National Lead, CEO Engagement –YNAN/MM

This position is responsible for efficient and effective coordination and delivery of resources to local YMCAs. 
Job Description

The National Lead, CEO Engagement - YNAN/MM is responsible for leading a team that provides support, engagement, and communication with local CEO’s and their assigned Affiliate networks. As a representative of the national office, this position provides Strategic direction that ensures alignment and partnership across the Service Delivery Continuum. Alignment with YUSA vision, philosophy and positioning are imperative to the success in this role.

The National Lead, CEO Engagment - YNAN/MM also leads the team in executing the Operational Excellence portfolio which advances our organizational priorities. This strategic support will be aligned with Practice Leadership and the CEO Engagement – YNAN/MM team will provide functional leadership in one or more of the Following Practice areas: Governance, Organizational Assessments/Financial Sustainability, Business Analytics or Capital Planning/Real Estate.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; related post-graduate work or an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Organizational Leader certification is preferred.
  • Requires minimum of 7-10 years of executive level leadership experience in the YMCA or another federated, not-for-profit, mission-based organization with extensive executive experience in the education and training of others. CEO or 
  • C-Suite experience in the YNAN/MM affiliate network is required.
  • Demonstrated experience cultivating partnerships within complex organizational structures.
  • Demonstrated excellent project management, organizational, analytical planning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated experience operating within a complex environment that requires continual improvement and maintaining a discipline of adherence to best practices.
  • Demonstrated advanced coaching, communication and facilitating abilities with ability to operate comfortably in an asynchronous environment, primarily through electronic communications.
  • Knowledge and understanding of shared services, partnerships and creating the most impact as we strengthen YMCAs for the future.
  • Superior verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills are required.
  • Demonstrated superior ability to build relationships and influence others by interacting with a broad range of stakeholders with different interests and needs is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work proactively in an ambiguous, dynamic, entrepreneurial department is required.
  • Commitment to Y-USA mission and strategy.


Essential Functions
  • Primary lead for designated YNAN/MM affiliate network and supervision of the team. 
  • Drive to deliver strategic support and solutions to assigned portfolio of Ys related to real time opportunities. Bring resources, credibility, and timely engagement to improve trust and strengthen relationships between CEOs and YUSA.
  • Provide specialized consulting services that will systematically identify and focus on financial assessments, operational assessments, executive transitions, collaborations, shared services, management agreements, mergers, strategy, and planning.
  • Function as primary point of contact for one or more assigned practice areas of responsibility: Governance, Organizational Assessments/Financial Sustainability, Business Analytics or Capital Planning/Real Estate. 
  • Collaborate with affiliate networks to ensure coordination and strategic alignment around collective goals that advance network priorities and outcomes.
  • Implement processes to enhance and increase communication across the Y network, focused on CEO and C-Suite leaders – Cohorts, Peer Communities, Alliances, Learning Centers, etc. 
  • Partner across Y-USA to identify and support CEO’s needs related to Executive Learning Series opportunities for Affiliate and Affinity networks.
  • Serve as a convener around specialized topics, emerging trends, and shared concerns.
  • Lead with curiosity and bring customized and timely solutions.
  • Cultivate CEO relationships through problem solving, trust building, and value-added engagements.
  • Establish effective partnerships and working relationships across Affiliate Networks, Alliances, and Y-USA departments to achieve overall objectives and strategic goals.
  • Advocate for both Y-USA and the Affiliate Networks.
  • Travel expected up to 40% of the time.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.