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The YMCA of Greater Louisville has a commitment to creating a culture of safety.
As the next President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Louisville, you have the incredible opportunity to lead a prestigious organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and communities. With a rich history of serving the Louisville area, the YMCA holds a special place in the hearts of its members and the broader community. By taking on this role, you will be entrusted with the responsibility of shaping the future of an organization that positively impacts the physical, mental, and social well-being of countless individuals. As the leader, you will have the chance to drive strategic initiatives, cultivate strong relationships with community partners, and champion a vision of inclusivity, health, and empowerment. Your leadership will have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of children, families, and individuals from all walks of life, fostering a sense of belonging, building resilience, and promoting healthy living. The YMCA of Greater Louisville offers a unique platform for you to make a difference, creating a legacy that will be remembered for generations to come.
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of Greater Louisville is a charitable organization committed to strengthening communities. The Y engages men, women and children—regardless of age, income or background—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. Serving the Greater Louisville area since 1853, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.
The YMCA of Greater Louisville is seeking an innovative, strategic and community minded individual to serve as its next President & CEO. The President & CEO will build trust and extend the breadth and depth of the YMCA’s reach across Greater Louisville. The President & CEO will lead collaborative efforts to grow and maintain productive working relationships in the community that enhances our reputation and furthers our mission and cause.
For more than 170 years the YMCA of Greater Louisville has responded to the changing needs of a dynamic and diverse community. The CEO will have the opportunity to leverage the organization’s history and positive impact to continue to position the Y as a leader in the community and the nation in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The CEO will work closely with the senior leadership team and a strong volunteer Board of Directors to further expand outcomes aligned with the organization’s strategic initiatives. Moving forward, the CEO will continue the legacy of having a long-term commitment and view of the community. The CEO will further strengthen a vision that engages the community, delivers quality programs, member engagement, associate engagement, operational results and philanthropic support including fundraising for annual, capital and deferred maintenance campaigns.
YMCA of Greater Louisville Facts
Positioned on the banks of the Ohio River, the YMCA of Greater Louisville serves 3 counties in Kentucky and 2 in Southern Indiana. The Greater Louisville area is known for horse racing, bourbon, baseball bats and the world’s most famous boxer. The community is diverse and full of potential. Greater Louisville is home to iconic and growing brands, like Ford, UPS, Yum! Brands, Humana, Churchill Downs and Brown-Forman Corporation. Greater Louisville has an impressive portfolio of home-grown companies, globally recognized corporations, and startups. A very affordable and livable city, Louisville is home to impressive dining, arts, entertainment, sports, and tourism activities. The Louisville area continues to grow with new projects on the horizon strategically focused to expand the opportunities in this vibrant city. For more information on the Greater Louisville area, please visit https://www.liveinlou.com/ and https://www.greaterlouisville.com/.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
The YMCA of Greater Louisville is committed to nurturing a culture in which diversity and inclusion are integrated into our everyday operations. We will actively seek to establish a strong global community by equipping knowledgeable leaders and creating a welcoming and inclusive environment in which all can thrive and reach their fullest potential.
Current Key Strategic Initiatives
Strengthening the Foundations of Community
CEO Direct Reports
Board of Directors
2019 2020 2021 2022
Budget $52M $53M $29M $43M
Actual Revenue 55,935,354 37,405,285 47,951,269 59,241,465
Actual Expense 52,814,722 37,089,181 39,436,572 46,904,436
Net 3,120,632 316,104 8,514,697 12,337,029
COVID Funds - 3,214,860 11,745,495 15,676,656
Population & Demographics
Louisville is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and is located in Jefferson County. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's estimates in 2020, the population of Louisville was approximately 766,757. The Greater Louisville metropolitan area, which includes surrounding counties, has a population of over 1.3 million people.
Louisville is a diverse city with a mix of racial and ethnic backgrounds. In terms of racial composition, the city has a significant African American population, making up around 23% of the total population. The largest racial group is White, comprising approximately 70% of the population. The remaining percentage consists of smaller communities, including Hispanic/Latino, Asian, and other racial and ethnic groups.
Louisville has a relatively young population, with a median age of around 38 years old. The city is home to a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds, with varying income levels and educational attainment. The local economy is diverse, with sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing, education, and tourism playing significant roles.
Additional Important Information
Area Amenities and Community Benefits
The Louisville, KY area offers a wide range of amenities and community benefits that contribute to its vibrant and inclusive character.
Minimum Criteria for candidates:
Preferred Criteria for Candidates:
Key Skills, Abilities and Priorities
Salary Range: $250k -$340K base salary.
Benefits: Retirement contribution (12%), vacation plan, health plan, car allowance and other benefits per personnel policy included
Residency Expectation: The CEO is expected to be highly engaged in our community. Living in the YMCA’s service area is required.
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Target Dates for the search process
Resumes accepted through: September 29, 2023
Preliminary interviews scheduled: November 6 & 7, 2023
Final interviews: November 29-30, 2023
CEO selection made: December 2023
New CEO on board (anticipated): January 1, 2024
Candidates will apply via the following website: https://tinyurl.com/ymca-of-greater-louisville
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:
YMCA of the USA
KY/WV State Alliance