YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 08-Mar-2019 to 08-Apr-2019 (PST)
  • Health and Wellness
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • $49,920 - $56,160
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Includes comprehensive benefits package as well as retirement fund contribution, upon eligibility

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in LA, it's also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. The LA area is home to the second largest YMCA Association in the US, with 26 branches, 2 camps and over 50 child care sites. The LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passions, grow your career and make an impact!

We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!

Position Description

The Healthy Lifestyles Director is responsible for the development and operation of Healthy Living programs, member support and engagement, membership growth and retention, fiscal management, volunteer and staff development, program marketing and communications.


  • High school diploma; bachelor's degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or a related field preferred.
  • CPR; Foundations of YMCA Group Exercise or equivalent ACE, AFAA, or ACSM Health Fitness Instructor
    • As current non-Y certifications lapse and/or require renewal/recertification via CEC's through a 3rd party vendor (whether ACSM, NSCA, AFAA, Pilates, or other) staff may keep those certifications current at their own expense.
    • If staff choose not to keep their non-Y certifications current, as a condition of employment to continue to work for the Y, staff will be required to complete the Y-ACE certifications.
    • Y-ACE has an equivalency certification provision.  Anyone holding an equivalent certification from another recognized entity can apply for an equivalency.
  • Strong character values; communication skills; ability to teach multiple Group Exercise formats
  • Experience working in the fitness industry and in small group classes; 1-2 years supervisory experience


  1. Ensure a welcoming environment in healthy living areas for all members and guests.
  2. Develop, maintain and communicate group exercise, personal training and small group training information, registration and schedules, effectively and consistently with branch management and membership staff. Update program brochures and fliers to ensure strong communication throughout the branch.
  3. Provide direct supervision to department staff, assuring that all staff are qualified, certified, and are meeting minimum performance standards for their position.
  4. Oversee and conduct ongoing program member evaluations and surveys to ensure that high levels of quality in programs are maintained at all times; ensure outcomes align with the needs of the community and the branch strategic plan.
  5. Provide direct supervision to department staff, assuring that all staff are qualified, certified, and are meeting minimum performance standards for their position.
  6. Develop annual marketing plan including mailings, advertisement and community outreach.
  7. Create opportunities (events, initiatives, activities) for members to develop small communities within the branch.
  8. Ensure all staff members are familiar with all programs offered at the YMCA so staff are able to inform members of YMCA programs that will meet members' changing needs and interests.
  9. Set an example for all staff by greeting members by name and taking the initiative to talk to members.
  10. Identify program volunteer positions and assist with the identification, recruitment and tracking of program volunteers
  11. Ensure that all facilities, program areas and equipment are clean and in proper working order.
  12. Develop annual operating budget for the Healthy Lifestyles department. Manage department budget to achieve monthly, quarterly and annual goals. Maintain systems for variance analysis, revenue and expense monitoring and control.
  13. Support a year round fund raising program that includes the Annual Support Campaign, special events and President's Club; Responsible for Annual Support Campaign leadership including team captains, division manager and/or team members.
  14. Recruit and hire staff using screening tools and panel interviews to gain the best possible fit with each opening.
  15. Provide training for staff and volunteers on an ongoing basis through staff meetings, special courses and workshops.


Please email resume and cover letter to: WestchesterHR@ymcala.org



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