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YMCA of Greater Seattle Community Health Coach in Kent, Washington


Imagine being a part of one of the most respected non-profit organizations in the world – while at the same time improving the overall health and vitality of our community. For more than 135 years the YMCA of Greater Seattle has been transforming lives, encouraging healthy lifestyles and developing future leaders. Enabling people of all ages to achieve their potential and instilling that spirit in others – is at the core of everything we do. We have an immediate job opening for a qualified candidate whose values align with our organization: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Caring.

Job Summary

Provide culturally appropriate health education information and outreach in community settings. This includes grassroots community and civic organizations, clinics and hospitals, local businesses, faith-based organizations, schools and homes. Bridge the gap between communities and YMCA programs by increasing participation in programs, knowledge in the community and provider referrals. This position is a frontline community health coach who is a trusted member of or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. Help create community and individual connection with undersereved populations, ensuring Y servieces and programs and prevention reach targeted populations.



  1. In-reach, outreach and door to door recruitment of target populations.

  2. One-on-one program education at every opportunity, including dissemination of information about programs in newsletters, brochures, bulletins, etc.

  3. Develop relationships and partnerships with a variety of community organizations to ensure trust, explain programs and recruit participants.

  4. Develops a referral network in a specified region.

  5. Ensure accurate intake forms, data collection forms and appropriateprogramdocumentation are completed.

  6. Deliver designated program curriculum in an effective, meaningful and compelling way.

  7. Adhere to program fidelity and goals.

  8. Ensures that program/enrollment targets are met.

  9. Other duties as assigned.



Cause Driven Leader Level: Leader


Strengthens the Y’s culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.


Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.

Develop Self and Others

Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.

Quality Results

Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.

Change Capacity

Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y’s mission.

Inspire Others

Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.


  1. Current state approved first aid certification.

  2. Current state approved CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification.

  3. One or more years of college education in health promotion, public health, or a related field or equivalent preferred.

  4. Two or more years in health promotion, public health or state health department work or equivalent preferred.

  5. YMCA Healthy Lifestyles Principles certification

    1. Listen First Level I
  • and II** training

  1. Building Community in Small Groups training*

  2. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.;

  3. Working knowledge of preventative health programs and philosophy

  4. Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

  5. Experience in community health work or equivalent preferred.

  6. **Attends program appropriate training as required for delivery (i.e. YMCA Diabetes Prevention, LiveSTRONG®, ACT, Healthy Lifestyles Behavior Change, etc.)

  • Within 30 days of employment or first available training.

** Within 90 days of employment or first available training.

*Within 18-24 months of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes free YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition assistance; 12% retirement fund contribution as eligible.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana .

Wellness, Coach, Health

ID 2019-8543

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Kent YMCA

Category Health & Well-being

Address 10828 SE 248th St