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YMCA of Greater Boston Associate Health & Wellness Director, Oak Square in Brighton, Massachusetts

Job Description

This position is responsible for assisting with the creation and coordination of Health and Wellness programs and completing direct service in the form of personal training, group training and group exercise. The Associate Health & Wellness director reports to and works closely with the Health & Wellness Director to ensure prompt customer service and strong member engagement are carried out with consistency. This position includes modeling professional behaviors, providing excellent health and wellness programs, marketing/promoting healthy and wellness programs, supporting with Chronic Disease and youth wellness programs, leading part-time staff and contributing to the overall mission of the YMCA.

Status: Full-Time, Salary

Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday


  1. Programs are in place and operating at the highest quality level for the various service area target markets.

  2. Ensures all equipment is in working order. Responsible for reporting non-functioning equipment for repair and ensuring service date follow up within 24 hours.

  3. Manages floor staff and creates floor coverage schedule. Ensures that all shifts are covered.

  4. Completes and manages payroll for fitness floor staff so that scheduled hours are not exceeded and overtime is eliminated.

  5. Direct and influence staff on best practices and protocols.

  6. Responsible for assisting Health and Wellness Director with driving Personal training revenue in order to exceed branch year end goal.

  7. Responsible for ensuring floor staff complete all of their designated tasks.

  8. Medically Based Chronic Disease programs are implemented.

  9. Youth fitness Programs are implemented.

  10. Designs and implements monthly Member Challenge and Engagement events.

  11. Assists with special events planning and delivery, including but not limited to 5K Family events, Healthy Kids Day, Monthly Expresso bike challenge and other Health & Wellness events.

  12. Attends and participates in YMCA of Greater Boston trainings.

  13. Participates in health and wellness staff meetings when needed.

  14. Assists in branch fundraising efforts as requested.

  15. Presents a professional image and manner consistent with the YMCA mission and goals.

  16. Remains current in required and voluntary training in order to promote growth of mind and spirit and character values for all.


  • Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, or a related field from an accredited college or university.

  • At least two years’ experience preferred

  • Experience in personal training, and health and wellness programming

  • Background in internal marketing/special events.

  • Group Exercise Certification (within 60 days of hire)

  • Personal Trainer Certification (ACSM, ACE, NASM, other accredited certification) (within 60 days of hire)


  • Understand the relationship of the general public to the association, of staff to volunteer, and of staff to staff, and be able to effectively enhance and cultivate those relationships.

  • Ability to interpret, carry out and implement into programs, the mission and goals of the YMCA.

  • Ability to supervise staff and volunteers while actively handling a variety of functions at the same time.

  • Work as an integral member of a staff team.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with adults, youth, teens, seniors and special populations.

  • Computer and Social Media literate. (Specifically utilizing Microsoft Office and familiarity with Facebook and Instagram grassroots marketing)


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability to physically and verbally interact with members and staff.

  • At times, be able to lift amounts up to 50 lbs.


  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • Ability to be flexible to work evenings, early mornings, weekends and holidays.

  • Job expectations include 70% Direct Service work (training, teaching, floor hours, etc.) with 30% Administrative tasks