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


Job Summary

We are looking for a responsible and engaged leader who is excited at the prospect of developing and leading a brand new Healthy Living team and programs for the Kent YMCA, scheduled to open in September 2019. You will be responsible for the development, implementation, administration, growth, and evaluation of effective, innovative, and safe healthy living programs that improve the health and wellbeing of the community we serve. You will ensure that day to day operations run smoothly and that members and program participants have an exceptional experience.


  1. Directs and manages the development, operations and growth of Healthy Living programs.

  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 recreation, exercise science, 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.

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.

ID 2019-7924

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Kent YMCA

Category Administration

Address 10828 SE 248th St