Director of Fitness and Wellness – Mary’s Woods – Lake Oswego, OR

Mary’s Woods is seeking a highly motivated, energetic and team oriented individual to lead our Fitness and Wellness Department!

Mary’s Woods, a premier senior living community in Lake Oswego that feels just like any progressive community in Portland. We provide residents with over 100 years of history in a 40-acre wooded wonderland. We are a not-for-profit Life Plan/Continuing Care Retirement Community that prides ourselves on our rich heritage, spirit of caring, welcoming culture, historic grounds and amazing views.

As a Director of Fitness and Wellness, you will lead the Fitness and Wellness Department by developing and managing a multifaceted wellness program and a comprehensive menu of physical and mental health promotion activities, as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the wellness centers.

Below are some of the core responsibilities, experience and skills needed to be successful:

  • Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
  • Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identifies and cultural backgrounds.
  • Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
  • Provides vision, leadership, planning, project coordination and management for the development of a cost-effective department while concurrently facilitating efficient operations to meet current and future business needs within the organization.
  • Directs and oversees all Fitness and Wellness Department activities and instructional offerings.
  • Establishes a strategic plan that ensures delivery of comprehensive and creative fitness and wellness programming for residents.
  • Develops and manages the Fitness and Wellness Department annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Creates and implements strategies to encourage and expose residents to creative fitness and wellness offerings that will best support them in achieving their fitness and wellness goals.
  • Schedules group exercise classes and other activities, manages class substitutions and ensures resident needs are met.
  • Promotes proactive approaches to solve business needs/problems, while also enhancing the understanding and acceptance of Mary’s Woods mission and values.
  • Builds and maintains a strong functional team through effective recruiting, training, coaching, team building, and succession planning.
  • Able to relate positively and favorably to team members, residents and families, and to work as a team with other employees at all levels.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science or related field
  • Group exercise instruction experience with older adults required
  • Personal training, fitness instructor and CPR certifications required
  • Wellness certification preferred, such as “Wellness Coach” from Institute for Wellness Education
  • Minimum five (5) years of progressive fitness and wellness leadership and programming experience, preferred with older adults.
  • Ability to teach fitness classes and workshops, seated and standing, as necessary.

Working at Mary’s Woods in any capacity means that you’re driven by the core values of our mission — hospitality, compassion, reverence and integrity. Our culture is built upon an unwavering commitment to providing exceptional customer service — for our residents, each other, and the surrounding community. If these values ring true to who you are, then Mary’s Woods may be the place for you!

This is a full time, exempt position and the salary depends on experience and education.

Employee Benefits:

  • Discounted TriMet Pass
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and Flexible Spending Account first of the month after hire (working 30+ hours per week)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 403b with match
  • Paid Time Off & Holidays
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Access to Fitness Center & Pool

If you are interested in this position, apply at

Important Note: After successfully submitting your application you will receive an email from Mary’s Woods with the subject title: NEXT STEP IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS. Check your inbox or spam folder.


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