New Market and Service Partner Y Executive Director

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas - Dallas, TX4.1


The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas is excited to announce a great opportunity for a new position in a rapidly growing organization. Dallas is experiencing tremendous growth, has an economy that seems to know no bounds and offers a wide variety of activities making the area desirable. From arts (Dallas has the largest contiguous arts district in the United States) to recreation (area lakes, community parks and the world-famous Dallas Arboretum) to sports (home to several professional and collegiate teams), Dallas offers whatever your interests may be. It’s the place to live if you’re looking for affordable housing, no state income tax, a growing job market, a high quality of life, and the home of several Fortune 500 companies.

The Dallas Y is known for innovation and continuously seeks to improve what we offer members, volunteers and staff. We believe in investing in our people and promote opportunities for career development programs that challenge you to improve both personally and professionally. Recently, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas was named the Non-Profit Organization of the Year by D CEO Magazine. The Y was the first recipient of the award beating out a field of over three hundred entries.

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improving health and well-being, and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Employees can take advantage of the many benefits 21 locations provide to them and their families.

The position is unique to the Dallas YMCA and provides a great opportunity for individual growth. A primary responsibility is to serve as the New Market and Service Partner Y Executive Director. Dallas has twelve suburbs that have populations in excess of 100K people. Five of those don’t have a YMCA. In addition, another twelve municipalities have expressed interest in wanting a Y. Working with senior leadership, three-four communities will be identified to begin the relationship building needed to establish a new Y. The New Market and Service Partner Y Executive will be the face of the Y in these communities.

The Service Partner Specialist is the second main responsibility of the new position. In this portion of the role, the position would receive inquiries from local Ys that need assistance in aquatics, childcare, finance, financial development, human resources, membership or teen programming. From these inquiries, the Specialist would determine the appropriate Dallas Y Staff member to connect them to. The Specialist will be the entry point, potential problem solver and represent Dallas to a large audience of YMCAs.

The Dallas YMCA is looking for an adaptable leader with the ability to build and develop relationships in communities wanting a new Y and to be a connector for local YMCAs that need assistance with an outstanding Dallas Y Staff member.

If this sounds like the amazing opportunity you are looking for, we WANT YOU to apply.

Minimum Requirements


A Bachelor’s Degree in related field is required or equivalent work experience. Must have a minimum of 3-5 years operations experience with at least 3 years in an executive capacity.
You must understand the basic concept of non-profit management and the utilization of volunteers and staff to attain both strategic and operational goals.
Must have knowledge and understand how the YMCA works and be a great communicator.
Commitment to the mission and core values of the YMCA as well as implementation of these values in all daily work activity is a necessity in this leadership role.
Must possess high levels of self-motivation, critical thinking, problem solving, emotional intelligence and leadership abilities.
This position requires a demonstrated history of leadership in the areas of volunteer development, needs assessments, community development and strategic planning.
Must be an outgoing relationship builder and ability to attend local community events early mornings and some evening events.
Employee must have very good oral and written communication skills and have working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Complete certifications as required for this position; YMCA Multi Team Leader and/or Organizational Leader certification preferred.
Essential Duties

Understand and communicate the mission operations and goals of the YMCA to staff, members and volunteers.
Decipher important tasks through critical thinking and problem solving for the best result of the YMCA.
Provide effective management in performing a needs assessment for new communities and understanding basic operations to identify what is needed in order to assist Y’s from across the country.
Successfully lead direct components of a YMCA campaign, as assigned, including sharing the story, involving active volunteers and directing portions of the campaign as assigned.
Assist in cultivation and stewardship of volunteers, including leading committees in future communities.
Application Deadline: December 2, 2018

Salary: Pay will be commensurate with experience and in excess of $80,000.

The YMCA provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, disability, age, or veteran status.