Branch Executive Director

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Southeast Ventura County YMCA


Westlake Village, CA 91362

Job Description

Oversees the total operation of the Yarrow Family YMCA branch, including membership, marketing, programs, facilities, volunteer and staff development, financial development, community relations, and collaborations with community agencies. Understands the community and is active and involved in developing partnerships, meeting and engaging key leaders, and building the reputation of the YMCA throughout the region.



1. Bachelor's degree in human services, social services, business, or equivalent.

2. Ten or more years of management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency.

3. Ability to direct total operations through volunteer development, supervision of staff, development and monitoring of branch budget, marketing & public relations, and program development.

4. Experience in management and development of volunteer involvement; ability to recruit top community leaders.

5. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

6. Proven track record of developing authentic relationships with others.

7. Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.

8. YMCA Multi-Team or Branch Leader certification preferred.

9. CPR and First Aid certifications may be required.

Essential Functions


1. Coordinates the development of the branch board and committees. Directs the volunteer activities (policy and program) of the branch.

2. Represents and promotes the YMCA in the local community and develops positive working relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities. Develops, maintains, and models collaborative relationships with community agencies in service delivery area.

3. Oversees the hiring, training, and supervision of staff.

4. Identifies, cultivates, and helps the board recruit skilled and engaged members to help guide the branch and provide needed intellectual and financial resources. Ensure that the board operates efficiently and effectively through active committees coordinated and managed by the Executive Director and assigned staff.

5. Develops, manages, and monitors the branch operating budget and meets or exceeds budget targets.

6. Directs branch strategic planning efforts and develops the annual operating plan for the branch and direct reports. Ensures that each Director and their direct reports develop operating plans for their areas of responsibility.

7. Develops and directs high-quality relationship-based member engagement strategies. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions with staff, volunteers, members, and the community.

8. Fosters a climate of innovation among staff and board members with measurable goals evaluated quarterly for progress toward achievement.

9. Develops member-focused programs that support the Y mission, goals, and strategies.

10. Ensures the safety and maintenance of high-quality facilities, grounds, and equipment.

11. Directs branch marketing and communication efforts to effectively communicate benefit to the community.

12. Plays a leadership role in helping maximize the involvement and contribution of members of the board in their personal giving and fundraising, annual campaign planning and recruitment, golf tournament leadership & sponsor recruitment, as well as other methods for raising funds.

13. Nurtures a team spirit among staff that encourages mutual support, a high-quality member relations culture, and mutual responsibility for the branch’s success.

14. Ensures safety compliance, building and equipment maintenance, exceptionally clean facilities, and well-kept grounds.

13. Serves as a member of the senior management team and supports the overall objectives of the YMCA.

14. Performs other job-related duties as requested and necessary.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Multi-Team or Branch Leader):

Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Ys values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the YMCA’s efforts for all stakeholders. Implements effective systems to develop volunteers at program, fundraising, and policy leadership levels. Secures resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.

Collaboration: Develops strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community. Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the YMCA. Serves as a community leader building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance YMCA mission and goals. Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Provides tools and resources for the development
of others.

Operational Effectiveness: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Involves members and community in the development of programs and activities. Ensures execution of plans. Institutes sound accounting procedures, investment policies, and financial controls. Assigns clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement.

Personal Growth: Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

May 25, 2020

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