Executive Director

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Job Description

Under the direction of the District Vice President, and with guidance from the Board of Advisors for the Fishers YMCA, the Executive Director is responsible for the development and administration of YMCA programs and the supervision of the 3 Exempt employees, and designated non-exempt full-time and part-time employees. The Executive Director will be responsible for all facets of daily operational functions and the development and implementation of YMCA programs and member services to meet the needs of a diverse community.


This position requires a BA / BS degree in a related field, recognition as a YMCA Senior Director or equivalent preferred, a minimum of 5-7 years successful, professional and administrative experience with the YMCA or similar organization. and an understanding of the philosophy and nature of the YMCA. Because of the scope and diversity of responsibilities, it calls for a person of maturity and good judgment with sound human relationship skills. Experience in the supervision and training of volunteers and staff is essential. A proven track record of successful marketing. financial development, membership development, and program innovation is necessary. 

There is a minimum of direct supervision and direction from the District Vice President and the Center Advisory Board. The staff accountability is to the District Vice President for achieving mutually accepted performance goals and adhering to and administering policies, practices, and procedures established by the Association Board of Directors.

The Executive Director is responsible for management and administration of all aspects of center operations. Those aspects include selection, employment, training and supervision of staff; operation of facilities and program sites; development and implementation of plans to deepen member involvement; management of center fiscal affairs; establishment of good community relations; selection and utilization of a strong volunteer structure; developing a strong culture of fundraising; and establishment and implementation of Association and center strategic plans. 

Essential Functions

*Designated as a First Responder in the event of an emergency 

  1. Articulate a clear vision for the mission and goals of the YMCA, which inspires and engages internal constituents and the external community
  2. Champion and integrate character development and the four core values of caring. honesty, respect and responsibility in all aspects of center operations.
  3. Increase membership growth and retention through a membership development program.
  4. Enhance participant enrollment through new and existing programs, by offering progressive and innovative programs while also developing programs to meet the needs of a diverse community.
  5. Develop, manage, and monitor the center operating budget and meet or exceed budgeted targets.
  6. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community agencies and other organizations.
  7. In partnership with the Associations Marketing and Communication team, develop and lead the planning and implementation of sound public relations, member service, and marketing efforts.
  8. Develop and maintain center organizational structure in concert with the by-laws of the Association and Center General Rules. Recommend practices to the Center Advisory Board in accordance with Association policies.
  9. Prepare and maintain statistical, analytical, and narrative records related to center programs and operations as required.
  10. Serve as an active and contributing member of the executive staff team of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis.
  11. Coordinate management and maintenance of owned and leased facilities, properties, and equipment in accordance with Association standards.
  12. Develop and maintain relationships with current and potential funding sources.
  13. Develop and involve Volunteers and related committees in establishing and achieving center goals.
  14. Direct the Annual Campaign with a volunteer campaign director and lead capital campaign
  15. Efforts as needed in order to expand YMCA service opportunities with the local community.
  16. Develop and evaluate performance of center staff based on mutually accepted performance goals.
  17. Provide opportunities and resources to meet staff training and development needs.
  18. Direct staff and volunteers in the development and implementation of strategies to achieve the goals of the Association and center strategic plans.
  19. Interpret the international focus of the YMCA including World Service education and fundraising. 
  20. Provide leadership/support for Association-wide projects and programs as assigned.