Assistant Director of Membership

The West Suburban YMCA is looking to add energetic and dynamic individuals to our team as the Assistant Director of Membership!
Job Description


Assists in all aspects of membership for the organization including recruitment of new members, retention of existing members and assists in supervision of part-time staff.  Assists in the development of plans and implementation of new procedures and methods to achieve strategic goals.  Helps plan and implement member appreciation days and other retention events.


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger, beginning with you.


Members are the heart of this organization.  They are the reason we exist.  Members are the most important visitors we have, whether they visit by mail, phone or in person.  They are not statistics and always deserve our respect.  No matter what we are hired to do, satisfying members’ needs and wants is everyone’s first and most important responsibility.

  1. Bachelor's degree in related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Two years of supervisory experience in customer service preferred.
  3. Excellent personal computer skills and experience with standard business software.
  4. Committing to support and further our anti-racist work as an organization.  Actively works to continue to recruit and hire diverse staff and volunteers.
  5. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  6. Able to analyze information, identify problems and trends, and solve complex problems.
  7. Strong time-management skills.
  8. Dynamic personality with a skill set that is able to educate and motivate the Welcome Center Staff to be passionate about their job and the WSYMCA.
  9. Y-USA Team Leader Certificate preferred.
Essential Functions
  1. Works with Director to implement 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. Works with Director to recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule and direct Welcome Center personnel and volunteers as needed.  Assists in 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. Active support of our DEIB statement and putting into practice our commitment to equity, diversity, belonging and inclusion.  Continue to research, create, recommend and implement strategies to support diversity goals of the organization.
  5. Participates in the planning of the department budget and achieving monthly sales goals.
  6. Ensures proper implementation of Welcome Center procedures. Reviews and updates desk procedures and communicates changes to staff.  Coordinates with the business office as necessary on financial transactions.
  7. Organizes membership events at the YMCA (Member Appreciation, Open Houses, etc.)and helps to coordinate registration, staffing, and promotional items for community festivals/events and represents the YMCA at these events.
  8. Participates in fund-raising campaign.
  9. Participates in staff meetings and/or related meetings.
  10. Assists with regularly runs membership reports, including reciprocity reports, to ensure that trends are being noted and our numbers are accurately documented.
  11. Motivates and energizes the Membership Staff to be Cause-driven Leaders.  Leads by example.  Organizes trainings including but not limited to sales, customer service, Listen First and Cause-Driven Leader.
  12. Responsible for monitoring and responding to Member Comments and Suggestions.
  13. Helps Membership Staff to understand the YMCA’s mission and cause. 
  14. Models and teaches cause-driven leadership characteristics for the Welcome Center to possess the level of customer service that is critical to the success of the WSYMCA.
  15. Must be flexible and adaptable.  Weekly schedule may include one weekend day and some evening or early morning hours. 
Required Certifications

First Aid and CPR certifications within 30 days of hire.