Associate Executive Director - Norton Commons



YMCA of Greater Louisville


Louisville, KY 40202-1801

Job Description

As the nation’s leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y offers more than just a job. We offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. The Associate Executive Director, under the direct supervision of the District Executive Director, is responsible for leading energetic and high-performing staff teams in multiple departments based on their previous experience and the needs of the branch. The preferred candidate should be a results oriented and goal focused leader that sets high standards of success and exceeds stated goals. This position fosters a member-focused culture and models relationship building skills in all interactions. The ideal candidate should possess the leadership skills necessary to successfully communicate and engage with co-workers, members, associates, volunteers, donors and the general public. Preferred candidate should have a proven track record in staff development, budget accountability, membership sales, community involvement, member-centered customer service and fundraising. The YMCA of Greater Louisville is a vibrant, YMCA North American Network member, known to be mission-oriented and cause driven organization. Improving the health and wellness of the community we serve and relationship building with members are high priorities.


  • Bachelor's degree in exercise science, human services, recreation, business or related field, plus three years related experience or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Three or more years of management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other not-for-profit healthy living agency.
  • Ability to direct assigned operations including volunteer development, supervision of staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing and public relations and program development/management.
  • Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with leading membership program in a downtown or urban environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.
  • YMCA Team Leader or Multi-Team/Branch Leader certification preferred.
  • CPR, First Aid & other program specific certifications required upon or after hire.

Essential Functions

  • Serve as a role model and advocate of the YMCA Mission, Promise, Values, Voice, and Strategic Vision.
  • Establish, with the branch leadership team, long range plans for membership growth and increase in membership retention, in harmony with overall YMCA objectives.
  • Assist with Board development and support along with a leadership role in the annual fundraising campaign.
  • Represent and promote the YMCA in the local community and develops positive working relationships with other organizations, businesses and governmental entities. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community agencies in service delivery area.
  • Provides leadership in the areas of day to day operations of the branch.
  • Communicates across departments to provide a member focused experience that results in increased member retention.
  • Recruit, hire, train, develop and direct staff teams under your supervision. Review and evaluate staff performance. Develop strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  • Develop, manage and monitor assigned operating budgets to meet or exceed targets. Recommend adjustments to the budget to assure a balanced operation and submit reports on current operations.
  • Develop and direct high quality member engagement strategies and programs which support branch and Association mission, goals and strategies.
  • Engage in active listening with members in order to build relationships, understand individual's goals and interests and take the initiative to assist in the achievement of those goals.
  • Maintain a professional image and manner consistent with the YMCA mission and goals.
  • Total budget responsibility will be $2-3 million
  • Program development will start with 2,500 member units.
  • Staff development responsibilities will include 3-5 exempt, 1-4 hourly full time and 100 part time staff.
  • Annual Campaign goals will total $180,000

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

  • Mission Advancement: Reinforce the Y's values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicate the benefits and impact of the YMCA's efforts for all stakeholders. Implement effective systems to develop volunteers at program, fundraising and policy leadership levels. Secure resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.
  • Collaboration: Develop strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community. Build and nurture strategic relationships to enhance support for the YMCA. Serve as a community leader, building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance YMCA mission and goals. Communicate for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Provide tools and resources for the development of others. Excellent public relations and conflict resolution skills in order to facilitate positive relationships.
  • Operational Effectiveness: Integrate multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Involve members and community in the development of programs and activities. Ensure execution of plans. Institute sound accounting procedures and financial controls. Assign clear accountability and ensure continuous improvement. Have a concern for detail and accuracy and have the ability to delegate responsibility.
  • Personal Growth: Foster a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Create a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipate challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Utilize functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well. Use best practices and demonstrate up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.



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Resumes Accepted Until

May 18, 2021

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