Association Director of Healthy Living
Houston, TX

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Houston, TX 77092
United States

Charitable / Not for Profit
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $70,000 To $80,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time
Some Travel
Job Description
Develops, organizes, implements and supports high quality YMCA Healthy Living initiatives and programs for YMCA members.

Key Deliverables include:

  • Grow personal training and other fee-based revenue

  • Optimize city-wide group exercise classes

  • Grow city-wide small group training

Essential Functions:

  • Provides leadership to center Healthy Living Directors/Departments.

  • Works in collaboration with the Executive Director of Association Membership to develop a coordinated approach to member initiation, engagement and retention.

  • Provides a major leadership role in the Association Healthy Living Advisory Team and Healthy Living Project Teams.

  • Assist centers in building a relevant and profitable menu of healthy living programs including fee based classed and personal training to help promote relationship-based membership and to help deepen member engagement.

  • Contributes to regular Healthy Living meetings and communications to relay relevant information, and to address issues and questions related to healthy living initiatives.

  • Supports all level of staff on all issues related to healthy living initiatives through e-mail, phone and in-person conversations and meeting.

  • Establish and maintain Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures in Healthy Living protocol and processes for the association.

  • Track and report data related to healthy living programs and initiatives.

  • Track group exercise data to ensure efficiency and relevance at all centers

  • Identify training and staff development needs and solutions.

  • Ensure quality results and program implementation of Healthy Living programs.

  • Coordinate with the Association Marketing Team on marketing plan and promotion of Healthy Living programs.

  • Other duties as assigned


YMCA Culture & Cause Expectations

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture.  It’s who are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day.  We are cause-driven.  We don’t 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.

Genuine–To be honest and open in relationships with others.

Job Requirements

1.Bachelor's degree in related field (kinesiology, recreation, health and wellness).
2.Seven to ten years of professional experience preferably in a YMCA or other not-for-profit agency in health and wellness and member experience.
3.Minimum age of 21 years of age is required.
4.Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with diverse populations and the health seeker market.
5.Nationally recognized and accredited Group Fitness and/or Personal Training certification preferred.
6.Experience with supervising staff in the fitness market.

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.


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from an accredited four-year college or university.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


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 talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 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 50% primarily locally to assigned centers within the Greater Houston area during the business day. Some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.


Flexible with scheduling and available to work operational hours of the YMCA, which may include day, evening, weekends, and/or holidays, based on the center needs.

This job description is not all inclusive. The YMCA of Greater Houston reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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