YMCA of Snohomish County
Penobscot Bay YMCA
YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina
In partnership with Alliance leadership and on behalf of the YMCAs in Connecticut and Rhode Island, lead, support, and participate in the transformation of the State Alliance into a self-directed and self-sustaining organization serving as a catalyst for change, collaboration, and community impact with and through the 26 member Associations.
In pursuit of long-term sustainability, evolving relevance, and transformational impact, the Chief Executive Officer of the State Alliance will help set the strategic direction for, coordinate services to and manage the resources of the YMCAs in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
To advance youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility as well as amplify the collective impact of the Y and its partners, the Chief Executive Officer will be recognized as the principal advocate for and voice of the YMCAs in Connecticut and Rhode Island. In partnership with Alliance and local Y leadership, the CEO will represent and pursue the interests of the Alliance and its member Associations in the areas of advocacy, brand awareness, collaboration, and philanthropy.
The CEO will, as dictated by the strategic direction of the Alliance, implement planning, manage resources, and coordinate activity. To advance Alliance objectives the CEO will convene and coordinate the work of volunteers, staff, and contracted providers. In response to emerging opportunities and to sustain operations, the CEO will pursue cost savings, revenue generation, and funding opportunities for local YMCA’s, Alliance initiatives, and the Alliance itself
Mission Advancement: Incorporates the Y’s mission and values into the organization’s vision and strategies. Ensures community engagement; promotes the global nature of the Y. Leads a culture of volunteerism ensuring engagement, inclusion, and ownership. Leads a culture of philanthropy.
Collaboration: Advocates for and institutionalizes inclusion and diversity throughout the organization. Initiates the development of relationships with influential leaders to impact and strengthen the community. Is recognized as an inspirational community leader who navigates complex political and social circles with ease. Communicates to engage and inspire people within and outside the YMCA. Ensures that a talent management system is in place and executed effectively.
Operational Effectiveness: Possesses penetrating insight and strong strategic and critical thinking skills. Invests resources in well-designed innovation initiatives. Creates a structure to deliver organization-wide results to achieve objectives. Develops and implements stewardship strategies. Determines benchmarks and ensures appropriate leadership to meet objectives.
Personal Growth: Creates a learning organization. Effectively drives change by leveraging resources and creating alignment to expand organizational opportunities. Shares authority and demonstrates courage and humility. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
Have a Baccalaureate degree and significant executive leadership experience within the YMCA Movement and or similar industry.
Have YMCA Organizational leader certification or comparable credentials.