Wellness Director

TheYMCA of the Suncoastis searching for a dynamic, mission-driven leader to serve as theWellnessDirectorfor the James P. Gills Branch.


James P. Gills Family Branch YMCA


New Port Richey, FL 34655-4419

Job Description

Apply directly to:https://ymca.applicantpro.com/jobs/1104182.html

Believing that our people deserve the best, the YMCA offers exceptional wage and benefits package. Our featured benefits package determined by your employment status and tenure with the organization includes:

  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • Disability & Life Insurance
  • Funded 403B Retirement Plan (YMCA contributions currently at 12% of earnings)
  • Subsidized Child Care
  • YMCA Facility AccessDiscounted Program Fees

Located near the central gulf coast of Florida, the YMCA of the Suncoast is a strong YMCA engaged in many national YMCA initiatives. This is an Association serving more than 80,000 community members each year.The James P. Gills Family Branch is located on 30 acres in West Pasco County. It has a 35,000 square foot main building with two aquatic venues, gymnasium, kids zone, wellness center, multi-purpose rooms, low ropes course, climbing wall, teen center, TRX suspension training room, and a 5,000 square foot Youth Activity Center. The branch impacts over 9,000 people in our community with a focus on Healthy Living, Social Responsibility and Youth Development.

Responsibilities of this position will include staff supervision, budgeting, expense control and income generation for a $378,000 department budget, program development and quality control, community relations, collaborations, long-range planning and equipment and facility maintenance. The Wellness Director also provides direction and leadership for the achievement of Association goals in accordance with the policies, procedures and standards established by the Board.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in field required. Master's Degree in related field preferred.
  • Must have a minimum 3 years experience in related field and 2 years experience in management or supervision.
  • Must meet YMCA of the Suncoast driving criteria.
  • Y-USA Team leader, Multi-Team Leader or Organizational Leader Certification preferred.
  • Must maintain current CPR/First Aid certification and National Certification as a Personal Trainer.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time as well as squat, stoop or bend into awkward positions. Must be able to carry and spot up to 50 pounds. Visual and auditory observation of staff, volunteers and members required.

Essential Functions

High-Quality Programs, Services and Facilities

  • Direct and administer total operation of the Wellness Department including the interpretation and execution of established policies, the development of procedures and methods, staffing, evaluation of the effectiveness of the programs and operation
  • Plan and conduct a wide variety of wellness programs and activities that maximize the facilities available, support the Cause and enhance membership
  • Create a nurturing and safe environment by reporting suspicious activity that may lead to child abuse or may violate the code of conduct. Ensure the safety and maintenance of high-quality facilities, grounds, and equipment by keeping supplies organized, maintain and clean facility and care for equipment.
  • Promote and monitor membership and/or program growth, taking a leadership role in membership cultivation and retention

Staff and Volunteer Management

  • Recruit, hire, supervise and develop department staff and volunteers through use of Leadership Competency Model resources that create a culture of cause-driven leaders
  • Lead and/or participate in a branch committee(s)
  • Conduct monthly staff meetings to keep staff and volunteers well informed.
  • Support branch Y Community Champions efforts


  • Prepare annual department(s) budget for approval by the Executive Director.
  • Recommend adjustments and administer the budget, exercising necessary expense controls and revenue production

Community Development

  • Represent and promote the YMCA in the local community and develop positive working relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities.
  • Promote and communicate the objectives and programs of the YMCA through public communication media
  • Actively participate in community organizations

Financial Development

  • Incorporate storytelling in an effort to advance our mission and cause
  • Participate in Annual Campaign efforts
  • Identify and recruit Annual Campaign volunteers
  • Lead and/or participate in branch special events for fundraising or mission advancement

Operating Values

  • Serve as a member of branch management and support the branch and association objectives of the YMCA
  • Teach, role model and promote SMART behavior


  • Support the GPS initiatives by participating on a Commitment Team
  • Advance our work in Youth Development, Healthy Living, Volunteerism and Philanthropy
  • Incorporate Living Our Cause into work products and behavior

(all position functions are essential to the position)

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

YMCA Competencies – Team Leader

1. Volunteerism-Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development and recognition.

2. Philanthropy- Cultivates relationships to support fundraising.

3. Relationships- Builds relationships to create small communities.

4. Innovation- Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities.

5. Emotional Maturity- Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance.

6. Functional Expertise-Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


$34,500.00 - $36,000.00

How to Apply

Apply Online

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Resumes Accepted Until

July 7, 2019

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