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Associate Executive Director

Company: YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta
Location: Marietta
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

As a thought-leader and best-in-class provider in education, wellness, youth development, and community-building, The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the oldest and most essential non-profits serving in Atlanta. Today, we're looking for you to join us as we carry out our mission to positively impact lives and communities across the state.

At the Y, we're an association of like-minded people (staff, volunteers, and members), on the forefront of a movement to ensure that everyone especially children experience an equal opportunity to reach their full potential. In the course of a year, we provide more than 3,000 children, ages 6 weeks through Pre-K with high-quality literacy and STEAM-infused learning; give 58,000 youth and teens access to sports, aquatics, day and resident camps, teen leadership development programs, and employment opportunities; provide over 200,000 members with programs, services, and facilities to enjoy connection and maintain wellness regardless of age; and engage over 25,000 volunteers and donors from across Atlanta to share in the gift of supporting their communities.

The opportunities to serve are vast, and we're looking for a diverse mix of people, who share our values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY, to join us and do their best work. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our people, our members, and our partners. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

Nature and Scope:

Under the direction of the Group Vice President, the Associate Executive Director conducts and administers facility functions of the branch and fulfills the role of the Branch Executive Director in the Group VP's absence. This position is primarily responsible for supervising the daily operations and organizational leadership for the Northeast Cobb Family YMCA and for the successful achievement of association and branch strategic goals. Also, this position will play a key role in delivering intentional programming with a major focus on implementing high member engagement initiatives, community involvement and partnerships, facilitating staff development strategies and co-leadership for the community component of our Why It Matters annual campaign.

The Northeast Cobb Family YMCA is at 3010 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree is required.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of YMCA management experience.
  • Strong fundraising and volunteer development experience
  • Experience managing a budget over $1.5M
  • Must have skills and ability in program development and delivery, human resources management, financial management, facility management and in coaching and leading staff, members and volunteers.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong customer service skills and personal commitment to service and hospitality.
  • Hands on experience with utilizing data to make an informed decisions.
  • Pass a criminal background and drug screening check
  • Pass an Motor Vehicles Record and have own transportation
  • CPR within 30 days of employment and maintain throughout employment.

    • Lead member involvement and relationship building strategies to increase participation, enrollment, and volunteerism.
      • Provide and grow high quality, innovative programming which meets the needs of our members and the community.
      • Works closely with JLL to ensure facility needs are met to maintain daily branch facility operations.
      • Acts as the Assistant Campaign Director and directs the community gifts phase of the annual Why It Matters campaign.
      • Assists Program Directors and Coordinators in developing and controlling branch budgets and is responsible for maintaining budget goals.
      • Participates in activities of those committees developing and implementing policy in the area of program, property, marketing and member service.
      • Provides training programs for new and current personnel and carries primary responsibility for all departmental staff development.
      • Interprets and communicates the objectives and programs of the branch to the community.
      • Develops, maintains and prepares reports for staff, committees and the Branch Board.
      • With the Branch Executive Director, leads the strategic positioning of the branch to meet the goals of the Metro-wide strategic plan.

        Critical competencies based on needs specific to role:
        • Strong fundraising and volunteer development experience with specific experience leading volunteers in securing financial support in total over $50,000
        • Experience leading multiple full time staff
        • Experience managing a budget over $1,500,000.
        • Experience with innovative member experience, programming and retention to diverse community


          This position has a primary impact on the overall effectiveness of the Branch and the success of programs and services to the community. The effectiveness of this position is primarily measured by the sound administration of departments, the stated satisfaction of staff and members and a sound fiscal position of the branch as a whole.


          Sitting, bending, stooping, standing, 15% repetitive keyboard work, seeing, verbal communications, lift up to 25 pounds.

          Northeast Cobb YMCA

Keywords: YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, Marietta , Associate Executive Director, Executive , Marietta, Georgia

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