Executive Director (Vanderbilt YMCA)

The Vanderbilt YMCA is seeking an Executive Director. 
Job Description

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

To help fulfill our mission, we cultivate a culture of learning, leading, and collaboration to enhance community impact. Through our talented staff and “LEAP” career framework (Leadership, Empowerment, Accountability, Personal Growth), we are committed to a people-first approach that fosters trust, inclusion, growth, and development for all.

The Vanderbilt YMCA is seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations of the Vanderbilt YMCA, which includes all community programing, transitional housing, and its off-site locations.  The incumbent will be responsible for continuing to develop and strengthen community-wide relationships with donors, plus various service organizations.

  • Bachelors degree required or equivalent work experience.
  • 10 – 15 years of successful operational and management experience at an executive level.
  • Proven success record in fundraising.
  • Budget management experience required.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Must be computer literate with MS Word and Excel skills.
Essential Functions
  • Directs and gives leadership to the Board of Managers, its committees and staff in interpreting policies, strategies, and plans.Serves as the staff officer to the Board of Managers and implements its plans, policies, and decisions.
  • Develop and control the annual operating, government, and capital budget consistent with the guidelines set up by the YMCA of Greater NY.
  • Acts as chief officer of the branch and is responsible for the recruitment, selection, development, training, supervision and evaluation of a highly competent staff.
  • Creates and maintains high quality program and service portfolio that meets the current and future needs of the community with financial, human and capital resources available.
  • Provides primary leadership in designing and directing all branch fundraising programs, including annual support, endowment, and capital campaign.
  • Develop and maintains partnerships in the community with business and civic leaders, government and other select organizations and agencies.
  • Serves as the primary staff in the creation and monitoring of long-range plans for the branch involving Board members, committee members and community leaders.
  • Manages the facilities and property of the branch and off-sites to ensure high standards of maintenance and cleanliness and requirements of codes and laws are met.