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The Yonkers Family YMCA has a commitment to creating a culture of safety.
The Yonkers Family YMCA is currently seeking a visionary leader to step into the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This presents an extraordinary opportunity to lead an esteemed organization that has a long-standing history of making significant impacts in the community. The YMCA has demonstrated resilience and adaptability, especially in challenging times, by expanding its services and enhancing its community outreach. The next CEO will be given the crucial task of building upon the strong foundation laid by previous leadership. This role is not just a position of leadership within the organization but also a symbol of commitment and service to the community. The ideal candidate will be someone who can forge strong relationships within the communities served by the YMCA. This entails actively interacting and communicating with YMCA members, donors, staff, and volunteers, creating a network of strong and supportive connections.
This role involves driving the organization forward through innovation in service offerings, with a special focus on critical areas such as youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The YMCA's commitment to addressing challenges related to health, poverty, and race has created a safe and supportive environment for a diverse range of community members, from children and families to seniors. A key aspect of this role will include organizational growth and development. The CEO will be responsible for leveraging increased funding and expanded programs to maximize the YMCA's impact in the community. This will involve not only sustaining existing successful initiatives but also exploring new avenues to better serve the community's needs. Leadership and team development will be another important area of focus. The CEO will foster a robust organizational culture that aligns with the YMCA's mission and values. This includes prioritizing staff professional development and enhancing service delivery to members and the broader community. Maintaining and building a strong, dedicated team will be essential to achieving the YMCA's goals.
Furthermore, the CEO will play a pivotal role in community relations and partnerships. Developing strategic relationships and partnerships will be key to enhancing support for the YMCA's mission and furthering the organization's reach and effectiveness. Above all, the CEO will champion the YMCA's commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, and a strong spiritual foundation. This role involves working both globally and locally to ensure the overall success of the community. Stepping into this role means more than just managing an organization; it's about leading a change-making institution into its next phase of growth and community impact. The new CEO will have the opportunity to shape the future of the Yonkers Family YMCA, building on its legacy of strong leadership and deep commitment to improving the lives of those in the community.
The Yonkers Family YMCA is committed to diversity and inclusion for all. We are focused on uplifting our community through the positive development of our youth, promotion of healthy living, and fulfilling our social responsibility. We believe in social justice and are guided by a strong spiritual foundation. We work globally and locally for the overall success of our community.
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, the Y works side by side with its neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.
The YMCA of Yonkers is seeking an innovative, strategic, and community-minded individual to serve as its next CEO. The CEO will build trust and extend the breadth and depth of our reach across Yonkers. They will lead collaborative efforts to grow and maintain productive working relationships in the community that enhance our reputation and further our mission and cause.
Yonkers YMCA Facts
Current Key Strategic Initiatives
CEO Direct Reports
Board of Directors
Population & Demographics
Additional Important Information
Area Amenities and Community Benefits
Yonkers, New York is located along the Hudson River and is New York’s third largest city and the largest city in Westchester County. A city in the center of it all, Yonkers serves as the gateway between New York City and the Hudson Valley. It is a highly diverse and richly multi-cultural community. Yonkers is convenient, affordable, and offers opportunity for almost every residential and commercial investment. It’s why some of the biggest projects in the Hudson Valley are happening here, and why you should be part of it.
Salary Range: $115,000- $130,000
Residency Expectation: The CEO is expected to be highly engaged in our community. Living in the YMCA’s service area is preferred.
Other Sites for Information:
Yonkers YMCA: http://yoymca.org
City of Yonkers: http://www.yonkersny.gov
City School District of Yonkers: http://www.yonkerspublicschools.org
Yonkers Chamber of Commerce: http://www.yonkerschamber.com
Westchester County: https://www.westchestergov.com/
YMCA of the USA: www.ymca.org
Key Skills and Abilities
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
Improve Operating Performance: Engage the board and appropriate staff to develop an annual tactical plan for identifying and achieving key goals and objectives toward 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
Fiscal Management: Use high-level financial analysis to forecast financial trends, growth, and stability, while consistently leading the 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
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
Build and Lead Staff: Ensure a talent development system is in place and executed in affirming and culturally competent staff. 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 served by the Y. 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
Target Dates for the Search Process
Resumes accepted through: March 22, 2024
Preliminary interviews scheduled: May 1-3, 2024
Final interviews: May 16-17, 2024
CEO selection made: May 23, 2024
New CEO on board (anticipated): June 25, 2024
Candidates will apply via the following website: http://tinyurl.com/yonkers-family-ymca-ceo
Candidates will be requested to submit the following with their online application: A resume and cover letter, along with four professional and two personal references.
Please Note: References checked on final candidates only with prior notification.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
David Martorano Rob Totaro
Vice President, Thriving Ys Director of Member Advancement
YMCA of the USA Alliance of New York State YMCAs