YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Wellness Specialist

US-MO-Kansas City
Req No.
Linwood Family YMCA
Healthy Living
Minimum Salary
USD $7.94/Hr.
Midpoint Salary
USD $9.98/Hr.
Position Hours
15- 20 hours
US-MO-Kansas City


Under the supervision of the Health and Wellness Director , the Wellness Specialist is responsible and accountable for planning, conducting, and evaluating high quality in the strength-training department at the appointed center.  The Wellness Attendant is expected to emphasize member service, character development and the mission in relation to the retention and promotion of the YMCA.


  • Contribute to the overall YMCA mission of healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. 

  • Give equipment orientations for all members and participants of all abilities and levels.
  • Responsible for staying current with the center announcements and information.
  • Know and understand the wellness area for safety reasons along with emergency procedures of the building.
  • Must notify appropriate staff of any unsafe conditions, needed repairs, complaints, accidents, or injuries immediately.
  • Assist in the recruitment of volunteers for all classes and programs.
  • Current knowledge of all areas of training and certifications as well as YMCA of Greater Kansas City employee handbook.
  • Attend community functions and events to promote the YMCA, its mission and programs.
  • Maintain a safe and clean, well organized area, provide safe instruction in all areas of work by following YMCA and national certification guidelines.
  • Assist in the ideas for retention and sale initiatives for all health and wellness programs and members.
  • Ensure tracking, follow-up of program participants.
  • Participate in the Annual Mission Campaign.
  • Responsible for updating all areas and certifications through YMCA or national continuing education units, exercise science, nutrition and choreography.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Must be at least 18 years age.
  • Degree preferred in health related field, if no degree, then must have related experience or progress toward a degree in health related field.
  • Must have current First Aid and CPR.
  • Must be able to relate and work with diverse groups of people in a friendly and consistent manner.
  • Must be able to reflect a positive attitude.
  • Must be able to perform and pass skills with knowledge of workout equipment and/or weight training.
  • Perform and pass demonstration for Healthy Living Director.


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