Executive Director

Join the Family YMCA of Greater Augusta as the Thomson Family YMCA Executive Director!
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 Executive Director oversees the total operation of the Thomson Family YMCA branch in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. The Executive Director will oversee operations including membership, marketing, programming, facilities, volunteer and staff management, financial development, and community relations and collaboration with community agencies.


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.

·        Eight 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 organizations.

·        YMCA Multi-Team or Branch Leader certification preferred.

CPR and First Aid certifications may be required.

Essential Functions

·        Coordinates the development of the branch board and committees.  Directs the volunteer activities (policy and program) of the branch.

·        Directs the financial development activities of the branch.

·        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.

·        Oversees the hiring, training, and supervision of staff to include wellness, group exercise, camps, and primetime afterschool.

·        Develops, manages, and monitors the branch operating budget and meets or exceeds budget targets.

·        Directs branch strategic planning efforts and develops the annual operating plan of the branch in accordance with association plans and guidelines.

·        Develops and directs high quality relationship-based member engagement strategies. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions with staff, volunteers, members, and the community.

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

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

·        Directs branch marketing and communication efforts to effectively communicate benefit to
the community.

·        Serves as a member of Y management and supports the overall objectives of the YMCA.