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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.

Operations and Administrative Specialist, Blue Zones Project Petaluma

Petaluma, California Full Time


If you have experience organizing work and events 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 Petaluma 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 Petaluma, please visit bluezonesprojectpetaluma.com.

The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $80,000. Additional employee benefits include 401(k) & 401(k) matching, dental insurance, vision insurance, employee assistance program, flexible spending account, health insurance (75% employer pay), health savings account, life insurance, and paid time off.

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


The Operations and Administrative Specialist is a proactive and detail-oriented person and will play a vital role in organizing office activities, planning community events, coordinating volunteers, and supporting various operational endeavors for Blue Zones Project Petaluma. This person is an integral part in ensuring that the office operations run smoothly and are successful in supporting other business activities.

Essential Functions:
  • Office Coordination: Streamline office workflows, ensuring maximum efficiency and adherence to established procedures; maintain files and records within digital collaboration systems; perform a variety of day-to-day office and clerical tasks, supporting the Executive Director
  • Event Planning and Coordination: Take charge of planning and executing community events, fostering community engagement, managing logistics, and adhering to event budgets
  • Volunteer Coordination and Training: Oversee volunteer programs, ensuring proper training and engagement strategies to enhance community involvement
  • Operational Support: Collaborate with internal local and national teams to support or manage various operational efforts, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability
Specific Skills/Attributes:
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, but remain appropriately detail-oriented.
  • Strong relationship building skills; capable of working with internal and external teams and partners.
  • Good organizational skills; ability to prioritize and manage time to meet deadlines.
  • Strong initiative and mature judgment.
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary, multicultural, and multi-sectoral partnerships.
  • Proficient in Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, Smartsheets. Experience in the use of CRM software is a plus.
  • Creativity, inspiration, and collaboration to contribute to a positive team culture.
  • Energized by the Blue Zones Project mission.
  • 3+ years of experience in business, hospitality, community outreach, public relations, event planning, project management, marketing or related areas preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in business related field preferred: experience in lieu of education also considered
  • Bilingual English/Spanish with multicultural awareness preferred
  • Resident of Petaluma and/or deep local knowledge & engagement within Petaluma preferred
  • 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 Petaluma team. Thank you for understanding. 


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