YMCA Competencies of a Leader
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fundraising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Job Description:
Under the direction of the Program Director, the Personal Trainer will assist members in attaining their wellness potential through programs approved by the YMCA of Columbia. The position will be
instrumental in helping the member set goals, both long and short term and develop self -management skills consistent with sustained health behavior change. This position must perform program responsibilities in accordance with the policies, goals and mission set forth by the YMCA of Columbia.

Job Type:

Part Time

Branch Location:

Orangeburg County YMCA

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

– Conduct personal training sessions for YMCA members, as assigned by supervisor.

– Contribute to the development and maintenance of a positive, safe and nurturing environment.

– Track assigned members’ individual adherence and take appropriate action to motivate members
to continue their YMCA membership and exercise adherence.

– Follow strength training and nutritional guidelines of the YMCA of the USA.

– Submit key indicator data as needed to supervisor and perform other duties to achieve group and
personal goals.

– Attend appropriate and required training classes offered by the YMCA of Columbia.

– Promote the “YMCA Story” with all involved in the program.

– Remain alert to the condition of equipment and report any concerns to supervisor.

– Follow accident reporting procedures and policies.

– Follow systems, practices, and training related to risk management and safety of participants and

– Submit key indicator data as needed to supervisor and perform other duties to achieve group and
personal goals.

– Clean equipment as directed by supervisor.

– Seek to learn members’ names and welcome them personally.

– Attend all required staff meetings, both departmental and branch/assoc. level.

– Be a team player and assist co-workers in other departments when needed.

– Perform team assignments associated with the Annual campaign.

– Maintain certifications by meeting continuing education requirements and keep current with
trends in the field/industry.

– Refrain from diagnosing injuries, offering medical advice and dispensing or endorsing any and all
commercial health products especially nutritional supplements, vitamins, performance enhancing
substances and pain relievers.

– Be actively engaged with members on the wellness floor and in group exercise classes. This
includes talking with, assisting, demonstrating and enhancing their YMCA experience.

– Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

– Requires 1-2 years experience in the health and wellness field.

– Must have a National Personal Training or Strength Training certification from one of the
following certifying bodies: ACE, ACSM, NSCA, IDEA, NETA, AFAA, Cooper’s IAR, ISSA, NASM,
NPTI, NFPT, AFPA, IFPA, NSCF, NESTA or any other certification which obtain accreditation from
the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or National Fitness Board of Examiners
(NFBE) and must be a “live” certification.

– Have knowledge of fitness related research and program design including basic anatomy,
physiology, exercise principles and behavior change methods.

– Certifications required within 60 days of hire: Redwoods Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazardous

– Certifications required within the first 60 days of hire: CPR and First Aid. If working at a
location with a pool, must also complete O2 certification.

– Must obtain YMCA certifications within 60 days of employment, these include, but are not limited
to, YMCA Principles of Healthy Lifestyles and YMCA Foundations of Strength & Conditioning.

Preferred Qualifications:

– 4 year college degree in a health related field is preferred.

Physical Demands:

– Work is performed in a fast-paced wellness floor/office environment.

– Visual acuity is required for reading computer screens and/or documents and making changes as

– Job requires high levels of alertness and concentration.

– Repetitive stooping and bending with occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds is required.

– Ability to sit for long periods at a time is also required.

– Ability to stand for at least 1 hour for presentations important.

– Employee must be able to hear, speak and understand the words of others, as well as, the ability
to manipulate keyboards, telephone keypads, writing utensils is essential.

Pay Rate:

Based on Experience-Starting at $18/ hour

Work Dates/Times:

Varies based on clients’ needs


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