Job Opening

Director of Wellness Services

August 29, 2018

Position:  Director of Wellness Services 

Department: Wellness Services 

Reports to: President & CEO 

Job Location: Moorpark Avenue and Story Road, San Jose

Work Hours: Full-Time, Exempt

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) which was founded in 1973 has an amazing opportunity for the above position in the non-profit sector. AACI’s mission is to improve the health, mental health, and well-being of individuals, families and the Asian community. We do this by providing an array of high quality health and human services, sharing expertise about the Asian community’s needs and best services delivery practices, and providing Asian leadership in advocating on key health and human services issues. AACI has over 170 employees and an annual budget of over $16M.

Job Summary

The Director of Wellness is responsible for leading agency-wide integration efforts, wellness strategies and initiatives to drive positive change among AACI clients, patients, and served communities. This position will design, implement, and evaluate integrated wellness and community services that promote healthy independence, healthy lifestyles, and safety and security.  Tasks include research, design, implementation, and evaluation of the agency’s programs under these three focus areas, along with delivery of services, fiscal accountability, staff management, and business development.  This position will report to Chief Executive Officer

Specific Functions

Design and Delivery of Services:

  • Collaborate with key agency leadership to develop and ensure effective service delivery across programs.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures aligned with the agency’s mission and strategic goals.
  • Ensure that all programs comply with licensing, legal, and funding requirements and regulations.

Staff Management: 

  • Recruit, supervise, and evaluate the performance of program coordinators managers. 
  • Develop and implement relevant staff training and professional development plans.
  • Develop support mechanisms to ensure productivity of program staff.   

Fiscal Accountability:

  • Oversee the development and management of program budgets, ensuring that programs meet financial targets.
  • Work with program managers to monitor financial performance, analyze variances, and implement performance improvement strategies.
  • Collaborate with resource development staff to raise funds for wellness initiatives.

Program Evaluation: 

  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of wellness programs and services. 
  • Support program managers in developing and reporting on measurable outcomes.
  • Prepare and review contracts and memoranda of understanding, write reports to funders and contract monitors, analyze data, and present budget analyses.

Fund Development:

  • Lead in the development of grant proposals and budget development for new or continued funding.

Business Development: 

  • Pursue curation and expansion of existing programs and development of new programs, including diversification of sustainable funding sources. 
  • Develop community collaborations and partnerships to support initiatives for community wellness and joint advocacy.
  • Foster opportunities to leverage and integrate existing Wellness programs with Behavioral Health and Primary Care, to align with organizational strategy.

The following are three focus areas under the AACI wellness umbrella:

Healthy Independence:

  • Programs for seniors and other AACI clients/patients to maintain independence through nutrition, physical activities, and integrated health and wellness services.
  • Empowerment activities for mental health, primary care health and wellness consumers to pursue independence, socialization opportunities, and advocacy opportunities. 

Healthy Lifestyles:

  • Prevention activities aimed at reducing substance use and abuse.
  • Programming involving youth in alternative healthy activities like civic and youth leadership.
  • Education activities focused on helping youth, adults and families make healthy lifestyle choices.

Safety and Security:

  • Violence prevention through outreach and education.
  • Promoting safety and security through direct counseling, legal assistance, shelter and empowerment activities.
  • Advocacy on behalf of victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Advanced degree in a health-related field, nonprofit management, or public administration preferred.
  • At least five years of management experience.
  • Ability to work effectively with populations representing diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and abilities.
  • Demonstrated collaborative style, coupled with strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative as a member of multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams.
  • Strong strategic ability and creative problem-solving ability.
  • Strong program development, budgeting, and implementation skills, as well as demonstrated ability utilizing data for program improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work, manage time effectively, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 

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AACI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, religion (includes religious dress and grooming), marital status, domestic partnership status, family care leave status, medical condition as defined under California law, mental or physical disability (including persons infected with the HIV virus or persons with AIDS), genetic information, immigration status, military service or veteran’s status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions (including lactation), or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.


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