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  Executive Director 

Be part of our mission.

The YWCA Greater Lafayette is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Our vision is to be the leading organization for women and their families, empowering them to meet their vital needs and succeed in life.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for executive and administrative leadership of the YWCA Greater Lafayette. The Executive Director oversees YWCA programs and services, and translates the YWCA’s mission and goals into high quality, successful programs and services that meet the needs of the local communities.


Accountable to the Board of Directors. Works in a team relationship with the Board President. Functions as the head of staff. Serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the YWCA Foundation. Maintains contacts with board members, volunteers, staff, and the national YWCA offices. Works extensively with United Way, other funding sources, community groups, and planning agencies.

Detailed Job Responsibilities:

Board Relations: Provides guidance and information leading to planning, programs, and policy adoption. Oversees the implementation of adopted plans, policies, and programs. (With the President sees that the board is effectively organized and that a system of board development is established.) Ensures safekeeping of official documents and records.

Human Resources Management: Employs, assigns, supervises, appraises and terminates staff as the agent of the board. Maintains staff employment records. Works with the Human Resources committee to ensure that (1) legal requirements of employer are met, (2) human resources policies are developed and reviewed, (3) reviews, revises job descriptions and salary ranges as necessary, and (4) consideration is given to any questions or deviations from policy. Ensures leadership development of staff in a manner that demonstrates commitment of the needs and concerns of women, utilizing both local and regional resources. Fosters professional growth and development of staff in order to increase awareness of the mission of the YWCA.

Financial Management: Carries overall responsibility for all aspects of fiscal management, including assuring adequate financing for current operating needs and long-term goals. Preserves assets of the organization. Works with the finance committee by giving leadership to (1) the budgeting process, (2) the timely reporting of the Association’s total financial position, and (3) maintaining financial controls. Ensures funders’ accounting requirements are met. OR Ensures preparation of timely and accurate financial statements, the annual audit, and reports required by and funding organizations.

Fund Development: Oversees that a comprehensive and diversified fundraising plan is in place, which includes special events, annual giving, grant writing and capital campaigns. Ensures proper management of endowment assets within the Foundation. Maintains compliance with all United Way blackout policies.

Membership Development: Implements plans to assure an involved and growing membership through Friends of the YWCA Greater Lafayette. Ensures that a plan is in place to keep members informed about developments in the Association. Works with the Association Board Development Committee to identify candidates for responsible leadership positions. Maintains liaison and agency affiliation with regional and national YWCA.

Public Relations: Works to achieve and maintain a positive visible community image, assuring the YWCA is a known and valued social service agency within the area and the surrounding program serviced counties. Represents the YWCA Greater Lafayette in appropriate community groups. Interprets and markets the YWCA in cooperation with the Marketing Committee. Maintains sound relationships with other community organizations.

Program Development and Oversight: Coordinates work of program staff, development staff, and public relations staff. Develops and implements plans for new programs as outlined in the Strategic Plan. Ensures that programs remain mission-directed. Ensures professional standards of excellence for all (agency) programs. Maintains compliance with YWCA affliation standards. Establishes fees for programs as appropriate.

Facilities Management: Ensures the proper use, management, safety, security, insurance, and upkeep of all facilities. Through the budgeting process and with board approval, allocates resources for necessary maintenance as well as capital improvements.


• Strong supervisory skills required.
• Proven success record in fund raising.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Solid computer skills.
• Strong financial management skills required.
• Proven ability to successfully manage and execute multiple priorities simultaneously.
• Ability to successfully articulate the vision and mission of the YWCA to a diverse audience.


• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. A combination of education and relevant experience may be considered.
• A minimum of 5-7 years of progressively responsible leadership/management/operations experience.
• Positive history of leadership in the areas of staff development, fundraising, program planning and innovation, budget development and management of fiscal systems, financial development, strategic planning, and community development.
• Prior nonprofit experience desired.
• Budgetary management experience required.

To Apply: Cover letters and resumes must be submitted to ywcagreaterlafayette@gmail.com no later than Friday, December 29, 2017.

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. The YWCA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Location:Lafayette, IN 47901 US View Map
Date Posted:12/13/2017
Date Last Modified:12/13/2017
Start Date:12/13/2017 
Hours per week:Full-time 
Certifications desired: 
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