YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Healthy Living Coach

Job Location US-KS-Olathe
Req No.
Location Site
Olathe Family YMCA
Healthy Living
Minimum Salary
USD $11.60/Hr.
Midpoint Salary
USD $14.50/Hr.
Position Hours
(Part-time): Weekday mornings (8:00 am-1:00 pm) or evenings (4:00 pm to 8:00 pm) and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday
Location : Location


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. 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.


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.


  • Provide 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 wellness appointments 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 wellness appointments 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 goals 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 members to various wellness strategies based on personal goals and motivation

  • Responsible for cleaning of exercise equipment on a regular basis
  • Maintain 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
  • Assist members as needed on the Wellness floor


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Two years proven experience in health, health promotion, personal health counseling, nutrition, and/or other health/fitness related field
  • Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions.
  • 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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