Executive Director

The YMCA of the CV offers 12% employer contribution, free childcare, full medical benefits, and a generous PTO package
Job Description


This position supports the work of the YMCA, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Branch Executive at the Chippewa Falls YMCA stewards the Y’s cause, promoting and protecting the brand and reputation as a global, inclusive organization within the community. The Branch Executive oversees the operation of the Y Branch, Early Learning Center and participates in volunteer and staff development, financial development, and collaboration with community stakeholders.



· Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

· 5-10 years of progressive experience management

· 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.

· Proven track record of developing authentic relationships with others.

· Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.

· CPR and First Aid certifications required within 30 days of hire.

Essential Functions


1. Builds bridges within the community so that all segments of society have access to the Y. 

2. Effectively communicates community benefit and the Y’s impact for all stakeholders (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, community leaders) develops positive working and collaborative relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities. 

3. Manages the budgeting process so that resources are devoted to top priorities and strategic objectives. Ensures operating budgets meet or exceed targets. The Chippewa Falls YMCA (Branch and ELC) budget is about $3.5 M a year. 

4. Develops and directs high quality member engagement strategies and programs which support branch and association goals and strategies. Establishes plans for the expansion of programs and services, in harmony with overall YMCA objectives and the leadership team. 

5. Recruits, selects, and develops diverse volunteers for local branch volunteerism and cultivation for larger engagement on corporate committees and/or corporate board. 

6. Directs the financial development activities of the branch. 

7. Directs branch strategic planning efforts and develops the annual operating plan of the branch. 

8. Oversees the hiring, training, development and supervision of staff. 

9. Fosters a climate of innovation to develop member-focused programs which support the Y mission, goals, and strategies. 

10. Ensures the safety and maintenance of high quality facilities, grounds, and equipment. 

11. Cultivates a culture of innovation in programming and a desire for program expertise in all childcare and youth programs.

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies


· Financial Literacy/Management

· Inclusion

· Mission Driven

· Quality results

Required Certifications

YUSA Team Leader Cert is preferred