Fitness Director

We're hiring a Fitness Director at the Greater Austin YMCA! 
Job Description

One of the most rewarding aspects of leading our Health & Wellness program and the team is making and seeing a positive difference in people's lives. Our Health & Wellness programs encourage people of all ages and activity levels to improve their overall health — and we provide a supportive community to do so. If you're passionate about helping people meet their fitness goals and improve their health, apply today! 

As a Fitness Director, you will play a critical role in ensuring the team creates a high-quality program and class experience. You'll develop and implement strategies to successfully meet department targets concerning revenue generation and promote health and wellness benefits. 

You will also support the enterprise’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) and the core character values of the YMCA. Reporting directly to the Executive Director/Associate Center Executive, you will partner closely with other senior leaders throughout the enterprise to achieve outcomes. 

Location: Springs Family YMCA - 27216 Ranch Rd 12, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Salary Range: $51,000 - $55, 000 per year. Final compensation is based on factors such as the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Full benefits package including Dental, Vision & Health Insurance
  • Up to 48 days of PTO over vacation, holidays, personal, and sick leave
  • Free Nationwide Gym Membership for your Household
  • 12% Employer-Funded Retirement Plan upon meeting eligibility
  • Learning and development workshops
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Cell Phone Plan discounts for AT&T and T-Mobile/Sprint users
  • Career advancement opportunities.
  • Staff Discounts on Programs & Services and more!
  • Education & Experience:
    • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or any combination of education, experience, and measurable performance which demonstrates the capability to perform the duties of this position. 
    • Major course work or professional experience in non-profit, public policy, social work, public health, or related field preferred.
    • National Group Fitness Certification is a plus.
    • Experience in teaching group fitness classes is a plus. 
    • Five or more years of direct experience managing staff.
    • Minimum of 3 years in the fitness industry.
  • You’re a Cause-Driven Leader – You are effective at: 
    • Advancing our mission and cause – providing visionary leadership to ensure resources are mobilized to adapt to new challenges and needs in the community.  
    • Building relationships – connecting people to the Y’s cause by developing inclusive relationships, partnerships, and collaborations to co-create solutions to pressing social needs. 
    • Leading operations – ensuring relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability of the organization so we can continue to fulfill our promise to the community.  
    • Developing and inspiring people – supporting the holistic development of self and others so everyone can embrace the Y’s cause, sustain our culture, and inspire others to action.  
Essential Functions
  • Promote and incorporate the YMCA's five core values, Y Voice, and DEI (described above) into all of our work. 
  • Serve as an exempt staff member to the Greater Austin YMCA, performing duties as assigned by the Executive and President/CEO of the YMCA. 
  • Actively and enthusiastically support the Center and Association goals through effective completion of tasks and verbal display to peers, staff, members, and guests. 
  • Ensure all fitness staff is certified in the area of instruction and manage certification records.
  • Oversee timely communication with staff and participants.
  • Hire, train, and manage a team of personal trainers, coaches, and instructors.
  • Oversee personal training and group sessions with members.
  • Create, implement, and oversee all health and wellness programs with goals and objectives including but not limited to member retention, program, membership growth, and revenue.
  • Enhance member relations and retention by developing and implementing innovative programs.
  • Oversee analysis of member feedback, program feedback, and instructor feedback tools 
  • Oversee coordination of registration and participation in programs
  • Stay updated on current training ideas and philosophies.
  • Audit programs regularly and provide feedback to ensure that customer service standards are met.
  • Oversee the execution and delivery of administrative duties.
  • Respond to all member and community inquiries and complaints in a professional, friendly, and timely manner.
  • Manages the fitness budget to reach monthly revenue goals by building and implementing strategies to meet or exceed program participation.  Ensuring we are providing an excellent program experience with a highly trained training team of fitness staff and instructors. 
  • Manages fitness staff staffing hours.
  • Assist the Executive leaders in developing strong relationships with donors and co-lead the internal portion of the Annual Campaign fundraiser.
  • Build personal and meaningful relationships with the wider community to advance the Y Mission
  • Cultivate collaboration with other mission-based organizations.
  • Represent the Y vision and voice in the wider community.
  • Implement association strategies for promotions and initiatives designed to grow membership.
  • Complete duties as assigned.  

About Us:

The Greater Austin YMCA is a dynamic, equitable force in the community that helps people of all backgrounds improve their total well-being and quality of life. Founded in 1953 and anchored in three Central Texas counties, the Y is a $40 million community enterprise that serves nearly 100,000 people annually through eight centers. We also provide afterschool education and care at more than 70 licensed campuses in four school districts. Unlike any other organization in the region, the Austin Y has the unique ability to welcome, educate and elevate all, and is committed to creating innovative programs, places…and people.

Additional Information: 

The organization has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. 

The Greater Austin YMCA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Greater Austin YMCA complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location where we have employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.