YMCA of Greater Kansas City

  • Healthy Living Coach

    Job Location US-KS-Kansas City
    Req No.
    Location Site
    Providence YMCA/Ball Family Center
    Healthy Living
    Minimum Salary
    USD $9.57/Hr.
    Midpoint Salary
    USD $12.09/Hr.
    Position Hours
    Location : Location
    US-KS-Kansas City
  • Overview

    The Healthy Living Coach is responsible for conducting coaching sessions and setting goals with members seeking a healthy lifestyle. Through individual empathetic listening, on-going communication and support and person-centered guidance and accountability, the Healthy Living Coach will help lead members toward a sustainable healthy lifestyle. 


    • Contribute to the overall YMCA mission of healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. 
    • Provides accountability to members by scheduling appointments, reminder phone calls and follow-up.
    • Work with welcome center to ensure that all potential members are informed about Coaching Connection and all new members are invited to enroll
    • Introduce members to the wide variety of programs and services offered  by the Y that can support them in reaching their wellness goals and connect them to other Y staff and members to fully engage them in the Y
    • Conduct equipment orientations as needed
    • Work with Y members in a wellness coaching program to guide them toward personal wellness
      • Identify current stages of change and motivations for change in a variety of wellness behaviors
      • Develop personal wellness goal and set of strategies to work towards goals
      • Provide on-going support through weekly coaching sessions
      • Provide accountability tools to members through personal progress tracking and direct follow up
    • Educate and expose numbers to various wellness strategies based on personal goals and motivation
    • Maintains a safe, clean, well organized area and provide safe instruction in all areas of work by following the Y and national certification guidelines.
    • Maintain attendance records and reports.
    • Be a team player with all associates.
    • Responsible for staying current with the center announcements and information.
    • Must notify appropriate staff of any unsafe conditions, needed repairs, complaints, accidents, or injuries immediately.
    • Responsible for cleaning of exercise equipment on a regular basis.
    • Assist members as needed on the wellness floor.


    • Degree from an accredited college or university; or National accredited certification; or two years proven experience.  Must be in health, health promotion, personal health counseling, nutrition, and/or other health/fitness related field
    • Current First Aid and Adult CPR certification.
    • Able to relate and work with diverse groups of people at all levels of health and wellness
    • Able to reflect a positive attitude.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of physical activity and nutritional recommendations for adults
    • Demonstrated understanding of exercise and strength training equipment
    • Strong skills in interpersonal communication, teamwork and group collaboration
    • Able to inspire and motivate program participants.
    • Demonstrated ability to use Google docs and computers
    • Able to exercise high levels of discretion and confidentiality.
    • Able to work a flexible schedule.


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