At the Seattle Y, we know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We are an inclusive organization of men, women, and children with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. For over 140 years, the Seattle Y has been listening and responding to our local community through our 14 full facility branches, 2 overnight camps, and over 200 program sites.
The Seattle Y has an opening for a Branch Executive at our Meredith Mathews East Madison (MMEM) branch. As a part of our leadership team, you will play an integral role in defining, developing, and executing strategic and tactical direction to achieve branch business and mission objectives. We’re looking for a seasoned professional with the ability to build strong, collaborative partnerships throughout the organization while leading an extraordinary branch team.
For more than 80 years, the MMEM Y has been a proud part of a vibrant community. Situated in a historically African-American and Jewish neighborhood and adjacent to the LGBT center of Seattle, the MMEM Y is a second home to a diverse membership base and staff team. In 2016, the MMEM staff and board and developed a new strategic plan that places issues of social justice/responsibility at the center of the branches’ focus.
The MMEM Y is home to a wide range of programming including youth mentoring and after school programs in local high schools and middle schools; college and career readiness programs; and education support services at local elementary and middle schools dedicated to ensuring our most vulnerable youth will succeed in school. Our healthy living programs are focused on improving not only the health of our members but striving to ensure access to health services in our community. This includes educating parents about the negative effects of poor nutrition and inactivity as well as connecting members to tools and resources to help them avoid chronic diseases.
The MMEM Y is a 26,000 square foot facility that had a $500K renovation in 2016. We are made up of over 2,700 membership units, 2,100 program participants, 90 staff members, 215 volunteers, and 12 active and engaged volunteer board members.
Reporting to our Central Regional Executive, you will be responsible for providing vision and leadership for all branch operations including membership, marketing, programming, local fundraising efforts, board, volunteer and community relations, financial management, and other assigned areas.