Branch Executive Director

At GSCY, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities.
Job Description

Under the direction of the District VP of Operations, the Branch Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations and programs of the Princeton YMCA branch, including membership, marketing, programs, facilities and equipment’s , risk management, fiscal management, volunteers, staff development, social responsibility initiatives, financial development, community relations and collaborations with community agencies. 

  • Bachelor's degree in human services, social services, business or equivalent.
  • Six or more years of management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency.
  • Ability to direct total operations through volunteer development, supervision of staff, development and monitoring of branch budget, marketing and public relations, and program development.
  • Experience in 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.
  • Ability to build and sustain trust with staff, volunteers, volunteer boards and community partnerships
  • Proven ability to influence stakeholders
  • Proven ability to collaborate and work toward Strategic Goals
  • 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.
Essential Functions
  • Serves as a member of Greater Somerset County YMCA executive leadership team and supports the overall objectives of the organization.
  • Coordinates the development of the Princeton YMCA board and committees. Directs the volunteer activities policy and program of the branch. 
  • Directs the financial development activities of the branch. Leads all aspects of the branch annual campaign and meets or exceeds goal. Provides staff support for campaign committees.
  • Represents and promotes the YMCA in the Princeton Branch local community.   Focus on developing positive working relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities. Develops, maintains, and models collaborative relationships with community agencies in service delivery area.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, develops and directs branch employees and volunteers. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  • Develops, manages, and monitors the branch and service area operating budgets and meets or exceeds budget targets. Recommends adjustments to the budget to assure a balanced operation and submits reports on current operations.
  • Directs branch strategic planning efforts and develops the annual operating plan of the branch and service area.
  • Develops and directs high quality member engagement strategies and programs which support branch and service area mission, goals, and strategies 
  • Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions with staff, volunteers, members, and the community. 
  • Fosters a climate of innovation to develop member-focused programs which support the Y mission, goals, and strategies.
  • Ensures the safety and coordinates the cleanliness and maintenance of branch facilities and properties in partnership with association leadership and branch facilities staff to assure high standards of maintenance, safety and cleanliness. 
  • Coordinates all branch and service area communication efforts with Marketing to effectively maintain contact on service delivery items to the community.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement:  Demonstrates in word and action the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters at all times. Makes member and community needs paramount and does everything possible to engage and partner with members and community to exceed expectations. Advances the legacy of volunteer engagement and leadership. Values and supports the many facets of philanthropy as an essential component in achieving the Y’s mission.

Collaboration:  Values all people for their unique talents and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence. Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y’s work. Employs influence strategies that engage, inspire, and build commitment to position and overall Y goals. Listens and expresses ideas effectively and in a manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of the audience. Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others’ capabilities to attain the highest level of performance possible.

Operational Effectiveness Integrates logic, intuition, and sound judgment to analyze information to identify greatest opportunities, make sound decisions, and solve problems. Participates in the generation, experimentation, and implementation of new approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y’s mission and work. Supports goal attainment by prioritizing activities, assigning responsibilities in accordance with capabilities, monitoring progress and evaluating impact. Demonstrates and sustains the Y’s nonprofit business model. Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that provides quality experiences.

Personal Growth:  Is dedicated to the improvement of own capabilities and demonstrates this through the continual expansion of knowledge and skills. Leads self and others through change by navigating ambiguity appropriately and adapting well to new situations, obstacles, and opportunities. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

Required Certifications
  • CPR and First Aid certifications required.