Fitness Supervisor (Healthy Living)

YGS is seeking a dynamic and engaging leader to support the Healthy Living Program for University YMCA in Seattle, WA.
Job Description

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 are provided to the participants. You will oversee the planning and implementation of a safe and quality program, providing day-to-day support and overall management of the program site, maintaining participant records, developing promotional materials, assisting in monitoring program supplies and department budget, and coordinating transportation needs. You will supervise and evaluate the staff and volunteers, including hiring and training, maintaining required staff/child ratios, and conducting regular staff meetings. You will be an important part of helping maintain professional relationships with families, facility/school personnel, and the community.

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: $20.05/ hour.

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.


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

Seeking a background in management & supervision. Group exercise and/or personal training experience necessary.

  1. High school graduate or equivalent. College degree preferred but not required.
  2. Two+ years of relevant experience.
  3. One year or more of supervisory experience.
  4. Group exercise instructor or personal trainer certification.
  5. Strong customer service skills, responding to multiple questions via phone, email and in person.
  6. Ability to problem solve and resolve conflict.
  7. Strong computer skills and experience working with word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
  8. Knowledge of standard office equipment, such as fax machines, copiers and phone systems.
  9. Current state approved first aid certification.
  10. Current state approved CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification.
  11. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
  12. Working knowledge of preventative health and fitness programs and philosophy
  13. 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 may be helpful.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. YMCA Healthy Lifestyles Principles certification*
  2. Listen First Level I* and II** training
  3. Facilitating Groups training***
  4. Coaching With Care training***
  5. Supervisor Certificate Series***

* 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. Oversees assigned Y Healthy living Program area(s) following Association standards and guidelines
  2. Recruits, trains, and supervises volunteer and paid staff
  3. Develops special events and seasonal wellness programs for members.
  4. Participates in marketing and retention activities.
  5. Assists with development and management of the department budgets.
  6. Maintains records related to program.
  7. May lead wellness programming, Total Health consultations, off YMCA site programs
  8. Conducts trainings as needed for volunteer and paid staff.
  9. Plans, facilitates and instructs individuals, groups and/or classes.
  10. Encourages member involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
  11. Recruits volunteers for Total Health/Activate America program involvement.
  12. Conveys basic information on Y Total Health/Activate America program areas.

Expected Hours of Work: Branch operational hours that may include mornings, evenings, and weekends - programming occurs all operational hours including weekends. 

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment.
  • Are very adaptable.
  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic.
  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet.
  • Truly enjoy being of service to people.
  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together.
  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all.

Our Mission

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.

YMCA of Greater Seattle's Core Values

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence

YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.

All job offers are contingent on the results of a background check. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Group exercise instructor or personal trainer certification.