YMCA of Greater Seattle

Executive Director, Accelerator Branch

3 months ago
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
Accelerator YMCA
909 4th Avenue



The YMCA of Greater Seattle has an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced, strategic innovative leader who has a human services background and thrives on making a difference in the lives of people.


The Accelerator Branch of the YMCA of Greater Seattle provides a unique and holistic array of services throughout King County for youth and their families; including Housing, Education and Employment, Family Support and Stabilization, Behavioral Health, Foster Care and Violence Prevention. Last year the Accelerator YMCA helped over 10,000 youth and their families reach their fullest potential.


POSITION OVERVIEW                                                                       

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to promote the YMCA’s social responsibility platform in our local community. This position will be responsible for the overall leadership of the strategic, financial and operational aspects of the Accelerator YMCA.


  • Directs the strategic planning efforts and develops the annual operating plan.
  • Oversees the annual budget development
  • Works directly with financial development to raise resource and awareness    
  • Develops new and innovative program models, including research, funding, implementation and evaluation.
  • Creates highly effective collaborative partnerships and relationships  
  • Ensures quality delivery of services and compliance based on data driven outcomes.
  • Cultivates and maintains effective relationships with community leaders, partners and volunteers.
  • Oversees the hiring, training and development of approximately 120 members.
  • Works with and cultivates volunteer advisory board of directors.
  • Manages an annual budget of $ 12 million.



  • Bachelor's degree in human services, public administration, business administration or equivalent experience required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Seven years of executive experience, including program development and operations, financial development, budgeting and fiscal management.
  • Experience managing multiple funding sources (local, state, federal and private etc.) and hitting budgetary targets.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and managing large scale innovative programs to address identified community needs.
  • A highly refined sense of cultural competence and awareness, as well as proven effectiveness and ease in communicating within a diverse multicultural environment.
  • Ability to develop performance measures and hit targeted performance outcomes.
  • Experience in developing and managing volunteer programs.
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in collaborating with top community leaders.
  • Ability to speak another language in addition to English is helpful.



Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package that includes a YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; and a 12% retirement fund contribution, when eligible.


The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace.



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