The DuBois Area YMCA presents an excellent opportunity for a motivated, cause-driven professional to take the next step in their career.
Job Description

Position:  CEO

Address:  25 Parkway Drive, DuBois PA (814-375-9622)

The DuBois Area YMCA is an equal opportunity employer

committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.

The DuBois Area YMCA has a commitment to creating a culture of safety.

The Opportunity

The DuBois Area YMCA presents an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated cause-driven professional to take the next step in their career to lead a truly mission-driven YMCA in a wonderful, tight-knit community. We are looking for an innovative leader with fresh ideas to build relationships with community members, create fundraising opportunities and continue the growth of the DuBois YMCA. Continuing with the success of the previous CEO, the new leader must have experience with fundraising both annual support and capital campaigns along with the ability to restart the growth of the endowment. You will be joining a YMCA with a strong group of energized board members and a devoted set of seasoned employees with a true passion about the mission and love for the community.

The DuBois Area YMCA plays a huge role in developing youth, strengthening relationships, and building community in the city of DuBois. As we move forward into the future it is our intention to continue serving those in need and providing positive experiences for ALL.

Our Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

The DuBois Area YMCA prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, or sex in all its programs, activities, personnel policies, procedures, admissions, provisions of services, and referrals of residents.

DuBois YMCA Facts

Current Key Strategic Initiatives 

  • Increased communication to the community on the benefits of the Y.
  • Increased emphasis on all types of financial development – including grants. 
  • Strengthen and grow the endowment.
  • Grow membership.  


  • Total Number of Members is 3646
  • Total Number of Membership Units is 2482
  • 14.3% Family
  • 16.6%% Youth 
  • 13,2%% Adults 
  • 53.2% Senior Insurance (Silver Sneakers, Renew and Active, Silver and Fit, etc.

Facility Information  

  • 43,000 sq. ft. facility
  • 2 Gymnasiums
  • Separate youth and adult locker rooms with steam and sauna,
  • Swimming Pool, hot tub, and whirlpool
  • Fitness center with cardio equipment, Precor equipment and free weights 
  • 3 Racquetball Courts
  • Licensed Child Development Center for infants through school age, before & afterschool and Summer Day Camp
  • Treasure Lake Extension Site- rental of 3750 square foot Fitness Facility approximately 5 miles from the main YMCA facility. Site includes cardio equipment, free weights and weight machines. Locker rooms with showers.


  • Childcare programs include infant/toddler, preschool, before-after school-age care
  • Middle School Initiative 
  • Youth aquatics including swim lessons and swim team 
  • Youth sports leagues and karate 
  • Aqua exercise classes, Silver Sneakers and Silver and Fit 
  • Group exercise classes and adult sports including pickleball, volleyball, and basketball leagues

Annual Campaign  

  • $59,420 was raised in 2022 
  • $53,000 was raised in 2023 on a goal of $60,000 

Previous Year’s Campaign Impact

  • Total number of people receiving financial assistance was: 19 Family, 14 Adult, 7 Senior and 1 Youth membership grants were provided in 2023.
  • Total amount awarded in financial assistance $26,229 which included 800 visits from Youth and Adult non-profit service agencies. 

Capital Campaign

  • The last Capital Campaign was in 2015. The goal was $1.2 million and this was achieved. Dollars were used to renovate the DuBois facilities over a 5-year phased plan as the donations were paid.


Current Staff 

  • 10 Full Time
  • 42 Part Time
  • 50 Program Volunteers

CEO Direct Reports

  • The CEO has 5 direct reports:  Membership/Senior Program Director, Child Care Director, Youth & Family Program Director, Office Manager/Bookkeeper, Maintenance Director 

Board of Directors

  • 17 board members 
  • 3 Female and 14 Male
  • Age range:  25-35-5, 36-45-4, 46-55-3, 56-65-3, 65 plus-2 
  • Ethnic/race: 16 white 1 Asian
  • Industry: 3 Medical, 2 Banking, 3 Manufacturing, 1 Financial Development, 2 Insurance, 2 Self-employed, 2 Retired, 2 Sales


  • Current Annual Budget Size is $1,147,901
  • Current Debt includes 36-month equipment lease at $4598/month
  • Current Endowment $500,000
  • The last 2 of 3 years ended in an operating deficit. 

Population & Demographics

  • The 12-minute drive time population is 17,201 and the 5-mile population is 20,650 
  • Median household income is $55,787
  • Median age is 45 years old
  • 91% White
  •  3% Two or more races
  •  4% Hispanic/Latino
  •  2% all other 

Minimum Criteria for candidates: 

  1. Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and personal values consistent with the YMCA mission.
  2. 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.  Prior YMCA experience is preferred.  
  3. Experience developing and strengthening community relationships.
  4. Experience developing new programs and reviewing programs being offered or considered for both economy and the effectiveness in broadening our engagement in the communities in which we serve.
  5. Successful fiscal management track record.
  6. Experience leading and participating in successful fundraising efforts.
  7. Grant writing and management experience. 
  8. Demonstrated ability to develop and strengthen community relationships and effective partnerships.
  9. Proven ability to lead with a collaborative approach while working with the board to achieve the strategic vision.  
Essential Functions

Key Skills and Abilities

Develop and Implement the 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.

Develop a Strong Fiscal Plan and Continue to Improve Operational Performance: Assess the current operation and create a business plan that will drive continued growth and efficiency in membership and programs. Provide effective leadership to position the Y for strong fiscal performance while expanding services to the community. Work with the board and staff to develop long-term and annual tactical plans for achieving key goals and objectives.    

Advocate the Vision of the YMCA within the Community: Proactively interact and communicate with YMCA members, donors, staff, volunteers, and the community. Serve as an active ambassador and face of the YMCA for the mission and vision for the YMCA within the community as a respected leader with the ability to develop and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders developing mutually beneficial collaborations. Expand partnerships and collaborations to ensure an elevated presence of the Y in the community. 

Lead and Develop the Staff Team: Establish yourself as a leader to attract, motivate, engage, and retain staff in a positive and productive manner by implementing an expectation for excellence. Demonstrate an engaging, open, positive, and inclusive leadership style with a proven history of displaying integrity, a strong work ethic and courage. Be innovative and maintain an open mind for developing new ways of expanding services and their impact.     

Steward Fundraising Efforts: Partner with the board to continue success in increased annual donations that provide financial assistance to those in need as well as support operations. Work with the board to also secure donations and develop a cohesive fundraising plan to renovate as well as maintain facilities to better meet the needs of members, program participants and the community. Ensure public and private partnerships and resources are developed to support these efforts that also instill confidence, credibility, and trust in the Y with community leaders and donors. 

Additional Important Information

Area Amenities and Community Benefits

DuBois is located in Western Pennsylvania, northeast of Pittsburgh and southeast of Erie. Our city is surrounded by forests, streams, and wildlife; it is a nature-lovers’ and hunter’s paradise.   DuBois is also a hub for baseball and softball hosting tournaments such as, the Small College World Series, the Eastern Regional Little League Tournament, and the PIAA State games.   Penn State University has a local campus in DuBois. The DuBois Y is adjacent to the DuBois City Park and City pool that the Y has historically been able to use.  The YMCA was started in 1894.  The service area includes DuBois, Sandy Township, Falls Creek, Sykesville, Reynoldsville, and Penfield.  

Salary Range:  $75,000 - $100,000 based on experience. 

Benefits:   Healthcare- 100% coverage for full-time employees, Life, short- and long-term Disability Insurance, Childcare 100% covered for first child, 50% second and 25% for additional children.  Retirement contribution - YMCA pays 6%, employee contributes 2% per eligibility requirements ( Additional benefit details shared with finalists. 

Other sites for information:

DuBois Area YMCA:

City of DuBois:

Chamber of Commerce:

PA State Alliance of YMCAs:

YMCA of the USA

Target Dates for the search process

Resumes accepted through: December 21, 2023

Preliminary interviews scheduled: January 24 & 25, 2024

Final interviews: February 13 & 14, 2024

CEO selection made:  By February 26, 2024

New CEO on board (anticipated): March 27, 2024

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

YMCA of the USA – Search Consultant


[email protected]

Ken Soliday 

PA State Alliance of YMCAs- Director of Services 


[email protected]