YMCA of Southeast Ventura County
  • Yarrow
  • Westlake Village, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Job Description

We are looking for a motivated and visionary leader to help drive membership through developing a Group Exercise program that appeals to various members of our community. This is a great opportunity for a candidate looking to lead the way and continue to grow membership in our brand new 60,000 square foot facility in Westlake Village, CA.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Healthy Living Director plays a large role in the development of the programs and classes offered at the Yarrow YMCA.  The ability to prioritize, drive results through others and a strong focus on team development is key to achieving results in this role.  This person will be expanding our high quality group exercise programs and fitness class schedule. In addition, this person will recruit, hire, train and develop the team of Group Fitness Instructors, Floor Staff and Personal Trainers. The ideal candidate will inspire members through movement, community, and personal attention. This person will be a liaison to committee(s) and advisory board(s) and live our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Essential Functions

  • Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives
  • Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs staff and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals
  • Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information, may organize and schedule program registrations. May review and process program scholarship applications
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations
  • Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives
  • Coordinates use of facilities for program activities and events
  • Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner
  • May assist with Program Committee meetings
  • Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Previous YMCA experience preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent
  • Two years of program management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency
  • Ability to direct programs through supervision of volunteers and staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing and public relations, program development and fundraising
  • Completion of YMCA program-specific certifications
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
  • Extensive knowledge of technology to include the Microsoft Office Suite, operations database and social media
  • CPR, First Aid and AED certifications must be kept up to date
  • Criminal Record Clearance


Benefits include: 8% Retirement upon eligibility, Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, LTD, Life Insurance, Vacation & Sick Leave provided


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