YMCA of the Suncoast
  • 29-Nov-2017 to 23-Dec-2017 (EST)
  • Palm Harbor, FL, USA
  • $66,701-$70,212 annually
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Greater Palm Harbor Branch

Title:               Executive Director - Greater Palm Harbor Branch
FLSA Status:   Exempt
Leader Level:  Multi-Team or Branch Leader
Hiring Range: $66,701-$70,212
Reports to:      Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer          
Supervises:     Branch Staff and Volunteers including Operations and Program Directors

Located on the central gulf coast of Florida, the YMCA of the Suncoast is a strong YMCA engaged in many national YMCA initiatives.  This is an Association serving more than 90,000 community members each year.  The YMCA of the Suncoast is a $30 million organization, and raises over $1.5 million in contributions, supporting eight branches in 4 counties and over 60 school age program sites.  The Palm Harbor Branch serves 7000 members, has a budget of $2.5 million and has a dynamic active board.  The facility has 2 outdoor pools, large wellness center and several studios and classrooms for all types of programs.  The Association and Branch are impacting the community with a focus on Healthy Living, Youth Development, and Social Responsibility.  Visit our website for additional details www.suncoastymca.org.

Position Summary
This position, as top administrative branch staff in an Association actively engaged in many national Y initiatives, is responsible for day-to-day general administration of the branch including staff supervision and coaching, budgeting, expense control, income generation, program development and quality control, board and committee development, community relations, collaborations, long-range planning and facility maintenance. The Executive Director also provides direction and leadership for the achievement of Association goals in accordance with the policies, procedures and standards established by the Board that will advance the mission of the YMCA.

Core and Strategic Functions

High Quality Programs, Services and Facilities

  • Direct and administer total operation of the branch including the interpretation and execution of established policies, the development of procedures and methods, staffing, evaluation of the effectiveness of the programs and operation.
  • Plan and conduct a wide variety of programs and activities that maximize the facilities available, support the Cause and enhance membership.
  • Ensure the safety and maintenance of high quality facilities, grounds, and equipment.
  • Promote and monitor membership growth, taking a leadership role in membership cultivation.

Staff and Volunteer Management

  • Recruit, hire, supervise and develop department staff and volunteers through use of Leadership Competency Model resources.
  • Coordinate the development of the branch board and committees.  Directs the volunteer activities of the branch.
  • Work with the Branch Advisory Board to further the work of the branch.


  • Prepare annual budget for approval by the Executive Vice President/COO, and Board.
  • Recommend adjustments and administer the budget, exercising necessary controls to ensure operations that are consistent with the goal of a balanced operational budget.

Community Development

  • Represent and promote the YMCA in the local community and develop positive working relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities. Develops, maintains, and models collaborative relationships with community agencies in service delivery area.
  • Interpret and communicate the objectives and programs of the YMCA through public communication media and active participation in community organizations.      

Financial Development

  • Incorporate storytelling in an effort to advance our mission and financial development efforts.
  • Organize and conduct Community Support Campaign efforts in close harmony with staff and volunteers and in accordance with the standards of the Association.

Operating Values

  • Serve as a member of Y management and support the overall objectives of the YMCA.
  • Accountability, professionalism, relationship based behavior, and ethical behavior are required at all times.
  • Teach and role model SMART behavior.

Strategic Goals

  • Support the GPS initiatives by participating on a Commitment Team and leading a project work group as assigned.
  • Advance our work in Youth Development, Healthy Living, Volunteerism and Philanthropy.
  • Incorporate Living Our Cause into work products and behavior.

       (all position functions are essential to the position)

YMCA Competencies  Multi-Team or Branch Leader

  • Community - Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the Y's efforts for all stakeholders.
  • Philanthropy - Secures resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.
  • Relationships - Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the Y.
  • Finance - Institutes sound accounting procedures, investment policies, and financial controls.
  • Quality Results - Assigns clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement.
  • Emotional Maturity - Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning.

Position Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in human services, social services, business or equivalent preferred. Six or more years of management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency required.  Ability to direct total operations through volunteer development, supervision of staff, development and monitoring of branch budget, marketing and public relations, and program development.  Experience in management and development of volunteer involvement; ability to recruit top community leaders.  Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.  Proven track record of developing authentic relationships with others.  Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.  Strong writing, verbal and presentation skills. Must meet YMCA of the Suncoast driving criteria.  Physical and mental requirements include considerable sitting, standing, walking, written and verbal communication, and an ability to handle stress and multiple priorities.

YMCA Multi-Team or Branch Leader certification preferred.


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