Executive Director

Looking for executive leadership in a newly renovated rural YMCA with 146 year history of community service.
Job Description

The Opportunity

For 146 years the Clifton Springs Area YMCA has been a hub of our rural community. As such we are looking for a leader and manager who can grow the organizational capacity through teamwork and deligation. Our ideal candidate is able to quickly build relationships in the community to facilitate inter-organization collaboration.

The Executive Director must be able to work with the Board of Directors to establish goals and objectives for the Y and the community. The Executive Director is our ambassador in the community. As the face of the Y in the region this role requires the ability to build collaborative alliances and cast a vision for members and staff alike.

We have just completed a $1.5M renovation of our facilities creating new workout facilities and a community center space; while also catching up on defered maintenance. This project was done in cooperation with local philanthropies, corporations, and New York state programs.

Our Mission

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

Our Values

The Clifton Springs Area YMCA is committed to practicing and demonstrating the core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and inclusion in all aspects of the organization. 

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or any combination of education, experience, and measurable performance which demonstrates the capability to perform the duties of this position.

  • Three or more years of management experience in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency.

  • Ability to direct assigned operations, including volunteer development, supervision of staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing, and program development.

  • A proven track record of growing membership and program enrollment and solid fiscal management.

  • Thorough understanding of the nature of the YMCA movement, volunteers, and staff in the accomplishment of the YMCA goals, objectives, and mission in the community.

Essential Functions
Program Development
  • Grow current programs

  • Look for new program oportunities

  • Evaluate market conditions for program development

Network Management
  • Develop and maintain donor relationships

  • Connect with agencies in the community at large

  • Develop relationships with community leaders

Fiscal Management
  • Manage a $500k annual budget

  • Evaluate fiscal performance of programs

  • Aquire grants

Marketing & Public Relations
  • Develop a marketing vision

  • Create and manage marketing KPIs

Management and Leadership
  • Grow organizational capacity through delegation

  • Empower staff to lead their departments to achieve financial milestones

  • Working with department leaders, develop a stewarship strategy for all YMCA resources

  • Cast the vision and mission of the Y

  • Be an ambassador for the Y

  • Hire and retain great people

Board of Directors Interaction
  • Attend board meetings

  • Deliver the following the week prior to the board meeting:

    • Directors Report to the board secretary (cc directors)

    • Financial information to treasurer (cc finance committee)

    • Operations Report including (as needed):

      • Facilities report

      • Staff report

      • Publich Relations report

      • Marketing report