Associate Executive Director

At the YMCA of Northwest NC, we Help all people reach their God-given potential in Spirit, Mind and Body.


YMCA of Northwest North Carolina


Winston Salem, NC 27101-2402

Job Description

The William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA is seeking an Associate Executive Director. The Associate Executive Director serves as a member of YMCA management and supports the overall objectives of the branch and association. Ensures a high quality experience for members and program participants. Ensures programs and staff are effectively scheduled. Exercises sound fiscal management. Ensures effective branch operations by performing the essential and marginal responsibilities below and the specific responsibilities detailed on any applicable supplemental fact sheet(s). Responsible for other duties as assigned.

Starting Salary is $50,500 and additional compensation will be considered on applicable experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CPR/First Aid/AED – must obtain certification within first 90 days of employment and maintain a current certification thereafter.
  • YMCA Team Leader or Multi-Team/Branch Leader certification preferred.
  • Three to five years management experience, preferably in a YMCA or similar organization.
  • Ability to direct assigned operations including staff and volunteer development, supervision of staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing and public relations, and program development.
  • Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations.
  • Strong ability to promote a positive team atmosphere.
  • Exemplifies a proactive, hands-on approach, as well as a professional work ethic.
  • Ability to work a non-traditional schedule including some nights and weekends.
  • Strong interpersonal, organization and communication skills.
  • Energetic, devoted, mission driven, team oriented individual.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.

Essential Functions

  • Ensures the highest quality of member/program participant satisfaction by continuously observing program and member service areas. Identify and resolve issues in collaboration with the Executive Director and
  • Participates in recruiting, hiring, training, developing, and directing of all branch staff across all experience circles or programs.
  • Develops strategies to ensure cause-driven culture by creating and fostering open lines of communication across all experience circles and program areas.
  • Provides input to experience circle leadership on staff performance and engagement
  • Develops relationships with members and community in an effort to help identify potential volunteers (AGC, sports, literacy, event, etc)
  • Actively participates in all Connections meetings providing staff and program feedback to experience circle representatives.
  • Actively supports and participates in the Annual Giving Campaign, working directly with the Development Director assigned to the branch.
  • Ensures the maintenance of facilities and properties of the branch to assure high standards of maintenance, safety, cleanliness and to assure that the requirements of regulatory codes are met.
  • Represents the YMCA and the Executive director at leadership and management meetings, and community events as needed
  • Lead all branch operations when the Executive Director is not on site.


The Associate Director has very few, if any, direct reports so the ability to develop relationships and inspire others through influence and collaboration is crucial.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Y’s 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: Engages in collaboration with openness and a desire to share leadership. Builds and nurtures strategic relationships both within the branch and with community partners to enhance support for the work of 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.

Change Leadership: Seeks to understand in order to effectively support and inspire others to adapt to change. Creates a sense of urgency to support association change initiatives. Manages the implementation of change by understanding and addressing the impact of change on cultures, systems, and people.

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



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Resumes Accepted Until

Oct. 30, 2020

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