The Penobscot Bay YMCA is an equal opportunity employer committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.
Job Description

The Penobscot Bay YMCA has a commitment to creating a culture of safety.

 Penobscot Bay YMCA Association Facts

The Penobscot Bay YMCA serves all the cities and towns of Knox County and Lincolnville. Serving 24,000 people of all ages, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender expression, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation.

YMCA Branch Locations:

Penobscot Bay YMCA Branch 

116 Union Street, Rockport, ME


Members: 2965 members / 1527 units 

62,000-square foot facility

   -8-Lane 25-Yard Swimming Pool

   -Warm Therapy Pool

   -Therapeutic Sauna

   -State-of-the-Art Fitness Center


   -Gymnastics Studio

   -Indoor Walk-Jog Track

   -Free Weight Equipment and Stretching Area

   -Rock Climbing Center

   -Family Play Gym

   -Full-Service Child Care Center (After Care at Camden Rockport Elementary School and Lincolnville Central School)

   -Multi-Purpose Community Rooms

   -Outdoor Playground

   -Adult, Child and Family Locker Rooms

Rockland Harbor YMCA Branch 

12 Water Street, Rockland, ME 


Members: 379 members / 247 units 

8,000-square foot facility

   -State-of-the-Art Fitness Center

   -Indoor and Outdoor Wellness Studios

   -Child Care Center (Infant Care, Toddler Care, Pre-School, After School Care at South School and Thomaston Grammar School. 

North Haven Fitness & Wellness Center

21 Town Office Square, North Haven, Maine 04853 


   -State-of-the-Art Fitness Center

Lily Pond House

120 Union Street, Rockport, ME 04856


   -Yoga and Training Studio


The Rockland location offers yoga, cycle, TRX, personal training and senior programming that focuses on balance and strength, improving performance for ADL for our senior population. The Y also offers a Healthy Living/ Healthy Diet class at Rockland Harbor (RHY) and Penobscot Bay (PBY) locations.

The Penobscot Bay location offers yoga, cycle, TRX and senior programming, Pedaling for Parkinson, LiveStrong at the YMCA, personal and private training, strength training classes, senior social activities, aquatics fitness, swim lessons, swim team, rock climbing, and youth sports.

The Y offers childcare at our RHY and PBY locations and currently has four afterschool programs located within schools.

The North Haven location is primarily a fitness center with group exercise classes.


33 full time, 48 part time and 21 seasonal staff members. The CEO currently has 9 direct reports.

Board of Directors: 

Members: 17

Gender: Male – 7 and Female – 10

Age: 40 - 78 

Industry: Business Management, Insurance Senior Account Executive, Finance, Marketing, Business Owners, Educators, Doctor, Facility Management, Engineer, Real Estate, Author, Attorney


Fiscal year is a calendar year, budget is currently $3M.  Prior to COVID, the Y was at $5M

Debt: $956K (includes mortgage, two small loans, EIDL loan and COVID loan taken 4/2020) Endowment $2M in addition to $734K perpetual trust. 

3-years audited surplus/(deficit) - these numbers include annual endowment gains/losses.

2020 ($286K)

2019 $298K 

2018 ($416K) 

Annual Fundraising Campaign & Financial Assistance Awarded

Annual Campaign:      2020: $285,255

                                2021: $240,000 (Goal)

Amount of financial assistance awarded annually:  

                               2018: $454,479

                               2019: $396,122

                               2020: $124,474 (less due to COVID)


The service area is on the beautiful coast of Maine. The Penobscot Bay Region of Mid-Coast Maine is comprised of many small villages, towns and cities each with their own personalities. What they all share in common is the beautiful natural resources, unique shops and attractions and very friendly people. 

The Y serves all the cities and towns of Knox County and Lincolnville. Currently serving 24,000 people of all ages, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender expression, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation.

Advantages to Area:

Whether your ancestors settled the Midcoast generations ago or you discovered this region as an adult after coming here on vacation, you probably realize how special Penobscot Bay and the Camden Hills are. In fact, our demographic mix is part of this region’s appeal. We are native “Maine-ah” and “from away”. We are retirees and young families. We are artists and engineers, fishermen and software developers. We are a complex, ever-changing blend of talents and experiences, and we love our region’s landscape and lifestyle.

Although summer is our busiest season, our organic community has much to offer and to enjoy throughout the year. 

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Minimum Criteria for candidates:

  1. Accredited 4-year college degree.
  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.
  3. YMCA Organizational Leader Certification. Candidates not already in possession of this certification have up to three years to obtain this through Y-USA.
  4. A proven track record of budget/fiscal management in excess of $3M or more.

Preferred Candidate Criteria:

  1. Ability to develop and strengthen community relationships and effective collaborations.
  2. Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and personal values consistent with the YMCA mission.
  3. Be a proven leader and drive the effort in diversity, equity and inclusion. 
Essential Functions

Position Description and Board Expectations:

The Penobscot Bay YMCA is a cornerstone of our healthy community, fostering partnerships, providing programs and services and promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility to improve the quality of life for everyone.

The Penobscot Bay YMCA (established in 1915) is a thriving $3M association with four locations serving greater Knox County in Maine. The association’s flagship branch in Rockport was built in 2002 and has over 3,300 members, and since then, several additional locations serving surrounding communities have added to the Y’s impact in our service area. The region is a popular tourist and artist destination, and the surrounding coastal region boasts beautiful ocean views, diverse landscapes, and year-round recreational opportunities.  The community is also a working-waterfront community and a hub of regional manufacturing with a growing year-round economy, blending a broad spectrum of socio-economic needs.

The association resides in an area with diverse demographics of affluence and poverty, summer and year-around residents, quality and challenged school’s systems, balanced by a common theme of hardworking well-meaning people. Although the Y is needed throughout the service area, the growth center of the association is in Rockland, where demands are much higher for subsided services and mission critical work.

Key Deliverables of the CEO:

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

Build and Manage the Staff Team: Establish as a leader who can hire, motivate, engage, and retain high performing staff in a positive and productive manner by creating and setting an expectation for excellence. Demonstrate an engaging, open, positive and inclusive leadership style with a proven history of displaying integrity, high regard for honesty and courage, and an open mind to innovative approaches for improving services and expanding impact.  Key competencies: Developing Self & Others, Inclusion, Emotional Maturity, Change Leadership

Steward Fundraising Efforts: Develop and implement an annual fundraising plan that will establish the YMCA as a leading nonprofit organization within the community through the engagement of members, volunteers, staff, and donors. Identify the need for successful capital fundraising, while taking the organization to a new level of effectiveness and impact in annual giving and endowment. Key competencies: Philanthropy, Engaging Community, Communication & Influence

Fiscal Management: Using a high level of financial analysis to forecast financial trends, growth and stability, consistently lead organization to a balanced or surplus operation by growing earned revenue and contributions and controlling costs. Empower and guide staff to lead their departments to successful financial operation. Review and implement stewardship strategies to serve an organization going through recovery and revitalization. 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 

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

Salary Range:  $115,000 - $135,000

Benefits:  Health care plan and generous vacation and PTO plan, as well as other benefits per the personnel policy. Retirement contribution - YMCA pays 7% employee contributes 5% per eligibility requirements (  

Target Dates for the search process

Resumes accepted through: November 26th, 2021 

Preliminafivetowns.netry interviews scheduled: Week of January 3rd, 2022

Final interviews: Week of January 31st, 2022

CEO selection made: February 4th, 2022

New CEO on board (anticipated): March 7th, 2022

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

David Martorano

VP-Thriving Ys/CEO Search

YMCA of the USA


[email protected]

Meagan Hamblett

Executive Director

Y Alliances of Northern New England


[email protected]