YMCA of Middle Tennessee

Executive Director III – Bellevue YMCA

YMCA of Middle Tennessee


Job Summary

Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle TN, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Senior Vice President of Operations, the Executive Director is responsible for day-to-day operations of the YMCA and must balance fiscal responsibility, staff development/motivation, quality program delivery and facility upkeep, cleanliness, and safety to experience success. This YMCA is in a partnership with FiftyForward (a location based inside Bellevue YMCA) and the Executive Director works closely with the FiftyForward Director under a contractual agreement to offer services to members age 50 and older.

Job Responsibilities

  • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility; implement character development and the YMCA core values in all programs and all aspects of Center operations
  • Model and put into practice behavior that supports inclusion and diversity
  • Represent the YMCA and maintain appropriate relationships with area organizations, community leaders and businesses
  • Coordinate the development and management of Center programs to meet the needs of the community and achieve Association operating objectives; direct staff and volunteers in the development of program and membership enrollment strategies
  • Ensure outstanding customer/member service
  • Ensure all safety procedures are followed in accordance with YMCA of Middle TN policy and all local, state & federal laws; ensure compliance with Association policies and procedures
  • Develop, manage, and monitor the Center operating budget and meet or exceed budget targets
  • Serve as a leader in the annual giving campaign and other fundraising initiatives; direct staff and volunteers on implementation of membership campaigns
  • Coordinate staff and volunteer development and motivation; create a caring, friendly, fun, safe environment that provides opportunities for staff to connect, develop relationships, and achieve their goals through the YMCA of Middle TN
  • Participate in special events, activities and meetings, including staff meetings, trainings, and assigned committees as requested
  • Coordinate management and maintenance of the facility and equipment


Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA

Superior supervisory skills and an enthusiastic personality with the ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers and members to create a culture of service within our Centers

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

  • Must present a professional image and possess conflict resolution skills, and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the ability to use most software programs and office equipment is required
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Four year college degree in a related field
  • Three to five years’ experience in a director-level YMCA position
  • Ability to inspire and motivate staff members
  • Ability to analyze complex information, and to define and solve problems
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues
  • Knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations, and not for profit sector employment policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of compensation administration principles and procedures; mathematical skills

Certifications Required:

  • Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation training
  • Before start of 1st  Basic Life Support, First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen
  • YMCA Team Leader or Multi-Team/Branch Leader certification preferred

Additional Information


  • Benefits package including generous paid time off
  • Participation in Y Retirement plan and 403 (b) savings account upon eligibility
  • Free membership at all 14 wellness center locations
  • Discounts on youth programs, summer camps and sports instruction

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: September 22, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: Starts at $2,670 - $3,336 per pay period, depending on experience (26 pay periods per year)
  • Working Hours: Based on the needs of the center