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YMCA of Greater Seattle District Director – Admin in Seattle, Washington


Our Commitment to Equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

Job Summary

YMCA of Greater Seattle seeks a dynamic, mission-driven District Director to support long-term strategy, drive quality, consistency and equity in administration area and nurture relationships with local key community stakeholders in District 2 (Bellevue, Snoqualmie, Sammamish, Meredith Mathews). The District Director will provide program expertise, multi-site leadership and a high level of staff development acumen to ensure a best in class administration experience within their respective district’s branches. The District Director will work with the District Executive, Branch Executives, Membership Center of Excellence (COE), fellow District Directors and Business Administrators/Directors to collaboratively lead the district’s strategy and vision both internally and externally, as set by Senior Leadership. In close partnership with the highly collaborative YMCA of Greater Seattle leadership, the District Director is expected to build upon the organization’s success, constructing and fulfilling all assigned financial and operational goals and objectives. We are seeking a proven leader who can direct and support change management with ease. The District Director will be comfortable motivating, communicating, and influencing in a multitude of environments with a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens.


  • Directly supervises assigned Admin Business Administrator/Director in respective home branch and is the dotted line supervisor of the Business Administrators/Directors in the 3-4 other branches within a district. Provides leadership and direction by coaching and providing overall direction, performance management, and development to staff.

  • In partnership with Centers of Excellence, District Executive and Branch Executives within a district, support the operational growth of a District through growth and member experience including program expansion.

  • Serves as a subject matter expert and thought leader in the area of administration at the district level as well as association-wide.

  • Supports program delivery of Association-wide strategy within a district to assure high quality results, which support district and association mission, goals and strategies.

  • Train, evaluate, and manage staff and volunteers in assigned areas. Grow and develop staff potential.

  • Ensure that safety procedures are followed and that all programs are in compliance with YMCA standards and all regulations and applicable standards.

  • Play a significant role in financial development within designated home branch.

  • Play a support role in board development within designated home branch.


  • Bachelor's degree in program area or related field or equivalent education/experience.

  • 5 years of leadership experience leading teams in designated functional area (Administration).

  • Broad knowledge of membership acquisition and retention best practices.

  • Comfort navigating electronic reporting and tracking systems

  • Certified in CPR and First Aid.

  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

  • District Directors are required to have personal cell phone.

  • Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).

  • Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop a strategy and implement through change management.

  • Additional experience, training and/or certifications may be required depending on program area (see below for summary qualifications).

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Passionate about creating solutions for customers

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Passionate about equity, justice and removing barriers to service

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment. 

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. 

Starting pay rate: $71,000

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana .

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Job Locations US-WA-Seattle

Posted Date 5 days ago (9/15/2020 7:26 PM)

ID 2020-10653

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA

Category Membership Services

Address 1700 23rd Avenue