Associate Executive Director

Company Details

Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges

We are an all – inclusive organization joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a growing, mission focused, and future-oriented association of YMCAs, the Metro YMCA of the Oranges has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-driven, candidate to join our team.


Under the general direction of the Branch Executive Director, the Associate Executive Director is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the Greater Bergen County YMCA- New Milford Branch. Major responsibilities include but are not limited to: overseeing program operations, fiscal management, providing direction for day-to-day operations, providing leadership and direction to the staff, establishing clear performance standards and expectations, and serve as the District lead for Youth Sports and Wellness.


Ensure effective development and utilization of assigned Branch employees through hiring, motivating, training, and establishing and monitoring performance of department heads.

Supervises, and develops full range of program services for all program areas in order to ensure sound operational practices, value added service and optimal financial performance.

Directs the operational growth of the Branch through program expansion and enhancement of program quality.

Develops and maintain program procedures and evaluation system throughout the Branch to assure adherence to YMCA standards.

Coordinates and oversees the District branches development, expansion of the Youth Sports and Wellness Programs while ensuring the overall quality of programming.

Coordinates and oversees the growth of the District’s Metro YMCA Basketball league.

Responsible to take an active role in Board and Committee meetings, Association Quality Teams, Branch events and other special activities; take a leadership role in the annual campaign.

Assist the Branch Executive Director to develop, manage, and monitor assigned operating budgets to meet or exceed targets. Recommend adjustments to the budget to assure a balanced operation and submits report on current operations.

Develops and implements comprehensive program strategies that support recruitment of new participants and retention of existing participants.

Updates and communicates procedures as need with staff and the Call Center.

Fosters a climate of innovation and implements appropriate strategies to ensure inclusion and access for all.

Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.

Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.

Performs other duties as assigned. Will travel between sites as needed.


Director/Supervisors of the following programs:

Membership/Administration, Aquatics, Wellness, SACC, Camp (Day & Resident) and Youth Sports.


Projected 2022: $1,705,356


Support and take a leadership role in the annual support campaign with the Branch Executive Director.

Assist the Branch Executive Director in representing and promoting the YMCA in the local community and maintain collaborative relationship with community agencies.

Take an active role and participate in such activities as: Board and Committee meetings, Association Quality Teams, Branch events and other special activities.

Demonstrate and model the YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.

Exhibit personal and professional behavior in a manner consistent with the best interest of the Association, so as not to bring discredit to the Association.

Perform such other job-related duties as may be periodically assigned by the Supervisor.


Bachelor’s degree in business, recreation, or a related field.

Background must include strong skills in human relations, budgeting, sound fiscal management, financial development, youth program development and management.

Five or more years of management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency.

Minimum Five years of proven experience in supervision and staff development.

Effective communication skills, both written and verbal with management, staff and clients.

Strong leadership and managerial skills.

Ability to demonstrate knowledge of, and support the mission, vision, standards, policies, procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards and ethics of the YMCA.

Knowledge of fiscal management; ability to understand financial reports including budgetary guidelines and expenditures.

Ability to anticipate and solve practical problems or resolve issues.

Independent judgment to determine project guidelines, purpose, follow-through and completion.

Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

Must have flexible work schedule.

SALARY: $66K- $73K/annual


Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations. This work requires the following physical activities: bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing, and visual acuity. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.


Current active employees of the METROPOLITAN YMCA OF THE ORANGES should apply via the Careers section of the Dayforce Employee Account.

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

Remote interview process

Personal protective equipment provided

Symptom screening and self-reporting

Preventative guidelines/workplace safety trainings (social distancing, frequent handwashing, etc.)

Sanitizing, disinfecting, participation in cleaning procedures

  • Please note that given the current situation with COVID-19 pandemic, the YMCA is and will continue to follow recommendations given by the CDC, local, state, and federal authorities.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Additional compensation includes 12% retirement upon eligibility, 403b plan, generous PTO plan, professional development opportunities and complimentary use of YMCA facilities.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA/employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to extensive background check.

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