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YMCA of Greater Seattle Health and Wellness Program Director in Bellevue, Washington


Our Commitment to Equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

Job Summary

Directs and oversees program development, operations and delivery of multiple or Association-wide program area(s) to the membership and community.


  1. Directs and manages the development, operations and growth of assigned program area(s), which typically include Association-wide or multiple program areas.

  2. Establishes new program activities and expands program(s) within the community in accordance with the Association and branch strategic plans.

  3. Develops and manages the budgets related to the position. Meets fiscal objectives. Closely monitors revenue and expense.

  4. Recruits, hires, trains, evaluates and supervises assigned staff and volunteers in assigned areas. Provides development and leadership.

  5. Compiles program statistics and provides data and reports as required for assigned program(s). Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program(s).

  6. Provides leadership and support for branch management team, annual fund raising campaign, and volunteer committees/boards as assigned.

  7. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations and agencies related to assigned programs.

  8. Develops, produces and distributes program information necessary to promote assigned programs in accordance with branch marketing plans.

  9. Ensures that safety procedures are followed and that all programs are in compliance with YMCA standards, all regulations and other applicable standards.

  10. Ensures high quality programs through innovative program development evaluations and on going training of staff.

  11. Ensures upkeep of related facilities and equipment.


  1. Bachelor's degree in program area or related field or equivalent education/experience.

  2. Five 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. Most positions require skills in child behavior management and child abuse prevention.

  7. Most positions require ability to visit sites and community organizations.

  8. 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.

Program Area Requirements:

  • 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

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. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

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 .

Wholeness, fitness, well-being, healthiness, physical health, wellness program,health protection, health maintenance.


Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-Bellevue

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (6/23/2020 11:51 AM)

ID 2020-10414

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Bellevue Family YMCA

Category Administration

Address 14230 Bel-Red Road