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

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA has a commitment to creating a culture of safety.

Southeastern Indiana YMCA Association Facts:

The YMCA is a single-branch independent YMCA association. The Y is 29 years young! A newly constructed facility opened in April 1993 and a child care addition opened in August 1995. An afterschool care and camp child care addition as well as additional space in fitness was added in 1999. The total size of the facility is 79,000 SQF (16,000 dedicated to child care) located on 16 acres in Batesville city limits. The facility includes a 4 lap lane pool with a family swim area, 2 gymnasiums with a walking path above, large exercise space and 2 group exercise studios and youth rec area indoors. The Y also has a state licensed & nationally accredited child care center licensed for 193 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years with 5 separate playgrounds. Facilities include a newly constructed outdoor sports complex with 4 pickleball courts and 2 half court basketball courts with a shelter area. There is an outdoor ½ mile paved walking path that will be connecting with the city trails this year, as well as 2 sand volleyball courts and an additional shelter with picnic seating.

The building is in very good condition. A lot of repair and replacements have been done in the last 10 years including new gas furnace and chiller, HVAC digital controls on much of the facility, updated painting and flooring of full facility, top of the line and current fitness equipment, lighting is all updated to LED, pool is in excellent condition: preventative maintenance plan has been put in place this year with up to date major items including draining and repainting the pool this month. Child care has just completed a full remodel this month including all new floors and paint throughout the facility, updated cabinetry and all new counter tops, sinks and hands free faucets in the entire child care facility.  

YMCA Membership: The Y has 5,130 members and 2,210 units. Composition in terms of units includes: 38% Family, 23% Senior Adult Insurance, 13% Senior Adults, 11% Adult, 9 % Youth and 6% Young Adult.  

YMCA Programs: Besides a key long term personal trainer and group exercise team, we offer Parkinson’s Bootcamp at no cost to the community. Senior Adult Programming is also strong with numerous classes offered for them. We also offer a Ninja Kids program in addition to our gymnastics program. Our licensed child care program cares for over 100 youth daily. We also offer a wait listed summer camper day camp program each year for 60 school age youth each week.   

Staff: The CEO has three direct reports: Director of Operations, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Program Services. The Y employs a total of 90 staff, 31 are FT and 59 are PT.    

Volunteers: The Y has 9 board members (7 male and 2 female). They represent a variety of industries including manufacturing, banking, legal, and small business owners. Approximately 50 volunteers are engaged in our programs on an annual basis. The by-lawys were reviewed and revised in 2019.  

Finances: The Y has budgeted $2.5 million in revenue for 2022. The Y has zero debt and $237,000 in funds where the Y is listed as the beneficiary. After depreciation, the three year pattern includes: ($83,000) for 2019, ($14,000) for 2020 and $511,000 surplus for 2021 due to Cares Act funding sources.  

The Y is currently running a capital campaign to fund the outdoor sports complex. Results to date include: Grants=$66,800, Individual and Corporate donors = $129,013 for a total of $195,813 raised. The Y raised $137,051 for the annual campaign in 2021 and the 2022 goal is $145,000.  

Advantages to Area: Batesville is in the heart of southeastern Indiana, within a short drive of numerous metropolitan areas. Located on I-74, it is on the direct path between Cincinnati, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. Batesville is located on the border of Ripley and Franklin counties, an area rich in scenic beauty and Hoosier hospitality. Batesville itself combines the prosperity of economic growth through industry with small-town charm. Founded in 1852, and snuggled in the hills of Southeastern Indiana, it has grown to a community of 6,500 friendly, family-oriented, and forward-thinking citizens.

Batesville prides itself on community involvement and the commitment in making the quality of life nothing but the best. While maintaining rural charm, Batesville is fortunate to provide the community with a variety of amenities. Some of these advantages include exceptional public and private school systems, business & industry based companies, top-notch park facilities and world-class healthcare that far surpass what one would expect from a rural community.

Key attractions include: Kid’s Discovery Factory (a children’s museum), 18 hole golf course, state ranked school system including Batesville Community School Corporation, St. Louis Catholic elementary school and Oldenburg Academy: a private Catholic high school, a full service hospital including a designated cancer center, a beautiful YMCA with the only state licensed and accredited child care center in our 9 county surrounding area, and a variety of restaurants, parks and walking/biking trails.


Other Sites for Information:

Southeastern Indiana YMCA:

City of Batesville, IN:

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce:

Batesville Community School Corporation:

Kids Discovery Factory:

Margaret Mary Health:

St. Louis School:

Oldenburg Academy:

YMCA of the USA:



Minimum Criteria for Candidates:   

  1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university 
  2. Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and personal values consistent with the YMCA mission
  3. Proven track record of a fiscally sound business management approach
  4. Minimum of three years prior experience in management with direct supervision of multiple levels of staff
  5. Proven ability to develop and strengthen community relationships and experience leading inclusion efforts 
  6. Energetic, charismatic leader with strong commitment to achieving organizational objectives, continuously improving the YMCA

Preferred Criteria for Candidates:

  1. YMCA Organizational Leader Certification. (Note: Candidates who do not already possess this certification will have up to three years to certify via the Y-USA Training and Leadership Development plan) 
  2. Experience managing a budget of at least $1M
  3. Strategic planning and fundraising experience including annual campaign and grant management 
  4. Experience in YMCA operations – specifically child care programming 


Essential Functions

Position Description and Board Expectations:

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA is looking for a charismatic leader, capable of developing strong relationships in the community, driving improvement in the organization and value for our members, positioning the YMCA as a key contributor to the health and well-being of our community and an employer of choice for staff. 

This position requires strong skills and competencies including, but not limited to: fundraising, strategic planning, membership & program planning and development, fiscal management, staff development, volunteer recruitment and development, and facility management. Experience providing oversight to licensed child care is critical due to child care representing 50% of the YMCAs revenue mix. The CEO will be visible in the community and active in the development of meaningful community partnerships, positioning the Y as a strong charitable option.   

Key Priority Areas:

1. Develop and Implement a Strategic Plan: Work effectively with volunteers, community leaders, and key staff, to execute existing plan and create and develop a new 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. With the board, lead execution of the current capital projects outlined in the current plan and ensure continued reinvestment in the property is addressed in the future. Key competencies: Change Leadership, Communication & Influence, Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Program/Project Management

2. 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

3. 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. Identify partnerships to grow and nurture in the community. Ensure the Y is seen as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose, and each other. Ensure the Y is seen as an inclusive and welcoming organization and cultivate a diverse and inclusive board and staff team who is representative of our community. Key competencies: Communication & Influence, Engaging Community, Collaboration 

4. Build and Lead Staff by Exemplifying Cause-Driven Leadership: Hire, motivate, nurture, retain, and hold staff accountable for key objectives. 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. Inspire and mobilize staff, volunteers, members, community members and community partners to strengthen communities for all. Create a welcoming, equitable, affirming, genuine, hopeful, and nurturing environment dedicated to making the communities served stronger. Key competencies: Developing Self & Others, Inclusion, Emotional Maturity, Change Leadership  

Salary Range: $92,085-$136,128  (commensurate with experience and in alignment with the YMCAs current salary administration plan)

Benefits: Retirement contribution is 12% employer paid through YRF. Health plan includes dental and vision plans. Vacation/PTO and other benefits outlined in the handbook. Other benefits includes free Family Membership, free child watch, discounts on programs and child care. Cell phone plan is paid by the YMCA and a laptop is provided.  

Residency: Must reside within a 30 mile radius of the YMCA.  


Target Dates for the Search Process

Resumes accepted through: August 17, 2022

Preliminary interviews scheduled: September 13 & 15, 2022

Final interviews: October 5-6, 2022

CEO selection made: by October 10, 2022

New CEO on board (anticipated): November 7, 2022


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

Leighann Sibal

Search Consultant, YMCA of the USA 

[email protected]

(312) 209-3832


Wade Hampton

Chief Executive Officer, Indiana Alliance of YMCAs 

[email protected]

(317) 715-2142