Executive Director

The Ozarks Regional YMCA is located in beautiful SW Missouri.  Join us in making a difference in this amazing area.
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 Branch Executive Director at Ozark Mountain Family 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 community Y and participates in volunteer and staff development, financial development, and collaboration with community stakeholders.


1.     Bachelor's degree in human services, social services, business or equivalent.

2.     YMCA Multi-Team Leader certification preferred.

3.     Six or more years of management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency.

4.     Ability to direct total operations through volunteer development, supervision of staff, development and monitoring of branch budget, marketing and public relations, and program development.

5.      Experience in management and development of volunteer involvement; ability to recruit top community leaders.

6.     Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

7.     Proven track record of developing authentic relationships with others.

8.     Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.

9.     CPR and First Aid certifications required within 30 days of hire.

10.   Excellent written communication skills with grant writing, marketing, and correspondence.

11.   Proven verbal communication skills that impact human relations at all levels of responsibility, strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

12.   Experienced organizational, teambuilding, programming, and project management skills

13.   Ability to take initiative, be flexible, use sound judgment, and work harmoniously with others.

14.   Ability to respond to Emergencies at any time. 

Essential Functions

1.     Maintains diverse advisory councils 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 boards, 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.

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. Successfully lead a team of staff and volunteers focused on relationship building, member retention, member sales, and excellence in service.

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, security, and equipment.

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies











      Developing others


       Decision Making

       Project Management


       Quality Results


       Emotional Maturity

       Functional Expertise

Required Certifications
  • YMCA Multi-Team Leader certification preferred.
  • CPR and First Aid certifications required within 30 days of hire.