Branch Executive Director

The YMCA of SENC has an incredible opportunity to grow your career and impact the community as the Executive Director of our newest branch!
Job Description

The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina has an incredible opportunity for you to grow your career and impact the community as the Executive Director of our newest branch, the Sampson County YMCA in Clinton, NC. Come enjoy this incredible community and help us achieve our mission of having a lasting and positive impact on the lives of the people we serve. As the Executive Director, you will have a special chance to create a lasting legacy while taking your career to new heights at our newly renovated, full-service 45,000-square-foot facility with over 1,100 membership units, a state-of-the-art wellness center, group exercise studio, aquatic center, and more. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a strong staff team and committed volunteers who are passionate about seeing the Y thrive in our community. The ideal candidate for this role must has a strong history of building relationships and recognizes the power of collaboration with community leaders and partner organizations, especially in aquatics and healthcare.  You will receive an excellent benefit package including health insurance, retirement savings program with a 12% YMCA contribution, Y membership and program discounts, and generous paid time off.     

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Executive Director at the Sampson County YMCA stewards the Y’s cause, promoting and protecting the brand and reputation as a global, inclusive organization within the community. The Branch Executive Director oversees the operation of the Y and participates in volunteer and staff development, financial development, and collaboration with community stakeholders.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

  • Bachelor's degree in human services, social services, business or equivalent.
  • YMCA Multi-Team Leader certification preferred.
  • Five or more years of management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency.
  • Ability to direct total operations through volunteer development, supervision of staff, development and monitoring of branch budget, marketing and public relations, and program development.
  • 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.
  • Proven track record of developing authentic relationships with others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organization.
  • CPR and First Aid certifications required within 30 days of hire.
Essential Functions

1.    Maintains a diverse advisory committee of the Board of Directors 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 Board, management or advisory boards, staff, and general volunteers.

2.    Builds bridges within the community so that all segments of society have access to the Y.

3.    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.

4.    Manages the budgeting process so that resources are devoted to top priorities and strategic objectives. Ensures operating budgets meet or exceed targets.

5.    Develops 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.

6.    Directs the financial development activities of the branch, including the YMCA’s Annual Campaign and any capital campaigns related to that branch.

7.    Directs branch strategic planning efforts and develops the annual operating plan of the branch.

8.    Oversees the hiring, training, development and supervision of staff.

9.    Fosters a climate of innovation to develop member-focused programs that support the Y mission, goals, and strategies.

10.  Ensures the safety and maintenance of high quality facilities, grounds, and equipment.

11.  Oversees any construction, renovation, or facility improvement projects on facility property.

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

·       Volunteerism

·       Engaging Community

·       Fiscal Management