Senior Branch & Association Health & Fitness Executive Director

We are The Y, an association that values and is made stronger by its diverse people.
Job Description

Under the director of the District Vice President, the Senior Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of an assigned YMCA branch, including membership, child watch, health and fitness, active older adults, aquatics, properties, volunteer and staff development, community relations and collaborations with community agencies, and assigned committees. As the Association’s leader in health and fitness, the Senior Executive is responsible for developing, coordinating, leading, and supervising the association’s health and fitness initiatives.

  • Bachelor's degree in human services, social services, business or equivalent. Master’s degree
  • preferred
  • Five or more years of management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency
  • Knowledge and experience in all aspects of operations, including staff supervision and development, membership practices, program development and implementation, volunteerism, facility and property management and financial practices
  • Experience in management and development of volunteer involvement; ability to recruit top
  • community leaders
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community, track record of building authentic, constructive relationships with others
  • YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred
  • CPR and First Aid certifications may be required
Essential Functions
  • In collaboration with branch executive directors, supervises program directors and other assigned departments to ensure sound operations. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions with staff, volunteers, members, and the community
  • Develops, coordinates, and supervises the association’s health and fitness initiatives ensuring the operational growth of the YMCA through increased revenue, program expansion, member recruitment, retention and pricing strategies
  • Oversees the hiring, training, development and supervision of staff. 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
  • Develops, manages, and monitors operating budgets for the specific branch areas and meets or exceeds budget targets
  • Develops standards and procedures to ensure the safety and maintenance of high-quality facilities, grounds, and equipment and ensures the implementation throughout the association
  • Develops and directs high quality relationship-based member engagement strategies
  • Identifies potential areas for cooperative programming to accomplish YMCA goals and works with staff groups to develop and implement programs. Fosters a climate of innovation to develop member focused programs and leads branch staff in the planning, development and implementation of new program initiatives and activities
  • Provides staff support/leadership to Community Support Campaign
  • Provides staff leadership to assigned committees of the Branch Council and Board of Directors
  • Assists in creating marketing and communication efforts to effectively communicate benefit to
  • the community
  • Develops safety and program quality standards and best practices and ensures the implementation throughout the association
  • Completes other duties as assigned
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Ys values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the YMCA’s 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.   Collaboration: Develop strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the communityBuilds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the YMCA. Serves as a community leader building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance YMCA mission and goals. Communicates for influence to maintain buy-in and support of goals. Provides tools and resources for the development of others. 

Operational EffectivenessIntegrates 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.

Required Certifications

1.    YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred.

2.    CPR and First Aid certifications may be required.