Job Application - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, Inc.

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Camp Carson Branch Executive Director

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Under the direction of the CEO and with guidance from the Camp Board of Managers, the Executive Director is responsible for the development and administration of YMCA programs and the supervision of exempt employees, and designated non-exempt full-time and part-time employees. The Executive Director will be accountable for the work of the camp in accordance with Association goals, objectives, and policies. 


The staff accountability is to the CEO for achieving mutually accepted performance goals and adhering and administering policies, practices, and procedures established by the Association Board of Directors.  


The Executive Director is responsible for management and administration of all aspects of camp operations. Those aspects include selection, employment, training and supervision of staff; operation of facilities and program sites; development and implementation of plans to deepen camper/board/alumni/donor engagement; management of camp fiscal affairs; establishment of good community relations and marketing strategies; selection and utilization of a strong volunteer structure; focus on board development and fundraising; and establishment and implementation of Association and camp strategic plans. 






1. Articulate a clear vision for the mission and goals of the YMCA, which inspires and engages internal constituents and the external community.

2. Champion and integrate character development and the five core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith in all aspects of camp operations.

3. Uphold the mantra that camp is a place where all campers are Accepted, Challenged, Empowered.

4. Ensure the Vision/Mission/Commitment to Excellence document is an active component of camp culture.

5. Enhance participant enrollment through new and existing programs, by offering progressive and innovative programs while also developing programs to meet the needs of a diverse community.

6. Develop, manage, and monitor the camp operating budget and meet or exceed budgeted targets.

7. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community agencies and other organizations.

8. Develop and lead the planning and implementation of sound public relations, member service, and marketing efforts, including identifying and implementing camping program thrusts of the Association.

9. Develop and maintain camp organizational structure in concert with the by-laws of the Association and Camp General Rules. Recommend practices to the Camp Board of Managers in accordance with Association policies.

10. Prepare and maintain statistical, analytical, and narrative reports and records related to camp programs and operations as required. 

11. Serve as an active and contributing member of the executive staff team of the YMCA of South Western Indiana, Inc. 

12. Coordinate management and maintenance of owned and leased facilities, properties, and equipment in accordance with Association standards.

13. Complies with the camping standards of the National YMCA and the American Camping Association.

14. Develop and maintain relationships with current and potential funding sources.

15. Develop and involve the Camp Board of Managers and related committees in establishing and achieving camp goals.

16. Direct the Annual Campaign with the camp Engagement and Development Director and lead capital campaign efforts as needed in order to expand YMCA service opportunities with the local community.

17. Recruit, select, develop, and deploy camp staff.

18. Develop and evaluate performance of camp staff based on mutually accepted performance goals.

19. Provide opportunities and resources to meet staff training and development needs, including camping program staff training activities for total Association.

20. Direct staff and volunteers in the development and implementation of strategies to achieve the goals of the Association and camp strategic plans.

21. Provide leadership/support for Association-wide projects and programs as assigned. 





YMCA COMPETENCIES (Organizational Leader):

Mission Advancement: Incorporates the Y’s mission and values into the organization’s vision and strategies. Ensures community engagement; promotes the global nature of the Y. Leads a culture of volunteerism ensuring engagement, inclusion, and ownership. Leads a culture of philanthropy.

Collaboration: Advocates for and institutionalizes inclusion and diversity throughout the organization. Initiates the development of relationships with influential leaders to impact and strengthen the community. Is recognized as an inspirational community leader who navigates complex political and social circles with ease. Communicates to engage and inspire people within and outside the YMCA. Ensures that a talent management system is in place and executed effectively.

Operational Effectiveness: Possesses penetrating insight and strong strategic and critical thinking skills. Invests resources in well-designed innovation initiatives. Creates a structure to deliver organization-wide results to achieve objectives. Develops and implements stewardship strategies. Determines benchmarks and ensures appropriate leadership to meet objectives.

Personal Growth: Creates a learning organization. Effectively drives change by leveraging resources and creating alignment to expand organizational opportunities. Shares authority and demonstrates courage and humility. 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. BA/BS degree in a related field

2. Recognition as a Multi-Team or Branch Leader or equivalent preferred. 

3. A minimum of 8-10 years successful, professional camping and administrative experience (10 years preferred) with the YMCA and a sound understanding of the philosophy and nature of the YMCA.

4. Because of the scope and diversity of responsibilities, it calls for a person of maturity and good judgment with sound human relationship skills.

5. Experience in board development and fundraising is highly preferred

6. Experience in the supervision and training of volunteers and staff is essential.

7. A proven track record of successful marketing, financial development/fundraising, membership development, board development and program innovation is necessary.

8. As summer operations operate at capacity, a sound understanding of extended season operational development and risk will be key. 




 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.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device.

 The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment which includes interior and exterior settings. 

 The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.   

 Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.

 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.