Branch Executive Director

Seeking an Executive Director for branch management in Custer, South Dakota, a tight-knit community of approximately 2,000 residents.
Job Description

Location: Custer, SD

Status/Category: Full-time, Exempt

Starting Salary: $55,300+ DOE

Application Instructions: Please submit a resume and cover letter along with your application when you apply on our website:


The YMCA of Rapid City is seeking a passionate and forward-thinking Executive Director for branch management in Custer, South Dakota. Located in the beautiful Black Hills near iconic attractions like Mount Rushmore, Custer is home to a tight-knit community of approximately 2,000 residents.

This highly motivated leader, who is impact-focused and entrepreneurial by nature, will report directly to the CEO and will have primary responsibility for day-to-day operations. Experience and a demonstrated track record in 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 its full potential.

  • Bachelor's degree in human services, social services, business, or equivalent.
  • 4+ years of overall leadership experience and 4+ years of directly relevant experience with the Y or a closely related non-profit.
  • Business management skills and a demonstrated ability to lead people.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations, corporations, and government agencies.
  • Passionate commitment to the YMCA mission, values, and purpose.
  • CPR and First Aid certifications are required within 30 days of hire.
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 Advisory Board of Directors.
  • Represent and promote 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, First Aid, Blood-borne Pathogens, YMCA new staff orientation, branch orientation, and branch emergency procedures.
  • Manage the 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 the Annual Giving Campaign, including volunteer recruitment, training and support, and lead as an integral member of the management team committed to reaching stated fundraising goals.
  • Serve on the Strategic Leadership Team and liaise with appropriate professional groups in the community.
  • Effective board development, including recruitment of board members who represent the branch community and developing a strong board committee structure.
  • Ensure 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, building 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. Maintain a culture of risk management and safety at the branch, including required safety and training certifications, Emergency Action Plans, SDS Manuals, etc.