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Executive Director

Sequim, WA, USA | YMCA

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Operations / Production
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Job Description:
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Under the direction and in consultation with the CEO, the Executive Director is responsible for all branch decision making and operations including driving the financial development strategy, community engagement, business operations, facility management, human resources, membership, and program/membership services of the Branch in accordance with the policies, by-laws and constitution of the Olympic Peninsula YMCA. This position reports to and is accountable to the Olympic Peninsula YMCA CEO.


Superior Inter-Personal Communication skills- both written and verbal. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals effectively and clearly. Excellent vendor and customer relations skills required.

Must have a thorough understanding of the nature of the YMCA movement, volunteers and staff in the accomplishments of the YMCA goals, objectives and mission in the community.

Possess a concern for detail and accuracy and have the ability to delegate responsibility.

Must be highly motivated and possess a positive attitude towards the YMCA, character development and our mission. 


Bachelor’s degree in human services, social services, business or equivalent, is required.

YMCA Multi-Team or Branch Leader certification preferred.

Management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency necessary.

Prior experience in a membership/customer service-based business strongly preferred.

Be at least 21 years of age.

CPR & First Aid certification within 30 days of hire

Pass a comprehensive background check

Ability to relate well to children and adults in all circumstances

Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations

Attends staff meetings and training as required and completes all on-line training which include child abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire.

Upholds YMCA policies for safety, supervision, mandated reporting and risk management. Adheres to policies related to boundaries with youths.



Board & Financial Development- Drive all fundraising and financial development initiatives in the community.

Directs the Annual Campaign to fund the mission related work of the branch.

Community engagement- Enhance the Y’s participation in the community and recruit committed volunteers. Recruits, maintains and engages a productive Board of Advisers.

Staff Development- Direct responsibility and supervision for a branch staff team. Direct reports include; Lifeguard Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, Health & Well Being Program Coordinator, Wellness Center Coordinator and Facilities Coordinator.

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

Directs branch strategic planning efforts and develops the annual operating plan of the branch.

Works with branch staff on a timely basis to correct financial deficiencies.

Participates in the association leadership meetings and disseminates information discussed to branch staff.

Provides solutions for Branch specific and/or Association-wide challenges.

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

Fosters a climate of innovation to develop member-focused programs which support the Y mission, goals, and strategies.

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

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

Serves as a member of Y management and supports the overall objectives of the YMCA.

Follows all association hiring/coaching policies including posting open positions in the Newton Application Tracking System, tracking applications and following new hire training/on-boarding procedures. Employee on-going coaching will include 30-60-90-day check ins and anniversary check in.

Accurately approve assigned time cards in required time frame.

Performs all other duties as assigned. 



Annual Campaign targets are accomplished.

A high functioning and committed Board of Advisers.

Operating models are in place and consistently implemented for:

Membership Services

Membership Sales & Retention


Employee Safety


Health & Well Being Programming

Complete knowledge of operating details of programs and branch operations.

Timely action planning is in place (with effective end-results) for operating units and/or program areas that have performance concerns.

Branch staff are highly motivated, engaged and pursuing opportunity for improvement.

Branch staff are achieving goals and producing meaningful qualitative results. 




Office/fitness/aquatics environment with constant interruptions

Evening and/or early morning, and/or weekend hours required periodically

Occasional travel required


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.The employee frequently is required

 to sit and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust. 

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