105 Allston Street
The Health and Wellness Coordinator is responsible for creating and implementing programs that promote healthy living for our diverse population. The successful candidate will have a specific fitness expertise or certification in a field such as strength and conditioning, weight training, aquatics, yoga, and nutrition. They are also responsible for influencing program development, establishing and strengthening community partnerships, and introducing dynamic intervention strategies that will transform the health of Boston’s most vulnerable youth.
The West End House Boys & Girls Club (WEH) is an independent Boys and Girls Club in the City of Boston that has been transforming the lives of immigrant and urban youth since its founding in 1906. Our mission is to inspire and enable young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to realize their potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Located in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, the WEH operates six days a week in its 38,000 square foot facility and has a $3.4 M annual budget. Twenty eight full-time staff deliver a broad scope of programming for 1,500 members between the ages of 7 and 20 in four core areas: leadership and life skills; academic support and college preparation; sports, fitness and nutrition; and visual and performing arts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Play a key role in our New Balance Foundation Kids in Motion program by providing fitness & health programming for more than 300 young people each year
- Lead an initiative that targets 75 of our most at-risk young people with the goal of achieving better health outcomes
- Create and implement health and wellness programs that appeal to our diverse membership such as yoga, aquatics, zumba, weight training, cooking and nutrition classes, fitness clubs, and circuit training.
- Implement creative strategies to improve the health of young people who do not traditionally participate in physical fitness activities.
- Run workshops for children and families focused on tools needed to achieve a healthy lifestyle (ex. - how to make good food choices on a budget, how to keep a fitness and food journal)
- Play a lead role in developing and enhancing a Club-wide culture of health and fitness
- Strength Based Relationship Building - The WEH uses a strength based approach to build relationships that endure and contribute to positive outcomes for our young people. Staff focus on the assets of our young people, rather than the deficits, to support continuous growth;
- Innovation – WEH prides itself on creating and offering innovative and responsive programs. Staff members are expected to think outside the box, proactively problem solve, and be courageous in their daily work;
- Curiosity –WEH staff are enthusiastic to learn. They participate in personal and professional opportunities designed to challenge and expand to their knowledge base. They are encouraged to seek out learning experiences and actively participate in their own development;
- Data Informed - Assessing our impact is critical to insuring the best outcomes for our program participants. Our staff is expected to use data to inform current program content and future program development, ensuring our offerings meet the needs AND interest of our young people;
- Healthy Environment – Teaching our members the importance of living an active, healthy lifestyle is a priority. As such, our staff is expected to model healthy behavior while working with our young people;
- “Hands-On” mentality - candidate must work directly with kids and families.
- Strong group facilitation skills balancing youth needs and interests
- Passion for bringing fitness to an underserved community
- Ability to relate to culturally diverse group of youth as an instructor and mentor
- Desire to work as a part of a strong youth development team
- Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent experience.
- Relevant certification preferred (youth fitness certification, yoga, aerobics, weight training, life guard, WSI, etc)
- Demonstrated knowledge of youth development
- Experience working in multicultural environments, bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a strong plus.
- Experience teaching urban youth
Benefits include medical & dental coverage, pension after one year, vacation, and 403 (B) plan.
Level of Language Proficiency
Experience working in multicultural environments, bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a strong plus.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send letter of interest and resume to Jenny Nute, Chief Impact Officer, email@example.com