YMCA of Greater Kansas City

  • Lifestyle Coach - Healthy Heart Bilingual

    Job Location US-MO-North Kansas City
    Req No.
    Location Site
    North Kansas City YMCA
    Healthy Living
    Minimum Salary
    USD $12.48/Yr.
    Midpoint Salary
    USD $15.77/Yr.
    Position Hours
    Location : Location
    US-MO-North Kansas City
  • Overview

    The YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It’s who we are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


    The Lifestyle Coach will provide support and guidance to participants in the YMCA’s Blood Pressure Monitoring Program and implement standard curriculum designed for the program. This is a part-time role, but must be willing to be flexible based on the program participants availability.  


         We are seeking a bi-lingual English/Spanish speaking Lifestyle coach. 


    Grant funded position.

    • Deliver curriculum to class participants in effective, meaningful and compelling ways.
    • Encourage group participation and interaction using open-ended questions.
    • Facilitate commitment and retention of participants.
    • Create a motivating environment that is friendly and non-competitive.
    • Foster relationships with and between participants.
    • Make learning a shared responsibility for the group.
    • Ability to deliver structured presentations and lead group discussions.
    • Provide accessibility to participants both before and after sessions to answer questions and follow-up on any questions you cannot answer during class time.
    • Support and encourage goal setting on a weekly basis.
    • Schedule that allows for flexibility to facilitate Office Hours and Nutrition Education.
    • Record weekly data for each participant Enter data electronically within 48 hours of the class or Office Hours.
    • Ability to provide regular personalized contact with participants for 16 weeks (4 months) to encourage self-monitoring of blood pressure, and attending nutrition education seminars via phone, email or text.
    • Arrive for class, office hours and seminars on time and dressed appropriately.
    • Participate in all Lifestyle Coach Team discussions (meetings, emails or conference calls). Offer ideas and tools for facilitation to the coach team and remain engaged with the team at all times.
    • Attend community events to promote the program and recruit participants.
    • Communicate within and external to the YMCA via online tools and social media to support ongoing growth of the BPSM program.
    • Comply with all HIPAA requirements.


    • Must be bilingual 
    • Associates degree from an accredited college or university or the equivalent experience in related field of health, fitness or nutrition.
    • Three years of experience in a related field.
    • Must have current certifications in:
      • First Aid
      • CPR (Adult)
    • Must be able to relate and work with diverse groups of people in a friendly and consistent manner.
    • The ability to build community within a group.
    • Must be detail oriented with good organizational skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Able to demonstrate high levels of discretion and confidentiality.
    • Must have strong communication and relationship building skills.
    • An understanding of behavior change required.
    • Knowledge of basic health, nutrition, and fitness strongly preferred.
    • Basic level of proficiency with commonly used office tools such as word, spreadsheets, online email and online calendars.
    • Experience with Listen First or motivational interviewing strongly preferred.
    • Able to work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders (physicians, public health officials, employers, administrators and health seekers)
    • Must have reliable transportation. Travel around the Greater Kansas City area is required.


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