The Goldsboro Family YMCA is an equal opportunity employer committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.
Job Description

The Goldsboro Family YMCA has a commitment to creating a culture of safety.

Goldsboro Family YMCA Association Facts

YMCA Membership Features Include:

  • Members – 5,810; Units – 3039 

Programs & Facility:

  • Full day three-star licensed child care (62 enrolled in full day preschool, 175+ enrolled in afterschool programming.
  • 121,500 square feet of excellent space and equipment (main building - 110,000 sq ft; childcare building - 11,500 sq ft)
  • 52.84 acres including two separate buildings located in close proximity to one another (main building and child care center), Olympic pool (8 lane/50 Meter/L-shaped) and a warm therapy pool (25 Yards/6 lanes), gym with 3 basketball courts, 4 racquetball courts, indoor walking track, 2 group exercise classrooms, workout facilities featuring state of the art equipment, 4 locker rooms, 2 whirlpool hot tubs, 2 saunas, soccer field complex
  • WATCH Healthcare Program is housed inside the Goldsboro Family Y.  It is the only free clinic inside a YMCA in the nation. The clinic provides services for Wayne County’s uninsured population. Services include provision of primary, acute and preventative healthcare with related labs and chronic medications.
  • Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Sponsor for supporting Childhood Hunger in Wayne, and surrounding counties. Partnership also exists with the Central and Eastern North Carolina Food Bank with plans to expand current on-site Community Corner Food Pantry to additional locations at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne county and Wayne UNC Hospital.
  • After School programming has expanded to two additional public school and one private school location with plans for additional expansion in the Fall of 2022.


  • 12 exempt staff
  • 85 hourly staff on average (up to 105 seasonal)


  • 2021 Operating Revenue of $2,794,144
  • $505,393 in Child Care, $220,837 in Programs, and $1,231,328 membership revenues
  • 2021 Grants and Contributed support Annual Support Campaign: $650,924 
  • $64,279 in financial assistance
  • $471,153 in debt service (as of March 2018)

Advantages to Area:

As part of the Wayne County community, Goldsboro is known for agriculture, barbecue, and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Recent renovations to the thriving downtown have brought renewed excitement, businesses, and activities back to the heart of the city. The arts community is flourishing, led by the efforts of the downtown Paramount Theater and the Arts Council of Wayne County. 

The city offers several attractive public spaces including historic Herman Park and the new Bryan Multi-Sports Complex, which opened in April of 2018. The Maxwell Regional Agricultural and Convention Center, a 66,000 square foot multi-purpose facility, opened with much anticipation from the community in March 2018. Wayne UNC Health Care continues to be a growing regional hospital and has recently completed significant additions such as a new Emergency Department and Surgery Center. 

Goldsboro has small-town charm with convenient big city access less than an hour to Raleigh and only a 90-minute drive to the beautiful Carolina beaches. Both Goldsboro and Wayne County are in good financial shape while having low property taxes and one of the lower costs of living within eastern North Carolina. 


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Minimum Criteria for Candidates:

  1. Accredited 4-year college degree.
  2. Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and personal values consistent with the YMCA mission.
  3. 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.
  4. Must have the ability to develop and strengthen community relationships.
  5. Have the ability to develop new programs, review and enhance programs being offered or considered for both economy and the effectiveness in broadening our engagement in the communities in which we serve.

Preferred Criteria for Candidates:

  1. YMCA Organizational Leader Certification.
  2. Fiscally sound business management approach.
  3. Strategic planning and Fundraising experience including annual campaigns and the securing of grants.
  4. A proven track record of budgetary and fiscal management in excess of $3M or more annually.


Essential Functions

Position Description and Board Expectations:

The Board of Directors of the Goldsboro Family YMCA is seeking a leader to build upon the rich history and financial success of the YMCA. The next CEO must meet the challenge of continuing to rebuild fiscal momentum while setting a vision for the future with innovative and creative ways to serve the entire community. The YMCA is known in the community for its diversity and community-focused mission work. It is important to continue this level of service through the ongoing development of a strong leadership staff team built to grow and expand programs throughout the entire service area. A growing need in the community is to continue to expand services and programs to outlying areas beyond the YMCA walls so that Y services continue to mirror the community demographics. Philanthropic support will be a critical need to deliver on these initiatives as will be an updated strategic plan to help drive the organization’s impact work.

Key deliverables within the first 18 months:

  • Create successful and strategic relationships with influential community leaders and members of diverse communities to build upon existing philanthropic support.
  • Update and implement a new strategic plan by aligning staff and committees to achieve measurable goals.
  • Fully maximize Aquatic leadership, financial and program resources to create and expand impactful aquatic programming to best utilize the strategic advantages of the outstanding on-site Aquatic Center. 
  • Continue to expand youth programming in partnership with the local school district and like-minded partners. 
  • Expand Community Impact programs and services that seek opportunities to serve all in outlying neighborhoods within the Y’s service area.
  • Continue with strategies to recover pre-pandemic membership and improve membership retention strategies. 
  • Develop and implement effective fundraising programs and practices that assure that public and private resources are available to support the Y’s operational mission and capital needs.
  • Review, prioritize, develop, and implement a Capital Improvement Plan to address recent Facility Condition Assessment priorities. 

Board Expectations:

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. 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 

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

Cause-Driven Leadership: Inspire and mobilize staff, volunteers, members, community members and community partners to strengthen communities for all. Bring together people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations to ensure access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive. Creates a welcoming, equitable, affirming, genuine, hopeful, and nurturing environment dedicated to making the communities served stronger. Key competencies: Developing Self & Others, Inclusion, Communication & Influence

Salary Range:  $95,000-$115,000 annually

Benefits:  Retirement contribution, vacation plan, health plan and other benefits per personnel policy included


Target Dates for the Search Process

Resumes accepted through:July 3, 2022

Preliminary interviews scheduled:July 19, 20 and 21, 2022

Final interviews:August 10-11, 2022

CEO selection made:        Within a week of final interviews

New CEO on board (anticipated):Mid-September


To Apply

Candidates will apply via the following website: 

You will be requested to submit the following with your online application: A resume and cover letter, along with four professional and two personal references. Note: References will be checked on final candidates.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Eric Williams

YMCA of the USA, Senior Director, CEO Search

[email protected] 

(312) 917-4055


Sherée Vodicka

NC Alliance of YMCAs, CEO

[email protected]

(916) 601-0303