Careers

We are looking for creative and enthusiastic professionals who share our passion for health and helping people live longer, better lives

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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. 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 61 Cities impacting over 4.5 million Americans, helping them live longer, better. 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.

Built Environment & Food Policy Portfolio Manager

Location:

Remote

Overview:

Blue Zones seeks a full time Policy Portfolio Manager to help manage the deployment and activities of the food and built environment policy experts in Blue Zone communities. Like an orchestra conductor, a successful Portfolio Manager enables the policy experts to excel in their roles in communities. As Blue Zones expands into additional communities, ensuring and coordinating well-planned execution during all phases of a Blue Zones project is essential to our success on-the-ground.

Experience and Education:

  • 2 years’ experience leading complex, high-profile projects/initiatives
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to resolve conflict and arrive at collaborative solutions
  • Creative problem solving with a passion for quality and a desire to drive change
  • Technology savvy and strong in Microsoft Suite
  • Proven written and oral communication abilities.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all public interactions.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Master’s degree and/or project management certification (Preferred)
  • Understanding of Built Environment and Food Systems policy. (Preferred)
  • Experience working in a community role or possess a strong interest in community work. (Preferred)
  • Experience with Smartsheets. (Preferred)

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate is affable, likeable, and is able to build and strengthen relationships with our community-based teams. Incredibly well-organized, the candidate can manage well unexpected deviations from an agreed upon plan as well as keep track of future activities months down to the road to minimize deviations. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the policy deployment in small to large projects that span multiple years.
  • Plan program activities, tasks, and end results, including work breakdown, scheduling, and budgeting.
  • Manage the deployment of food and built environment policy experts into all phases of a Blue Zone project.
  • Assist with Project Plan development for new projects
  • Create task orders and scopes of work for policy experts based on project plans.
  • Provide weekly status reports, escalating issues to policy expert team and senior management as needed
  • Effectively work with and manage cross-functional teams and partners to bring projects to fruition on time and within budget.

Compensation: 

Commensurate with experience

Benefits: 

  • Ability to work with national policy experts on a range of topics.
  • Fun, challenging, and supportive workplace environment.
  • Incredible professional development opportunity with significant decision-making authority.
  • A comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and life insurance; a 401k plan; and paid time off.

REPORTS TO: Lynn Richards, SVP Policy and Implementation

TYPE: Full Time

TRAVEL: 10-20%

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

Blue Zones Project Executive Director — Boyle Heights
Full-Time

Location:

Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA

Overview:

Blue Zones is working collaboratively with Adventist Health, a large faith-based health system in Northern California, to support the initiation of a community movement in all their Adventist Health communities.  This effort involves business, government, universities, and non-profits joining to support an integrated approach to improve the well-being of the community. The healthy choice becomes the easy choice through permanent changes to the environment, policy, and new supporting social connections. Through this collaboration and movement, communities will naturally adopt healthy behaviors, their well-being improves – and they live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. As well-being improves, employers begin to experience lower health care cost trends and higher productivity, driving new economic development while making each community an even more desirable place to live, work, and play.

This position will be accountable for implementation of the Blue Zones Project® in Boyle Heights with a goal of driving community engagement and overall improvement in the communities’ well-being.

Cultural Alignment:

Must be able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment. Must have a growth mentality and the requisite nimble and agile approach to support a fast-growing business unit. Knowledge of and demonstrated belief in the Blue Zones principles required.

Adheres to the Adventist Health Mission, Vision, and Values statements. Complies with behavioral standards, policies, procedures, and handbooks established by the organization and their respective ministries. Abides by the guiding principles of the Code of Conduct.

Experience and Education:

  • 10 + years of experience as a leader in operations, community organizer, and/or managing complex community initiatives or campaigns with diverse volunteer resources. A blend of for-profit and government or non-profit experience is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences, Political Science, Healthcare, Healthcare Administration or Business required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Work experience in lieu of education also considered.

Compensation: 

Commensurate with experience

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit a team of Boyle Heights Community staff that work with local government, non-profits, employers, industry associations, schools, grocery stores, restaurants, faith-based organizations, and health care providers to implement permanent changes to environment, policy, social networks, and programs that drive well-being improvement.
  • Provide effective leadership for diverse staff and volunteers that creates an authentic Blue Zones Project culture and drives successful outcomes.
  • Overall accountability for Community Blueprint development, execution, and achieving Blueprint goals and objectives.
  • Create and maintain excellent relationships with sponsors and funding partners.
  • Facilitates achievement of program and business goals by leveraging relationships with representatives of the government, non-profit organizations, civic groups, and businesses, as well as with senior leaders of Sponsor partners.
  • Accountable for operations and financial success. Leads development of short and long-term strategy and business plans.
  • Ensures marketing channels are fully utilized to publicize Blue Zones Project in Boyle Heights and assist in business development efforts.

Specific Skills:

  • Current resident of Boyle Heights or possessing strong knowledge, understanding, and relationships in the community.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationship with Sponsor as well as across government, businesses, and non-profits.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • An effective leader and coach who can motivate teams to successfully achieve project goals and objectives.
  • Strong operational skills.
  • Good business judgment-possesses business insight, sensitive to industry shifts and business trends, actively identifies new areas of growth, ability to balances data-driven decisions with experience, and execute the best decision.
  • Ability to manage sponsor relationship while meeting overall business needs.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills as evidenced in articulate professional presentations to a group, establishes one-on-one rapport, writing detailed reports, and communicating via email and phone conversations.
  • Able to communicate effectively as a project spokesperson with local media and with local/regional/national organizations.
  • Results oriented-understands what results are important and focuses resources to achieve them.
  • Adept at financial planning and successful budget management.
  • Inspiring, influencing, collaborative, and responsible.
  • Energized by Blue Zones Project Mission and embodies Blue Zones Project principles.

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

Business Development Intern
Part-Time

Summary:

Blue Zones, a national well-being transformations company, has an opening for a Business Development Assistant or Intern to support all divisions, including Blue Zones Brands, Blue Zones Transformations, Thrive, and Policy Services, in our Minneapolis office or remote work. This opportunity will provide exposure to the fast-growing industry of transformational well-being which will be the future of healthcare, policy-making, and real estate. Blue Zones will not only give this role exposure to the science and business of well-being but will coach the team member to grow into a business development executive.

Responsibilities include lead generation and appointment setting through direct outreach campaigns (emailing video primers to prospects), client project management (strategy and event planning) general administrative support (confidential reports, correspondence, database management, expense reports) and partnering with Vice Presidents on other assigned tasks in support of business development activities. The candidate must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills. The ability to learn fast and become a self-starter is essential. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is required. Salesforce and PowerPoint experience is a plus.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility is to own the lead generation campaign to develop the pipeline of leads for business development utilizing a proven business development process
  • Assist with all aspects of appointment setting with prospects, join and support meetings, and coordinate appropriate follow up to nurture leads through business development process
  • Assist with updating deals in tracking database
  • Maintain confidential department records and office files in accordance with internal company procedures
  • Assist in the coordination, creation and/or editing of presentation materials including flyers, proposals, offering memorandums, case studies, email blasts, invitations, etc. and contracts
  • Support event planning activities on weekly client calls, and eventually leading the planning calls
  • Support travel bookings for business development staff
  • Coordinate and assist with collecting, aggregating, and preparing client deliverables
  • Update and maintain client database (Salesforce)
  • Perform special projects as required
  • Provide backup coverage for business development team, when necessary

Requirements:

  • 1- year sales experience (lead generation & appointment setting) preferably in healthcare, real estate, or event planning
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is required
  • Currently enrolled in a 4-year college or university
  • Ability to deal and communicate effectively with all levels of staff and management
  • Must carry a positive demeanor while able to multitask

Blue Zones provides equal employment opportunity. 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

Director, Blue Zones Campus Implementation
Full-Time

Location:

California, preferable northern CA

Overview:

Blue Zones is working collaboratively with Adventist Health, a large faith-based health system in Northern California, to support the implementation of a worksite well-being initiative based on the research in the Blue Zones communities where people lived demonstrably longer with the best health. The worksite model leverages this research by operationalizing evidence-based practices through environmental design, meaningful programs, supportive policies and strong social connections.  As well-being improves, the worksites enjoy the benefits of healthier more productive colleagues and the individual colleagues gain both longevity and better health.

This position is responsible for leading the transformation of worksites with a small team through the adoption and implementation of a customized well-being improvement Blueprint based on Blue Zones principles and employee well-being best practices. In partnership with worksite leaders, you will manage the launch of the Blue Zones Campus Certification journey in every Adventist Health hospital from assessment and planning to implementation support.

Cultural Alignment:

Must be able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment. Must have a growth mentality and the requisite nimble and agile approach to support a fast-growing business unit. Knowledge of and demonstrated belief in the Blue Zones principles required.

Adheres to the Adventist Health Mission, Vision, and Values statements. Complies with behavioral standards, policies, procedures, and handbooks established by the organization and their respective ministries. Abides by the guiding principles of the Code of Conduct.

Experience and Education:

  • 3+ years of experience in health management, project management, and/or well-being or worksite wellness consulting
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business-related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience in lieu of education also considered

Compensation: 

Commensurate with experience

Responsibilities:

  • Serves on the site lead team during the Blue Zones Campus Certification review process
  • Collaborates with the Blue Zones team related to evolution and continuous improvement of the worksite model
  • Develops multi-year blueprint/strategic plan to guide individual worksite transformation and drive implementation in collaboration with worksite leaders
  • Supports the implementation of the individual worksite blueprints in conjunction with the local team
  • Cultivates strong relationships with participating worksite point of contacts and teams to maximize leader and employee engagement, adopt best practices, and achieve well-being improvement goals
  • Creates employee engagement and communication plans and drive successful execution, including delivery of programs and events that promote learning and adoption of blue zones principles
  • Responsible for contract deliverables related to Blue Zones Project worksite offerings for Adventist Health
  • Maintains and provides regular reports on worksite progress and outcomes
  • Provides consultative direction and support for worksite rollout strategy across Adventist Health sites
  • Maintains a strong knowledge of the Blue Zones Project worksite offerings and employee well-being best practices
  • Researches ongoing best practices related to healthcare systems
  • Collaborates and shares with other certified worksite leaders best practices and learnings

Specific Skills:

  • Experience deploying well-being programming at worksites (healthcare setting preferred)
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees from C-suite executives, to managers, to staff
  • Strong network/relationships in local business environment
  • Experience in creating marketing and engagement materials
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially as related to business-to-business interactions and corporate communications
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • Self-motivated and ability to work remotely
  • Ability to prioritize work and deploy multiple implementations concurrently
  • Strong project management and operational experience to ensure timely goals achieved
  • Experience working in fast-paced and relationship-driven professions
  • Ability to travel to worksite locations in the Adventist Health service area, up to 25%
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Inspiring, influencing, collaborative, and responsible

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

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