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VP of Marketing and Communications

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Fort Worth, TX, USA

The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is looking for a cause-driven VP of Marketing and Communications to join the team.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is an association deep with history and tradition. Founded in 1890, this large YMCA is preparing to celebrate 130 years of strengthening the community. The team is dedicated to excellence and working to execute a strategic plan with a long term vision of preparing youth to succeed and serve. The Association staff and volunteers are entrepreneurial in spirit with a management style allowing key staff and volunteers to set the direction of the association for the common good of all. This $25M organization with 13 branch/operating units and approximately 1300+ staff members seeks a VP to lead the Association’s strategic marketing efforts.

Under the direction of the COO, the VP is responsible for providing strategic leadership to build the community’s understanding of the YMCA’s cause and impact. Through effective partnerships with the operations leaders, the VP will develop and implement marketing and communication strategies that support the growth of the Ys programs, services and membership. Additionally, the VP will ensure that opportunities to strengthen the image of the YMCA in the community are leveraged.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Make collaboration an organizational priority. Establish a working knowledge of the Association’s programs, services and different communities through building relationships with the team.
  • Identify best practices for Association marketing efforts; work with operations to define an integrated marketing strategy that identifies the most effective branding and promotional opportunities.
  • Generate buy-in and develop annual marketing goals, objectives and plans for the marketing and communications needs of the Association. Monitor the achievement of the plan; take appropriate action to ensure that the goals and objectives are met, and producing a return on investment.
  • Develop, produce and distribute program information necessary to promote assigned programs, in accordance with membership and marketing plans.
  • Lead the Association’s work in making data-driven decisions related to market trends, growth opportunities and future needs. Interpret data and educate staff to make trends, statistics and reports useful and actionable for the team.
  • Serve as the Association's primary contacts with media representatives and write and submit press releases when appropriate. Maintain updated files of YMCA’s media relations (both press and electronic). Partner with leadership team to handle internal and external crisis communications planning, management, training and response.
  • Develop, monitor and administer assigned annual budget and maintain a positive fiscal position.
  • Develop effective working relationships with service groups, community organizations and companies. Is an advocate for the YMCA.
  • Hire, train, evaluate and supervise assigned staff and volunteers. Provide training in marketing and communications. Educate, motivate and provide feedback to individuals related to best practices in marketing and communications.
  • Manage and drive vendor relationships related to the YMCA brand.
  • Partner with Association leaders to develop strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community.
  • Provide marketing and awareness for Association financial development initiatives.
  • Strategize and implement, in coordination with Financial Development Department, marketing and communication initiatives supporting campaigns, Annual Meeting, and donor and volunteer communications.
  • Provide strategic support to Annual Turkey Trot marketing and communications plan.
  • Serve as a resource and participates as a leader of various staff committee and leadership groups.
  • Work directly with assigned committees of the board (Example: Marketing Committee) to build volunteer relationships, oversee marketing initiatives and meet the related needs of the board.
  • Provide direction and support to assigned staff in the performance of their duties, establishing work priorities in achieving strategic and operating plan goals; prepares and manages associated budgets. Current staff structure consists of four staff, two marketing managers and two marketing specialists.
  • Provide leadership and consulting support to executives and management on matters of reinforcing strategic positioning of the YMCA brand, membership campaigns, and growing market share in its programs and services. Participates in strategic planning for the organization.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, communications or equivalent. YMCA Leadership certification required within three years from date of hire.
  • Eight or more years of professional experience in all aspects of communications, marketing, public relations or other related-field in the YMCA or another not-for-profit preferred.
  • Four years minimum of professional experience in a management role. Ability to relate to top community leaders.
  • Demonstrated extensive, successful writing and editing experience with a variety of print and digital media; exceptional oral, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in developing and managing innovative, comprehensive, strategic communications to advance an organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Strong relationship builder with a natural ability to influence and craft compelling messages that inspire others to partner with them for maximum impact.

Salary: $80,000.00 - $95,000.00

Organization Info

YMCA of the USA

Chicago, IL, United States
Annual Budget : 
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: 
Sep 1 2019
Active Until: 
Oct 1 2019
Hiring Organization: 
YMCA of the USA