Healthy Lifestyles Program Facilitator (Coney Island YMCA)

The Coney Island Y is seeking a Healthy Lifestyles Program Facilitator, who will deliver standard program curriculum & content in groups...
Job Description

Salary: $38.82 Hourly

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

To help fulfill our mission, we cultivate a culture of learning, leading, and collaboration to enhance community impact. Through our talented staff and “LEAP” career framework (Leadership, Empowerment, Accountability, Personal Growth), we are committed to a people-first approach that fosters trust, inclusion, growth, and development for all.

The Coney Island YMCA is seeking a Healthy Lifestyles Program Facilitator, who will be responsible for delivering standard program curriculum and content in groups or one-on-one settings, while providing facilitation, support, and guidance in one of the following programs: YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention, LiveStrong at the YMCA, Blood Pressure Self-Management, Enhance Fitness, and Weight Loss.

The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members including retirement benefits, medical, paid time off, free YMCA membership and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (i.e., full-time or part-time), tenure and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information.

  • High school degree or equivalent.

  • Strong facilitation, communication, and relationship-building skills. 

  • Experience with database and/or Excel preferred.

  • Participation in all program pre-requisite trainings and program trainings required for each specialty.

  • Certifications must be obtained within 180 days of hire (see Addendum)

  • Knowledge of basic health, nutrition, and fitness is encouraged. An understanding of behavior change required.

  • Must have strong communication and relationship building skills, the ability build community within a group, and have empathy for health seekers.

  • Must be flexible to work with a wide variety of people.

  • Must be detail oriented, data and computer savvy.

  • Must have ability to manage appropriate communication pertaining to sensitive health information.

Essential Functions
  • Deliver curriculum to participants in effective, meaningful, and compelling ways.

  • Encourage participation and interaction through the use of Listen First and facilitation skills in a group or one-to-one setting.

  • Facilitate commitment and retention of participants in programs and YMCA membership when applicable.

  • Create a motivating environment that is friendly and non-competitive.

  • Foster relationships with and/or between participants.

  • Fulfill preparation responsibilities specific to each session.

  • Provide follow-up to participants who are unable to attend based on program model.

  • Require, support and/or encourage goal setting regularly based on program model.

  • Record and complete data entry for each participant within 48 hours of the class per program model.

  • Arrive for class on time and dressed appropriately. (Stated in Appearance Policy).

  • Participate in all program-related discussions (meetings, emails, or conference calls).

  • YMCA’s DPP: We require that all Healthy Lifestyle Facilitators agree to teach two 1-year long classes per year and maintain their preferences of borough, times, and days up to date with the Program Coordinator so they can be called on to teach when new classes form.