Wellness Director

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Job Description

YMCA Silver Spring is currently looking to hire a new team member to lead the wellness department. The Wellness Director will provide leadership and support for a team of fitness professionals at a full facility Y. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge, experience and passion for healthy living initiatives and programs.

Nuggets about the fitness area:
Lifetime fitness equipment, stream room, a robust yoga program including aerial yoga, comprehensive personal training program and so much more. Supporting our members throughout all stages of their healthy living journey at the YMCA is key to achieving our Association’s strategic priority of enhancing the region’s health and well-being.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of five-years’ experience working within a Wellness/Fitness department, supervisory experience, a record of delivering excellent personal training management and instruction. Must possess a current nationally recognized fitness certifications (i.e. ACE, NASM, ACSM, NSCA, NSPA). Must have current first aid, CPR, and other safety certification. Experience working with Community Health programs, a plus. An undergraduate degree (or advanced degree) in exercise science, kinesiology, nutrition or physical education is required. Effective leadership skills and strong work ethic. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite computer skills, ability to learn a propriety software, payroll processing, scheduling and general office equipment. Flexible work schedule with the availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

Essential Functions

Some of the exciting things you will do as a Wellness Director, include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the branch wellness team in implementing the Association’s best practice model for excellence in wellness programming and operations.
  • Ensure that outstanding Wellness experiences are provided to all members (i.e. supporting the development of motivating monthly member activity calendars, leading excellent wellness floor services, supporting the delivery of outstanding personal wellness training experiences, inspiring excellent new member on-boarding experiences, etc.) to increase member satisfaction and participation in wellness activities. 
  • Support the development of the Personal Trainers, Wellness Coaches, Group Exercise Coordinator and Group Exercise Instructors in enhancing member experiences.
  •  Support the delivery of Community Healthy programs (i.e. Diabetes Prevention Program) in concert with the YMCA’s Community Health leadership team. 

Benefits:

We offer an exciting, fun, inclusive, growth oriented work environment with competitive compensation and an extensive benefits package that includes strong health benefits package, long term and short term disability, 10% employer paid retirement, childcare discount, complimentary Y membership, and continuous professional development opportunities.