YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Healthy Living Director

    Job Locations US-WA-Bothell
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/11/2018 3:11 PM)
    Regular Full-Time
    # of Openings
    Northshore YMCA
    Health & Well-being
    11811 NE 195th Street
  • Overview

    Who are we?

    At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.

    At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace, and beyond.

    • 13 branches
    • 2 overnight camps
    • 10 swimming pools
    • More than 200 program sites


    Where you’ll work…

    You’ll work out of Northshore Branch in Bothell, that offers programs ranging from health and wellness, to family programs, to child care, to aquatics.


    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


    If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!



    What you’ll be doing…

    You will direct and oversee all operations and program development of the health and wellness department. This position is responsible for ensuring continuity of program and services while providing oversight and development to program staff.

    Principle Activities:


    • Establishes new program activities and expands program(s) within the community in accordance with the Association and branch strategic plans.
    • Develops and manages the budgets related to the health and wellness department. Meets fiscal objectives.  Closely monitors revenue and expense.
    • Recruits, hires, trains, evaluates and supervises assigned staff and volunteers in assigned areas. Provides development and leadership.
    • Compiles program statistics and provides data and reports as required for healthy living department. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in group exercise classes, Personal training, small group training, chronic disease programs and nutrition programs, to name a few.
    • Provides leadership and support for branch management team, annual fund raising campaign, and volunteer committees/boards as assigned.
    • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations and agencies related to assigned programs.
    • Develops, produces and distributes program information necessary to promote assigned programs, in accordance with branch marketing plans.
    • Ensures that safety procedures are followed and that all programs are in compliance with YMCA standards, all regulations and other applicable standards.
    • Ensures high quality programs through innovative program development evaluations and on going training of staff.
    • Ensures upkeep of related facilities and equipment


    Who are you?

    If you're the right candidate for the job, you excel at building relationships and enjoy working with people. You love working with and mentoring new staff and are excited to spend your time impacting the lives of those in our community. You pride yourself in being level headed, a strong communicator and are able to manage multiple assignments and priorities. You have the ability to build strong relationships on an individual level and with communities. You have a track record of being able to develop and implement quality programming.



    You should have:

    1. Bachelor's degree in program area or related field or equivalent education/experience.
    2. Four or more years of related experience including staff and volunteer supervision, community program development, financial management and fund raising.
    3. Broad knowledge of assigned program area(s) and the standards and regulations related to the programming.
    4. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
    5. CPR and First Aid certifications required.
    6. Experience and knowledge with youth behavior management and child abuse prevention.
    7. Experience in work with challenging youth exposed to or involved in substance abuse, homelessness, mental illness, violence and other difficult situations
    8. Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite.
    9. Ability to visit sites and community organizations.

    Additional experience, training and/or certifications may be required depending on program area (see below for summary qualifications). 


    Aquatics:  Ability to train aquatic instructors.  Requires trainer-level certification in YMCA Swim Lessons-Teaching Swimming Fundamentals, YMCA Swim Lessons-Youth & Adult and/or YMCA Swim Lessons-Parent/Child and Preschool Instructor; Advanced First Aid and CPR For The Professional Rescuer certifications required. 

    Camping:  Experience and demonstrated ability in year-round camp programming and operation. Knowledge of American Camping Association guidelines.  Most positions require eligibility to obtain Commercial Driver's License. Adventure programs at camp require specialized training and experience in adventure education, rock climbing, biking, high-ropes operation/repair, kayaking and/or boating. 

    Child Care:  Knowledge of child care licensing requirements, YMCA standards and American Camping Association standards for day camps. 

    Community Programs:  Broad knowledge of assigned program areas, which can include any area below as well as youth sports, day camp, parent-child programs, etc..

    Family Programs:  Knowledge of family support principles and best practices for family involvement. 

    Health and Wellness:  Experience in working with the health seeker market preferred. Proven experience in training others.  Ability to provide Total Health program in community/corporate setting. 

    Membership/Marketing:  Experience in membership, marketing and/or sales.  Experience in working with the health seeker market preferred.

    Youth at Risk: Experience in work with challenging youth exposed to or involved in substance abuse, homelessness, mental illness, violence and other difficult situations.


    You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

    • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment
    • Are very adaptable
    • Have high ownership and strong work ethic
    • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet
    • Truly enjoy being of service to people
    • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together
    • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all


    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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