Associate Vice President, Operations

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Job Description


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 Associate Vice President is responsible and accountable for all operational aspects of planning, developing, and implementing membership, programs and services at the appointed region and center and may be responsible for other aspects of operations. 


The YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It’s who we are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. 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.

HIring Range:  $80K - $90K

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three years’ experience as a YMCA Executive Director or in a related field.
  • Five years of program management experience.
  • Strong previous experience in face-to-face financial development, fiscal management, and board development. Previous experience with $1.5MM budget or higher preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in associate supervision, teamwork, development and implementation of innovative concepts and collaborations.
  • Proven track record of strategic thinking, influencing others, and responding to multiple priorities.
  • Experience in management and supervision with highly developed organizational skills.
  • Capable in building community relations and partnerships.
  • Able to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
  • Knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations, and not-for-profit sector employment policies and procedures.
  • Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions.
  • Able to make independent and sound decisions in a fast paced environment.
  • Able to exercise high levels of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Detail oriented with good organizational skills, and be multi-task proficient.
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to adapt to new software.
  • Must have reliable transportation.  Travel around the Greater Kansas City area is required.


  • YMCA of Greater Kansas City new employee training course within 30 days.
  • Certified in CPR, First Aid certification and AED within 60 days.
  • ActiveNet training within 60 days.
  • Performance Excellence Planning completed within 90 days.
  • Working towards obtaining YUSA Leadership Certification.
  • Must maintain a current motor vehicle license and acceptable driving record that meets YMCA standards. 
Essential Functions
  • Develops, manages, and monitors the region and center operating budgets and meets or exceeds budget targets.
  • Leads the development of Center Community Mission Board and committees.  Directs the volunteer activities of the center.
  • Serves as a leader in the center annual mission campaign and other fundraising initiatives; directs associates and volunteers on implementation of membership campaigns.
  • Coordinates the development and management of region and center programs to meet the needs of the community and achieves association operating objectives.
  • Represents and promotes the YMCA in the local community and develops positive working relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community agencies in service delivery area.
  • Coordinates center associates and volunteer development, including recruitment, team building, training, evaluation, recognition and termination.
  • Leads strategic planning efforts and develops the annual operating plan of the region and center.
  • Partner with the VP Operations to ensures outstanding Member Experience program standards.
  • Directs center associates and volunteers in the development of program and membership enrollment strategies.
  • Participates in special events, activities and meetings, including staff meetings, trainings, and assigned committees as requested.
  • Ensures compliance with association policies and procedures.
  • Ensures the safety and maintenance of high quality facilities, grounds, and equipment.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies


  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Inclusion
  • Critical Thinking & Decision Making
  • Program/Project Management