Wellness/Healthy Living Director

Join a dynamic YMCA branch located in beautiful Boynton Beach, South Florida.


DeVos-Blum Family YMCA of Boynton Beach


Boynton Beach, FL 33436-3213

Job Description

Working under the direction of the Executive Director, in collaboration with a dedicated team of Family Center staff, and operations professionals, and as an Exempt employee, your primary responsibility will be to support the Association’s objective of membership growth and member retention through leadership of the health and wellness activities for a full facility YMCA.


· A bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university in exercise science or related field preferred

· Must have experience in recruiting, training and motivating people and must understand the importance of retention.

· Strong supervisory and leadership skills must have been obtained and demonstrated through past job experiences.

· Broad overview of the YMCA as it operates as a local, national, and international movement.

· Must possess current AED/CPR/First Aid certification.

· Must possess the skills to operate standard office and computer equipment. Must possess effective communication, organizational and budgeting skills. Must be familiar with the basis operations of cardiovascular resistance equipment

· Must be willing to travel extensively within Palm Beach County Area

· Must have valid driver’s license

· May be required to sit for extended periods of time while demonstrating manual dexterity in order to accurately work on the phone, computer keyboard, and other equipment.

· Must possess auditory, verbal and visual capabilities in order to adequately communicate via phone and in person

Essential Functions

· Designing and implementing new health and wellness programs tailored to the needs of community members

· Creating and scheduling all wellness programming

· Hiring, training, evaluating, scheduling and supervising assigned staff and volunteers

· Actively participate on wellness floor majority of work week

· Employs strategies to increase member engagement by staff

· Maintaining accurate records of staff certifications.

· Maintaining fitness equipment and facilities.

· Manage department budget to ensure financial stability

· Purchasing equipment, parts and supplies as required.

· Coordinating and scheduling equipment maintenance and repairs

· Monitoring daily operations to adhere to all YMCA health and safety standards and policies

· Performing duties of fitness instructor and personal trainer as required

· Providing staff support to all YMCA special events and the annual fund-raising campaign

· All other duties as assigned by Management

This position has a primary impact on the overall effectiveness with which the Family Center accomplishes its purpose, goals and objectives in serving the community. Therefore, the effectiveness of this position should be measured by the following:

· The Family Center will increase net annual membership from the prior year

· The Family Center will increase membership revenue, from previous year

· The Wellness Department will meet or exceed all revenue and expense expectations

· The community will better understand the YMCA programs and the need to support them;

· The members will better understand the YMCA’s charitable mission

· The Family Center will achieve specific participation/attendance figures in key program areas

To be successful, the candidate must meet some education, training and experience requirements and must be able to demonstrate some critical knowledge, skills, and physical abilities.


· Must complete successful criminal background check and drug screen.

· All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. The YMCA promotes an equal employment opportunity work place which includes reasonable accommodation of otherwise qualified disabled applicants and employees. Please see your manager should you have any questions about this policy or these job duties.

· This job description may not be all-inclusive and employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned and directed by management. Job descriptions and duties may be modified when deemed appropriate by management.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

· Mission and Community Oriented: Models and teaches YMCA values. Champions inclusion activities, strategies and initiatives. Ensures high-level services that differentiate the YMCA from other providers. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development and recognition.

· People Oriented: Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Builds relationships to create small communities. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

· Results Oriented: Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Cultivates relationships to support fundraising. Effectively creates and manages budgets.

· Personal Development Oriented: Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change.

Required Certifications

· A bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university in exercise science or related field preferred

· Broad overview of the YMCA as it operates as a local, national, and international movement.YMCA Team Leader Certification is a plus

· Must possess current AED/CPR/First Aid certification.


$43,000.00 - $47,000.00

How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

Feb. 29, 2020

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