YMCA of Greater Omaha

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Senior Executive Director of Youth Development

Senior Executive Director of Youth Development

Association Services
Job Location 
Association Services
Compensation Min 
USD $68,451.00/Yr.
Compensation Max 
USD $79,745.00/Yr.

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The YMCA of Greater Omaha envisions a community where every child has the opportunity to achieve their best self. We believe that the Y can bring out the greatness every child has within them. That’s why we are looking for a passionate youth advocate with experience in leading teams that are guided towards a community where everyone succeeds. The Senior Executive Director of Youth Development will change the lives of families across the Omaha metro area by leading our community outreach and Early Learning programs and developing our team.


YMCA Early Learning Centers are uniquely positioned childcare centers serving infants to school age children at six different locations throughout the Greater Omaha Community. This includes three partnerships with CHI Health at Bergan, Immanuel, and Lakeside Hospitals and three located at YMCA facilities.


YMCA Youth Achievement is dedicated to increasing assets in youth through afterschool, weekend, and summer programs. These outreach programs partner with area schools and other community agencies to teach new skills, provide mentoring, enhance education, and provide a safe and nurturing environment. Some of the amazing programs within Youth Achievement include Reach and Rise Mentoring, Y STEM, Youth Volunteer Corps., Power Scholars Academy, Teen Nights, Youth in Government, and the Afterschool Program.


You will have an amazing team working with you! In addition to our dedicated youth staff, you’ll be a part of a YMCA leadership team that impacts more than 64,000 members and over 100,000 program participants.


  1. Leads association-wide youth development programming and is seen as a content area expert within the community.
  2. Acts as a resource to branch teams and leads Youth Achievement and Early Learning branches. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and supervises staff and volunteers as needed.
  3. Directs strategic planning efforts and develops the annual operating plan.
  4. Leads annual budget development, including grant and fundraising, for the team and provides monthly review and action planning with department leaders.
  5. Assures compliance with federal, state and local regulations and grant requirements as they relate to program areas. Maintains proper records/department files.
  6. Develops, implements, and manages operating and training plans to ensure high quality programming for the YMCA.
  7. Expands program within the community by fostering current and developing new relationships.
  8. Ensures assigned program facilities and equipment are maintained to support healthy living.
  9. Serves as a member of YMCA leadership team and supports overall objectives of the YMCA.
  10. Actively participates in branch, department and association staff meetings and/or trainings.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Organizational Leader):


Financial Management  

Functional Expertise 

Developing Self & Others


  1. Bachelor’s degree required, M.S. in education preferred
  2. Qualified to meet Director requirements set forth by NE and IA state licensing regulations
  3. At least 5 years supervisory experience leading and developing individuals and teams
  4. Documented success of youth development program quality and revenue growth
  5. Experience developing and delivering programs and staff training
  6. Excellent computer skills (word, excel, outlook, publisher) and experience with data collection and evaluation preferred
  7. Demonstrated history of fostering collaborations with community organizations
  8. Complete within 30 days of hire: YMCA culture and program, Child Abuse Prevention and CPR/First Aid/Oxygen training (provided by YMCA)
  9. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community and successful clearance of background check


  • 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 environments. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, engaging with children are required. 
  • Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program.
  • Reliable transportation to travel between branches/sites on a daily basis required.
  • Hours may include evening and weekend work.

The YMCA of Greater Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.