YMCA of Greater Omaha

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Wellness Coach

Wellness Coach

Butler-Gast YMCA
Job Location 
Health and Wellness
Compensation Min 
USD $10.00/Hr.
Compensation Max 
USD $12.00/Hr.

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This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Wellness coaches assist YMCA members in finding new ways to inspire healthier habits, working closely with members in promoting wellness and helping individuals realize their personal best.


Looking for flexible availability.  Must be able to work days, nights and weekends.



  1. Builds effective, authentic relationships with members, helping members connect with each other and the YMCA.
  2. Coaches members in support of their desired behavior change.
  3. Introduces new members to group exercise communities based their health and well-being goals.
  4. Answers member questions to support their healthy living goals.
  5. Utilizes tools and information for the purpose of increasing member knowledge of wellness as well as wellness programs provided through the YMCA (handouts, schedules, etc.).
  6. May conduct post-enrollment interviews to understand new members’ definition of well-being, personal goals, cultural background, healthcare needs, diverse abilities and interests and develops plans to meet their individual needs.
  7. Maintains and cleans equipment according to the schedule or as requested by supervisor.
  8. Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.
  9. Actively participants in department and branch staff meetings.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.


Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Two or more years of college preferred, pursuing a degree in Exercise Science, Wellness Health Promotion or related health field.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be able to enforce rules, and speak in public.
  • Must be enthusiastic and knowledgeable about resistance and cardiorespiratory training.
  • Complete within 30 days of hire: Child Abuse Prevention Training; BLS CPR; First Aid
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community and successful clearance of background check.


Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Wellness Center environment, must be able to stand for extended periods of time, walk, and bend over, reach overhead, grasp, push, pull and move, lift and/ or carry up to 45 pounds repeatedly, at or above waist height.
  • Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions required.

The YMCA of Greater Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.