Executive Director

Seeking an Executive for our newest branch and its satellite branch in a great town that was voted one of America's Greatest Places to Live!


Patchogue YMCA


Patchogue, NY 11772-2402

Job Description

Be a part of something great and join a progressive YMCA that is seeking an experienced career professional to become our Executive Director at our facility in Patchogue, Long Island. The Patchogue Family YMCA is the newest addition to the YMCA of Long Island. This modern facility is flooded with natural light and offers 54,000 square feet of healthy living and family fun space!

The building features a heated indoor natatorium, 7 full and half-day early childhood program classrooms, a state-of-the art cardio and strength training center, an indoor rock-climbing wall, plenty of exercise studios, and the Knapp Swezey Foundation Gymnasium, with a suspended track. The Brookhaven Roe YMCA Center, located in Holtsville, is a satellite of the Patchogue Family YMCA and situated on 8.9 acres. This facility has been serving members of the community for four decades and offers members access to an additional center and another heated indoor pool. In addition, the Brookhaven Roe YMCA is home to the Patchogue Family YMCA Summer Day Camp and features a high ropes course, Ga-Ga pits, outdoor play structures and more.

The town is located on the south shore of Suffolk County and was recently named one of the Great Places to live in the country. It is approximately 50 miles from Manhattan and 60 miles from Montauk and features a natural riverfront and harbor. Recently, the Patchogue community underwent revitalization, which was made possible by a community-driven approach from the ground up that generated over $693.3 million in economic output and supported nearly 6,000 jobs. A mix of new housing options, including apartments, single-family homes, condos, and assisted living for senior residents, are drawing young professionals, families, and retires to the downtown core. Downtown Patchogue Village is regarded as one of the region’s best community improvement success stories and serves a model for transit-oriented development and smart growth throughout Long Island.


· A bachelor’s degree and at least ten years of YMCA experience or equivalent non-profit management experience.

· At least six years of experience in a supervisory role with skills in recruiting, training and staff management.

· Must be self-motivated, hands on team leader with strong communications, networking and collaboration skills.

· High level of attention to detail and quality of programming, service and facilities.

· Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage several projects at once and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

· Polished, professional demeanor with excellent written and spoken communication skills.

· Demonstrated success in driving revenue and managing expenses.

· Experience in fundraising and individual gift solicitation and cultivation

Essential Functions

Under the general direction of the Chief Operating Officer, this position is accountable for the successful management of the Patchouge Family YMCA. The Executive Director is responsible for revenue growth, fiscal management, financial development, facility management, hiring, training and supervision of staff of this branch. The position is responsible for demonstrating YMCA leadership competencies to ensure the mission, purpose, image and core values of the Long Island YMCA is conveyed.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Change Leadership: Initiates changes to improve the Y, meet community needs, and maximize impact. Creates a sense of urgency to support change initiatives. Manages implementation of change by understanding and addressing the impact of change on cultures, systems, and people. Aligns time and resources to allow new approaches to catch on, evolve, and thrive. Plans for resistance as part of the change process and develops strategies to help adapt and accept change initiatives.

Engaging Community: Stewards the Y cause, promoting and protecting the brand and reputation as a global, inclusive organization within the community. Effectively communicates community benefit and the Y’s impact for all stakeholders (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, community leaders). Builds bridges within the community so that all segments of society have access to the Y.

Philanthropy: Engages staff, volunteers, and members in fundraising activities and strategies. Organizes philanthropic activity and strategies to successfully raise necessary funds. Reports the sources, uses, and management of donated funds to constituents in order to preserve and enhance confidence in the organization.

Volunteerism: Maintains diverse advisory councils that actively support the Y’s goals and strategic plans. Clarifies and reinforces the division of roles and responsibilities between corporate boards, management or advisory boards, staff, and general volunteers.

Collaboration: Builds strong, strategic relationships with current and prospective partners inside and outside the Y. Recruits key organizational partners with diverse perspectives and talents to better meet community needs and identified critical social issues. Engages in collaborations with openness and desire to share leadership. Creates processes to identify and manage collaborations effectively.

Communication and Influence: Uses effective and persuasive communication skills to represent the Y as a thought leader in the community. Proactively communicates during critical and important situations, such as crisis or disaster situations. Gets things done through others by effectively reading and interpreting the culture, decisions, networks, and politics in the organization.

Inclusion: Leads efforts that deepen the Y’s connections to underserved communities and the global Y movement.

Critical Thinking and Decision Making: Challenges conventional thinking to improve processes or experiences. Navigates differing stakeholder perspectives or ambiguous information when making decisions.

Fiscal Management: Manages the budgeting process so that resources are devoted to top priorities and strategic objectives. Institutes sound accounting procedures, investment policies, and financial controls. Uses data to analyze financial trends and forecast future financial progress for the organization.

Functional Expertise: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment. Uses best practices, guidelines, and industry standards as a framework to improve performance. Demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in the technology associated with the job. Serves with purpose and passion.

Innovation: Demonstrates courageous and intelligent risk-taking with an awareness of societal, economic, and political issues and their impact on the strategic direction of the organization. Rewards and recognizes new and relevant ideas and approaches even if not successful.

Program/Project Management: Designs practices, processes, and procedures for strong project management (e.g., project charter, risk mitigation). Organizes people and activities for efficiencies and effectiveness. Measures progress against strategic goals and ensures continuous improvement. Continually evaluates progress, impact, and outcomes; makes process improvements and adjustments as needed.

Developing Self and Others: Holds others accountable for equitable staff hiring, promotion, and development. Creates a learning environment that supports and promotes the acquisition, application, and sharing of new knowledge. Guides others on how to strengthen knowledge, skills, and competencies that improve organizational performance. Develops the feedback and coaching skills of others. Engages in and champions ongoing feedback, coaching, and opportunities for informal and formal learning at all levels.

Emotional Maturity: Creates an environment of trust and respect by empowering others and sharing authority.

How to Apply

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Apply by Mail to:

Krista Mathews
121 Dosoris Lane
Glen Cove 11542-1216

Resumes Accepted Until

Feb. 7, 2020

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