Association Health and Wellness Director

We are looking for a dynamic individual to lead our association and our community in Health and Wellness! 
Job Description

This position supports the work of the Woodson YMCA, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility by providing excellent member experiences. 

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent.
  • One to two years related experience preferred.
  • Group Exercise Certification(s)
  • Requirements within 30 days of hire include: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
Essential Functions
  • Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives. Programs include: Group Exercise Classes (land and water), Disease Prevention Programs, Strength Training, Fitness Classes, Personal Training, Fit Start, and Special Events.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs highly qualified and energetic staff and volunteers. Reviews and evaluates staff performance to ensure best practices.
  • Responsible for supervision and development of association group exercise programming. Provide energizing, fun, safe and educational group classes that align with the healthy living goals and objectives.
  • Supervision and development of association personal training programming.  
  • Establishes and expands program activities within the community in accordance with strategic plan.
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information—Organizes and schedules program registrations.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  • Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Coordinates use of facilities for program activities and events.
  • Assists in YMCA fund raising activities by administering/assisting “Pedal It Forward”, “Thanksgiving Turkey Jam”, and any future events.
  • Attends corporate Health Fairs.
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner. Responsible to provide high-quality tours based on the weekly tour coverage schedule.
  • Contributes/attends committee meetings to achieve the goal of consistency between the two branches.
  • Monitors, evaluates, and complies statistics of programs to verify their effectiveness and participation levels.
  • Maintains cleanliness and operations of all strength training equipment, cardio equipment, and health & wellness program areas.
  • Keeps inventory, evaluates equipment condition, orders replacement parts, and orders new equipment to keep equipment in excellent condition for member use.
  • Ensures the Member Services desk receives communication in a timely matter regarding canceled classes, program changes, etc. All group exercise schedules should be finalized and distributed to staff and members no later than a week prior to the session change or the modified holiday week.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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.