Membership Director

The Columbia Y is seeking a Membership Director for its Jeep Rogers Family YMCA.
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.

Under the supervision of the VP of Operations and consistent with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Membership Director will direct all aspects of membership for the branch including recruitment of new members, retention of existing members and supervision of assigned staff.  Manages high-quality, member & community focused programs. Develops, plans and implements new procedures and methods to achieve strategic goals.

  1. Bachelor's degree in related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Previous supervisory experience in customer service preferred.
  3. Excellent personal computer skills and experience with standard business software.
  4. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments
    of the community.
  5. Minimum age 21
  6. CPR, AED, Oxygen and First Aid training completed within 60 days of hire.
  7. Bloodborne Pathogens, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Sexual Harassment completed within 30 days of hire.
Essential Functions
  1. Implements membership strategies that support recruitment of new members and retention of existing members.  Creates a member-focused culture and models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. Fosters a climate of innovation and resolves problems to ensure member satisfaction.
  2. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules, and directs personnel and volunteers as needed.  Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  3. Promotes program and membership enrollment in interactions with existing and potential members. Coordinates program registration, including logistics to support phone, walk-in and web registration. Coordinates with marketing efforts to maximize enrollments and provides ongoing support to Program Directors on related issues.
  4. Participates in the planning of the annual budget; manages and implements the approved budget for membership and takes appropriate action to correct variances.
  5. Ensures proper implementation of front desk procedures. Reviews and updates desk procedures and communicates changes to staff.  Coordinates with the business office as necessary on financial transactions.
  6. Organizes membership events at the YMCA and represents the YMCA at community events to promote the YMCA.
  7. Leads assigned aspects of the fund-raising campaign.
  8. Participates in staff meetings and/or related meetings.
  9. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives.  Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailor’s communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change, models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.