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YMCA of Greater Seattle Assistant Director, Health/Wellness in Kent, Washington


Job Summary

Coordinates assigned programs and supervises staff in specified areas of Y Total Health/Activate America (i.e. wellness, fitness, Active Older Adults, strength training, youth fitness, etc.). Ensures that programs operate in a quality manner consistent with YMCA guidelines. Acts as a liaison and advocate for Total Health/Activate America. Understands the Health Seeker target market and provides motivational coaching to members participating in ongoing Total Health/Activate America programs.


  1. Administers assigned Y Total Health/Activate America Program area(s) following Association standards and guidelines.

  2. Recruits, trains, and supervises volunteer and paid staff.

  3. Develops special events and seasonal wellness programs for members.

  4. Participates in marketing and retention activities.

  5. Assists with development and management of the department budgets.

  6. Maintains records related to program.

  7. May lead wellness programming, Total Health consultations, off YMCA site programs.

  8. Conducts trainings as needed for volunteer and paid staff.

  9. Plans, facilitates and instructs individuals, groups and/or classes.

  10. Encourages member involvement and identifies potential volunteers.

  11. Recruits volunteers for Total Health/Activate America program involvement.

  12. Conveys basic information on Y Total Health/Activate America program areas.


  1. Current state approved first aid certification.

  2. Current state approved CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification.

  3. Two years or more of college education in a related field or equivalent preferred.

  4. One year or more years of related experience preferred.

  5. YMCA Healthy Lifestyles Principles certification.

    1. Listen First Level I
  • and II** training.

  1. Facilitating Groups training.*

  2. Coaching With Care training.*

  3. Supervisor Certificate Series.*

  4. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

  5. Working knowledge of preventative health and fitness programs and philosophy.

  6. 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.

** Within 90 days of employment or at first available training.

* Within 18-24 months of employment.

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 .


Program, Health, Manager, Supervisor

ID 2019-8170

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Kent YMCA

Category Health & Well-being

Address 10828 SE 248th St