Wellness - Dietitian & Nutrition Specialist

Lincoln, NE

As a YMCA Dietitian or Nutrition Specialist you are our members very own nutrition expert supporting them along each step of their wellness journey.  Good nutrition is key to strong, sustainable wellness and working as a YMCA Dietician or Nutrition Specialist, you’ll discover more than a job – you’ll get opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives around you. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting one on one consultations with members.
  • Listening, evaluating and providing specific nutrition prescription and effective nutrition programming to meet wellness and nutrition goals.
  • Monitoring progress and providing modifications to programs as needed.


Our Nutrition Staff are enthusiastic about their work because they have discovered the joys of helping members meet their wellness and nutrition goals and build positive self-esteem.  Plus, they also enjoy:

  • A fun and engaging work environment where friendships are made
  • Flexible schedules
  • Room to grow
  • Free Y membership at all YMCA of Lincoln locations for qualified staff
  • Future employers respect the Y – build your resume


$12.00 - 20.00/hour depending on education and certifications.


Variety of flexible schedules available.



"This is my Y.......My name is Samantha. 10 years ago I started my journey at the Northeast YMCA. I wanted to work for the YMCA because I wanted to be part of a community that strived to put health, wellness, family and community first. The YMCA has become my second family through the years and there is no other organization that I am more proud to be a part of. 

Becoming a Registered Dietitian was a personal goal I wanted to achieve. My career goal was to work in Community Nutrition and Wellness Nutrition. When I started at the YMCA I worked with kids in an after school program teaching the basics and importance in overall health. I then got the opportunity to educate individuals that wanted to make lifestyle changes in a program called Y Lose It. I have a great passion in teaching how nutrition is the fuel that thrives us to a healthy and happier life. I love the people I work with and every day I get to make an impact in lives. 

As a Registered Dietitian I also am able to work with those in our community that need basic education all the way to doctor prescribed guidance. The beauty of doing community nutrition is I get to take out the medical terms and educate in real life situations.  Helping others is a great passion for me and I get to do that working at the YMCA. Not only am I a part of a great community as a member I also work with a great team of employees that strive for the same goals I believe in. 

I recommend becoming a part of this great wellness family as a member and an employee. Giving back to my community brings joy to my life and they give back just as much with the standards they follow."  - Samantha