Fitness Director (Healthy Living Program Director)

YGS is seeking a dynamic and engaging leader to oversee the Healthy Living Program for Coal Creek Family YMCA in Newcastle, WA.
Job Description

This position directs and oversees healthy living program development and operations in conjunction with YMCA of Greater Seattle. This position will serve on an engaging and dynamic team, playing a key role in ensuring planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities and curriculum around whole person health provided to the participants. 

What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle for you and your household
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
  • Retirement with generous employer contributions
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire
  • Discounts on qualifying YMCA of Greater Seattle childcare and day camp programs 

Minimum compensation: $52,743.60/ year.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines.

As of March 12, 2022 COVID Vaccinations Requirements for this role are Highly Recommended. Certain programs at the Y of Greater Seattle may require proof of vaccination, in compliance with local state and federal guidelines. If applicable will be assigned within onboarding. To see requirements for each program within our association, click here.

Qualifications

You are 21 years of age or older and should have a:

  • Bachelor's degree in program area or related field or equivalent education/experience.
  • Group exercise and/or personal training experience and certifications necessary. Certifications can include Group exercise and/or YMCA strength and conditioning, ACE, NASM, ACSM personal training certification.
  • Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.
  • Five or more years of related experience including staff and volunteer supervision, community program development, financial management and fund raising.
  • Broad knowledge of assigned program area(s) and the standards and regulations related to the programming.
  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • CPR and First Aid certifications. *
  • Health coach certification.
  • Five or more years of related experience including staff and volunteer supervision, community program development, financial management and fund raising in a fitness/ wellness program.
  • Experience in working with the health seeker market preferred. Proven experience in training others. Ability to provide Total Health program in community/corporate setting.
  • Experience in membership, marketing and/or sales with the health seeker market.
  • YMCA Healthy Lifestyles Principles certification*
  • Listen First Level I* and II** training
  • Facilitating Groups training***
  • Coaching With Care training***
  • Supervisor Certificate Series***
  • Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).
  • Ability to speak any language in addition to English.

* Within 30 days of employment or at first available training.

** Within 90 days of employment or at first available training.

***Within 18-24 months of employment. 

Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.

Essential Functions
  1. Directs and manages the development, operations, and growth of assigned program area(s), which include but are not limited to the overall member experience on their health and wellness journey to include group fitness, small group training, personal training, chronic wellness initiatives and adult sports.
  2. Establishes new program activities and expands program(s) within the community in accordance with the Association and branch strategic plans to create pathways for members to be successful in reaching their goals.
  3. Develops and manages the budgets related to the position, meets fiscal objectives, closely monitors revenue and expense for small group training, personal training, and chronic wellness initiatives.
  4. Recruits, hires, trains, evaluates and supervises assigned staff and volunteers in assigned areas. Provides development and leadership.
  5. Compiles program statistics and provides data and reports as required for assigned program(s). Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program(s).
  6. Provides leadership and support for branch management team, annual fund-raising campaign, and volunteer committees/boards as assigned.
  7. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations and agencies related to assigned programs.
  8. Distributes program information necessary to promote assigned programs in accordance with branch marketing plans.
  9. Ensures that safety procedures are followed and that all programs follow YMCA standards, all regulations, and other applicable standards.
  10. Ensures high quality programs through innovative program development evaluations and ongoing training of staff.
  11. Ensures upkeep of related facilities and equipment.
  12. Teaches and leads a variety of group workouts or personal training clients.
  13. Responsible for creating the environment and culture on the wellness floor and through our healthy living programs to create a welcoming environment reaching the new exercisers to the already fit.
  14. Other duties as assigned.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment. As well as demonstrates a thorough knowledge of wellness equipment and tools.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds. This position requires a much higher level of lifting and physical demands based on needing to teach etc.

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days may change depending on the class times, and program needsevening and weekend work is required as job duties demand.

TRAVEL

This is an onsite position with occasion travel to other branches or association programs within the service area.

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

YMCA of Greater Seattle Core Values

Respect

Caring

Honesty

Responsibility

Passion for Excellence

Required Certifications
  • Group exercise and/or personal training experience and certifications necessary. Certifications can include Group exercise and/or YMCA strength and conditioning, ACE, NASM, ACSM personal training certification.