Associate Executive Director

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties seeks a motivated and professional Associate Executive Director to join our team in Puyallup, WA!
Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading non-profit, charitable organization committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The YMCA focuses on empowering people in all forms, by improving health and well-being and inspiring action in and across our neighborhoods. 

As the Associate Executive Director, you will be responsible for all branch operations and helping to build a culture that creates an extraordinary member experience, encourages employees and volunteers to serve, and inspires committed donors.

  • Bachelor's degree in human services, social services, business or equivalent (preferred).
  • Five or more years of management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency, with experience in volunteer development, supervision of staff, development and monitoring of branch budget, marketing and public relations, and program development (preferred).
  • Knowledge and working understanding of all program areas.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • YMCA Multi-Team or Branch Leader certification (preferred).
  • YMCA Lifeguard or equivalent, CPR for the Professional, AED First Aid, and Oxygen certification, or ability to obtain within 90 days.
  • Able and willing to complete online Child Abuse Prevention training on the first day of employment, and other online and in-person training as required.
Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Ensures programming meets the various needs of our community and members.
  • Plan, develop and direct quality branch programs, including special events.
  • Ensure that all program materials and content reflect the YMCA's mission, values, and community service.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of each program to ensure a safe and fun environment that meets the needs of our members and helps to reach department and branch goals.
  • Direct the expansion programs to the surrounding communities, utilizing off-sight facilities.
  • Assist department heads with the setting of goals and objectives that relate to both short-term goals and the long-range strategic plan.
  • Review and monitor progress toward department and branch goals regularly and provide feedback to the branch executive director and staff.
  • Ensure effective systems are in place to measure the quality of programs and services and to receive and respond to member concerns and comments, in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Recruit, hire, orient, train, evaluate, and provide ongoing and direct feedback to health and well-being, youth, aquatic, and member services leadership.
  • Responsible for shifts and department coverage that can vary depending on the lack of coverage needs.
  • Meet performance measurement by telling the Y story and raising charitable dollars to fulfill our mission.
  • Assist staff leadership team in reaching campaign goals through recruiting campaigners, making personal asks, and supporting branch events.
  • Develop relationships with members; capture and share the Y story.