Executive Director

The Crossroads YMCA is looking for a Cause-Driven Leader to become the Executive Director of our Whiting Family YMCA!
Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Under the direction of the COO, The Executive Director I will manage the day-to-day operations and leads innovations throughout their portfolio and through leadership of specialty initiatives in the organization. 

Oversees the total operation of branch(es), including membership, marketing, programs, facilities, volunteer and staff development, financial development, community relations and collaborations with community agencies. The Executive Director is expected to create a superior member experience, emphasize character development and to deliver the mission of the Crossroads YMCA.

  1. Bachelor's degree in human services, business, social services, or equivalent is required.
  2. Five or more years of professional experience in the YMCA or another nonprofit preferred.
  3. Possess appropriate knowledge, experience and self-guided nature capable of providing leadership in all aspects of operations, including team member supervision and development, successful membership practices, quality program development and implementation, volunteerism, facility and property management, financial management, human resources, risk management, marketing and public relations, utilizing technology to track and record progress and is open to approaches outside normal industry practices.
  4. Understanding of the nature and purpose of the YMCA and the respective roles of volunteers and team members.
  5. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community, track record of building authentic, constructive relationships with others.
  6. CPR/AED/First Aid and New Employee Orientation required with 30 days of hire.
  7. YMCA Multi Team Leader certification preferred.
Essential Functions
  1. Contributes to the overall Y mission of strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
  2. Serve as an organization champion around advancing equity while valuing diversity and inclusion.
  3. Sets operational and performance goals for assigned association services which are achievable and aligned with long-term goals and strategies.
  4. Provide leadership towards safe and effective operations of assigned branch(es).
  5. Lead portfolio program efforts by providing direction, leadership, support, and efficiencies for team members through fiscal management, strategic planning, administrative standardization, crisis intervention, quality standards, and risk management.
  6. Champion program development, staffing and set standards that achieve programmatic outcomes that are reviewed and verified through audits, surveys, and regular participant feedback.
  7. Ensures the operational growth of the YMCA through program expansion, member recruitment and retention, pricing strategies, collaborations, partnerships, and grant/funding opportunities.
  8. Provide leadership to assigned program cabinet.
  9. Develop, manage, and maintain an annual budget of income and expense for portfolio while analyzing trends and taking corrective action to offset negative trends.
  10. Monitors monthly financial reports to assure that revenue targets are met, and expenses are controlled.
  11. Develop and maintain relationships with key partners, and other collaborative organizations and agencies related to portfolio.
  12. Provides leadership to Advisory Committees to ensure the communication and continuity of the Association Board of Director's vision is delivered to/through our centers and programs.
  13. Ensure emergency preparedness through the regular execution of emergency drills and assessment.
  14. Ensure that all team members maintain required certifications and are aware of the expiration dates of their current certifications.
  15. Ensures the implementation of association's risk management program to ensure safe facilities and programs for members, volunteers, and team members.
  16. Responsible for other duties as assigned.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

The National YMCA Mission:

“To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.”

Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Ys values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the YMCA’s efforts for all stakeholders. Implements effective systems to develop volunteers at program, fundraising, and policy leadership levels. Secures resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.

Collaboration: Develops strategies to ensure team members and volunteers reflect the community. Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the YMCA. Serves as a community leader building collaboration based on trust and credibility to advance YMCA mission and goals. Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Provides tools and resources for the development of others.

Operational Effectiveness: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Involves members and community in the development of programs and activities. Ensures execution of plans. Institutes sound accounting procedures, investment policies, and financial controls. Assigns clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement.

Personal Growth: Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.