Health and Wellness/Fitness Director
YMCA - Chicago, IL

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Job Summary:
Manages the operations of the assigned programs and staff, in areas such as fitness, active older adults, and/or strength training. Ensures that programs operate in a quality manner, consistent with YMCA guidelines and standards.

Scope and Responsibilities:
Directs and manages operations of the health, fitness, and physical education programs.
Develops, manages and controls assigned department budgets.
Hires, trains, and supervises staff and volunteers in assigned areas. Facilitates communication and provides leadership.
Provides leadership and support to the annual fundraising campaign and volunteer committees as assigned. Develops and maintains effective working relationships within the community.
Develops, produces and disseminates appropriate program and membership information for assigned areas.
Maintains program areas and equipment in an orderly and safe manner, according to YMCA standards and guidelines.
Provides data and reports as required for assigned programs.
Plans and coordinates maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment as required.
Discusses and promotes all YMCA programs. Motivates members and staff to long term participations.
Attends staff meetings and trainings as required. Maintains current certifications.
Any additional duties as assigned.

Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education, Health and Wellness or related field with 3 to 5 years prior experience in group exercise, personal training and with 3 to 5 years in a supervisory role. Have specific knowledge and ability in fitness instruction as well as preventative measures in health and fitness. Possess the ability to communicate verbally and in writing to individuals and small groups. Obtain state approved First Aid and CPR Certifications as well as AED, YMCA Principles of Health and Fitness certification within 6 months of employment, YMCA Fitness Specialist certification or current ACE, AFAA, ACSM, and Health and Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer within 3 months of employment.
Salary: $35,000 - $40,000

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