Director Healthy Living

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Job Description

This position is primarily responsible for the supervision and management of all facets of assigned total health and wellness programs and the membership department in accordance with the policies established by the Board of Directors of the Branch and the General Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Boston, under the direction of the Executive Director. This position is the Health and Wellness Champion for the branch and must assist each department in providing resources and support to help implement and maintain quality of health and wellness in their programs. The programs should include, but are not limited to, health and wellness programs in each department for adults, youth, teens, seniors and special populations. Additional responsibilities including supervising and managing water and land group exercise programming. This position is also responsible for the development, administration, and supervision of the Health Living Department. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • At least two years experience instructing in related programs.
  • At least two years supervision experience.
  • Experience in personal training, and health and wellness programming.
  • Background in internal marketing/special events.
Essential Functions

Key Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and oversee all Health and Wellness Programs for the department that reflect the community’s needs and maintain the YMCA’s high standards of quality, safety and character development.
  • Create and maintain a positive, energetic, and interactive learning environment for Healthy Living staff.
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate Assistant Health and Wellness Director, Wellness Consultants, group exercise instructors, and volunteers as programs dictate and budget guidelines allow.
  • Integrate comprehensive health, wellness and membership approach in all programs for children, youth, teens, adults, and special populations.
  • Must understand the relationship of the general public, including Public School System and Health and Wellness Programs and be able to effectively enhance and cultivate those relationships.
  • Coordinate annual special events.
  • Develop and implement annual budgets for assigned program areas, and manage agreed-upon budgets within operating guidelines.
  • Responsible for payroll as it pertains to the department staff.
  • Responsible for program enrollment, retention, evaluation, payment records, and reporting of records.
  • Oversee all purchases and maintain department-related supplies within budget guidelines and maintain a clean and safe program area.
  • At least ten hours of Direct Service delivery of Personal Training, Group Exercise, or Chronic Disease Programing.
  • Participate in staff meetings, Board of Director meetings, and professional training as appropriate.
  • Attend appropriate quality team as it relates to Healthy Living Cabinet.
  • Maintain a professional image and manner consistent with the YMCA’s mission and goals.
  • Act as a role model and incorporate character development values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility into the daily operation of the fitness department.
  • Assume other duties deemed necessary by supervisor.
Required Certifications

Required Training/Certifications:

Child Abuse Prevention

Working on Degree in exercise or health Science or Physical Education

CPR/AED and First Aid certifications

Personal trainer certification is preferred or willing to work towards