Healthy Living Director

The Healthy Living Director assists departments in providing resources and support to implement and maintain our programs.

YMCA of Greater Boston

Boston, MA

This position is primarily responsible for the supervision and management of all facets of assigned total health and wellness programs and the membership department in accordance with the policies established by the Board of Directors of the Branch and the General Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Boston, under the direction of the Executive Director. This position is the Health and Wellness Champion for the branch and must assist each department in providing resources and support to help implement and maintain quality of health and wellness in their programs. The programs should include, but are not limited to, health and wellness programs in each department for adults, youth, teens, seniors and special populations. Additional responsibilities including supervising and managing water and land group exercise programming. Membership includes the front desk and lobby areas. This position is also responsible for the development, administration, supervision and membership service delivery of the Fitness and Membership Departments. This position reports to the Director of Operations.



  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Respect in the Workplace
  • ACE
  • American Academy of Healthy Living
  • Fitness Specialist
  • Membership Training



  • Develop, implement and oversee all Health and Wellness Programs for every department that reflect the community’s needs and maintain the YMCA’s high standards of quality, safety and character development.
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate Assistant Health and Wellness Director, Membership Coordinator, Wellness Consultants, group exercise instructors, and volunteers as programs dictate and budget guidelines allow.
  • Integrate a comprehensive health, wellness and membership approach in all programs for children, youth, teens, adults, and special populations.
  • Coordinate annual Road Race and special events.
  • Develop and implement annual budgets for assigned program and membership areas, and manage agreed upon budgets within operating guidelines.
  • Responsible for program and membership enrollment, retention, evaluation, payment records, and reporting of records to the Associate Executive Director.
  • Oversee all purchases and maintain department related supplies within budget guidelines and maintain a clean and safe program area.
  • Participate in staff meetings, Board of Director meetings, and professional training as appropriate.
  • Attend appropriate quality team as it relates to Total Health.
  • Maintain a professional image and manner consistent with the YMCA’s mission and goals.
  • Act as a role model and incorporate character development values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility into the daily operation of the fitness department.
  • Assume other duties deemed necessary by supervisor.

YMCA Competencies

  • Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Y’s values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives.  Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.
  • Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.
  • Operational Effectiveness:  Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress. 
  • Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance.  Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

How to Apply

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