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YMCA of Greater Seattle Healthy Living III - Specialist in Seattle, Washington


Job Summary

Instructs Yoga classes. Understands the Health Seeker target market and provides coaching, class instruction and support to members participating in ongoing YMCA Healthy Living programs.


  1. Plans and instructs Yoga classes or programs. Observes and discusses individual progress with participants

  2. Develops positive relationships with participants and facilitates relationship building among participants and members. Provides motivational support and guidance.

  3. Increases participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors.

  4. Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.

  5. Attends staff meetings and approved trainings as required.

  6. Sets up and takes down class equipment. Reports equipment problems.

  7. Ensures safe and effective classes. Responds to, and reports, accidents and incidents.

  8. Conveys basic knowledge of all Y Healthy Living programs.

  9. Tracks, monitors, evaluates and transitions assigned Healthy Living participants

  10. Accurately maintains related records.


  1. Current state approved first aid certification.

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

  3. Two years or more of college education in a related field or equivalent preferred.

  4. One or more years of related experience 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 and fitness 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. Must attend and receive passing grade in YMCA of the USA training courses related to program delivery (i.e. Healthy Lifestyles Principles, Foundations of Group Exercise, and specialty course.

  • Within 30 days of employment or first available training.

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

* Within 18-24 months of employment.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

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 .

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ID 2019-8035

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Downtown Seattle YMCA

Category Health & Well-being

Address 909 4th Avenue