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Careers at Wellness House

At Wellness House, we are always looking for smart, dedicated experts who believe in a psychosocial approach. A career with Wellness House is a chance to make a difference in the lives of those impacted by cancer with your unique experience and talents.

We provide professional development resources for all staff members and offer opportunities for growth, feedback, and team building throughout the year. We value direct communication, a mindful approach, and work/life balance. And, from book clubs to staff retreats, we make sure to give our staff a chance to kick back and connect.

To apply for a position, please email resume and cover letter to hr@wellnesshouse.org.

  • Oncology Exercise Specialist (Contract)

    Oncology Exercise Specialist
    Wellness House –  


    Department: Program Department, Exercise and Nutrition Program 

    Supervised by: Wellness Programs Manager 

    Supervises: — 

    Status: 3 hours a week—Monday and Friday morning availability preferred 

    Summary of Position:  

    This position is responsible for facilitating innovative exercise and mind body movement programs for people affected by cancer. Specifically, this person will facilitate our Prostate Exercise Class. Additionally, this position ensures that required consents and assessments are completed prior to enrollment in exercise classes. Through 2020, this position will be remote, providing virtual classes through Zoom. 


    • Conduct exercise classes and cover for absences of other exercise program staff as needed or requested. 
    • Enter participant efforts into MBO as appropriate for programs or services delivered in a timely fashion. 
    • Assist with exercise registration process and record exercise class attendance. 
    • Ensure exercise room facility is in good working order, including maintenance of equipment, availability of supplies, and adherence to infection control practices. Report to Office Manager and/or Program Manager in a timely manner any observations of malfunction or inadequacy of the Wellness House facility such that it would compromise the safety of staff and/or participants, as well have a negative impact on the delivery of WH programs. 


    • Protect organization’s value by keeping information confidential 
    • Perform general tasks and other duties as assigned 


    Education: Bachelor’s degree in health-related field such as Exercise Physiology or equivalent experience; Group Exercise Certification or Personal Trainer Certification, Cancer Exercise Specialist or Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer preferred.  

    • Job Experience: Prior experience leading exercise classes. Experience working with a medical patient population, ideally with a cancer patient population. 
    • Special Knowledge & Skills: Solid understanding and appreciation of the fundamental principles of safe exercise programming; general computer skills, comfortable facilitating classes in Zoom, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Products such as Word and Excel; good interpersonal and organizational skills. 
    • Demonstrated Competencies: Ability to conduct multiple exercise classes, including supervising aerobic conditioning and demonstrating strength, weight, and core training; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written; ability to collaborate with peers and provide constructive feedback to others; desire to work as a team member and accomplish the larger goals of the organization. 

    Wellness House is an EOE. 


    Please apply by sending your cover letter and resume to cmixa@wellnesshouse.org 

    Job Type: Contract 

    Required experience: 

    • Healthcare: 1 year 
    • Exercise: 1 year 

    Required education: 

    • Bachelor’s