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 Program Ministry and efforts to provide holistic transformative care to residents of the Men's Recovery programs by providing Christ-centered fitness, nutrition and supportive (grace-based, trauma informed) community to those in greatest need.




Participant Training:

  • Develop and implement weekly fitness activities for Men’s Recovery community at Riverton, Men’s Shelter and Capitol Hill locations to include:
      1. Weekly walking/running activities
      2. Monthly hikes/climbs or bouldering activity
      3. Weekly Men’s program recreation league activity (basketball, softball and flag football)
      4. Monthly/Quarterly/Annual fitness events (5k, 10k, Half-Marathon etc.)
  • 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 with program participants if needed.
  • Work with Women’s Health and Fitness Coach to coordinate combined Program events and activities.


Health Education:

  • Provide nutrition classes and seminars to program residents in partnership with Recovery Program Directors.
  • 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 peer-to-peer Walk/Run/Ride activities to successfully engage partners and volunteers for events and training.
  • Work with 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 of, 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 preferred.
  • Prior work experience in rescue mission context and addiction recovery highly preferred.
  • 2+ years’ 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 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.


Mission Statement


To bring the love of Jesus and hope for a new life to our homeless neighbors.


Vision Statement


Every homeless neighbor beloved, redeemed, restored.


Statement of Faith


  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by who’s indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.


Core Values


  • Sacred Relationships
  • Passionate urgency
  • Strategic effectiveness
  • Courageous Belief
  • Innovative and scrappy