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Fitness and Sports Director
Riverdale YM-YWHA
5625 Arlington Ave
Bronx, NY 10471

Principal Responsibilities:

The Riverdale YM-YWHA, a Jewish Community Center in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, seeks a Fitness and Sports Director to lead programs and services that build and foster a healthier, more active community. The Director will establish and strengthen a collaborative team of engaged staff members that embody the mission and values of the Y to create a highly functional, productive, and positive environment for members and staff. The Director will train every staff member to deliver a consistent, well-designed experience that leads to increased member engagement and a stronger Y through increased revenue and participation within fitness and membership departments.

Key Responsibilities of the Fitness and Sports Director Include:

Hire, supervise, mentor, and evaluate staff in the areas of including personal training,
small group training, group exercise, and floor supervision
Teach group exercise classes, coach basketball, provide personal training, and ensure
proper coverage of the fitness spaces
Partner with the General Manager and the Member Services Manager to ensure
multiple revenue streams are achieved
Drive, track and report on key metrics regularly
In partnership with the General Manager, develop department budgets and strategic
business plan, and monitor for progress monthly as measured against annual goals
Understand and be committed to the mission and vision of the Y. Be knowledgeable
about the Y, its programs, services, and team
Responding to emergent program and member requests, staffing issues, and scheduling
Ensure excellent customer service and customer responsiveness to both inside and
outside constituents
Foster and manage quality relationships with members and colleagues
Oversee compliance and risk mitigation to ensure the health and safety of staff and
Audit programs, services and equipment for maximum effectiveness and positioning
within the marketplace
Serve as Manager On Duty during scheduled work shifts

Compensation is commensurate with experience. $50-$60 K

Minimum Qualifications:

Our Ideal Candidate Will Display The Following:

High levels of emotional intelligence

Energetic, outgoing,
Ability to lead and partner with colleagues
Excellent sense of humor, with ability to use humor to teach and to strengthen
Compassion for others and understanding of how to meet people where they are
Strong understanding of how revenue fuels mission
Commitment to excellent customer service experience
Commitment to innovation, creativity and experimentation


$45,000 - $55,000

Agency Information:

The Riverdale Y enriches the lives of everyone in Riverdale with educational, recreational, cultural and wellness programs, through the lens of universally-shared values central to Jewish life. The Y is a 50,000 sq. ft. Jewish Community Center that provides programming for children and adults of all ages. It features an early childhood center, camps and after school programs, senior center, performing arts center, and health & wellness center that includes cardio and free weight studios, group exercise classes, gymnasium, swimming pool, and sauna.