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YMCA of Middle Tennessee

Vice President of Training and Leadership Development

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 Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President of Training and Leadership Development is a strategic leader who can adapt quickly and work well in a variety of settings. S/he will work with all business unit subject matter experts to develop and oversee the implementation of a comprehensive workforce development strategy to enhance a culture of learning, encourage skill development, and bolster staff retention and career progression. The Vice President of Training and Leadership Development will collaborate with all areas of the organization in order to assess needs, provide opportunities, and invest in the growth and development of our employees. This position will provide leadership and resources to ensure quality training and leadership development initiatives are integrated into the overall business strategy and align with organizational goals and objectives.


This is an exciting opportunity to build the organization’s training department from the ground up. A successful candidate will need to be prepared to work independently and personally execute training plans, as well as develop the organization’s training vision and strategy.

Job Responsibilities

  • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Model and put in practice behavior that supports diversity equity and inclusion
  • Identify strategic training needs across functions and departments and design and develop a comprehensive training curriculum that will positively impact the following: employee performance and work satisfaction; equity and inclusion; improved staff competency (e.g., customer service survey scores); leadership development; safety and compliance
  • Create and deliver scenario-based learning, hands-on functional and systems training, focusing on functional (job-specific) content for participants
  • Develop and communicate an integrated training calendar for key initiatives; plan, organize, and direct a wide range of training events (in-person and virtual)
  • Responsible for compiling data analytics involving any training and development metrics, information, and trends in order to provide a reliable, transparent single view to track progress, determine effectiveness, and pinpoint areas of focus for continued improvement and that will provide insight to facilitate strategic decisions and actions
  • Serve as a learning and career development mentor and guide for Y staff in their professional development; partner with State Alliance Director of Training for Y-USA training events


  • Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA
  • An enthusiastic personality and the desire to serve members, volunteers, guests, participants and staff to create a culture of service
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross functionally, collaborate, and convene working groups across all levels of the organization
  • Strong understanding of current and emerging trends in the training and leadership development field and best practices
  • Must be detail oriented and highly organized with the ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines
  • Expert presentation and training facilitation skills, both in-person and virtual
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Must present a professional image and possess conflict resolution skills, and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software programs; ability to use most office equipment required
  • Must be able to travel to multiple locations and able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Minimum 21 years of age; four-year degree or a combination of life experience, work experience, and education that demonstrates the abilities to carry out the job functions and responsibilities
  • A minimum of five years in a progressive management and training leadership position; proven track record of leading, developing and implementing successful training programs

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: December 14, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Analytics / Evaluation
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Salary Range: $83,407 - $104,259 annually, depending on experience
  • Working Hours: Exempt - as needed for the success of the position