Director, Community Y

YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth

Title: Director, Community Y

Reports to: General Manager, Child & Youth

Position Status: Full Time

Vacancies: 1

Salary: $45,000 to $55,000

Start Date: Immediately

Location: Community YMCA, 2269 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS B3K 3B7

Since 1853 the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth has been connecting Nova Scotians to build healthy communities. As a non-profit charity we provide vital services, including Health, Employment, Childcare/Camps, Immigrant Services, and Youth Development.

The YMCA Experience

At the YMCA we know that our ability to partner with others in our community is through the passion and dedication of our employees and volunteers. In joining the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth you will become part of a dedicated network of individuals with great passion for providing a holistic support to the communities in which we serve.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the General Manager of Child & Youth, the Director is considered an integral component in ensuring the relevancy and sustainability of Community Y operations as a reliable, responsive community partner. Through leadership and collaboration with Centre staff ensure sound operational and fiduciary oversight of branch operations with a focus on quality, values-based programming that results in a welcoming, inclusive, consistent Y experience that enhances the achievement of vibrant, healthy communities.

Responsibilities include

  • Support membership growth and retention by ensuring quality member experience and maintained relevancy of the Y in the community. Foster collaborative, service-oriented partnership with staff, volunteers, community members, agencies, and vendors to ensure delivery of responsive, meaningful programming in support of Community Y as a beacon for community.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Centre in keeping operational objectives and in support of a responsive, reliable programming for participants, families, and community members. Ensure operations are in keeping with quality, safety, and applicable provincial requirements (i.e. insurance, licensing, etc.). Includes: program development and delivery, bookings
  • Responsible for overall health, safety, and sustainability for Community Y facility. Ensure safety and security of participants, staff, volunteers, and visits through establishing and maintaining safety conscious culture. Includes: preventative maintenance, safety inspections, contractor/vendor relationship management, asset management, procurement, lease maintenance, and compliance with applicable safety related acts, regulations, and certification requirements.
  • Ensure consistent, impactful, and diverse breadth of comprehensive and age-specific programming in keeping with YMCA quality, safety, and Child Protection requirements. Support delivery of programming through leadership and collaboration with programming staff and volunteers. Includes: program development and delivery, outcome identification/measurement, evaluation, scheduling, collaboration with internal/external groups, student and volunteer management, etc.
  • Ensure sound fiduciary and administrative practices to support ongoing sustainability of the Centre. Includes: management of day-to-day operational budget, PCI compliance, allocation reporting, petty cash management, expense monitoring, invoicing and Accounts Receivable.
  • Responsible for championing culture of philanthropy in keeping with Association fund development standards and requirement. Includes: promotion/management of YMCA programming, ensure compliance with fundraising standards, participation in events, etc.
  • Provide leadership to Centre staff teams from all operational areas including students and volunteers. Includes: hiring, scheduling, development, and performance management. Ensure fair, equitable, and accessible work environment for all staff through consistent application of Association HR policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Foster culture of sharing and cross-functional collaboration within the Community Y and across other functional areas in the Association. Championing alignment and cooperation of all Y operational units to better impact participant experience (i.e. participant accessibility to Community Y and John W Lindsay YMCA). Timely/meaningful response to internal and external requests for information and concerns (i.e. parents, participants, tenants, community agencies/members, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree/Diploma in Recreation Management, Human Services, or related field
  • 2-5 years in Member Relations or General Management or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Previous YMCA experience an asset
  • Proven track record of success in community oriented program delivery
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to build relationships and establish rapport
  • Experience in nonprofit sector is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to meet multiple, competing deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Advanced computer skills and ability to adapt to new software • Previous YMCA experience considered an asset
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours required

We Offer

  • Participation in Comprehensive Group Benefits and Pension Program
  • Strong Work Life Balance Programs (i.e. Paid Personal and Vacation Days)
  • Individual & Family YMCA Membership options
  • Access to discounted childcare/program

Successful candidates will be required to provide:

  • A current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Proof of valid First Aid and CPR training
  • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (preferred)
  • Employees will be required to attend YMCA Child Protection Training

Apply Today

Please apply online at by May 15, 2022

We look forward to hearing from you!

The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is an equal opportunity employer that values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify.

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