South Sound YMCA
Greater Austin YMCA
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The Camp Manito-wish YMCA Board of Directors (“Board”) is actively seeking a visionary and inclusive leader who will lead Camp Manito-wish (“Camp”) forward and build upon past successes. This is an exceptional opportunity for a hands-on, highly motivated, and cause-driven professional to work closely with the Board and key camp stakeholders. The CEO will provide guidance and leadership for programming operations, risk management, fundraising, DEI initiatives, and community outreach.
Candidates must have solid business acumen, sound judgment, willingness to listen to the needs of the participants and staff, and exceptional leadership skills. They must have a proven track record that demonstrates an ability to successfully implement and promote the Camp’s services and activities at multiple sites, assess the Camp Manito-wish’s physical and program needs, develop new Camp programs, raise funds through annual and capital campaigns, develop and manage a diverse staff, work with a YMCA Board that focuses on strategic rather than operational issues, and connect and build relationships with local governmental, civic, and tribal communities and among Camp’s alumni. Solid staff development and program management are critical areas for the CEO. Candidates must share the organization’s commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through both its operations and governance and demonstrate a track record of inclusive leadership.
YMCA ASSOCIATION FACTS
Camp Manito-wish YMCA was founded in 1919 and just celebrated 105 seasons of camping. The boy’s camp was opened in 1919 and the girl’s camp started in 1941. In the 105 years of service to the community there have only been seven Executive Directors/CEOs which allowed for consistency and continuity in program, service, and delivery.
Additional Programs include,
Annual Operating Budget of roughly $5.5M with Net Assets, including endowment funds, of $14M.
20 year-round buildings (60,000 sq. ft.); 48 seasonal buildings (215,000 sq. ft.); 566 beds; 450-seat dining hall; heritage center; administration building; trips building; staff housing; and leadership center. There is 1.5 miles of lakefront shoreline (no pool), tennis courts, riflery, horses (summer only) health center and skiing/hiking/horse/bike trails (35KM). The ages of the facilities range from 1925 to new construction.
Camp’s development efforts are focused on three areas and have a 5-year goal (FY22-FY27) of ~$8MM ($3.6MM progress to date). The Annual Fund Drive (5-year goal of ~$2.6MM), FY2024 goal $550,000 funds camperships and areas of greatest need. Endowment goals (5-Year goal of ~$2MM) include sustainable funding for campership, facility maintenance, program areas and staff positions. Capital project goals (5-year goal of ~$3.4MM) include replacement of camper cabins and other facility upgrades.
ABOUT THE AREA
Boulder Junction is one of the great towns in Wisconsin with a population of more than 1,400. Boulder Junction is in Vilas County. Living in Boulder Junction offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. It’s a great place to raise a family and the public schools in Boulder Junction are highly rated.
Coming to the Northwoods of Wisconsin—Boulder Junction is in Vilas County, and you will explore hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails and nearly 200 lakes perfect for boating, paddling, fishing, and swimming. The area offers excellent schools, a high quality of life, outstanding outdoor recreation and extraordinary natural beauty.
The area has a number of supper clubs, family friendly restaurants and more to sample everything from hard-to-find craft beers to a classic Friday night fish fry. Visitors find great places to rest and relax in cabins, cottages, resorts, and hotels.
Minimum Candidate Criteria:
Preferred Candidate Criteria:
The Board believes our Camp’s CEO should be an experienced leader who has the background and qualities that will permit the CEO to achieve excellence in the following roles:
Build and Manage the Full-Time Staff Team: Ensures that a talent management system is in place and executed effectively. The system will support an outstanding, dedicated, and competent staff team. Establish an individual development plan for each direct report. Hire, motivate, nurture, retain, and hold staff accountable for key objectives. Encourage the team by creating a spirit of camaraderie and sense of mission/purpose. Create a learning organization which encourages all staff members to learn, grow and develop management skills.
Maintain/Establish a Culture: Strengthen a culture of inclusion, engagement, character, ownership and life-long learning within the organization that reinforces, encourages, and promotes values of honesty, respect, responsibility, caring, and empowering others to succeed. Effectively drive change, while respecting the heritage and culture of Camp, by leveraging resources and creating alignment to expand organization opportunities.
Implement a Strategic Plan: The ability to work effectively with the Board, volunteers, leaders, and key staff to identify critical community needs and develop a strategic plan focused on organizational strategies. Lead staff in the development and implementation of goals through an annual operating plan. Lead volunteers in aligning committees and their charters of work to support the strategies and goals of the Camp.
Within the first year the CEO should, at a minimum:
$145,000 - $165,000 annual salary. An annual bonus of up to $10,000 is also available upon the achievement of agreed upon objectives.
This position requires on-site presence at Camp Manito-wish in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin. Candidates seeking to work remotely will not be considered. There is no housing available on-site.
SEARCH PROCESS TARGET DATES*
*dates subject to change
References, Background Check, and Organizational Leader Certification:
Candidates must submit the following in their online application: a resume, cover letter, and six references (four professional and two personal that are not directly related). References checked on final candidates only with prior notification. Successful candidate accepting the offer must pass a background check and must have a current Y-USA’s Organizational Leader Certification or obtain certification within the first three years from start date as the CEO.
Candidates must apply via the following website: https://tinyurl.com/camp-manito-wish-ymca-ceo
About the Search Process?
Richard Clegg, CEO Search Senior Consultant, YMCA of the USA, [email protected]
About Camp Manito-wish YMCA?
Jon Agnew, CEO, Upper Midwest Alliance of YMCAs, [email protected]