Senior Health and Wellness Director

Planning, development, administration, supervision, and delivery of high-quality Health & Wellness programming for all ages.
Job Description

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Senior Health & Wellness Director will be responsible for the planning, development, administration, supervision, and delivery of high-quality Health & Wellness programming for all ages.

The Senior Health & Wellness Director will be responsible for all facets of the health and wellness programs for the YMCA. This includes, but is not limited to, the supervision and direct involvement of group exercise classes, athletic performance, personal training, fitness center, wellness appointments & programs, active older adult programs, evidence-based programs, etc.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

The individual should have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year institution, as well as a minimum of 8 years experience in the Health and Wellness field or related areas.

Language Skills

  • Trained and well-versed in Listen First, Support Change, and Build Community Techniques would be desirable.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, business reports, and procedure manuals as necessary.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and to speak effectively before members or employees of the Association and the public is required.
  • Bilingual ability is a significant asset. 

Certifications / Training

  • Nationally-accredited Personal Training and Group Exercise Certification.
  • Group exercise certification.
  • Leadership Certification.


Essential Functions

Branch Responsibilities

  • Oversee planning, development and delivery of the Health and Wellness Programs and initiatives at the branch. 
  • Provide the leadership necessary to advance the mission of the organization and is responsible for the development, instruction, retention, maintenance, and staffing of all health and wellness functions at the YMCA. 
  • Has a proven track record in starting and executing innovative wellness programming by staying current with the trends in this field.   
  • Personal Training: Provide oversight for the personal training program with the goal to build revenue.
  • Integrate a comprehensive health, wellness, and membership approach in all programs for children, youth, teens, adults, and special populations. 
  • Creates, develops, and maintains a personal training system that focuses on sales, revenue growth, and member retention that meets or exceeds revenue goals with quality, certified personal trainers. 
  • Designs and implements the schedule of Group Exercise programming to best serve the membership demographic, making format or instructor changes when necessary. 
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate, fitness floor staff, group exercise instructors, professional health and wellness staff, and volunteers as programs dictate and budget guidelines allow. 
  • Work harmoniously as a team member, ensuring equitable division of time and resources between all programs serving our members in this department and role modeling a flexible, adaptive mindset as well as a positive attitude. 
  • Ensure that schedules for programs and activities are planned and communicated in a timely and efficient manner.  
  • Maintain the highest quality of staff, through ongoing staff training and evaluations as well as timely follow-up and follow-up with employee relation issues.  
  • Assists in the planning and development of the annual departmental budget. Provide managerial oversight for all department budgets and ensure that the financial health of the YMCA is supported by appropriate decision making. 
  • Work to ensure a risk-free environment, ie-caution regarding unsafe practices and conditions. Report accidents and injuries and complete incident reports. 
  • Manages daily operations of the Wellness Center including scheduling, coverage, and program administration.  
  • Oversees the group exercise program including scheduling, staff supervision, equipment management, and promotion. 
  • Time in direct service to members as a group exercise instructor, wellness coach or personal trainer is required.  
  • Effectively utilizes Listen First skills and relationship-building skills.  
  • Maintains current certifications and stays up to date with industry trends.  
  • Attends all professional staff meetings, and keeps informed of all activities at the YMCA.  
  • Assists in all YMCA activities and special events as needed. 
  • Actively supports the YMCA Annual Campaign under the direction of the Operations Director and/or the Executive Director to include fundraising and special event planning and implementation.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.  
  • Job Description may be changed at any time by supervisor.