Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.
At the MetroWest YMCA, our cause defines us. We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That's why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The Y is open to all, and we pride ourselves on the diversity of our members and employees. As an employer, the Y seeks to recruit energetic professionals, encourage work-life balance, and provide opportunities for growth and development. EOE
The Assistant Wellness Director (Group Exercise and Engagement) is responsible for developing and administering all group exercise programs and assisting with all facets of the wellness center operations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to development of staff, implementing quality standards, develop best practices for group exercise programs. Will also assist in member engagement and experience, to include on-boarding, member follow up, and creating and leading wellness incentives and challenges.
Directs and supervises group exercise program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives (see detailed list below)
Assists in development and scheduling of group exercise classes.
Coordinates facility cleanliness and purchases equipment/supplies as required.
Engages members in the innovation, development, implementation and assessment of classes and programs.
Monitors daily operations to adhere to all YMCA health and safety standards and policies.
Maintain accurate records, files and data collection procedures for all program participants and members.
Hires, trains and supervises group exercise instructors.
Reviews and evaluates staff performance.
Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals by providing in-service training and educational opportunities.
Acts a liaison between the Membership and Wellness Department, ensuring members have a positive experience at the Y, are connected to staff and programs, and are successful in achieving their health and wellness goals.
Creates and implements incentive programs and wellness challenges for members.
Provides an average of 20 hours a week of direct program delivery (teaching group exercise classes, personal training, and providing small group training).
Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
Assists in planning and managing department budget as approved in a fiscally responsible manner.
Responsible for the timely and accurate payroll preparation for direct reports.
Supports MetroWest YMCA fundraising activities and special events.
Maintains all certifications and training hours necessary for the position.
Creates a member-focused culture and models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
Fosters climate of innovation and resolves problems to ensure member satisfaction. Participates in membership strategies that support recruitment of new members and retention of existing members, including onboarding and intake initiatives.
Bachelor's degree in exercise science, health science and fitness, or a related field preferred.
Current national certification in group exercise or personal training, CPR, First Aid and AED required.
At least 1 year of experience teaching multiple group exercise formats.
Competency in relationship building skills, communication skills, and project management.
Additional Salary Information: Great health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life and LTD) including 10% YMCA paid retirement, YMCA membership privileges and opportunities for professional development. Pay commensurate with experience.
About MetroWest YMCA
The MetroWest YMCA is a cause-driven charitable organization that is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That's why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. As cause-driven leaders, we work to tell our powerful Y story and live the impact of our YMCA mission every day.
For over 50 years, the MetroWest YMCA has helped members improve their health and well-being while building a stronger sense of community. We proudly serve the MetroWest Community including Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Natick, Sherborn, Sudbury and Wayland with branches in Framingham and Hopkinton.
The MetroWest YMCA is dedicated to providing programs and services that build healthy mind, body and spirit for all.