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Passionate About Helping People?

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. Contact: careers@bluezones.com

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 Times, WSJ, NPR, National Geographic, and the New England Journal of Medicine.


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.

Project Manager & Office Coordinator, Blue Zones Project Jacksonville

Location:

Jacksonville, FL 

Overview:

If you are an experienced Project Manager or Office Coordinator and are driven to make a difference; If you enjoy interacting with people and are passionate about improving the well-being of others; 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 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 Jacksonville 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 bluezones.com/bzpjacksonville/

Job Summary:

The Project Manager & Office Coordinator will be responsible for managing and creating project plans that balance scope, cost, time, and quality to meet customer performance milestones and achieve high levels of satisfaction. This position monitors projects daily to track progress against the schedule, resolve risks/issues, and manage project changes. This person will have exceptional skills in the following: communication, presentation, time management, problem-solving, teamwork, and customer relations. This position works collaboratively with other departments and across Blue Zones Project teams to ensure the project is aligned with business needs, and acts as a central information source for the project. This person will also undertake a variety of day-to-day office and clerical tasks supporting the Executive Director and sector Leaders. This person is an integral part in ensuring that the office operations run smoothly and are successful in supporting other business activities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Creates and manages thorough project plans, delivering on project objectives
  • Helps maintain project standards, tools, and methodologies
  • Performs in a consultative role to provide options for business owners to respond to major changes and risks
  • Engages the team in the development of project schedules based on properly defined scope, resource requirements, decisions, and availability. Plans and communicates how the project will be managed including risk/issue management, change control, and communication.
  • Ensure projects meet business needs and that the project team and stakeholders understand the project value, scope, and timeline.
  • Communicate project status and issues to stakeholders. Hold regular status meetings, document and communicate project progress to all communication channels. Proactively communicate information needed by team members to complete their tasks and with stakeholders that play a role in the project.
  • Risk Management – identify, document, track, escalate and resolve project risks, issues, barriers, and dependencies.
  • Manage change requests and modifications to the project plan.
  • Assure deliverables are reviewed and quality is achieved as planned.
  • Support other staff with various administrative tasks.
  • Develop and follow office workflow procedures to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Maintain files and records within digital collaboration systems.

Specific Skills/Attributes:

  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong relationship-building skills; capable of working with internal and external teams and partners.
  • Demonstrates good organizational skills and manages time and priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in Google Workspace and Microsoft Office. Experience in the use of CRM software is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment but remain appropriately detail-oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver under pressure from various stakeholders.
  • Experience working in or with underserved and/or under-resourced communities and working in multi-disciplinary, multicultural, and multi-sectoral partnerships.
  • Creative, inspiring, influencing, collaborative, and responsible.
  • Energized by the Blue Zones Project mission.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business-related field preferred: experience in lieu of education also considered.
  • 3 + years of project management and office coordination experience.
  • Resident of Jacksonville 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.

Public Policy Lead, Blue Zones Project Jacksonville

Location:

Jacksonville, Florida

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 Jacksonville live better, longer.

Join us if you are a policy advocate driven to make a difference; If you enjoy working with people who are passionate about improving the well-being of others; if you have a proven track record leading 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 bluezones.com/bzpjacksonville/ 

Job Summary:

The Public Policy Lead 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 county-wide regulations and standards. The Public Policy Lead 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 Lead will have access to Blue Zones’ best-in-class experts. Changing and implementing policies requires a coalition of invested stakeholders, technical knowledge, and commitment to change. The Public Policy Advocate will be responsible for building and managing this coalition. 

Essential Job 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 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.
  • Ensure Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and a focus on health equity in policy initiatives as appropriate to the local community/state.
  • Compile community impact stories.

Specific Skills/ Attributes:

  • Proven ability to design an advocacy strategy and convene community leaders and volunteers to adopt and implement community policy priorities.
  • Strong experience in a Player/Coach model of leadership with proven ability to lead a small team and work alongside that team to accomplish goals and outcomes. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work professionally with internal staff, external leaders such as political leaders, city and county 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 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.
  • 5+ years of experience as a people leader/manager for a small team of 2-5 professionals
  • 5+ years of experience in coalition building, public policy, food policy, advocacy, city planning, community organizing, and/or planning related fields.
  • Resident of Jacksonville 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.

Engagement & Marketing Lead, Blue Zones Project Jacksonville

Location:

Jacksonville, Florida

Overview:

If you are a people person or marketer driven to make a difference; If you enjoy interacting with people and are passionate about improving the well-being of others; 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 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 Jacksonville 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 bluezones.com/bzpjacksonville/

Job Summary: 

The Engagement & Marketing Lead is responsible for the successful advancement of the Blue Zones Project in the people sector. This person will manage event planning, design, and production within time and budget limits. This person will develop strategies to maximize the participation and engagement of individuals and organizations in Blue Zones Project events and activities while representing stakeholder brands in a positive light. This person will also coordinate the delivery of collaterals and promotional activities (on- line/off-line). This role is responsible for leading partnerships with volunteer organizations, overseeing volunteer recruitment and training, and coaching other volunteer specialists. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Work with the local Blue Zones Project team, community leaders, media, and other partners to create and implement a successful engagement plan in the community.
  • Lead and manage local marketing, advertising/earned media, public relations, social media, and production activities and tasks related to the implementation of the community marketing plan.
  • Create community-based grass-roots strategies and coordinate delivery of supporting materials.
  • 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 snail 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. 

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 and Microsoft Office. Experience in the use of CRM software is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a compelling voice that inspires citizens to engage in Blue Zones Project initiatives through 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 or with underserved and/or under-resourced communities and 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 management, hospitality management, marketing or related areas preferred; experience in lieu of education also considered.
  • 5+ years experience in leading a small group of 2-5 professionals, preferably in a player/coach role.
  • 3+ years of public relations or marketing experience.
  • Resident of Jacksonville 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.

Organization & Well-Being Lead, Blue Zones Project Jacksonville

Location:

Jacksonville, Florida

Overview:

If you have account management/client services/sales/employee engagement/restaurant or grocery store management experience and are driven to make a difference; If you enjoy interacting with people and are passionate about improving the well-being of others; 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 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 Jacksonville 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 bluezones.com/bzpjacksonville/

Job Summary:

The Organization Lead 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 within the Blue Zones Project life radius. Success is achieved when the local employers and other organizations adopt the recommended changes to improve well-being and achieve the organization certifications 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, and 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.

Specific Skills/Attributes:

  • Strong self-starter and team leader.
  • Strong experience in a Player/Coach model of leadership with proven ability to lead a small team and work alongside the team to accomplish goals and objectives
  • 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, schools, grocery stores, and restaurants.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with key partners.
  • 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 is a plus.
  • Experience working in or with underserved and/or under-resourced communities and working in multi-disciplinary, multicultural, and multi-sectoral partnerships.
  • Strong facilitation skills.
  • Knowledgeable of and connected in the local business community.
  • Inspiring, influential, collaborative, and responsible.
  • Energized by Blue Zones Project mission.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 5 + years of experience serving in an account management/client services role required.
  • 5+  years of experience as a manager/leader of a small team of 2-5 professionals
  • Experience in Human Resources/Benefits/Employee Wellness/Grocery or Restaurant, and business development preferred.
  • Resident of Jacksonville 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.

Events Specialist, Blue Zones Project Jacksonville

Location:

Jacksonville, Florida

Overview:

If you are driven to make a difference; If you enjoy interacting with people and are passionate about improving the well-being of others; 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 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 Jacksonville 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 bluezones.com/bzpjacksonville/ 

Job Summary:

The Events Specialist is responsible for supporting the execution of all local Blue Zones Project engagement events. This person will support event planning, design, and production within time and budget limits. This role will develop and manage committee lists, tracking sheets and project overview platforms will be managed by this role. This role will create and manage the project calendar, as well as facilitate ensuring all items needed for successful events are available. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Event Support
    • Coordinate with vendors, exhibitors, volunteers, and stakeholders during event planning
    • Create and distribute event listing pages on social media websites
    • Manage event set up, tear down and follow-ups
    • Establish standardized event procedures and train staff on how to properly execute them
    • Adhere to an event budget
    • Track and report event key performance areas and identify items to work on for future events
  • Volunteer Support
    • Recruit & train volunteers to support the project
    • Nurture partnerships with existing volunteer clearinghouses and coordinators in other organizations to identify areas for collaboration
  • Coordinate communication through digital assets
    • Emails, Blogs, Landing Pages, Forms / RSVPs
    • Social Media accounts, Facebook, Instagram, Other
    • SurveyMonkey
  • Marketing and PR Support
    • Coordinate requests for marketing materials
    • Submit press releases and media advisories as needed
  • Project Coordination 
    • Manage team event calendars and reporting
    • Manage meetings (calendar requests) as needed

Specific Skills/Attributes:

  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong relationship-building skills; capable of working with internal and external teams and partners.
  • Experience coordinating large-scale events.
  • Familiarity with event registration software.
  • Proficient in Google Workspace and Microsoft Office. Experience in the use of CRM software is a plus.
  • Demonstrates good organizational skills and manages time and priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment but remain appropriately detail-oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver under pressure from various stakeholders.
  • Track record of leveraging diverse resources, including volunteers to achieve project goal
  • Compelling verbal and written communication skills as it relates to inspiring volunteers to participate.
  • Available to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Experience working in or with underserved and/or under-resourced communities and working in multi-disciplinary, multicultural, and multi-sectoral partnerships.
  • Creative, inspiring, influencing, collaborative, and responsible.
  • Energized by the Blue Zones Project mission.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, hospitality management, marketing, or related areas preferred; experience in lieu of education also considered.
  • 3 + years of event planning, managing volunteers and/or committees.
  • Resident of Jacksonville 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.

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