Executive Director

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Vanderbilt YMCA

SALARY:  $130,000 - $150,000

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

We are seeking an experienced leader that is drawn to the diversity and energy of New York City to join our team as the Executive Director of the Vanderbilt YMCA located at 224 E 47th St, New York, NY. The Executive Director manages 200+ employees, a budget of $14 million.

This role will be focused on creating and evolving the vision and strategy for the Branch, providing day to day operational leadership, financial management and fundraising. The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for ensuring the Branch continues to meet the community’s changing needs through high quality programs and services. Services provided to the community include youth, adult and family health and fitness, preschool, after-school and teen programs, day camps, swimming, sports leagues, instructional classes, and transitional housing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Direct and provide leadership to the Board of Managers, its committees and staff in interpreting policies, strategies, and plans.  
  • Serve as the staff officer to the Board of Managers and implement its plans, policies, and decisions.
  • Act as chief officer of the branch. Provide overall leadership to the formulation of the Branch’s strategy, vision and the recruitment, selection, development, training, supervision and evaluation of a highly competent staff.
  • Develop and control the annual operating, government, and capital budget consistent with the guidelines set up by the YMCA of Greater New York.
  • Create and maintain a high quality program and service portfolio that meets the current and future needs of the community with financial, human and capital resources available.
  • Provides primary leadership in designing and directing all branch fundraising programs, including annual support, endowment, and capital campaign.
  • Develop and maintains partnerships in the community with business and civic leaders, government and other select organizations and agencies.
  • Serve as the primary staff in the creation and monitoring of long-range plans for the branch involving Board members, committee members and community leaders.
  • Manage the facilities and property of the branch and off-sites to ensure high standards of maintenance and cleanliness and requirements of codes and laws are met. 
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members.
  • Maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. MA or MS preferred.
  • Ten (10) to (15) fifteen years of successful operational and management experience at an executive level. 
  • Budget management experience required. 
  • Experience in generating earned revenue of $7 million or more.  
  • Proven success record in fund raising.
  • Demonstrated ability to create an inclusive team culture by leveraging team members from diverse backgrounds and with diverse points of view.
  • Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills that can be adapted based on audience.
  • Must be computer literate with MS Word and Excel skills.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with an organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve.  Our expectation is that all staff promote participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity.   

How to Apply:

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Site in Cornerstone. 

** New Requirement**

All potential YMCA of Greater New York employees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please use the “Additional Attachment” section on the online application to upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

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