District Director – Membership

YMCA of Greater Seattle seeks a mission-driven District Director to support strategy, drive quality, consistency and equity in Membership!
Job Description

YMCA of Greater Seattle seeks a dynamic, mission-driven District Director to support long-term strategy, drive quality, consistency and equity within a specific programmatic focus area and nurture relationships with local key community stakeholders in a designated district (comprised of 4-5 full-service branches). The District Director will provide program expertise, multi-site leadership and a high level of staff development acumen to ensure a best in class membership experience within their respective district’s branches.  The District Director will work with the District Executive, Branch Executives, fellow District Directors and Membership Directors to collaboratively lead the district’s strategy and vision both internally and externally, as set by Senior Leadership.  In close partnership with the highly collaborative YMCA of Greater Seattle leadership, the District Director is expected to build upon the organization’s success, constructing and fulfilling all assigned financial and operational goals and objectives. We are seeking a proven leader who can direct and support change management with ease. The District Director will be comfortable motivating, communicating, and influencing in a multitude of environments with a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens.



The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines.

YGS will comply with all WA State mandates regarding vaccinations.

All YGS staff in Child Care roles will be required to be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021. All YGS staff will be required to be fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021 regardless of work location. Religious and Medical Exemptions will be considered at time of hire.

  • Bachelor's degree in program area or related field or equivalent education/experience.
  • 5 years of leadership experience leading teams in designated functional area.
  • Broad knowledge of membership acquisition and retention best practices.
  • Comfort navigating electronic reporting and tracking systems
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid.
  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
  • Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a strategy and implement through change management.
  • Additional experience, training and/or certifications may be required depending on program area (see below for summary qualifications).



  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment
  • Be very adaptable
  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic
  • Be a great problem solver who can think on your feet
  • Truly enjoy being of service to people
  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together
  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all


Essential Functions
  • Directly supervises assigned Membership Director in respective home branch and is the dotted line supervisor of the Membership Directors in the 3-4 other branches within a district. Provides leadership and direction by coaching and providing overall direction, performance management, and development to staff.
  • In partnership with Centers of Excellence, District Executive and Branch Executives within a district, support the operational growth of a District through growth and member experience including program expansion.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert and thought leader in the area of membership at the district level as well as association-wide
  • Supports program delivery within a district to assure high quality results, which support district and association mission, goals and strategies.
  • Train, evaluate, and manage staff and volunteers in assigned areas. Grow and develop staff potential.
  • Ensure that safety procedures are followed and that all programs are in compliance with YMCA standards and all regulations and applicable standards.
  • Play a significant role in financial development within designated home branch.
  • Play a support role in board development within designated home branch.



This is a full-time position with variable hours that can include weekends and evenings.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
  • Values: Strengthens the Y’s culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, responsibility, and passion for excellence - in every aspect of work
  • Inclusion: Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions
  • Develop Self and Others: Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development
  • Quality Results: Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism
  • Change Capacity: Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y’s mission
  • Inspire Others: Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships


At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment. 

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. 

YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana.  We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to [email protected] or the HR department at 206.382.5082.

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  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence