Fitness Director

Job Posted 2/9/2024
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459
United States
Category Fitness Director
Exercise / Fitness
$74,000.00 to $78,000.00 Per Year
Job Description

JCC Greater Boston, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a vibrant and inclusive community, is seeking a Fitness Director to join our team. As a Fitness Director, you will play a pivotal role in promoting health and wellness within our organization. In this position, you will be responsible for overseeing the Fitness operations, developing and implementing fitness programs, as well as managing a team of fitness professionals. You will collaborate with the management team to ensure the delivery of high-quality fitness services that align with JCC Greater Boston's mission and values. Your role will also involve creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where members feel a sense of belonging and joyfulness

JCC Greater Boston is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs, or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston’s core values - Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration, and Transformation - which resonate with many who do not identify as Jewish.

The starting salary for this position is $74,000-78,000 annually. The salary offered will ultimately be determined by the scope of the position, the candidate’s relevant experience, and internal equity. Weekly work schedule will be coordinated with the supervisor based on the needs of the department and the programs that are running.

If you are passionate about making a difference in people's lives through fitness and wellness, and if you thrive in an innovative and friendly environment, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join the JCC Greater Boston team.

  • Oversee the overall operations of the fitness department, including staffing, budgeting, and program development
  • Develop and implement fitness programs that cater to the diverse needs and interests of JCC Greater Boston members
  • Supervise and support a team of fitness professionals, providing guidance and mentorship
  • Oversee Group Fitness, Pilates, Personal Training, Small Group Training and new member onboarding
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure effective coordination of resources and programming
  • Ensure the facility and equipment are properly maintained and adhere to safety standards
  • Stay informed about industry trends and best practices in fitness and wellness
  • Foster a strong sense of community and a welcoming environment that are in line with the JCC Greater Boston’s mission

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Identify key areas of growth and create individual goals for the year to update periodically and align with the expectations of the JCC Performance Management program.
  • Conduct supervisory meetings weekly to provide ongoing guidance, direction, and supervision.
  • Conduct quarterly meetings to oversee the progress of goal setting and conduct mid-year and end-of-year performance reviews with input from the direct reports.
  • Build and maintain a positive working relationship to achieve desired outcomes and the ongoing professional growth of each direct report.


  • Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Sports Management, or a national Personal Training certificate from an accredited organization required. Preferably: ACE (American Council on Exercise), ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), and/or AFFA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America)
  • Must be current in CPR, First Aid, and AED
  • Minimum of 4 years of fitness management experience. Personnel management and supervision experience required. Personal Training background and experience are also required.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire staff
  • Exceptional knowledge of fitness programming and exercise techniques
  • Familiarity with budget management and financial analysis
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Computer literate Word and Excel

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted at the JCC’s discretion to meet minimum criteria.

Essential Functions

  • Able to work well in a busy, dynamic, and sometimes noisy, environment involving multiple tasks and priorities
  • Able to lift and carry objects weighing 30-40 pounds
  • Able to sit and kneel for periods of time

ADA Statement: Individuals must possess these criteria for knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation and using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Organization Information

JCC Greater Boston is a nonprofit organization with roots in earlier Settlement Houses and Young Men’s Hebrew Associations; JCC Greater Boston today offers a wide range of services and program activities throughout the Greater Boston region (~50,000 individuals annually in 98 communities). The organization provides a variety of programs and services to children and adults in the Greater Boston Jewish community including preschools, day camps, a regional model of Jewish family engagement, a fully equipped fitness and aquatic center, arts and culture classes, performances, lectures, and Jewish holiday celebrations.

Our vision is to create a vibrant and evolving Jewish community where everyone belongs. Our mission is to be at the heart of that community by:

  • creating a thriving community that nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships
  • welcoming a growing and increasingly diverse set of individuals and families from all over Greater Boston
  • supporting the building of unique identities rooted in Jewish values and deeper connections to Jewish life
  • nourishing minds, bodies, and spirits through dynamic, innovative, and accessible experiences, and expanding engagement by partnering closely with other organizations to ensure the continuing vitality of our community as a whole

JCC Greater Boston takes the welfare and safety of staff, children, and program participants very seriously. On an ongoing basis, we align our operating procedures with guidance from the CDC and the state. In response to current local public health situations, our practices have previously included, and in the future may include, ensuring proper physical distancing, sanitation, hygiene, vaccination requirements, and use of face coverings to promote the health of our staff and program participants.

JCC Greater Boston welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds who meet the requirements specified above. If you want to share your talents with a wonderful community and a great team, apply today!

JCC Greater Boston is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich a diverse environment, we actively encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

To learn more about what makes JCC Greater Boston a wonderful place to work, please visit our careers page at


In addition to a rewarding career, JCC Greater Boston provides competitive exempt compensation packages. Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Group life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Discounted childcare at JCCGB Early Learning Centers and after-school program
  • Discounted JCCGB camp tuition (50-100% off)
  • Generous paid time off
  • JCC Greater Boston fitness membership

333 Nahanton Street
MA 02459
United States