Executive Director

This position is located in San Luis Obispo, CA. 
Job Description

Applicants must email their resume and cover letter to [email protected] for consideration by Friday, September 29th at 5:00pm. Cover letters must outline qualifications and why the position interests the candidate. Online applications will only be requested of finalists.

This position is located in San Luis Obispo, CA. 

The Executive Director position at the YMCA oversees one service areas and stewards the Y’s cause, promoting and protecting the brand and reputation as a global, inclusive organization within the community. The Executive Director oversees the operations and participates in volunteer and staff development, financial development, and collaboration with community stakeholders.

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 5+ years’ experience in related management role
  • Complete required certifications within 30 days of hire
  • Complete all required Branch and Position specific trainings as required within two weeks of hire
  • Ability to obtain a criminal record clearance
  • Ability to participate in the DMV Pull Program 
Essential Functions
  • Oversee a YMCA branch and service area
  • Maintain a diverse branch board that actively support the Y’s goals and strategic plans. Recruits, selects, and develops diverse volunteers for the branch board. Clarifies and reinforces the division of roles and responsibilities between corporate boards, branch boards, staff, and general volunteers
  • Build bridges within the communities so that all segments of society have access to the Y
  • 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
  • Manage the budgeting process so that resources are devoted to top priorities and strategic objectives. Ensures operating budgets meet or exceed targets
  • Develop 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
  • Direct the financial development activities of each branch including direct asks, grant writing and special events
  • Oversee risk management strategies and preventative practices. Ensures regulatory compliance
  • Directs branch strategic planning efforts and develops the annual operating plan for each branch
  • Oversee the hiring, training, development, and supervision of staff
  • Foster a climate of innovation to develop member-focused programs that support the Y mission, goals, and strategies
  • Address Specific Problem Areas: Identify and correct areas in which the branch is under-performing and organize task forces to address these issues
  • Serve on community and association committees, tasks forces, and boards to foster internal and external relationships
  • Ensure the safety and maintenance of high-quality facilities, grounds, and equipment
  • All other duties assigned