Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
- Streator YMCA
- Location: Streator, Illinois
- Category: Executive-President and Chancellor
- Posting Date: 03/03/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
The Streator Family YMCA is an equal opportunity employer committed to valuing diversity and practice inclusion. The YMCA mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Chief Executive Officer at the Streator Family YMCA sets the strategic direction of the organization; oversees its financial stability, staffing, development and operations; and positions the Y as a community convener and collaborator to address critical social issues. The Chief Executive Officer works under the policies, directives and guidelines of the board of directors.
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.
- Partners with the volunteer governing board to set the organization’s policies, goals, and strategic direction. Implements its policies, plans and directives, and reports on matters affecting the welfare of the association.
- Provides leadership in securing needed resources for current operations, capital improvement, community development and long range financial stability. Oversees the long-range development of the association's resources. Ensures fundraising activities and strategies are sufficient to support the Y’s charitable needs.
- Initiates and fosters relationships with all constituents through a systematic cultivation plan designed to increase support of the Y. Maximizes community partnerships, engages volunteers, and cultivates and solicits top donors and community leaders. Interprets the purpose and programs of the Association.
- Directs the development of the strategic plan and assures the accomplishment of organizational goals and objectives.
- Intentionally uses change as a strategy to expand options and opportunities and better leverage Y resources and capabilities. Oversees YMCA operations and programs and works with the board and staff to anticipate and address community needs. Fosters a climate of innovation to develop member-focused programs. Spearheads the development, communication and implementation of effective strategies and processes.
- Creates successful change by aligning structures, systems, and processes that are linked to the change. Directs the staff to carry out initiatives, assignments and programs under the approved strategic plan and annual budget. Ensures a positive workplace culture and an effective staff organization.
- Communicates and collaborates with government, schools, other not-for profits, corporations
and other organizations in the community. Interprets the work of the YMCA to the community and ensures its cause, vision, values and goals are understood. Executes strategic alliances with other Ys, community organizations, and global partners to benefit the community (e.g., state alliances, health care facilities, schools).
- Develops and maintains excellent relationships within the community and the Association, as well as within the state, regional, national and international YMCA movements.
- Recommends annual budget for board approval. Ensures prudent fiscal management, reporting and controls. Oversees financial operations.
- Change Leadership
- Minimum candidate criteria: Accredited 4-year college degree. Related graduate degree preferred.
- YMCA Organizational Leader certification (Candidate not already in possession of the certification has up to three years to obtain via YMCA of the USA)
- Two or more years of broad management experience preferred.
- Experience in not-for-profit sector, including strategic planning, board and volunteer development, and philanthropic development preferred.
- Insight and skill to effectively lead a voluntary, not-for-profit organization within a complex internal and external environment.
- Demonstrated experience in community relations, financial development, fiscal management, and board and volunteer development.
- Ability to attract, retain, lead and motivate quality staff and volunteer leadership.
- Knowledge and understanding of community resources and the ability to engage and partner these resources with the YMCA to meet strategic objectives.
- Must be regarded as a peer to other top-level community leaders.
- Must have commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA and uphold its values and ethics.
- Must be an articulate spokesperson on behalf of the YMCA.
- Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device.
- The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Ability to work in excess of a 40-hour week with irregular work hours.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $40,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
Social distancing guidelines apply. Masks worn in common areas of the building, reservations for some areas/programs.
- Bachelor's (Required)
- Leadership Experience: 2 years (Preferred)
- YMCA Organizational Leader certification (Preferred)
- One location
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- Plastic shield at work stations
- Social distancing guidelines in place
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place