Health and Wellness Coach (MRP)
Job Details
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Health Care

Are you looking for a way to use your gift to help others? Do you have a heart to come alongside others who are trying to improve their lives? Do you want to work for a company that's made it on the Best Christian Workplaces 2 years in a row? If so, we want to talk with you.


The Health and Wellness Coach supports the Men's Shelter Ministry and efforts to provide holistic transformative care to residents of the Emergency Services programs by providing Christ-centered fitness, nutrition, in-house activities, and a supportive (grace-based, trauma-informed) community to those in greatest need.




Participant Training

  • Develop and implement weekly fitness activities for Men's Shelter program residents to include:
    • Weekly walking/running activities
    • Monthly hikes/climbs or bouldering activity
    • Weekly Men's program recreation league activity (basketball, softball, and flag football)
    • Monthly/Quarterly/Annual fitness events (5k, 10k, Half-Marathon, etc.)
  • Facilitate arts and craft/photography and other stress-relieving groups at the Men's Shelter.
  • Work closely with Outreach, Men's Emergency Shelter, and Men's Recovery Program Directors to ensure all fitness scheduling, transportation and events work seamlessly with all Mission Program schedules and programming.
  • Work with Recovery Program staff to ensure an alcohol/substance-free environment for fitness, recovery, and discipleship which may include conducting Urinalysis (U/A) testing and locker checks with program participants if needed.  Due to the sensitive nature of these job duties, we are only able to consider males for this position.
  • Work with Women's Health and Fitness Coach to coordinate combined Program events and activities.

Health Education

  • Provide nutrition classes to program residents
  • Research other fitness and nutrition program models nationwide to ensure best practices.
  • Provide regular input and recommendations to management.
  • Prepare monthly statistical and narrative reports, as required.

Donor/Volunteer Coordination

  • Provide support to the Missions of peer-to-peer Walk/Run/Ride activities to successfully engage partners and volunteers for events and training.
  • Work with the Development team to coordinate annual event schedule to ensure weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual events are well-publicized internally to Mission residents participating in fitness programming.
  • Work with Mission Volunteer Engagement Departments to solicit and track all volunteer hours and opportunities.
  • Help identify and record stories of Team Mission participants, recovery program residents, Mission staff, and community members.
  • Ensure all fitness events, volunteers and interns are interacting with those we serve in a grace-based and relationally-driven manner.
  • Produce and distribute schedules, maintain accurate and timely records, and ensure the physical security and maintenance of assigned equipment.
  • Maintain a positive, pleasant, professional Christian attitude. Work with other staff to forge and model transparent and supportive Christian relationships which will serve as a Leadership example for recovery program residents.
  • Work effectively with colleagues throughout the Mission's organization to achieve ministry objectives, maintaining good communication and working relationships.
  • Assist with research and requests to prospective sponsors for Team Mission.
  • Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications & Experience


  • Four-year degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related field preferred. (Demonstrated experience in these disciplines may count towards degree requirements). ACE Health Coach Certification or NHE Certification is preferred.
  • Prior work experience in rescue mission context and addiction recovery is highly preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience in the health/fitness or recreation industry preferred.
  • Possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License and be able to meet the standards of the Mission driver criteria required, including but not limited to:
    • Clean driving record
    • No current suspensions or revocations
    • At least 21 years of age
    • CPR/AED Certified


Work Environment


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time; bend, stoop or reach.  Occasionally will stand, balance, twist, stoop, kneel and reach with hands/arms. Regularly lifts up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to lead running, hiking, and recreation events and training, including running 10+ miles and carrying a 40 lb. pack on a 2,000-foot elevation hike in approximately 2 hours.




This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and drug screening.