YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Assistant Director, Healthy Living

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle | US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/4/2018 1:15 AM)
    Regular Full-Time
    # of Openings
    West Seattle YMCA
    Health & Well-being
    3622 SW Snoqualmie St
  • Overview

    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 group exercise programs 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.


    1. Management, coordination, and evaluation of group exercise staff and programs (60-70 staff and over 120 classes per week) following Association standards and guidelines.
    2. Plans, develops and directs all aspects of assigned programs
    3. Hires, trains, and supervises group exercise staff and volunteers.
    4. Encourages member involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
    5. Conduct trainings as needed for staff and volunteers.
    6. Leads group fitness and wellness programming as needed
    7. Management and inventory of small fitness equipment
    8. Oversees record keeping related to programs and staff
    9. Provides leadership in special events, seasonal programs, and member fitness challenges.
    10. Participates in marketing, promotion and retention activities. Develops community relationships.
    11. Participates in fundraising event and/or recruitment of volunteers


    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; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.


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