The Y is a dynamic and diverse human service organization committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of children in your community. Working at the YMCA you’ll discover more than a job – you will have the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the community.
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.
This position is responsible for overall team leadership, project planning, facilitation of community partnerships and facilitating the YMCA’s L.E.A.N. Family, Y-Transitions, Livestrong at the YMCA program, and other community health initiatives/partnerships.
  • Engage stakeholders in the community and coordinate efforts to plan and implement community partnerships.
  • Provide leadership to overall community health initiatives and staff to ensure compliance with Y-USA, CDC and other partnership program outcomes.
  • Coordinate program delivery and implementation.
  • Represent the YMCA in the community, participating in public relations and promotional activities as needed to promote program sustainability.
  • Communicate to direct supervisor any suggestions, concerns, or incidents that may need follow-up.
  • Comply with all HIPAA requirements.
  • Adhere to all YMCA policies and guidelines.
  • Attend and maintain appropriate trainings and certifications as directed.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Although college courses related to fitness and nutrition or a combination of related experience/certifications is acceptable. Knowledge of basic health, nutrition, and fitness is required.
  • HIPAA is required within 30 days (or as scheduled by YUSA) of employment start date.
  • Y-USA Healthy Heart Ambassador certification within 30 days of hire.
  • Preferred certification through one of the following organizations as a Group Exercise Instructor or Personal Trainer (National Organizations including AFAA, ACE, ACSM, or YMCA).
  • Must be committed to and supportive of the Y mission with an emphasis on support to health seekers, those who struggle to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Experience coaching adults one-on-one and in group settings and understanding components of behavioral changes.
  • Familiarity and proficiency with Listen First or motivational interviewing are highly encouraged.
  • Communication and Influence
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Engaging Community
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:
  • Walk, stand, kneel, and stoop
  • Maintain continuous operations requiring attention to detail and multi-tasking
  • Must be able to lift, pull and move up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time
  • Must be physically able to successfully complete required certifications
  • Maintain effective communication and project reporting with local stakeholders.
  • Community Health Initiatives will make measurable progress, engage local steak holders and adhere to quality standards of CDC and Y-USA metrics.
  • Promote satisfaction of participants as evidenced through positive surveys and program evaluations.
  • Coach and lead program staff to achieve CDC quality standards for both DPP and BPSM programs.
  • Connect non-members to family center staff to support retention opportunities and sustainability of lifestyle changes.
An offer of employment is contingent upon receipt of satisfactory results to meet minimum requirements of the position. They may include criminal background and reference checks, E-Verify, drug test, driver’s license record, and/or a Child Protective Services Check (CPS).
Additional driver’s license check, CPS, criminal background check, alcohol, and/or drug testing may be required to be processed in the future in order to meet and/or maintain the requirements of this position.

The YMCA of SouthHampton Roads is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at YSHR will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. YSHR does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or genetics.

Please Note: Requirements, skills, and abilities described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentialfunctions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements be interpreted as all-inclusive.