YMCA of Greater Omaha

Executive Director of Youth Achievement

South YMCA


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Executive Director of Youth Achievement will change the lives of families across the Omaha metro area by leading our community outreach programs and developing our team.  


For full consideration, please submit your application by September 21.



  1. Leads youth achievement programs, which may include before-and-after school sites, Reach & Rise mentoring, STEM, Power Scholars and others to achieve the YMCA’s mission.
  2. Develops, implements, and manages operating plans to ensure high quality programming and/or membership growth for the YMCA. Expands program within the community by fostering current and developing new relationships.
  3. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and supervises staff and volunteers as needed.
  4. Develops and controls budgets related to the position.
  5. Assures compliance with federal, state and local regulations and grant requirements as they relate to program areas. Maintains proper records/department files.
  6. Ensures assigned program facilities and equipment are maintained to support healthy living.
  7. Leads Youth Achievement Branch Advisory Board and fund raising activities.
  8. Coordinates special events for parents, children and families.
  9. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  10. Compiles program statistics; evaluates and modifies quality and enrollment, as needed.
  11. Serves as a member of YMCA leadership team and supports overall objectives of the YMCA.
  12. Participates in on-going training and development as needed.
  13. Actively participates in branch, department and association staff meetings and/or trainings.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.


YMCA COMPETENCIES (Multi-Team or Branch Leader):

Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Ys values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the YMCAs efforts for all stakeholders. Implements effective systems to develop volunteers at program, fundraising, and policy leadership levels. Secures resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.

Collaboration: Develops strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community. Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the YMCA. Serves as a community
leader building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance YMCA mission and goals. Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Provides tools and resources
for the development of others.

Operational Effectiveness: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Involves members and community in the development of programs and activities. Ensures execution of plans. Institutes sound accounting procedures, investment policies and financial controls. Assigns clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement.

Personal Growth: Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


  1. Bachelors required, education degree and M.S. in education preferred.
  2. Qualified to meet the Director requirements set forth by NE and IA state regulations.
  3. At least 3 years of management experience, preferably in the YMCA or education.
  4. Proven track record of successfully directing programs through supervision of staff and volunteers; facility operations; development and management of budgets; marketing and public relations campaigns; program development; and fundraising.
  5. Demonstrated history of fostering collaborations with community organizations.
  6. Complete within 30 days of hire: Child Abuse Prevention Training; CPR; First Aid; Emergency Oxygen Administration (provided by YMCA)
  7. Complete and maintain YMCA program-specific training &/or certifications.
  8. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of
    the community and successful clearance of background check.
  9. Reliable transportation to travel between branches/sites on a daily basis required.



  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Office/educational/recreational environments. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, engaging with children are required. 
  • Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • Hours may include evening and weekend work.

The YMCA of Greater Omaha, an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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