YMCA of Greater Seattle

Assistant Director, Healthy Living

2 weeks ago
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
Matt Griffin YMCA
Health & Well-being
3595 S 188th Street
USD $16.91/Hr.
USD $21.14/Hr.


Imagine being a part of one of the most respected non-profit organizations in the world - while at the same time improving the overall health and vitality of our community. For more than 135 years the YMCA of Greater Seattle has been transforming lives, encouraging healthy lifestyles and developing future leaders. Enabling people of all ages to achieve their potential and instilling that spirit in others - is at the core of everything we do. We have an immediate job opening for a qualified candidate whose values align with our organization: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Caring.



Directs, facilitates and administers YMCA Total Health/Activate America programs, or assigned portion of program to ensure that it operates in a quality manner and follows Association guidelines. Manages and supervises assigned staff. Understands the "Health Seeker" target market and provides motivational coaching to staff and members participating in or delivering ongoing Total Health/Activate America programs.


  1. Facilitates, administers, schedules, monitors and evaluates Group Exercise and Chronic disease programming
  2. Plans, develops and directs all aspects of assigned programs
  3. Hires, trains, and supervises staff and volunteers.
  4. Conduct trainings as needed for volunteers and staff.
  5. Encourages member involvement and identifies potential volunteers. Recruits member volunteers for Total Health/Activate America program.
  6. Oversees record keeping related to programs.
  7. Provides leadership in special events and seasonal programs.
  8. Participates in marketing, promotion and retention activities. Develops community relationships.
  9. May lead Total Health/Activate America programs and classes.


  1. Current state approved first aid certification.
  2. Current state approved CPR certification.
  3. Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred.
  4. Two years or more of related experience.
  5. Listen First Level I* and II** training.
  6. Facilitating Groups training***
  7. Coaching With Care training***
  8. Supervisors Certificate Series***
  9. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
  10. Proven experience in training others.
  11. Ability to provide Total Health program in community/corporate setting.
  12. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

* Within 30 days of employment or at first available training, may be required at hire.
** Within 90 days of employment or at first available training.
***Within 18-24 months of employment.


Competencies for success at the Y:

  • Values - Strengthens the Y's culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.
  • Inclusion - Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
  • Develop Self and Others - Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.
  • Quality Results - Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.
  • Change Capacity - Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y's mission.
  • Inspire Others - Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.


The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace.


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