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career at Blue Zones offers the opportunity to improve lives and make a meaningful difference. We are always interested in meeting talented mission-driven people with experience in healthcare operations, public health, public policy, project management, and brand licensing. If that sounds like you but you don’t see a position that best describes your skill set, we’d love to hear from you. 

Blue Zones provides equal employment opportunities. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Blue Zones is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Blue Zones is a well-being transformation company that partners with communities and private enterprises to make healthy choices easier. Today we are in over 70 cities impacting over 4.5 million Americans, helping them live better, longer. We do this by encouraging sustainable changes in the built environment, food environment, and social networks, often suggesting policy changes throughout a community including such places as worksites, schools, restaurants, grocery stores, faith-based communities, convenience stores, and neighborhoods. By helping people live longer and better by making the healthy choice the easy choice, communities can lower healthcare costs, improve productivity, access grants and funding available locally and nationally, and enjoy a higher quality of life as they live, work, learn, worship and grow.

The program is based on principles identified during an ongoing twenty-year worldwide longevity study commissioned by National Geographic, and detailed in the New York Times best-seller, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, and The Blue Zones Solution by Dan Buettner. The Blue Zones Project is based on this innovative approach. Our work has been featured in media from Oprah to NPR, the New York TimesWSJNPRNational Geographic, and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Organization & Well-Being Coordinator, Blue Zones Project Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ Full Time

Overview

If you have account management, client services, sales, employee engagement, restaurant or grocery store experience and are driven to make a difference; if you enjoy interacting with people and are passionate about improving the well-being of others; and if you thrive while collaborating with a strong, results-driven team and enjoy challenging yourself and others to find creative solutions, join us!

Be part of a team that’s bringing innovative people together from across the community to lead and ignite a movement to improve well-being on a significant scale – a movement that promises to help your friends, family, and neighbors in Scottsdale live better, longer.

Blue Zones Project is rooted in lessons learned from the world’s longest-lived cultures. We translate these lessons into sustainable environmental changes that strengthen social ties, reshape the places where people spend their time, and sharpen policies to support healthy choices. By engaging a critical mass of individuals and organizations to participate — from worksites and schools to restaurants and grocery stores — the small changes contribute to huge benefits: lowered healthcare costs, improved productivity, and ultimately, a higher quality of life. For more information regarding Blue Zones Project please visit https://bluezones.com/bzpscottsdale/.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter indicating the position you are interested in to [email protected].

Summary

Reporting to the Organization and Well-Being Leader, this person is responsible for the successful advancement of the Blue Zones Project in the places sector and will engage employer worksites, schools, grocery stores, restaurants and other organizations for implementation of the Blue Zones Life Radius Model. Success is achieved when the local employers and other organizations adopt the recommended changes to improve well-being and achieve the organization approvals necessary for the community to earn certification as a Blue Zones Community.

Essential job functions
  • Develop strong relationships with target organizations to encourage their participation and support them in becoming a Blue Zones Approved Organization (worksites, schools, restaurants, grocery stores).
  • Drive comprehensive adoption and advancement of the Blue Zones Project blueprint within the local business community and organization leaders, including identifying and leveraging contacts, creating partner relationships, and educating organizations on becoming a Blue Zones Approved Organization.
  • Actively work with the local Blue Zones Project leadership team and maintain momentum and advancement of the assigned group's strategic plans within the community.
  • Ensure coordination and integration of the organizational strategies and group initiatives so they are fully maximized and leveraged with each other to drive maximum exposure to all the touch points with the Blue Zones Project.
  • Develop and meet monthly targets to ultimately achieve annual community blueprint places metrics.
  • Compile organization performance/value measures, outcomes and community impact stories.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Specific skills / attributes
  • Strong self-starter and team contributor.
  • Proven track record working on strong, results-driven teams.
  • Strong relationship building skills; capable of working with internal and external teams and partners.
  • Adept at working with all levels of organizations to secure ongoing participation and utilization of the appropriate tools and resources.
  • Compelling written/oral communication skills as it relates to driving initiatives within employer worksites, grocery stores and restaurants.
  • Ability to represent Blue Zones Project with partners, the public, and media.
  • Strong project management skills to ensure initiative strategies stay on track and within budget.
  • Proficient in Google Workspace and Microsoft Office. Experience in the use of CRM software, HubSpot, is a plus.
  • Knowledgeable of and connected in the local business community.
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary, multicultural, and multi-sectoral partnerships.
  • Strong facilitation skills.
  • Inspiring, influential, collaborative, and responsible.
  • Energized by Blue Zones Project mission.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Experience in lieu of education is also considered.
  • 3+ years experience in human resources/benefits/employee wellness; grocery or restaurants; and/or business development required.
     
  • Resident of Scottsdale preferred, strong working knowledge of Scottsdale is required.
  • Position is onsite and will require a COVID-19 vaccination or qualifying exemption.
     

Public Policy Coordinator, Blue Zones Project Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ Full Time

Overview

Be part of a team that’s bringing innovative leaders together from across the community to lead and ignite a movement to improve well-being on a significant scale – a movement that promises to help your friends, family, and neighbors in Scottsdale live better, longer.

Join us if you are a policy advocate or have experience working with city government and are driven to make a difference; if you enjoy working with people who are passionate about improving the well-being of others; and if you have a proven track record working with strong, results-driven teams and enjoy challenging yourself and others to find creative solutions.

Within the policy sector, Blue Zones works with our partners and local governmental staff to change, add, or remove policies and practices in the built environment, food, tobacco, and alcohol arenas. Policies can be regulatory (e.g., modifying parking regulations or updating school nutrition standards) or non-regulatory (e.g., expanding access to recreation assets or enabling more farmer’s markets). Across all policy areas, Blue Zones conducts significant outreach and education to increase understanding of how specific policies may impact well-being. For more information regarding Blue Zones Project please visit https://www.bluezones.com/bzpscottsdale/.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter indicating the position you are interested in to [email protected].

Summary

Reporting to the Public Policy Leader, this person is responsible for the successful advancement of the Blue Zones Project within the policy sector. This will include adding, changing, or removing policies that span city-wide regulations and standards. The Public Policy Coordinator will collaborate with policy partners to establish, implement, and communicate policy priorities and projects. Success is achieved when policies are passed, projects are implemented successfully, and the local businesses adopt the recommended changes to improve well-being. Throughout this process the Public Policy Coordinator will have access to Blue Zones’ best-in-class technical experts. Changing and implementing policies requires a coalition of invested stakeholders, technical knowledge, and commitment to change. This role will be responsible for supporting and managing this coalition.

Essential Functions:
  • Build the necessary partnerships to pass and implement identified policies that favor health and well-being.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships and collaborate with leaders/advocates (government, schools, non-profits, employers and health care organizations) to move policy initiatives.
  • Assist in the development and update of the Community Blueprint (action plan) for policy initiatives.
  • Identify, support and manage policy sector(s) performance/value measures and outcomes data.
  • Manage and execute the Blue Zones 4D Policy process (discover, design, develop and deploy) for making policy change and community transformation through implementation with support from national experts and community stakeholders.
  • Develop and meet monthly targets to achieve annual Community Blueprint metrics.
  • Compile community impact stories.
Specific Skills/Attributes:
  • Proven track record working on strong, results-driven teams.
  • Proven ability to design an advocacy strategy and convene community leaders and volunteers to adopt and implement community policy priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work professionally with internal staff, external leaders such as political leaders, city staff and any other organizations.
  • Ability to communicate best practices in the areas of built environment, tobacco, alcohol, and food policy and the importance of policy in creating sustainable environmental change.
  • Understand local policy making process as well as local, state and federal jurisdictions as they relate to identified community policy initiatives.
  • Knowledge of existing related local, state and/or federal potential partnerships, policies or projects.
  • Understand local, state and/or federal funding mechanisms, cycles and barriers.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize meetings and work to meet deadlines.
  • Compelling written/oral communication skills as it relates to driving initiatives related to policy within the community.
  • Excellent computer skills including familiarity with Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as Internet search capabilities. Experience in the use of CRM software, HubSpot, is a plus.
  • Comfortable working in a team environment.
  • Energetic, charismatic, collaborative.
  • Energized by the Blue Zones Project mission.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required - public health, public administration, urban design, planning, social policy or health promotion preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience in coalition building, public policy, food policy, advocacy, city planning, community organizing, and/or planning related fields.
  • Resident of Scottsdale preferred, strong working knowledge of Scottsdale is required.
  • Position is onsite and will require a COVID-19 vaccination or qualifying exemption.

Community Engagement & Marketing Coordinator, Blue Zones Project Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ Full Time

Overview

If you are a people person, community outreach coordinator, or marketer driven to make a difference; if you enjoy interacting with people and are passionate about improving the well-being of others; and if you thrive while collaborating with a strong, results-driven team and enjoy challenging yourself and others to find creative solutions, join us!

Be part of a team that’s bringing innovative people together from across the community to lead and ignite a movement to improve well-being on a significant scale – a movement that promises to help your friends, family, and neighbors in Scottsdale live better, longer.

Blue Zones Project is rooted in lessons learned from the world’s longest-lived cultures. We translate these lessons into sustainable environmental changes that strengthen social ties, reshape the places where people spend their time, and sharpen policies to support healthy choices. By engaging a critical mass of individuals and organizations to participate — from worksites and schools to restaurants and grocery stores — the small changes contribute to huge benefits: lowered healthcare costs, improved productivity, and ultimately, a higher quality of life. For more information regarding Blue Zones Project please visit https://www.bluezones.com/bzpscottsdale/.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter indicating the position you are interested in to [email protected].

Summary

Reporting to the Engagement and Marketing Leader, this person is responsible for the successful advancement of the Blue Zones Project in the people sector. Working collaboratively with the Events Specialist and other sector team members, this person will support the management of event planning, design, and production as appropriate to community outreach efforts. This person will implement strategies to maximize the participation and engagement of individuals and organizations in Blue Zones Project events for implementation of Blue Zones Life Radius Model. This person will leverage appropriate collaterals and social media to maximize engagement in activities that promote well-being. This role is also responsible for supporting partnerships with volunteer organizations, volunteer recruitment and training, and coaching other volunteer specialists.

Essential Functions:
  • Work with the local Blue Zones Project team, community leaders, media, faith-based organizations, and other partners to implement a successful engagement plan in the community.
  • Coordinate local marketing, advertising/earned media, public relations, social media and production activities and tasks related to the implementation of the community marketing plan.
  • Coordinate community-based grass-roots strategies and the delivery of supporting materials.
  • Support, organize and manage community events including engaging community volunteers.
  • Write promotional pieces using standard templates, including drafting and sending partner newsletters and direct mail (email and regular mail).
  • Collaborate with Blue Zones Project National Team on Blue Zones related social media.
  • Adhere to Blue Zones Project branding guidelines and standards.
  • Collaborate and share best practices with other PR, marketing, and engagement professionals across the Blue Zones Project network.
  • Develop and meet monthly targets to ultimately achieve annual community blueprint people/engagement metrics.
  • Compile engagement related performance/value measures, outcomes and community impact stories.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Specific Skills/Attributes:
  • Proven track record working on strong, results-driven teams.
  • Strong relationship building skills; capable of working with internal and external teams and partners.
  • Proficient in Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, Canva and other related applications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a compelling voice that inspires citizens to engage in Blue Zones Project initiatives through community outreach activities, relationships with neighborhood leaders and ambassadors, newsletters, web content, event postings, blogging, Facebook, Twitter posts, YouTube, etc.
  • Demonstrates initiative and mature judgment.
  • Must be flexible and able to multitask.
  • Demonstrates good organizational skills and manages time and priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Experience with photography, videography, and/or video editing is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment but remain appropriately detail-oriented.
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary, multicultural, and multi-sectoral partnerships.
  • Creative, inspiring, influencing, collaborative, and responsible.
  • Energized by Blue Zones Project mission.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Experience in business, hospitality, community outreach, public relations, marketing or related areas preferred. Experience in lieu of education also considered.
  • 3+ years of public relations or marketing experience.
  • Resident of Scottsdale preferred, strong working knowledge of Scottsdale is required.
  • Position is onsite and will require a COVID-19 vaccination or qualifying exemption.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line. 

Due to the overwhelming number of applicants, the national Blue Zones team will first conduct a screening of all applicants, and selected candidates will be contacted to schedule local interviews with the Blue Zones Project Scottsdale team. Thank you for understanding. 

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