Branch Executive Director

Join the Y of Metro Atlanta as the Forsyth County Family YMCA Branch Executive Director!
Job Description


The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is seeking a passionate and forward-thinking executive director with a proven, successful track record of developing a strong branch board, increasing annual giving, engaging community through increasing membership and programs while advancing the Y’s impact in the community. 

This highly motivated leader who is impact focused and entrepreneurial by nature will report directly to the Group Vice President and will have primary responsibility for day-to-day operations. Experience in and a demonstrated track record of the areas of staff supervision, membership and program development, fiscal management, fundraising, volunteer cultivation, and community engagement are required. The continued development and coaching of an experienced staff team to new levels of service will be key to achieving full potential.

  • Bachelor's Degree and 8+ years overall leadership experience or high school diploma and 12+ years of directly relevant experience with the Y or closely related non-profit
  • 2+ years of successful experience managing large teams in an executive level/senior management position 
  • Business management skills and demonstrated ability to lead people
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organization, corporations, and government agencies.
  • Passionate commitment to the YMCA mission, values, and purpose.
  • CPR and First Aid certifications required within 30 days of hire. 


  • Bachelor's degree in human services, social services, business or equivalent
  • Experience in directing total operations through volunteer development, supervision of staff, development and monitoring of branch budget, marketing and public relations, and program development.
  • Hands on experience working with a diverse population in a YMCA strongly preferred 
  • 12+ years of directly relevant experience with the YMCA or closely related non-profit
  • 4+ years of management experience, strategic vision and relationship building preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency
Essential Functions
  • Establish a culture of quality and service to meet and exceed the goals and objectives set forth in the strategic plan and standards established by the Board of Directors. 
  • Represents and promotes the Y in the local community by developing strategic, positive working and collaborative relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities.
  • Develop, manage, and monitor a balanced operating budget to meet or exceed budgeted targets. 
  • Develop and direct high quality, relationship-based member engagement strategies.
  • Provide metrics to measure program/membership impact, staff, and program and membership satisfaction. 
  • Maintain branch and association certifications in CPR, Multimedia First Aid, Blood-borne Pathogens, Metro Atlanta YMCA new staff orientation, branch orientation and branch emergency procedures. 
  • Manage delivery of related programs to exceed YMCA standards and program objectives. 
  • Participate in branch and Association-wide activities and initiatives. 
  • Act as the LEAD campaigner for Why It Matters Annual Giving Campaign including but not limited to volunteer recruitment, training and support, and lead as an integral member of the management team committed to reaching stated fund-raising goals. 
  • Serve on the Executive Cabinet, liaison with appropriate professional groups in the community and serve on Metro Task Forces. 
  • Effective board development including recruitment of board members who represent the branch community and developing a strong board committee structure.
  • Ensures revenue growth through a climate of innovation to develop member-focused programs that support the Y mission, goals, and strategies.
  • Effectively mentor, supervise, and develop branch staff and volunteers and build an exceptional culture to motivate them to achieve their personal and professional goals.
  • Responsible for facility management and maintenance to ensure high quality facilities, grounds, and equipment.   A culture of risk management and safety is maintained at the branch. Maintains required safety and training certifications, Emergency Action Plans, SDS Manuals, etc.