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Branch Executive Director - Garden City

Sports and Fitness

Location: Garden City, KS
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 04-13-2017

Job Description:

Job Description

Provides support and leadership to the Branch Board of Directors as its executive officer, implements its policies, plans and directives, and reports to the Board on matters affecting the welfare of the Branch. Acts as a resource to the Board and its committees on policy development, planning and financial development and helps Board members understand and appreciate their role and responsibilities. Provides branch leadership to the organizationís philanthropic efforts, maximizing community partnerships, engaging volunteers, and cultivating and soliciting top donors and community leaders. Recruits, trains, hires, develops and directs staff and volunteers. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Will work closely with the CEO and Association Staff to establish, review, and appraise performance and recommend training for staff. Develops, manages and monitors assigned operating budgets to meet or exceed targets. Recommends adjustments to the budget to assure a balanced operation and submits reports on current operations. Participate in all training events. Assist Membership Director with high quality member engagement strategies and programs which support branch and Association mission, goals and strategies. Assist COO with marketing the programs in order to increase awareness and participation. Represents and promotes the YMCA in local community. Serves as a member of the Association Council and supports the overall objectives of the YMCA. Oversees the facilities and equipment and works closely with all staff. Promotes membership enrollment and retention. Assist with COO on all grants, United Way proposals and foundation requests and ensures staff is following through with set plans and reports. Attend all special YMCA-related, city-wide events as well as local programs, special classes and other events directed by the CEO.


A Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Management, Physical Education or a related field is necessary to meet requirements of YMCA of the USA for Team Leader or Multi-Team/Branch Leader. Must be current in CPR and First Aid certifications. Current driverís license with acceptable record and vehicle liability insurance. Must possess a cooperative spirit committed to character development by promoting and demonstrating caring, honesty, respect and responsibility to staff, lay leaders, YMCA members, program participants and general public. Knowledge of the rules and organization of all programs in sports, fitness, aquatics, child care and family. Ability to communicate well with staff, volunteers and program participants. Physically able to move freely throughout the facility and other program sites and to lift 50 pounds. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Must have mental ability to remember names. Must be able to speak clearly and articulate accurate information.

Essential Functions

Under the direction of the CEO, the Branch Executive Director (BED) provides direct supervision and leadership to the Dodge City Family YMCA, a branch of the YMCA of Southwest Kansas. The focus of the job entails volunteer, member and staff relationship building, community relations, financial development, fiscal management and collaborations with community agencies.


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