Community Executive Director

YMCA of Greater Houston

Houston, TX, USA

Full time

US$70-75k (annually)

Healthcare / Non Profit

Aug 17

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  • The Houston Texans YMCA is seeking a dynamic, cause-driven leader to serve as the Community Executive Director leading a diverse staff team of Program Directors serving the community. It serves as the crown jewel for Houston’s historic Third Ward, Sunny Side and South Park communities.  The Houston Texans YMCA was renovated and opened in 2011. It has a rich history going as far back as 1919 when it opened as the Colored YMCA. 
  • The facility includes a Wellness area, 3 Group Exercise studios, an outdoor pool, Child Watch program area, gymnasium, a prayer room, and a multipurpose space utilized for senior programming and so much more.  This $700K Y is the only one of its kind with a unique partnership with the Houston Texans Football Team.  It currently serves over 900 membership units and has potential for membership growth. To support the work in the community, this Y raises $165,000 annually.
  • The Community Executive Director oversees the total operation of a YMCA center, including the member experience, local grass-roots marketing, youth & family programs, volunteer and staff development, financial development, community relations and collaborations with community agencies. Work within a centralized, matrix model of staffing with departments such as: Facilities, Out of School Time, Sports, Child Watch and Healthy Living.
  1. Leads with inclusion and ensures all members and participants feel welcome and are treated with dignity and respect. Builds a staff and volunteer team that reflects the diversity of the community.
  2. Develops and directs high quality member engagement strategies and programs that support center and Association mission, goals, and strategies. Ensures members receive a high quality, positive member experience in the center.
  3. Coordinates the development of the Center Board and committees.
  4. Directs the financial development activities of the center to ensure goals are met.
  5. Represents and promotes the YMCA in the local community and develops positive working relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community agencies in service delivery area.
  6. Oversees the hiring, training, supervision and development of center-based staff. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  7. Develops, manages, and monitors the center-operating budget and meet or exceeds budget targets.
  8. Directs strategic planning efforts and develops the annual operating plan of the center.
  9. Ensures the safety and maintenance of high quality facilities, grounds, and equipment.
  10. Directs center marketing and communication efforts.
  11. Serves as a member of YMCA management and supports the overall objectives of the YMCA.
  • YMCA Culture & Cause Expectations
  • Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It’s who are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. As a cause driven leader you are expected to be:
  • Welcoming-Accept neighbors eagerly, warmly, hospitably, and as equal participants.
  • Nurturing-To care for, support, and help develop through encouragement.
  • Hopeful-Take an optimistic or positive view of future outcomes.
  • Determined-To devote full strength and concentrated attention to the cause.
  • Genuine–To be honest and open in relationships with others.
  • Requirements
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  1. Bachelor's degree in human services, social services, business or equivalent.
  2. Six or more years of management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other not-for-profit agency.
  3. Ability to direct total operations through volunteer development, supervision of staff, development and monitoring of center budget, marketing and public relations, and program development.
  4. Experience in management and development of volunteer involvement; ability to recruit top community leaders.
  5. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations
  6. Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.
  7. YMCA Multi-Team or Center Leader certification preferred.
  8. CPR and First Aid certifications may be required.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Directly supervises full time exempt and non-exempt employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; reviewing and approving timesheets; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; monitoring and updating all required staff certifications; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Skills are essential in all of the Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Access. Ability to use these programs to lighten work load, develop reports and to automate procedures is very necessary. Ability to diagnose basic PC problems and to communicate those problems is very important.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Flexible with scheduling and availability to work operational hours of the YMCA and sites, which may include day, evenings and weekends.
  • Travel is primarily local between assigned centers during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. 
  • The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.
  • Summary
  • Competitive compensation
  • Generous and flexible PTO
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Long term disability, basic life insurance and other voluntary benefits
  • 12% paid retirement plan
  • 403(B) retirement savings plan
  • Free YMCA membership
  • Job Title:
  • Community Executive Director-Houston Texans Y
  • Location:
  • 5202 Griggs Road
  • Houston, TX, 77021
  • United States
  • Base Pay:
  • $70000.00 - $75000.00 / Year
  • Employee Type:
  • Full Time Exempt
  • Job Category:
  • Full Time

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