4-6 Years/End User


Benefits Management/Encouraging Wellness and Prevention/ADVANCED

General Business/Applying Reasoned Judgment/ADVANCED

General Business/Communicating for Impact/FOUNDATION


General Business/Turning Data into Information/ADVANCED

Leadership/Collaborating for Results/ADVANCED

Technology/Leveraging Technology/FOUNDATION

Telework Specifications:

Telework is a requirement for this position (no physical office location) with ability to travel 75-100% to client locations throughout the southern part of Mississippi. Looking to target new hire near 1st choice: Hattiesburg, MS 2nd choices Biloxi, MS or Gulfport, MS.


Three to five years experience with healthy lifestyle coaching for weight management, tobacco cessation, nutrition, physical activity and/or stress management with experience in delivering coaching in various workplace settings at locations across the southern part of Mississippi.

Candidate needs ability to build rapport with wellness champions, be persistent, professional, and creative in building new relationships.

Experience in developing and leading onsite wellness classes- requires strong skill set in public speaking/presentations. Strong desires to coach, motivate, and support members. Ability to work with a virtual multidisciplinary team.

An understanding of management of chronic health conditions, especially as it relates to Diabetes, Obesity and Hyperlipidemia.

Excellent computer skills including MS Office applications such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint. Excellent communication and organizational skills required to be successful in this role.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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Job Function: Health Care