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Blair, NE, USA

The Blair YMCA (YMCA) Board of Directors is actively seeking a visionary leader who will build upon strong executive leadership and continue a culture of excellence within the YMCA. The CEO will be uniquely positioned to champion the YMCA mission and develop partnerships to meet the needs of the YMCA and the community. Building upon and expanding partnerships is a key focus for the future work of the YMCA.

Qualified candidates must have a solid business acumen, sound judgment, and exceptional leadership skills. They must have a proven track record that demonstrates an ability to successfully implement and promote the YMCA’s services and activities to the community; raise funds through annual and capital campaigns; assess community needs and develop programs in partnership with others to meet those needs; develop and manage a staff; and work with a YMCA board that focuses on strategic issues. The board desires a CEO who is creative, adaptive and open to new ideas. The new CEO is expected to partner with the board in building a lasting and impactful Y legacy in the community.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Fiscal Management: Use a high level of financial analysis to forecast financial trends, growth and stability while consistently leading the organization to balance or surplus operations by growing earned revenue and contributions and controlling costs. Empower and guide staff leaders on the successful financial operation of their areas of responsibility. Monitor the budget closely to address competition that impacts membership, facility needs, and anticipate impact on revenue and expenses related to upkeep and maintenance of the facility.
  • Improve Operating Performance: Work with the board to develop an annual tactical plan for achieving key YMCA goals and objectives that will support the YMCA facility. Remain fully informed of all operational issues and have the keen ability to quickly address any issues that might arise as well as forecast future needs. Opportunities exist to enhance membership and program offerings.
  • Establish and Maintain a Positive Culture: Continue to strengthen a culture of inclusion, integrity, character and life-long learning within the YMCA organization that reinforces, encourages, and promotes values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.
  • Develop and Manage the Staff Team: The YMCA seeks a “servant leader” who can inspire a positive attitude and build a cohesive team. The new CEO will create a plan to build unity, encourage teamwork, set operational goals tied to a strategic plan, hold staff accountable, and foster individual staff development. Lead by example; remain actively engaged in staff development and performance leading to superior results in programs, member satisfaction and community engagement. Create an ongoing evaluation program for each department head and work directly with each to implement goals and measurable objectives for them and their departments.
  • Develop and Implement a Strategic Plan: Have the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, the Alliance Partner and the Board of Directors, to create and develop a strategic roadmap that addresses opportunities and challenges related to the community’s support of facilities and programs, with defined organizational strategies. Lead staff in the development and implementation of goals through an annual operating plan. Lead volunteers in creating and aligning committees and their work plans to support the strategies and goals of the association.
  • Advocate the YMCA Vision Within the Community: Serve as ambassador for the mission, goals and values of the YMCA. Lead efforts with increasing membership and delivering high quality programs to the community. Actively interact and communicate with the communities in the region as a representative of the YMCA. Represent the YMCA’s mission to community leaders, donors, staff and volunteers. Assure existing strong partnerships are fostered, and new partnerships are created. Be seen and respected as a leader within the community, while proactively creating collaborations to enhance outreach and program initiatives. Quickly establish relationships with groups, key community organizations and leaders such as, our local school system, city, county, hospital, and other employers.
Educational Background: 
Accredited 4-year college degree.
  • Excellent written, verbal and technology communication skills, as well as personal values consistent with the YMCA mission.
  • Ability to develop and strengthen community relationships.
  • Strategic planning and fundraising experience, including annual campaigns and capital projects.
  • Ability and knowledge to develop new programs, review and enhance programs being offered or considered.
  • Proven track record of budgetary and fiscal management.

Preferred Criteria for Candidates:

  • YMCA Organizational Leader Certification. If the candidate does not possess this, they must obtain it within 3 years from the date of hire.
  • Minimum five years prior experience in a senior management role with a YMCA or related experience at a comparable organization with direct supervision of multiple levels of staff and employees.
  • Fiscally sound business management approach.
  • Proven track record of budgetary and fiscal management of approximately $500,000 or more annually.

Salary Range: $65,000 – $75,000, commensurate with experience. There are opportunities for an increased salary based on current level of expertise and immediate contribution ability. This position is also eligible, based on the performance of the YMCA and the individual, for an annual merit opportunity.

Benefits: YMCA participates in the Y Retirement Program at an 12% rate, with the YMCA contributing 7% and the employee 5%. Vacation plan, health insurance, and other benefits per personnel policy included.

Organization Info

YMCA of the USA

Chicago, IL, United States
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About Us

The YMCA mission is: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) is the national resource office for the Y, one of the nation's leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – of all ages, incomes and backgrounds – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation's health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the longstanding relationships and physical presence needed not just to promise, but also to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

  1. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of children and teens
  2. HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation’s health and well-being
  3. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to neighbors

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Nov 17 2019
Active Until: 
Dec 17 2019
Hiring Organization: 
YMCA of the USA