Organization Lead - Blue Zones Project

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Kapolei, HI
8 - 10 years experience
Advertising & Marketing Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

Position Responsibilities

  • Developing strong relationships with organizations in Kapolei/Ewa to support them in working through a menu of evidence-based best practices to become a designated Blue Zones Worksite®, Blue Zones Restaurant®, or Blue Zones Grocery Store® in support of overall community well-being.
  • Working with key community stakeholders to develop and execute the Blue Zones Project Blueprint—or strategic plan–within the local business community including identifying and leveraging contacts, creating partner relationships, and educating organizations on becoming a Blue Zones Worksite, Blue Zones Restaurant or Grocery Store.
  • Assisting X% of the top X% worksites to become Blue Zones Project Approved, 25% of grocery stores and 10% of the restaurants in Kapolei/Ewa.
  • Raising awareness of Blue Zones Project through webinars, speaking engagements and events 
  • Sharing Blue Zones Project tools, resources, and marketing materials necessary to effectively drive participation and change within organizations. 
  • Working with the local Blue Zones Project community leadership team to maintain momentum and advancement of the Project’s strategic plans within the community.
  • Supporting relevant committee(s) working on community Blueprint implementation.

Skill Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree (Masters preferred) – Experience in lieu of education also considered.
  • 7 + years of experience serving in an account management/client services role, restaurant, grocery and or nutrition experiencepreferred.
  • Sales, business development and strategic marketing experience.
  • Knowledgeable and connected to businesses, restaurants, and grocery stores in Kapolei/Ewa.

Specific Skills:

  • Strong self-starter and team leader, specifically in partnership contexts where the team is not direct reports.
  • Adept at working with all levels of organizations and civic groups to help them work towards certification by showing them how to use the appropriate tools and resources.
  • Compelling written/oral communications skills as it relates to driving initiatives within worksites, restaurants and grocery stores.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with key partners.
  • Ability to represent Healthways and Blue Zones with partners, the public and media.
  • Ability to work with many partners, including our sponsor, HMSA.
  • Strong project management skills to ensure projects stay on track.

Requisition ID1115

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