President and CEO

This is your opportunity to lead Maui Family YMCA, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the community.
Job Description

Position:  President and CEO

Address:  250 Kanaloa Ave, Kahului, HI 96732

The Maui Family YMCA is an equal opportunity employer

committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.

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

The Opportunity

This is your opportunity to lead Maui Family YMCA, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in beautiful Hawaii.  When you join our team, you’ll become part of our family-oriented culture of inclusion, health and support, while you oversee the development of programs that make a positive impact, especially on our keiki (children).  Other responsibilities include improving operating performance by developing and implementing a strategic plan, fiscal and financial management, developing staff, and serving as an ambassador for our mission in the Maui community.

Our Mission

To Enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, and our community through programs that foster moral growth and build healthy spirit, mind, body for all.

Our Cause

Although the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain— the Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, secure, and connected children, families, and communities. Our values in Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility remain as the Y's guiding principles.

Position Description

The President & CEO will build trust and extend the breadth and depth of a YMCA’s reach across our service area. 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. This position requires strong skills and competencies, including membership and program growth, staff development, fundraising, fiscal stewardship, and facilities management. The CEO will be a relationship builder who is visible in the community and active in the development of meaningful community partnerships and collaborations while continuing to demonstrate that this YMCA is an indispensable community asset. Also, guide the Board of Directors to new heights. 

Maui YMCA Facts

The Maui YMCA opened in 1960 in an office space on Main Street, Wailuku. The first programs included day camps and environmental camps at YMCA Camp Keanae. A capital campaign was launched in the 1980’s and a new building was built in Kahului in 1990. Just three years later, an addition was added that included racquetball courts, weight and cardio room.

In 2008 a $5 million capital campaign was launched to include renovations to the current building and add a gymnasium. All the renovations were completed with $3.5 million raised, but the gym was never built. The Y is known for being family oriented and it is the place where they know your name.

Non-Discrimination Policy

As a recipient of assistance programs Maui Family YMCA does not exclude or deny funding to any individual based on national origin, race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Maui Family YMCA complies with Federal civil rights laws and will not exclude or treat participants differently because of race, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Our goal at the YMCA is to build stronger, healthier communities by creating a welcoming and diverse environment. 

We provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for our staff, clients, volunteers, sub-contractors, vendors, and scholarship recipients. Discrimination will not be tolerated within our organization, and we will respond to any complaint of discrimination with disciplinary action. 

Current Key Strategic Initiatives 

  • New plan to be determined with CEO and board.
  • Most recent initiatives completed in the Strategy Road Map 2021-2024
  • How does the Y become the third place for families?
  • How do we recruit and develop effective leaders for our YMCA?

The new building was built in 1990 and remodeled in 2008. It is 17.284 sq. ft. Some facility features include an outdoor pool, racquetball court, Spin Room (converted racquetball court), weight room, cardio room, aerobics room, two locker rooms, kitchen, and kid’s clubroom.


  • 3144 Total number of members
  • 1640 Total Number of Membership Units
  • 39% Youth
  • 24% Adults
  • 25% Family
  • 7% Single Parent
  • 4% Teen
  • 1% Temporary
  • 3% Corporate 


  • Youth Development
    • A+ Afterschool Care
    • Out of School Day Camps
    • Swim Lessons
  • Healthy Living
    • Adult Fitness
    • Swim Lessons
  • Social Responsibility
    • Financial Assistance
    • Houseless Memberships
    • Community Garden Program

Annual Campaign 

  • Prior Year’s Total: $48,240.92
  • Current Year’s Goal: $135,000
  • Current Year’s Amount raised as of November 10, 2023: $33,510

Year to Date Donations: 

  • Annual Support        $20,018.45
  • Maui Music               $49,000.00
  • Swim Challenge        $820.00
  • Stay Maui Nui           $7,000.00
  • TOTAL of                  $76,838.45

Previous Year’s Campaign Impact

  • 299 Total number of people receiving financial assistance (scholarship)
  • 3-year totals awarded in financial assistance (scholarship)
    • 2022= $297,00
    • 2021= $160,000
    • 2020= $54,000
    • YTD 2023 given amount is $334,000.

Capital Campaign: There may be an opportunity for a capital campaign if identified in the strategic planning process with the new CEO.

Current Staff

  • 102 - Current Staff
  • 14 - FT
  • 74 - PT
  • 14 - Seasonal

CEO Direct Reports (7)

  • HR/Admin Assistant
  • Finance Director
  • Youth Director
  • Chief Development Officer
  • Welcome Center Director
  • Aquatics Director
  • Fitness Coordinator

YMCA vacancies include:

  • Facility/housekeeping staff

Staff Demographics

  • 60% Female
  • 40% Male
  • 35% Asian
  • 5% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • 45% Two or More Races
  • 15% White

Board of Directors  

  • 17 Members
  • 11 Male
  • 6 Female


  • $2.2 million
  • Zero Debt
  • $750,000 in Endowment
  • 3-year pattern of annual surplus/deficit
  • 3-year view of surplus/ loss = 2022, 2021, 2020 = $1,235,000, $165,000, (206,156), prior to covid surplus was approximately $240,000 per year.

Population & Demographics

  • Key Factors
    • Total population for Kahului: 27,598 
    • (Maui County population: 165,386)
    • 7,500 homes
    • Median Household income: $89,154
  • Ability
    • Households with a disability: 1860
  • Race & Ethnicity
    • Diversity index: 70.8
    • Asian 51.2%
    • Black or African American 0.4%
    • Hispanic/Latino 8.3%
    • Native American/Alaska Native 0.1%
    • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 13.3%
    • White 10.1%
    • Two or More Races 16.2%
    • Unknown 0.4%
  • Education
    • 34% High school graduate
    • 13% No high school diploma
    • 32% Some College
    • 21% Bachelor’s/Grad/Prof Degree
  • Population Characteristics
    • 34% make sure to exercise regularly.
    • 11% Actively seek information on nutrition/healthy diet.
    • 5.6% Unemployment Rate
    • 7% Households below the poverty level
  • Age & Gender
    • Largest Group: Males 25-29
    • Smallest Group: Males 80-84
    • 39.1 Median Age
    • 19% Seniors
    • 23% Youth
    • 58% Adults
  • Youth
    • 6,328 youth population (23% of population)
    • 4% youth on Medicaid

Key Skills and Abilities 

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

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 an 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 

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

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 

Essential Functions

Minimum Criteria for Candidates:

1. Accredited 4-year college degree or other relevant experience.

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. Experience in developing new programs, reviewing and enhancing programs being offered or considered for both the economy and the effectiveness in broadening our engagement in the communities in which we serve.

Preferred Criteria for Candidates:

1. YMCA Organizational Leader Certification, or ability to achieve within 3 years.

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 $1M annually.

Additional Important Information

Area Amenities and Community Benefits

From mauka to makai (mountain to ocean), Maui boasts gorgeous landscapes, access to great hiking and ocean activities, and a culture of Aloha. From surfing, yoga studios, and outrigger canoe clubs to an abundance of farmer’s markets, fresh fish, and farmstands, enjoy year-round sun and a laid-back lifestyle that encourages health and physical activity.

The Maui Family YMCA offers a supportive work culture that emphasizes ’Ohana (family). Spend your day doing what you love with people you love to be around.

Salary Range: 120,000-145,000

Benefits: Retirement contribution, vacation plan, health plan and other benefits per personnel policy included. Vacation begins at 2 weeks and staff can earn up to 4 weeks over time. Sick leave is 1 week. 

Residency Expectation: The CEO is expected to be highly engaged in our community. Living in the YMCA’s service area (Maui) is required.

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Target Dates for the search process

Resumes accepted through: 12/31/23.

Preliminary interviews scheduled: 2/1/24 and 2/2/24.

Final interviews: 2/19 and 2/20

CEO selection made: TBD.

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: 

Shaneé Jenkins, YMCA of the USA, [email protected], (312) 416-0852

or Derek Smith, Pacific Alliance Partner, [email protected], or (214) 668-9947.