YMCA of Greater Seattle

Senior Branch Executive

Job Locations US-WA-Sammamish
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/17/2023 11:41 AM)
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
Sammamish Community YMCA
831 228th NE
Minimum compensation
USD $99,368.00/Yr.


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Our Commitment to Equity
The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.


Job Summary

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Senior Branch Executive at YMCA of Greater Seattle stewards the Y’s cause, promoting and protecting the brand and reputation as a global, inclusive organization within the community. The Senior Branch Executive Director oversees the operation of two YMCA branches which include volunteer, staff development, financial development, and collaboration with community stakeholders.


The Senior Branch Executive is responsible for the successful management of the day-to-day operations of two or more branches in one of the largest YMCAs in the United States. The position is also responsible for oversight in each branch of membership engagement, program delivery, fiscal management, financial development, branch advisory council development, community outreach, and diversity, inclusion, and equity culture building for the service area in conjunction with the District Executive and Centers of Excellence.


What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle for you and your household
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
  • Retirement with generous employer contributions
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire
  • Discounts on qualifying YMCA of Greater Seattle childcare and day camp programs

Hiring Range: $99,366-124,210/year


  1. Maintains diverse advisory councils that actively support the Y’s goals and strategic plans. Recruits, selects, and develops diverse volunteers for the branch board. Clarifies and reinforces the division of roles and responsibilities between corporate boards, management or advisory boards, staff, and general volunteers.
  2. Builds bridges within the community so that all segments of society have access to the Y.
  3. Represents and promotes the Y in the local communities and develops positive, effective working relationships with branch advisory council, community organizations, school district, businesses and governmental agencies in service delivery areas.
  4. Effectively communicates community benefit and the Y’s impact for all stakeholders (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, and community leaders) develops positive working and collaborative relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities.
  5. Manages the budgeting process so that resources are devoted to top priorities and strategic objectives. Ensures operating budgets meet or exceed targets.
  6. Directs the financial development activities of the branch.
  7. Directs branch strategic planning efforts and develops the annual operating plan of the branch.
  8. Fosters a climate of innovation to develop member-focused programs which support the Y mission, goals, and strategies.
  9. Ensures the safety and maintenance of high quality facilities, grounds, and equipment.
  10. Provides leadership and direction to assigned branch by coaching and providing overall direction, performance management, and development to the branch staff and volunteers.
  11. In partnership with Centers of Excellence and district executive, develop and direct the operational growth of assigned branch through membership growth, member experience including member/participant recruitment, retention and program expansion.
  12. Oversees program delivery at branch to assure high quality results, which support branch, district and association mission, goals and strategies.
  13. Partners with all Centers of Excellence and district executive to ensure consistent safety and high quality of programs in areas including marketing, facility maintenance, and health.
  14. Serves as a member of assigned Association, branch groups and committees to supports the overall objectives of the Association.


Cause Driven Leader Level: LEADER
Strengthens the Y’s culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.
Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
Develop Self and Others
Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.
Quality Results
Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.
Change Capacity
Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y’s mission.
Inspire Others
Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.



Code of Conduct for Applicants


  1. Bachelor's degree (or equivalent professional experience) in business administration, human services or related field. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.
  2. Seven or more years of experience in a variety of YMCA operations or related activities, including program development, operations and growth, financial development, budgeting and financial management, membership, volunteer development and staff management.
  3. Proven successful experience with board development, financial development and broadening an organization’s reach into underserved communities.
  4. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborations with diverse organizations.
  5. Ability to develop a strategy and implement through change management.



  • Master’s degree
  • YMCA Multi-Team or Branch Leader certification
  • Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience in, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).
  • Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.


At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment. 

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. 


“YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana.  We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.


If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to recruiting@seattleymca.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”

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Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.



  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence


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