Leadership Director

The YMCA of the Ozarks is looking for a Leadership Director to join their team in Potosi, MO.
Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Develops, organizes and implements high quality YMCA program(s).  


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.  

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent preferred.
  • Two plus years related experience preferred.
  • Class E Driver’s License is preferred.
  • CPR/FA/AED Certification required.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Completion of YMCA program-specific certifications.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
Essential Functions
  • Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs staff and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of programs including, but not limited to; staff schedules, service schedules, guest schedules, marketing schedules and staff training schedules.
  • Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations, and supporting departments.
  • Coordinates use of facilities for program activities and events.
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  • Assist in the enhancement of the overall service and expertise levels among program staff through
  • consistent leadership, positive example-setting, special-event planning and counseling.
  • May assist with Program Committee meetings.
  • Assists other departments with projects and facility upkeep in non-peak times.
  • Assist with fundraising, as assigned.
  • Provides the Maintenance department with timely information pertaining to the upkeep, maintenance and operations of program areas and related equipment.
  • May directly facilitate programming and activities as participant numbers dictate.
  • Ensure accurate timecards, consistent documentation and maintenance of training records, license requirements, and certifications.
  • Will work all shifts, weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Performs any/all program administration duties deemed necessary.
  • Functions as a Manager on Duty (MOD) as scheduled serving as a liaison between staff and guests ensuring their care and safety.
  • ACCT Level II certification required, or able to acquire in the first 6 months of employment. Course Manager certification preferred.
  • Facilitate and grow leadership, teambuilding programs, and climbing experiences and occasionally offsite at other locations.
  • Ensure facilitator checklist and safety checklist sheets are actively used and recorded for all elements.
  • Work, throughout the year, to train and run services for anyone facilitating team building and high ropes activities.
  • In collaboration with the SR Program Director, identify the full-time team members that should be Level I trained and ensure that all of those staff receive and maintain adequate training.
  • Work with the programming director team to support all facilitators on the programs team.
  • Responsible for programming in all areas pertaining to facilitation of climbs or teambuilding, and any other responsibilities deemed necessary in assuring that the guests are provided with a quality and safe experience.
  • Assist in maintenance of equipment, climbing elements, and low ropes courses.
  • Has monthly skill development classes (in-services) with all trained facilitators.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned. 

The YMCA Welcomes a Diverse Workforce  

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V 

The Gateway Region YMCA strictly follows a zero-tolerance policy regarding child abuse. 

Required Certifications

Full Compensation Package (when applicable): 

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings
  • Retirement fund of 11% per pay period after 2 years of full-time employment
  • 20% Discount on tuition at Missouri Baptist University
  • 20% Discount on Tuition at Fontbonne University
  • Free household membership to YMCA nationwide
  • Discounts on YMCA programs
  • Discounts on YMCA Childcare