Executive Director - San Pedro YMCA

A YMCA Executive Director's goal is to have a lasting and positive impact on the lives of the people and the communities they serve.
Job Description

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in Los Angeles, it is also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. With twenty-six branches, three camps and over fifty child care sites, the LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passion, grow your career and make an impact!

We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!


A YMCA Executive Director's goal is to have a lasting and positive impact on the lives of the people and the communities they serve. As the Executive Director of the San Pedro YMCAyou will have a special chance to create a lasting legacy while taking your career to new heights!

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  • EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in human services, social services, or business

  • RELATED EXPERIENCE: Six or more years of management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency; Experience in management and development of volunteer involvement; ability to recruit top community

  • SPECIALIZED SKILLS: Ability to direct total operations through volunteer development, supervision of staff, development and monitoring of branch budget, marketing and public relations, and program

  • LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS: YMCA Multi-Team or Branch Leader certification



  • You must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable
Essential Functions
  1. Experience in raising over $2M in capital campaign.
  2. Directs the financial development activities of the branch and achieves individual fundraising goals.
  3. Align the work of staff and volunteers to the branch and Association's strategic plan.
  4. Establish and implement an annual operating plan: Working with staff, volunteers, and metropolitan management, develop an overall operating plan for the coming year including goals, timelines and expected results.
  5. Effectively operate the facility and all program activities: Manage the facility on a daily basis, ensuring that regular activities and special programs run smoothly. Establish appropriate management tracking methods to ensure that the branch performs effectively in all key areas.
  6. Address Specific Problem Areas: Identify and correct areas in which the branch is under-performing. Organize task forces as necessary to address these issues.
  7. Represents and promotes the YMCA in the local community and develops positive working relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities. Develops, maintains, and models collaborative relationships with community agencies in service delivery area.
  8. Develop and support a year-round fund raising program that includes the annual support campaign; donor acquisition activity; stewardship of donors; special events, planning giving and capital gifts.
  9. Support and engage in a structured major donor cultivation strategy that yields annually an agreed upon minimum number of major gifts ($10,000) to support branch annual operating, capital, and endowment needs.
  10. Develop and support a long-range capital development plan including needs and sources of funds that guarantees maintaining all facilities in a like-new condition.
  11. Build the branch endowment by increasing the number of members making an irrevocable gift commitment.
  12. Oversees the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of staff.
    1. Recruit and hire staff using screening tools and panel interviews to gain the best possible fit with each
    2. See to it that all staff members have development plans and that funding for training is allocated and used
    3. Identify career candidates and work an active plan to support their development and advancement
  13. Develops, manages, and monitors the branch operating budget and ensures budget targets are met or exceeded.
  14. Directs branch strategic planning efforts and develops the annual operating plan of the branch.
  15. Develop and control long and short-term budgets designed to support the achievement of the strategic plan.
  16. Provide adequate cash balances and net assets to appropriately fund reserves, and maintain fixed assets.
  17. Develops and directs high quality relationship-based member engagement strategies. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions with staff, volunteers, members, and the community.
  18. Serve as staff officer to the branch Board of Managers and ensures that the experience of serving on the Board is satisfying.
  19. Lead a Board development effort that builds its capacity to help the branch achieve its strategic goals.
  20. Ensure that each committee has appropriate staff leadership along with benchmarks and charts of work that are aligned with the strategic plan.
  21. Enable the board to participate in implementation of the strategic plan by providing information that allows it to monitor progress toward stated goals.
  22. Facilitate the ongoing evaluation of effectiveness and performance of the Board.
  23. Fosters a climate of innovation to develop member-focused programs which support the Y mission, goals, and strategies.
  24. Ensures the safety and maintenance of high quality facilities, grounds, and equipment.
  25. Directs branch marketing and communication efforts to effectively communicate benefit to the community.
  26. Serves as a member of Y management and supports the overall objectives of the YMCA.
  27. Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
  28. Uphold YMCA policies for safety, supervision, mandated reporting and risk management.
  29. Demonstrate the Six Pillars of Character (Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Respect, Responsibility, Caring, and Fairness) as well as the YMCA Core Values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility in all dealings with members, guests, volunteers and fellow staff.
  30. Demonstrate competencies in and willingness to develop in the Cause Driven Leadership areas of mission advancement, collaboration, operational effectiveness and personal growth.
  31. All other duties as assigned by your supervisor.