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Community Development Branch Director-Wichita

Sports and Fitness

Location: Wichita, KS
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 03-03-2017

Job Description:


The Community Development Branch Director provides leadership and management for the branch in accordance with all Greater Wichita YMCA policies, procedures and standards. The Branch Director is accountable for all aspects of the branch outreach programs and services including volunteer development, partnership development, fiscal management, financial development, as well as the program and membership experience. It is anticipated that an average work week will consist of 50 hours to accomplish the assigned duties.



1. Four year degree in related field.
2. Minimum of five years of YMCA and/or community development experience.
3. Minimum five years’ experience and proven success managing and developing staff, partnerships and finances.


1. Organizational and time management skills
2. Visual, auditory, and verbal ability to communicate effectively
3. Analytical with strong attention to detail and accuracy
4. Able to stand, walk or sit for prolonged periods; occasionally stoop/bend
5. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds


1. Commitment to YMCA mission, vision and values
2. Ability to lead and direct a team to reach organizational goals
3. Ability to work with a diverse group of people
4. Ability to work accurately at a fast pace
5. CPR, AED, First Aid and O2 certification or acquire within 60 days of hire
6. Must attend New Employee Orientation within 30 days of hire

Essential Functions

The Community Development Branch Director is responsible for implementing Association policies and procedures by leading and directing all branch operations in the following areas:

a) Achieve branch Strong Community Campaign goal.
b) Collaborate with the association office and branch advisory board to set strategy to fully engage community leaders, businesses, participants, members, volunteers and staff in a successful Annual Campaign.
c) Engage, lead and support staff to participate and accomplish their respective donor and volunteer recruitment goals.
d) Focus on identification, cultivation, and securing major gifts.
e) Achieve 100% board giving and staff participation in Strong Community Campaign.
f) Actively participate and help attain goals for special events.

a) Recruit and develop a branch advisory board comprised of 21 active members.
b) Identify and engage influential community leaders as advisory board members and help them to embrace the Y Mission.
c) Maintain active board committees.

a) Develop and promote a service oriented culture among staff based on relationship building, active listening and service above self.
b) Ensure that all Association personnel policies and procedures are adhered to within the Branch.
c) Complete timely performance evaluations of all staff and ensure that payroll and personnel information is accurate and submitted on a timely basis.
d) Support the professional growth and development of staff and maintain a succession plan for key positions.

a) Accountable for annual budget development, monthly budget monitoring and budget achievement.
b) Implement strategies to achieve grant and program goals through successful, high quality programs and great service.
c) Diligence in researching and exploring additional funding opportunities that connects to the YMCA mission.
d) Continually look for ways to incorporate more efficient operating practices.
e) Maintain and be thoroughly knowledgeable with systems of financial control including revenues, expenses and inventories as outlined by the Finance Office.

a) Implement and sustain high quality relationship-based programs that focus on participant engagement strategies.
b) Model relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions with staff, volunteers, members and community.
c) Identify and explore community needs and partnerships that could be served by the YMCA.
d) Ensure safety, cleanliness and function of all related program sites and YMCA vehicles.
e) Ensure that the member/program experience is at the center of everything we do.
f) Routinely evaluate program and service quality. Ensure standards are in place and adhered to. Implement corrective action when necessary.
g) Create and maintain a branch atmosphere that values diversity and inclusion.
h) Be visible to staff and program participants.

a) Demonstrate four character values: caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.
b) Be a strong representative of the YMCA in the community by sharing our mission and values.
c) Adhere to association goals and strategies and effectively communicate them to staff and volunteers.
d) Improve member and staff satisfaction scores (i.e. Net Promoter).
e) Maintain complete familiarity with all risk management procedures and policies.
f) Monitor and manage systems, drills and training related to risk management and safety for participants and employees.
g) Adhere to all systems and procedures as outlined in the Association’s business office.
h) Participate in association-wide projects when needed.
i) All other duties as assigned.


Provide leadership and guidance to ensure the achievement of the goals and objectives of the Association and Branch with high levels of participation, satisfaction and retention, active and able volunteers and employees, and generous supporters.


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