Job: Healthy Living Director

Job Title

Healthy Living Director

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YMCA of Greater Houston
Houston, Texas 77002

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Job Description and Requirements

The Tellepsen Downtown Family YMCA is seeking a dynamic, innovative, highly motivated, Healthy Living Director to oversee our Health and Wellness Department. The Tellepsen Y has 8,776 membership units and we offer over 171 group exercise classes per week and generate more than $280,000 in personal training and other wellness related revenue annually. Our facility houses 4 group exercise studios, a group cycling studio, a Yoga studio and a TRX Training studio. We are seeking a transformational, servant leader to take our Health and Wellness Department to the next level.

Responsible for the day to day operations of the Healthy Living Department including group exercise and chronic disease prevention programs. This position will also work with the Member Services Director to develop strategies to increase member retention and engagement.

Essential Functions:

1.Develops, implements, and manages operating plans to promote program and membership growth for the YMCA. Executes strategies to ensure that members and/or program participants connect with one another and connect with the YMCA.

2.Director supervision of all health and wellness programs including group exercise and chronic disease prevention programs.

3.Develops and controls department budgets related to the position.

4.Hires, trains, and supervises staff including Group Exercise Instructors. Facilitates communication and provides leadership.

5.Ensures staff maintain current certifications.

6.Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in healthy living programs. Develops Group Exercise schedules to ensure member needs and are met.

7.Provides leadership and support to the annual fundraising campaign and volunteer committees/boards as assigned. Develops and maintains effective working relationships within the community.

8.Assures compliance with state and local regulations. Ensures that program standards are met and safety procedures are followed.

9.Ensures high quality programs through innovative program development.

10.Coordinates special events and activities.

11.Provides data and reports as required for assigned programs.

YMCA Culture & Cause Expectations

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. Itâs who are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We donât just show up, we show up with purpose. As a cause driven leader you are expected to be:

Welcoming-Accept neighbors eagerly, warmly, hospitably, and as equal participants.

Nurturing-To care for, support, and help develop through encouragement.

Hopeful-Take an optimistic or positive view of future outcomes.

Determined-To devote full strength and concentrated attention to the cause.

GenuineâTo be honest and open in relationships with others.

Job Requirements:

1.Bachelor's degree in health, nutrition, exercise science or related field or equivalent.

2.Four or more years of program management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other not-for-profit agency.

3.Ability to direct programs through supervision of volunteers and staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing and public relations, program development and fund-raising.

4.Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations.

5.Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.

6.YMCA Team Leader or Multi-team/Branch Leader certification preferred.

7.Certifications in Group Exercise and/or Personal Training preferred.

8.CPR and First Aid certifications required.


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.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups


May directly supervises part time and non-exempt employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; reviewing and approving timesheets; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; monitoring and updating all required staff certifications; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Skills are essential in all of the Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Access. Ability to use these programs to lighten work load, develop reports and to automate procedures is very necessary. Ability to diagnose basic PC problems and to communicate those problems is very important.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25-50 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Travel is primarily local between assigned centers during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Employment Type

Full Time



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[posted Jul 3, 2018]

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