Healthy Lifestyles Director (Flushing YMCA)

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Job Description

The Flushing YMCA is seeking a Healthy Lifestyles Director who will be responsible for providing leadership to the Healthy Lifestyles and Youth Sports departments to deliver consistent, quality healthy lifestyles programming to meet the needs of members and the community.  This individual is responsible for strategic planning, program development, volunteer/committee development, HR and facility management. They will implement the YMCA mission, vision and values in the areas of staffing, volunteers and member retention.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, or a related degree. Or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years in fitness supervisory/management position. Experience implementing, teaching, and supervising different fitness programs, a plus.
  • ACSM, NASM, NSCA, AFAA or ACE certifications are a plus
  • Commensurate experience in fitness management
  • CPR/AED and First Aid
  • Knowledge of: Orientation to Healthy Living at the Y, Foundations of Listen First, Principles of Member Health & Wellness, Foundations of Strength and Conditioning, Foundations of Group Exercise.
  • Knowledge of applicable industry certifications
  • Knowledge of fitness trends, fitness equipment and customer service
Essential Functions
  • Plans, schedules and evaluates all healthy lifestyles and sports programming.
  • Provide outstanding hospitality to all members and guests.  Outstanding hospitality is acting as a proactive agent - initiating a professional relationship with the members in regards to their needs, concerns, and questions and acting as an agent to accommodate the member’s needs/concerns. 
  • Recruit, train, supervise, coach and evaluate all Healthy Lifestyle & Sports staff and volunteers.
  • Adhere to Association Healthy Lifestyles standards and guidelines.
  • Develop, control and track departmental budgets in accordance with branch and association guidelines.
  • Serves on the branch leadership team for strategic planning and operations management. Ensures integration of the Healthy Lifestyle programs into the overall branch and association strategic plans.
  • Serve as a branch liaison to the YMCA of Greater NY for Healthy Lifestyle Cabinet.
  • Assists in Annual Campaign efforts. 
  • Work within the community to foster a positive image of the YMCA to encourage good public relations by going into the community to support local health fairs, special events, etc. 
  • Directs the scheduling, management, maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment pertaining H&W areas (in partnership with the building department).
  • Research, facilitate and build quality programs that build member retention and provide member satisfaction.
  • Set annual priority objectives-improve service based on annual staff evaluations or customer evaluation/feedback.
  • Uphold all association policies and demonstrate core values of respect, responsibility, caring and honesty.
  • Maintain required certifications, tracked in Club Connect. 
  • Actively participate in training sessions and designated meetings.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of branch emergency procedures and take appropriate action for emergency situations. 
  • Support community and promotional special events as needed.
  • Serve as branch Manager On Duty as assigned. 
  • Attend current hospitality training within 90 days of hire.
  • Work with Board of Managers and Committees as necessary.
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members.
  • Follow and maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members including retirement benefits, medical, paid-time off, free YMCA membership and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (ie. full-time or part-time), tenure and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information.

How to Apply:
If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Site in Cornerstone. 

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