Executive Director (La Central YMCA)

YMCA of Greater New York | New York, New York

Job Summary

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

We will be opening a new state-of-the-art 50,000 square foot YMCA at 430 Westchester Avenue in the South Bronx and are seeking an experienced leader to join our team as the Executive Director of the La Central YMCA.  This role will be focused on ensuring the delivery of quality services to tens of thousands of residents each year and fostering community engagement for the young, the old, and everyone in between.


La Central YMCA will offer a range of programs serving youth and teens to older adults, including healthy lifestyles, afterschool programs, civic engagement programming for youth, swimming instructional classes and social, recreational, and health programming for older adults.

The Executive Director would be responsible for the overall operation of the Branch including, 100+ employees and a budget of $2.5 million. They would initiate and maintain strong relationships with local government officials, neighborhood leaders and donors.  In addition, the Executive Director is expected to collaborate with other community youth organizations to deliver a full range of youth and teen programs.  Qualified applicants must have experience working with a Board of Managers, supervising government contracts, managing fund-raising campaigns, developing strong relationships with community leaders, strategic planning, staff leadership/development, and have a proven record of successful fiscal management.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5-10 years of successful operational and management experience; at an executive level.
  • Proven track record of successful fund-raising experience.
  • Budget management experience required. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel).
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

How to Apply

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with an organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve.  Our expectation is that all staff promote participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with the subject line “Executive Director – La Central”  to careers@ymcanyc.org or to:

YMCA of Greater New York
Attn:  Human Resources – 6th Floor
5 West 63rd Street
New York, NY 10023

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

YMCA of Greater New York


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations