CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT Will provide assistance to the Benefits team, focused on Wellness Programs & Initiatives. Research employee wellness best practices and initiatives. Responsible for supporting and fostering innovative programs and policies that help cultivate a culture of total well-being, wellness and work life balance. Performs other projects and duties as assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist the Benefits team in collaboration with insurance partners on wellness initiatives, for both in-person and remote employees
Research and propose initiatives to support employees in finding and maintaining a work-life balance
Assist and work with Human Resources, Marketing, and Communications teams in promotion of various Wellness Program offerings and education
Assist with the coordination of special wellness initiatives and projects such as wellness fairs, health campaigns, and flu vaccine clinics
Becomes familiar with personnel handbook/manuals, city operating procedures and policies, and administrative policies.
May participate in special projects and perform special assignments as needed.
Performs other projects and duties as assigned.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
Current College Junior, Senior, or Graduate student with an interest in wellness and Human Resources
All intern candidates MUST be currently enrolled students in an accredited college or university
Transcripts will be requested prior to initial interview (unofficial transcripts will suffice)
Experience working with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Experience working with Canva or other similar software helpful, but not required
Strong organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Good problem-solving skills
Aptitude for technology and systems
Ability to follow instructions and ask questions to ensure clarity of the project or task
Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, yet independently as needed
Ability to exhibit integrity and confidentiality in all matters
Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
Strong attention to detail
Demonstrated initiative, self-starter, and a strong desire to learn and receive feedback/coaching
Ability to handle multiple priorities
Interns are expected to work 15-25 hours a week for the November-April internship period
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and the job is to be performed within the United States
Ability to recognize and protect confidential information.
Logical reasoning; sound judgment; discretion; and the ability to deal with sensitive situations in a tactful and empathetic manner.
Ability to learn and understand PC software applications.
Ability to organize, file, and effectively retrieve data.
Ability to work in a hectic environment with many interruptions.
Ability to work effectively in a multi-tasking environment.
Ability to meet specific deadlines.
Ability to concentrate.
Alpha and numeric recognition.
Ability to process information quickly.
Ability to interpret policies and procedures.
Ability to exhibit creative thought processes.
Ability to analyze complex problems and recommend possible solutions.
Carry out assignments through oral and written instructions.
Hand and eye coordination adequate to input computer, copier, and fax machine.
Visual stamina and acuity adequate to review data daily and to spend long periods looking at computer screens.
Ability to work in inclement weather.
Ability to make and receive phone calls.
Ability to sit and be attentive for extended periods of time.
Ability to speak clearly and distinctly.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.