Branch Executive Director

Incredible opportunity to expand programs and services in beautiful Port Townsend/Jefferson County, Washington.
Job Description

The Executive Director is responsible for branch operations including supervision, volunteer management, fiscal management, financial development, membership and program administration, community relations and personal-professional development. Responsible for leading and growing a Program Center/Partial Facility with a budget of $1M+. Programs include aquatics, child care, camp, youth enrichment, food security, school-based mentoring, and family resource navigation. The Branch Executive will work alongside the Program Executives for Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility to ensure that the Olympic Peninsula YMCA expands youth programming; serves as the community-based leader for health and well- being; and provides vital resources and social services in support of family strengthening and community stability.

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, social services, business or equivalent, is required.
  • YMCA Multi-Team Leader or Branch Leader certification preferred.
  • Five or more years of successful management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency.
  • Strong business operations background with a proven track record for producing growth, annual giving and strong financial management.
  • Effective team-building and team leadership skills.
  • Superior communication skills - both written and verbal.
  • Excellent customer relations skills required.
Essential Functions
  • Board Development- Recruits, maintains and engages a productive Board of Advisors.
  • Financial Development- Directs financial development initiatives and oversees Annual Campaign in support of branch programs and services.
  • Community engagement- Represents and promotes the YMCA in the local community by developing positive working and collaborative relationships with other organizations, businesses, and government entities. Actively participates in community events.
  • Staff Development- Responsible for overall supervision of the branch staff team. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, and leads employees and volunteers. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. 
  • Financial/Budget Management- Develops, manages, and monitors the branch operating budget and meets or exceeds budget targets.
  • Strategic Planning– Using association-wide strategic plan and annual priorities/targets, develops the annual operating plan of the branch.
  • Association Leadership- Participates in association leadership meetings and disseminates information to branch staff. Serves as a member of Y management and supports the overall objectives of the YMCA.
  • Relationships- Develops and directs high quality relationship-based member/participant engagement strategies. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions with staff, volunteers, members, and the community.
  • Innovation- Fosters innovation and utilizes a human-centered design approach to develop programs which support the Y mission, goals, and strategies.
  • Safety– Ensures all program operations are consistent with association procedures, including emergency, insurance, accident, purchasing, personnel, accounting and other administrative systems. Ensures the safety and maintenance of high-quality facilities, grounds, and equipment.
  • Risk Management– Follows all standards, policies and procedures as established by the Olympic Peninsula YMCA, including Employee Code of Conduct, Child Abuse Reporting and Prevention, emergency procedures, and required program records.
  • Marketing/Communications- Directs branch marketing and communication efforts to increase community awareness of Y programs and services. Employee Management - Ensures compliance with all association personnel policies and procedures including recruiting, hiring, training, performance management, and wage/hour laws.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Y’s values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the YMCA’s efforts for all stakeholders. Implements effective systems to develop volunteers at program, fundraising, and policy leadership levels. Secures resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.

Collaboration: Develops strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community. Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the YMCA. Serves as a community leader building collaboration based on trust and credibility to advance YMCA mission and goals. Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Provides tools and resources for the development of others.

Operational Effectiveness: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Involves members and community in the development of programs and activities. Ensures execution of plans. Institutes sound accounting procedures, investment policies and financial controls. Assigns clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement.

Personal Growth: Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills requiredto perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Required Certifications

YMCA Organizational Leader or Multi-Team Leader certification preferred.