VP of Impact and Engagement

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Job Description

This position supports the work of the YMCA of Southern Arizona, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities. The VP of Impact & Engagement at the YMCA of Southern Arizona serves on the President/CEO’s senior leadership team and ensures successful operation of the YMCA branches. The VP of Impact & Engagement also positions the Y as a community convener and collaborator to address critical social issues.  

  • Eight or more years of professional experience in the YMCA of another nonprofit preferred
  • Experience successfully managing budgets in excess of $3M in revenue
  • Knowledge and experience in staff supervision and development, membership practices, program development and implementation, volunteerism, facility and property management, and financial practices
  • Understanding of the nature and purpose of the YMCA and the respective roles of volunteers and staff
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community; track record of building authentic, constructive relations with others
  • Proven track record in raising both annual and capital funds preferred
  • Intermediate or advanced knowledge of technology
Essential Functions
  • Supervises branch executive directors to ensure sound operations. Addresses the root cause of systemic issues rather than symptoms.
  • Provides leadership and direction to the branches by coaching branch executives and by supporting the CEO to provide overall direction to the branch boards and volunteers.
  • Partners with the board and community to ensure the YMCA is identifying and meeting community needs effectively.
  • Creates organizational procedures and structures that remove barriers and foster equity and inclusion for all.
  • Monitors monthly financial reports to ensure revenue targets are met and expenses are controlled.
  • Ensures the growth and sustainability of the Y through program expansion, member recruitment and retention, pricing strategies, new site development, collaborations, and mergers and acquisitions. Guides the organization to make tough choices about what to stop, start, and continue.
  • Identifies potential areas for branch cooperative programming to accomplish YMCA goals, and works with staff groups to develop and implement programs.
  • Creates effective, sustainable, organization-wide collaborations.
  • Represents the YMCA in the community as needed.
  • Monitors progress of annual campaign and works with and supports VP of Mission Advancement to ensure goals and budget are met, best practices are implemented and a positive and innovative culture is created for staff, volunteers, members, and the community involved in the campaign.
  • Works with and supports the CEO to provide leadership and direction to the branch executive directors in board development and management to ensure boards are functioning at a high level in tandem with the strategic direction.
  • Provides staff leadership to committees/task forces of the Board of Directors as assigned.
  • Adheres to all YMCA of Southern Arizona policies and procedures.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

Required Certifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, business, social services or equivalent required; Master’s degree preferred
  • YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred
  • Certifications required within thirty (30) days of hire: CPR/AED and First Aid
  • Completion of YMCA’s online training within seven (7) days of hire