Healthy Communities Director

Healthy Living!
Job Description

The Healthy Communities Director is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the YMCA’s health-based initiatives and departmental grant funded programs, including but not limited to the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP) and other Y-USA programs. The Healthy Communities Director is responsible for the growth and success of Healthy Living Department and its’ programs and services- with an emphasis in Healthy Aging, Group and Individual Wellness/Fitness programs, Senior Activities, and Community Health. This Director is a coach, leader, instructor, personal trainer, mentor, and supervisor to all staff in the Healthy Living Department. The individual is responsible for upholding service and engagement in best practices by developing their teams, while aggressively expanding the Y’s impact through revenue generating programs. In addition, the Director will be responsible for auditing, training, and evaluating staff as well as ensuring that all safety and risk management procedures are followed for the YMCA of Collier County.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health Promotion, or equivalent field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of proven success in a supervisory role and program management in the health and fitness industry, or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Group Exercise and Wellness Coaching Certifications
  • PT Certification (ACE, NASM, ACSM, NFPT, NSCA, NCSF)
  • Redwoods Training within 30 days of hire.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate well with people from diverse
  • Ability to promote the Y to community and within programs and understands the YMCA Mission and purpose as a cause-driven movement
Essential Functions

1. Supervises Healthy Living Coaches, Group Exercise Instructors and Personal Trainers, including hiring, developing, coaching, evaluating, managing performance, etc. along with coordinating schedules shifts, classes, and personal training appointments.

2. Development and implementation of the organization’s HIPAA Fraud and Abuse compliance policies and procedures (“Compliance Program”).

3. Responsible for logging duties performed during shift and providing weekly reports on progress along with statistics on programs.

4. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with public health, physician communities and other referral networks to enhance awareness of programs and increase referrals.

5. Respond to inquiries from the general public and members of public health & physician communities about programs.

6. Maintain areas and equipment of responsibility to ensure areas are clean, safe and equipment is in working condition.

7. Implement and create classes according to the needs of the community and have oversight of all activities scheduled in gymnasium.

8. Monitoring program reports (financial and participation) to ensure all proper paperwork is up to date especially with fees paid and waivers signed.

9. Monitors and expands programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.

10. Secures and schedules facilities. Transports and sets up equipment for programs; monitors and purchases necessary equipment with supervisor approval as budget permits.

11. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations related to areas of responsibility. Work with and develop joint programming with CHP, David Lawrence Center and other community partners.

12. Assists in YMCA organizational fund-raising activities and special events. Must attend and assist with two a year.

13. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.

14. Assists with Program Committee meetings and other meetings as required.

15. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness and participation of programs.

16. Explore and utilize modules within Daxko for program effectiveness

17. Other duties as requested by management.

18. Meets all program enrollment, retention and quality benchmarks by marketing and promoting the Personal and Small Group Training Programs.

19. Actively serve on the Association Healthy Living Advisory Committee, helping to share and create best practices throughout the YMCA of Collier County.

20. Provide leadership and support to the annual fundraising campaign and volunteer committees as assigned. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with the community.

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change, models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Employee Acknowledgement

I have received, reviewed and fully understand my job duties and responsibilities as outlined above. I further understand that I am responsible for the satisfactory execution of the essential functions described therein, under any and all conditions as described.

This job description may not be all inclusive and employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned and directed by management. Job descriptions and duties may be modified when deemed appropriate by management.