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Executive Director: WCWI

Wellness Council of Wisconsin (WCWI)

TITLE: Executive Director
REVISION DATE: April 28, 2017

Under the direction of and reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for all WCWI staff, programs, expansion and execution of its mission: improving health to empower business. Functions include administration, fundraising, fiscal management, board oversight, personnel management, program development, member recruitment and liaison activities with employer, community, and governmental entities as well as the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). This person requires thorough knowledge of corporate wellness programs and demonstrated operational experience, leadership qualities, decision-making and problem solving abilities.


  • Actively engage and energize volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing operations and oversight.
  • Ensure programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion while simultaneously building reserves.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities to actively market, cultivate new members and nurture partnerships with other organizations and stakeholders.
  • Build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders, and employer and community leaders to facilitate program expansion.
  • Contribute to a statewide presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for regional and national replication.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that ensures operating within the approved budget, maximum resource utilization and continuous quality improvement including, but not limited to, monthly expenditures and revenues, financial reserves, sponsorships, donations and annual audit.
  • Work with staff to retain existing corporate members through, but not limited to, a commitment to exceptional member service(s).
  • Create opportunities to educate and train employers to create a well workplace and the well workplace award process including providing individual consultations, conducting workshops, regional meetings and speaking opportunities statewide.
  • Plan and implement an annual wellness conference.
  • Represent the organization at statewide events and meetings and participate in marketing efforts as needed.
  • Maintain a productive and cooperative relationship with the Wellness Council’s national organization, Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) and cooperating management organization, MRA, including providing information and participating in meetings.

All other duties as assigned.

Directly supervises all members of the WCWI team.

This position is full-time. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty at or above a satisfactory level. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable invidividuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field with 7-10 years of experience. Master’s degree is preferred. Non-profit experience a plus.
  • 5 or more years of relevant health promotion/wellness experience ranging from basic programming to innovative strategies.
  • Industry knowledge of health management strategies and worksite wellness concepts, business planning, financial development, administration and marketing.
  • Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
  • Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for day-to-day operations.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills, with confidence and professionalism required.
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license required for statewide travel.
  • Teaching/training experience required.
  • Demonstrates leadership, decision-making and problem solving qualities with the ability to foster team concept and spirit.
  • Meets commitments through strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Computer literacy with the following applications required: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and website development.
  • Knowledge of salesforce, QuickBooks, PayPal and website build is a plus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and type. The employee is required to use hands to finger, grasp, handle or touch objects. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach above shoulders and occasionally lift 30 lbs.

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