Wellness Director

YMCA Anthony Bowen - Wellness Director Advance your career and make a difference by joining the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington!
Job Description

The Y is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We offer a variety of programs and services that improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and families. The Y is a leader in advancing health and wellbeing initiatives to improve health outcomes for those we serve.  If your next career move includes leaving a legacy, this is the role for you!

The YMCA Anthony Bowen is an anchor for the dynamic U Street Corridor community of Washington DC. We are currently seeking an experienced Wellness Director to lead our team. The Wellness Director is responsible for leading and managing the health and wellness programs and team. This role involves developing innovative wellness initiatives, ensuring high-quality member experiences, and fostering a community centered around health and wellness.


We seek a leader with values that align with the Y’s mission:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health Promotion, or related field
  • 5 years of relevant experience in wellness programming and management
  • Proven track record of creating innovative and relevant programs and services to meet community wellness needs
  • Strong leadership and team management skills
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) or Group Exercise Instructor through a nationally recognized organization (e.g., ACSM, ACE, NASM)
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as needed
Essential Functions

Exciting Responsibilities You'll Have as the Wellness Director:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive wellness programs that meet the needs of Y members and the community
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the wellness department, including group exercise classes, personal training, and wellness programs
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate wellness staff, including instructors and trainers
  • Monitor and maintain wellness equipment, ensuring a safe and clean environment
  • Create and manage the wellness budget, including tracking expenses and revenue
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community partners and health organizations
  • Plan and execute wellness events and programs to engage members and the community
  • Monitor member satisfaction and implement strategies for improvement.
  • Stay current with trends and research in the field of health and wellness to ensure innovative and effective programming
  • Develop and maintain relationships with members, addressing concerns and feedback to enhance member satisfaction
  • Collaborate with other departments to promote YMCA programs and services.
  • Provide mentorship and development to the wellness team


Benefits of being a Y Leader:

The YMCA offers a supportive and dynamic work environment that encourages personal and professional growth. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the community while enjoying a range of benefits designed to support your overall well-being. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy as an employee:

  • Competitive Compensation: Salary range of $70,000 to $75,000 reflects your skill and experience.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance: Comprehensive plans to ensure you and your family can receive the care you need.
  • Wellness Programs: Y membership for you and your family to support your physical and mental health.
  • Retirement Plans to Secure your Financial Future: The Y will contribute 10% of your salary into the Y’s retirement savings plan. You also have the option to make additional contributions to the Y’s 403(b) and ROTH plans.
  • Work-Life Balance: Generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: Opportunities for flexible scheduling.
  • Training and Development: Access to professional development programs, workshops, and certifications.
  • Inclusive Environment: A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion ensuring all employees feel valued.

Engaging Work: Meaningful work that makes a positive impact on the community.