Wellness/Fitness Director
Washington, DC

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YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
1112 16th Street, NW Ste. 700
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Charitable / Not for Profit
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time
No Travel
Job Description

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is a long standing nonprofit organization serving the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. The Y provides programs and services to meet the needs of the community through our three signature pillars:  youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Our YMCA Anthony Bowen located at 1325 W Street, NW Washington, DC is currently looking to hire a new team member to lead the Wellness (aka Fitness) department. The Wellness Director will provide leadership and support for a team of fitness professionals at a full facility Y. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge, experience and passion for healthy living initiatives and programs. 

Some of the exciting things you will do as a Wellness Director, include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the branch wellness team in implementing the Association’s best practice model for excellence in wellness programming and operations.
  • Ensure that outstanding Wellness experiences are provided to all members (i.e. supporting the development of motivating monthly member activity calendars, leading excellent wellness floor services, supporting the delivery of outstanding personal wellness training experiences, inspiring excellent new member on-boarding experiences, etc.) to increase member satisfaction and participation in wellness activities.
  • Support the development of the Personal Trainers, Wellness Coaches, Group Exercise Coordinator and Group Exercise Instructors in enhancing member experiences.
  • Support the delivery of Community Healthy programs (i.e. Diabetes Prevention Program) in concert with the YMCA’s Community Health leadership team.

Nuggets about the fitness area:

Lifetime fitness equipment, sauna, stream room, rock-climbing wall, one of the largest group exercise offerings in downtown Washington, a robust yoga program including aerial yoga, comprehensive personal training program and so much more. Supporting our members throughout all stages of their healthy living journey at the YMCA is key to achieving our Association’s strategic priority of enhancing the region’s health and well-being.

Our benefit offerings:

We offer an exciting, fun, inclusive, growth oriented work environment with competitive compensation ($50,000 annually, plus monthly incentive to earn up to $1k) and an extensive benefits package that includes strong health benefits package, long term and short term disability, 10% employer paid retirement, childcare discount, complimentary Y membership, and continuous professional development opportunities. 

How to Apply:

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Job Requirements
The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of five-years’ experience working within a Wellness/Fitness department, supervisory experience, a record of delivering excellent personal training management and instruction. Must possess a current nationally recognized fitness certifications (i.e. ACE, NASM, ACSM, NSCA, NSPA). Must have current first aid, CPR, and other safety certification. Experience working with Community Health programs, a plus. An undergraduate degree (or advanced degree) in exercise science, kinesiology, nutrition or physical education is required. Effective leadership skills and strong work ethic. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite computer skills, ability to learn a propriety software, payroll processing, scheduling and general office equipment. Flexible work schedule with the availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
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