YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
1112 16th Street, NW Ste. 700
Washington, DC 20036
For 160 years, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington has been a cornerstone of the community. The Y is a longstanding nonprofit organization with a powerful mission to impact communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Join us as we continue to be a leader in the community. We are accepting resumes for the position of Executive Director.
Nature and scope of the job:
Running our YMCA Camp Letts Residential Camp Facility is like no other job…Anywhere! YMCA Camp Letts is one of the premiere residential camps and conference centers on the East coast. YMCA Camp Letts is located on a 219 acre peninsula on an inlet off the Chesapeake Bay.
We are searching for an individual with expansive experience operating all facets of a traditional year round resident camp, which includes youth programming, overnight and summer camps, sailing, waterskiing, equestrian center and educational retreat and conference center. The ideal candidate is forward thinking leader who will assist in the management of all aspects of the business and program operations of the branch, to include: fiscal management, annual support campaign, staff supervision, volunteer development, member services and program quality.
Key job functions and responsibilities:
The Executive Director shall:
Provides leadership to recruit, retain, develop and motivate a diverse, competent and committed staff to meet the needs of the members and achieve branch and Association objectives
Manages branch in a manner that achieves organizational objectives in a fiscally responsible manner
Maintains good relations with legislative and regulatory decision makers
Represents the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies organizations and general public
Understands the unique marketing needs of the branch
Publicizes the activities and progress of the branch working closely with Association Director of Marketing and with Association Director of Communication
Manages the delivery of quality programs to branch members that will meet the needs of the community and the mission, purpose, and goals of the branch and Association
Works with philanthropy to develop grants to build resource capacity
Develops and maintains branch facilities that meet the needs of current and potential members and the association’s safety, service, and security objectives.
Bachelor's degree in business administration/human services or equivalent experience
Minimum five (5) years progressively responsible executive operations management experience. YMCA or non-profit experience preferred.
Demonstrated understanding and support of the YMCA’s mission
Extensive professional experience in a broad range of operational positions
Proven management abilities in community and government relations; budget development and financial control; staff management and development; strategic planning and policy making; and volunteer development
Experience in establishing and using a strong peer network and encouraging staff to network
Is able to work well with a variety of people
Experience in working with effective volunteer committees
Is flexible and is able to adapt to changes in the organizational environment
Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated maturity, good judgment, and excellent human relations skills
Ability to think conceptually, portrays good analytical skills, and demonstrates assertiveness to manage the scope and diversity of the responsibilities
Ability to handle multiple demands and priorities and achieve organizational objectives
Experience working effectively within a matrix, mission oriented, and diverse environment
Effective public speaking skills
Ability to drive from branch to branch and to Association Services Office
Ability to work at any location to complete tasks and assignments.
Early morning and evening meetings are required
Some weekend work is required for special YMCA events, and working at home some evenings is necessary to complete assignments
Must be able to handle heavy workload and multiple job related pressures
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Join the YMCA and share your enthusiasm and expertise! The Y is a cause-driven organization committed to strengthening the community, through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y offers individuals an opportunity to find meaningful work that impacts the community.