Branch Executive Director

Successful association & great people! Rivers, lakes, Puget Sound, hiking & skiing nearby. Join us in the beautiful Pacific NW! 
Job Description

Oversee the total operation of the Monroe YMCA branch, including a 3.3M annual budget, membership, marketing, programs, facilities, volunteer, board and staff development, financial development, community relations and collaborations with community agencies. Ensure a safe, positive and inclusive atmosphere that promotes participant safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies, practices and procedures.









Deadline to Apply: Open Until Filled; Resumes reviewed ongoing as received

  • Six or more years of management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency
  • YMCA Multi-Team or Organizational Leader certification preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in human services, social services, business or equivalent preferred
  • 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
  • Proven track record of developing authentic relationships with others
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations
  • Experience working with individuals, families and communities of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • Understands the YMCA provides public accommodation and is committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Strong computer skills and experience with standard business software
  • Strong professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in second language desired
Essential Functions

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the development of the branch board and committees
  • Directs the volunteer activities (policy and program) of the branch
  • Directs the financial development activities of the branch
  • 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
  • Promote a diverse workforce; oversees the hiring, training, development and supervision of staff
  • Develops, manages, and monitors the branch operating budget and meet or exceeds budget targets
  • Directs branch strategic planning efforts and develops the annual operating plan of the branch
  • Develops and directs high quality relationship-based member engagement strategies
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions with our diverse 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 maintenance of high quality facilities, grounds, and equipment
  • Directs branch marketing and communication efforts to effectively communicate benefit to
    the community
  • Serves as a member of Y management and supports the overall objectives of the YMCA
  • Performs other duties as assigned 
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Y Culture:

  • Build relationships with a diverse membership base in culturally responsive ways, connect members with one another and to the YMCA
  • Exhibit Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Complete required training and certifications within established guidelines

Embrace Multi-Team Leader Core Competencies:

Mission Advancement

  • Reinforces the Y’s values within the organization and the community
  • Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the Ys 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


  • Develops strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community
  • Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the Y
  • Serves as a community leader building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance the Y’s 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


Benefits Summary:

Our benefits are AMAZING
•    FREE training offered for all positions and get paid while you train for your job!
•    Flexible work schedules and a family-friendly environment.
•    FREE family YMCA membership for all staff.
•    50% off licensed child care for full-time staff.
•    20% off programs and services for all staff.
•    Competitive benefits package for full-time staff.
•    Two medical plans to choose from: One is FREE for employee.
•    Dental plan is FREE for employee.
•    Life and long term disability with medical and dental insurance begin on the first of the month after start date.
•    2 weeks paid time off accrued per year to start (accrual increases with years of service) and 8 paid holidays for full-time staff.
•    Sick Pay accrued at rate of one hour for every 40 hours worked.
•    403b Retirement savings account available to all employees.
•    403a Retirement investing account paid at 12% annual compensation after 2 years of service (minimum 1,000 hours worked in each year).
•    FREE Employee Assistance Program
•    Cheery, dynamic, cause-driven work environment, like no other!
•    We promote from within often. Enjoy your career at our Y!

The full range of the pay grade for this position is $105,000-$157,466.

Our Commitment to Inclusion:
The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life, working side by side to strengthen communities. Together we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation, has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. Our core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—they guide everything we do.

We look forward to having you on our YMCA team!

*The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates diversity at all levels of our organization!