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Associate Exec. Director (2 Positions Available)

Sports and Fitness

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 05-11-2017

Job Description:

The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is a 14 branch $27M YNAN association that is well respected in the community and primed for continued growth. The Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA has a $3M operating budget with a wide variety of programs and services supporting the community in living healthy lifestyles, developing youth, and fostering social responsibility. The Downtown Y, originally built in 1924, includes a large fitness center, multiple group exercise rooms, indoor pool, full sized gymnasium, racquetball courts, large childwatch, and a youth zone. The ideal candidate for this branch will have a proven track record in leading membership development and facilities management.

The Northpark YMCA is seeking a relationship builder to provide leadership to the development and successful operations of the following program areas: membership, health and wellness, youth & adult sports, aquatics, child watch, youth zone, and/or other programs. As an exempt leader, the Northpark Associate Executive Director will run operations for a branch with 2,100 membership units serving more than 8,700 members and more than 5,000 program participants annually. The ideal candidate for this branch will have a strong background in health and wellness.

Both Associate Executive Directors will oversee day-to-day branch operations, special events, the community campaign portion of the annual campaign and serve as a liaison to the branch board of directors.
The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth offers a competitive compensation package which includes a 12% contribution to the retirement plan.


• Four or more years of program management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency.
• Ability to direct programs through supervision of volunteers and staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing and public relations, program development and fund-raising.
• Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations.
• Proven track record of developing authentic and deepened relationships with others.
• Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.
• YMCA Team Leader or Multi-team/Branch Leader certification preferred.
• ASHI CPR Pro and First Aid certifications will be required.

Essential Functions

• To provide direct leadership to the assigned departments of the branch’s where the associate executive will work. Provide staff with the tools and direction they need to assist in reaching the branch's goals in new member acquisition, member retention, and program development.
• Establish goals around membership retention and program development that correspond with Association goals and are in tune with the community climate.
• Develop and monitor with department staff budgets that are aggressive yet realistic allowing the YMCA to serve the community in the largest possible way.
• Provide day-to-day leadership throughout the branch ensuring all member, volunteer, and staff needs are being met and that the YMCA's assets are protected and in good working order at all times.
• Give leadership to branch board committees as assigned by branch leader.
• Provide strong recruitment, development, and succession planning processes to insure the hiring, professional development and retention of high quality staff.
• Ensures that all the policies of the organization are implemented, including Financial, Human Resources, and Program Policies.
• Ensures that department directors maintain current certifications, training and performance evaluations for staff.
• Works with department directors to develop annual performance goals and objectives in line with approved department budgets.
• Leads special events and community campaign. Participates on Association Services task forces, service delivery teams or other committees as requested.

Cause-Driven Leadershipฎ Competencies

• Influence - Serves as a community leader building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance the Y’s mission and goals.
• Decision Making - Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions.
• Finance - Institutes sound accounting procedures, investment policies, and financial controls.
• Quality Results - Assigns clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement.
• Community - Assigns clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement.
• Relationships - Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the Y.
• Functional Expertise - Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
• Philanthropy - Secures resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.
• Staff Development - Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches.
• Emotional Maturity - Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning.

Required Certifications

• YMCA Team Leader or Multi-team/Branch Leader certification preferred.


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