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Executive Director II - Mental Health

Urban Services YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Multi-Team or Branch Leader
Salary range: 
$130,000 to $150,000 per year
Start date: 
Mar 22, 2023

Careers with a Cause

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people and communities. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of San Francisco offers more than just a job--we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. At the Y, you can discover your passion and a lifelong career helping to solve some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

About the Job

The Executive Director of the Mental Health YMCA branch provides cause-driven leadership, financial and program development, staff support, HR support and manages the overall operations for the Branch. This position serves as lead to various volunteer committees of the board at the branch level, and as a team member and leader for various groups at the association level.

The Y Vision for 2030: (Building Strong Communities) Where you can be, belong, and become. With YSF’s mission of building healthy, equitable and sustainable communities for all generations, the strategic priorities most relevant to this position are: to enhance individual, staff, family, and community health and well-being; champion an accessible, connected, resilient and just Bay Area; and Expand opportunities at all ages and life stages.

This position involves management and leadership of all aspects of branch activity: Staff supervision & team building, practicing and ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within the branch and in mental health care services, volunteer relations and board development, the annual community support campaign, fiscal management, marketing and communications, program design and development, accounting and administration, grant management, facility and equipment management, community relations, program and membership operations, and continual improvement in the branch’s overall operating performance and community impact.

Salary range: $130,000 to $150,000 per year

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related degree and minimum 5 years of non-profit management experience to include fiscal management, staff and Board development, fundraising, fund development, grant writing, program development and working with multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing social services programs, mental health programming a plus, to include compliance with legal and ethical mandates of the field as well as contract implementation and management.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing services in a Community Based and Non-Profit setting.
  • Experience successfully working in environments that embody practices that are integrous to the values of Anti-Racism, Centering BIPOC, Social Justice, Innovation, Accountability, and a Commitment to Lifelong Learning.
  • Demonstrated success in relationship building with staff, members, and volunteers; training/coaching.
  • Excellent oral & written communication; planning; and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborative leadership, soliciting and receiving feedback, and navigating difficult conversations.
  • Must think strategically, innovatively, be client-focused, and able to lead change.
  • Demonstrated efficacy in building successful relationships with diverse communities.
  • Ability to engage in collaborative leadership to guide or direct all actions within a continuing consciousness of the operating objectives of the Branch as defined in long- and short-range Branch plan.

Desired Knowledge

  • Organizational Culture, Change and Development
  • Relevant Evidence Based Practices
  • Trauma Informed Systems and Healing Centered Engagement
  • Racialized Trauma
  • Decolonizing Mental Health

Abilities & Skills

  • Solicit and receive feedback from staff and client voices
  • Integrate feedback to inform program development and strategic planning
  • Initiate and practice Self Reflection
  • Build strong relationships with staff through participation in staff meetings, retreats, accountability meetings, trainings, events, etc.
  • Fundraising, fund development, grant writing
  • Systems Thinking, Innovation Mindset, Generative Conflict, collaborative leadership
  • Staff Management and good sense of humor
  • Engage in difficult conversations about race, racialized trauma, and systematic racism
  • Public and private contract management
  • Fiscal management







All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees