Branch Executive Director

Bring Your Passion to Our Mission!


South Shore YMCA


Norwell, MA 02061

Job Description

The Branch Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership and administration of the work of the branch in accordance with the policies established by the South Shore YMCA. The incumbent is accountable for all aspects of branch operations including the fiscal operation, community relations, and all branch programs. This position must embrace the Branch/Association Resources matrix management system and demonstrate cooperative behavior between the Branch and Association Resources. The incumbent is also responsible for articulating the Y’s mission, values, vision, and goals to the branch staff, board members, members, and community.


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 make a difference. 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.


  1. Minimum Bachelor's degree with 5 to 10 years of operational experience including executive director/management experience.
  2. Demonstrated success in budget development and financial control; staff management and development; property and building management; strategic planning; financial development; board development.
  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively in a matrix management system.
  4. Prefer extensive professional experience in in a broad range of YMCA program and leadership positions and a proven track record in community relations/ development.
  1. Ability to think conceptually, portrays good analytical skills, and demonstrates assertiveness to manage the scope and diversity of the responsibilities.

Essential Functions


Lead the creation of a strategic plan for the branch within Association guidelines and align the resources of the branch to achieve its success.


Recruit and develop a strong branch board that helps identify the needs and aspirations of the community and helps to resource the branch through successful fundraising, advocacy, and community networking. Also, oversee the recruitment and deployment of volunteers to help deliver program and community services.


Lead and conduct the annual support campaign, capital development initiatives, and actively participate in Association-wide fundraising events.


Identify and meet community needs through effective programs and services. This requires the development and maintenance of strong relationships with key community leaders and organizations.


Recruit, select, employ, and direct a strong, capable team of staff to deliver innovative high quality/volume programs and member services. Ensure staff are appropriately trained, have individual staff development plans, and have clear expectations, performance goals, and annual performance reviews.


Lead the promotion, development, engagement, and retention of a thriving membership base.


Prepare an annual income and expense budget for approval by the Association Executive Board and manage the branch’s finances in accordance with the approved budget.


Within the guidelines of the Association, lead the development of a branch-specific master plan for the facilities and branch property. Ensure the branch facilities are properly maintained and meet the highest standards of cleanliness, maintenance and safety.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Mission and Community Oriented – Reinforces YMCA values within the organization and community and develops strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect it. Implement effective systems to develop volunteers at program, fundraising and policy leadership levels.

People Oriented – Builds partnerships and collaborations; communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support for goals. Provide tools and resources for the development of others.

Results Oriented – Assigns clear accountability, ensures execution of plans, secures resources and support for philanthropic endeavors, integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions and institutes sound accounting procedures and financial controls. Involve member and community in the development of programs and activities.

Personal Development – Anticipates challenges that can delay personal growth, fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches, and creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change.


$100,000.00 - $120,000.00

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Resumes Accepted Until

Feb. 29, 2020

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