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YMCA: Palm Beaches Metropolitan YMCA

Location: West Palm Beach, FL

Job Description:


Under the guidance of the President/CEO, the Executive Director is responsible for administering the total operation of the Edwin Brown Branch (Brown Branch). The Director oversees the management of programs, facilities, the environment, volunteer and staff development, financial development, and day to day operations. The Director, in coordination with the President/CEO, maintains effective communications and collaborations with alumni, financial funders and supporters, and community agencies and regulators. Given the unique quality of the YMCA the Director's role is a hands-on leadership role, exemplifying the highest YMCA values and standards.


A BA/BS degree, preferably in a related field or business administration, and/or 3 to 5 years YMCA professional experience, YMCA Senior Director Certification a plus. Strong leadership background. High skills in human relations, budgeting, fiscal management, program development, planning, writing and communications, interpersonal relationships, and staff supervision.


1. Lead the process of developing and maintain a "vision" for the YMCA, a vision that addresses the operational, developmental, and service goals of the Center and conforms to the mission of the Association.

2. Develop, maintain, and direct the Risk Management process for the Branch.

3. Coordinate management and maintenance of facilities, property, and equipment.

4. Manage the assets and operations of the Branch in accordance with industry standards as generally established by the American Camp Association.

5. Develop, manage, and monitor the Branch operating budget and meet or exceed budget targets.

6. Coordinate and provide leadership to the Brown Branch advisory group.

7. Coordinate the development and management of programs to meet the needs of patrons and campers, and the goals of the YMCA of the Palm Beaches.

8. Ensure outstanding camper/patron service.

9. Provide for positive client relations through regular communication with alumni, patrons, volunteers, and supporters.

10. In coordination with the CEO and Association, develop and maintain relationships with current and potential funding sources, both private and public.

11. Manage and direct staff in the development of program enrollment, summer camp enrollment, and conference and rental activities.

12. Establish summer camp enrolment that provides for the spiritual, mental, and physical well being of campers and staff.

13. Provide for staff and volunteer development which includes recruitment, team building, training, supervision, evaluation, recognition, and termination.

14. Direct staff leadership of all program units.

15. Maintain positive relationships with purveyors and regulatory agencies.

16. Direct all public relations and marketing activities of the Branch.

17. Prepare statistical, analytical, and narrative reports regarding programs and operations of the Branch as required.

18. Provide leadership to the summer camp program through "hands-on" management and by serving as a role model with regards to the YMCA mission and core values.

19. Serve as a member of the Association's management team as directed by the CEO.


The Executive Director is responsible for the overall success of the branch. This position is primarily concerned with ensuring the quality of programming and building positive relationships with patrons. The Brown Branch is viewed as a resource to the total Association as it strives to meet its mission and goals. Therefore, successful fulfillment of this position should be measured by:

1. Continued growth of the budget, program enrollment, and operational scope.

2. Effective use of staff and volunteers in programs and operations.

3. Achievement of Brown Branch operating objectives.

4. Effective solicitation of financial support.

5. Positive outcomes with regards to the YMCA Mission, YMCA Core Values, and service to campers, families, and patrons.

Additional Compensation Details:

Personal Time Off

Health Benefits



Please Email Resume To:Jacqueline.Frost@YmcaPalmBeaches.org

Apply By Email: Jacqueline.Frost@YmcaPalmBeaches.org

Resumes until: 12/31/2014

Contact: Jacqueline Frost
2085 S Congress Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33406-7601

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