Branch Manager (South DeKalb Family YMCA)

Today, we’re looking for you to join us as we carry out our mission to positively impact lives and communities across the state.
Job Description

As a thought-leader and best-in-class provider in education, wellness, youth development, and community-building, The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the oldest and most essential non-profits serving in Atlanta. Today, we’re looking for you to join us as we carry out our mission to positively impact lives and communities across the state. 

At the Y, we’re an association of like-minded people (staff, volunteers, and members), on the forefront of a movement to ensure that everyone -- especially children -- experience an equal opportunity to reach their full potential. In the course of a year, we provide more than 3,000 children, ages 6 weeks through Pre-K with high-quality literacy and STEAM-infused learning; give 58,000 youth and teens access to sports, aquatics, day and resident camps, teen leadership development programs, and employment opportunities; provide over 200,000 members with programs, services, and facilities to enjoy connection and maintain wellness regardless of age; and engage over 25,000 volunteers and donors from across Atlanta to share in the gift of supporting their communities.


Under the direction of the Vice President/Branch Executive Director, the Branch Manager conducts and administers facility functions.  This position is primarily responsible for supervising the daily operations and organizational leadership for specific YMCA location(s) and for the successful achievement of association and branch strategic goals.  This position does not have Board of Directors nor Why It Matters Campaign responsibilities and has responsibilities with limited Y direct programming

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of progressive management experience or 8+ years of progressive management experience
  • 2+ supervisory experience
  • Experience managing a budget
  • Skills and ability in program development and delivery, human resources management, financial management, facility management, and in coaching and leading staff, members, and volunteers.  
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. 
  • Strong customer service skills and personal commitment to service and hospitality 
  • Hands on experience with utilizing data to make informed decisions 
  • Must be able to pass and maintain CPR certification within 30 days of employment and maintain throughout employment 


  • A bachelor’s degree is in education, health sciences, community development or related field
  • Prior budget responsibilities
  • 5+ years of experience with the YMCA or closely related non-profit
  • 4+ years supervisory experience
  • Strong employee and volunteer development experience  

Employment Requirement: 

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check including Criminal Record check, Drug Screening and motor vehicle record (MVR) according to company policy.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the US without current or future sponsorship.
Essential Functions
  • Responsible for the operation of a Y location supporting the strategic direction of the YMCA of Metro Atlanta while modeling the behavioral values established by the Association. 
  • Responsible for facility management and maintenance to ensure high quality facilities, grounds, and equipment.
  • Manage the partnerships with outside organizations use of the Y facilities.
  • Lead participant involvement and relationship building strategies to increase participation, enrollment, and volunteerism for a limited number of programs.
  • Represent and promote the Y in the local community by developing strategic, positive working and collaborative relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities. 
  • Assist in developing and controlling branch budgets and is responsible for maintaining budget goals. 
  • Provide training programs for new and current personnel and carry primary responsibility for all departmental staff development.
  • Develop, grow, and direct high quality, innovative, relationship-based member engagement strategies which meet the needs of our participants and community. 
  • Responsible for approval of expenses, emergency decisions, and issues which require immediate attention. 
  • Lead the strategic positioning of the branch to meet the goals of the Metro-wide strategic plan. 
  • Effectively supervise and develop branch staff and volunteers and build an exceptional culture to motivate them to achieve their personal and professional goals.   
  • Maintain required safety and training certifications, Emergency Action Plans, SDS Manuals, etc.