Position Description and Board Expectations: The Y board seeks an experienced leader who has the requisite background and skills to achieve excellence in the following areas:
Develop and Implement a Strategic Plan: Work effectively with volunteers, community leaders, and key staff, to create and develop a strategic plan that addresses the needs of the communities served by the Y and includes defined organizational strategies, a clear implementation plan with deliverables, and measurable goals. Key competencies: Change Leadership, Communication & Influence, Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Program/Project Management
Fiscal Management: Use high-level financial analysis to forecast financial trends, growth, and stability, while consistently leading organization to balance or surplus operations by growing earned revenue and contributions and controlling costs. Familiarity with debt and bond financing, along with overseeing endowment funds. Empower and guide staff leaders to lead their departments to successful financial operation. Develop and implement stewardship strategies. Key competencies: Fiscal Management, Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Developing Self & Others, Philanthropy
Improve Operating Performance: Engage the board and appropriate staff to develop an annual tactical plan for identifying and achieving key goals and objectives towards operating with safe, relevant, and sustainable practices. Quickly address issues that may arise, forecast future needs, and manage and direct the Y’s operations and activities. Key competencies: Developing Self & Others, Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Innovation
Position the Y as a Vital Partner for Community Change: Serve as an ambassador for the mission, purpose, and vision for the YMCA within the community. Possess the ability to develop and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, while always upholding the highest standards and values of the Y. Ensure your Y is seen as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose, and each other. Key competencies: Communication & Influence, Engaging Community, Collaboration
Make Progress as an Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Multicultural Organization: Intentionally promote inclusion in all aspects, ensure and sustains diverse representation in our leadership, and lead social change in our communities through anti-racist policies, words, and actions. Key competencies: Change Leadership, Communication & Influence, Engaging Community, Inclusion
Build and Lead Staff: Ensure a talent development system is in place and executed in affirming, culturally competent and effectively. Hire, motivate, nurture, retain, and hold staff accountable for key objectives. Work towards recruiting, retaining, developing, and promoting staff that represent the diversity of the communities you serve. Encourage the team by creating a spirit of camaraderie, inclusion, and sense of mission and purpose. Create a learning organization to help staff achieve their highest potential. Key competencies: Developing Self & Others, Inclusion, Emotional Maturity, Change Leadership
Minimum Candidate Criteria:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human services or related area; related graduate degree preferred.
YMCA Organizational Leader certification required within three years from date of hire.
Experience: Ten or more years broad management experience, preferably in the YMCA and/or not-for-profit sector, including strategic planning, board and volunteer development, philanthropic development, and multi-site operations. The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the sensitive inquiries or complaints. Must be able to write speeches and articles using original and/or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or Board of Trustees.
Must have a commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA and uphold its values and ethics.
Ability to reason and define difficult problems with limited direction as to means and results. Adaptive, interpretive, evaluative, and constructive thinking in variable and abstract situations. Must possess a sound grasp of the philosophy and principles of administration in a voluntary, service, education, non-profit, membership agency committed to the greater good.
Must possess a solid foundation in financial development, annual support, and capital campaigns.
Proven success with a track record of creating, skillfully leading, organizing, and overseeing staff and volunteers of high intelligence with diverse personalities.
Residency Expectation: CEO is expected to live in the service area.
YMCAs in the US have a proud history of serving the people in their communities in a variety of practical and effective ways. Y staff and volunteers never claimed to have the wisdom that would provide all the answers, but they did have the courage to attack huge problems. Much of what they did turned out to be historic. Their concern and dedication shine through their stories.
The mission of the Great Miami Valley YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy Spirit, Mind, and Body for all.
Through generous contributions from local businesses, members, and friends of the Great Miami Valley YMCA, no one is turned away from the YMCA due to inability to pay. These gifts make it possible to provide opportunities to children, individuals, and families which build self-confidence, promote healthly living, and develop positive values such as Faith, Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility .