Executive Director

Ignite your Passion, Live the Y Cause, and Join our Team!
Job Description

Why Work for the Y? 

The Y is a leading non-profit committed to strengthening our community by connecting others to their ultimate potential. We focus on empowering people in all forms, by improving health and well-being and inspiring action in and across our neighborhoods. The Y ensures that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships, and resources necessary to learn, grow, and thrive.

As a YMCA Executive Director, for our University Tacoma Y Student Center and Tacoma Center YMCA locations you will oversee the total operations including membership, marketing, programs, facilities, volunteer and staff development, financial development, community relations, and collaborations. You will coordinate the development of advisory councils and committees. You will foster a climate of innovation to develop member-focused programs which support the Y mission, goals, and strategies.

Starting rate:  $92,336 annually + depending on experience/qualifications

Hours: Full-Time, Exempt 

Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision benefits package, Retirement Savings Plan, Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Life and Long Term Disability benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO), Extended Leave Plan (ELP), a family membership to the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties, training and professional education, YMCA program and merchandise discounts (up to 50%), employee referral bonus program, the opportunity to participate in a retirement savings plan and more!

  • Six or more years of management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other non-profit agency.
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Social Services, Business or equivalent experience. 
  • Ability to direct total operations through volunteer development, supervision of staff, development and monitoring of branch budget, marketing, public relations, and program development.
  • Experience in leading staff and departments to achieve set goals.
  • Experience in the management and development of volunteer involvement; ability to recruit top community leaders.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Proven track record of developing authentic relationships with others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.
  • YMCA Multi-Team or Branch Leader certification preferred.
  • Currently holds a YMCA CPR for the Professional, AED First Aid, and Oxygen certifications or has the ability to obtain within 90 days from hire.
Essential Functions

In this role, you will develop, manage and monitor the branch operating budget, direct branch strategic planning efforts, and develop the annual operating plan of the branch. You will represent and promote the YMCA in our local communities and develop positive working relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities.  You will also participate as a key staff leader in the Annual Campaign by telling the Y story, by recruiting, leading, and supervising volunteers, and securing charitable dollars to fulfill our mission.