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YMCA of Central Massachusetts President & CEO

Company: YMCA of the USA
Location: Worcester
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Job Description:

EXECUTIVE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTYMCA OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS Position: President and CEO Association Services Center: 766 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610 (508-755-6101) As an equal opportunity employer, the YMCA of Central Massachusetts is committed to all aspects of diversity and inclusion. INTRODUCTION: The YMCA of Central Massachusetts, with a 155-year legacy for improving communities and the lives of our neighbors, has evolved into a premier human service organization for all. Today, the Y is one of the regions most relevant charitable institutions and has demonstrated with great skill and consistency, a distinct ability to respond to complex community issues, deliver quality programming and model social responsibility. For decades, this Y has been committed to diversity, inclusion and international partnerships. Named a Diversity, Inclusion and Global Innovation YMCA, we strive to address changing demographics and deliver a menu of services to underserved communities. Led by dedicated, passionate volunteers and a talented professional staff, our six branches and three rural summer camps, serve approximately 35,000 members across 70 cities and towns in the Heart of the Commonwealth. YMCA dynamic programming ranges from affordable child and afterschool care to inspiring wellness programs for all ages and abilities to initiatives designed to help young people reach their potential along with supporting cancer survivors, where countless individuals rely on the Y to live a healthful life. The Ys spirit of collaboration engages members, volunteers, donors, mission partners and staff in delivering our cause throughout Central Massachusetts. BOARD EXPECTATIONS: The Ys Board of Directors seeks an experienced leader who has the requisite background and skills to achieve excellence in the following areas. All key deliverables have equal importance: Build Upon and Execute the Vision and Strategic Plan That Drives Innovation and Bold Impact: Partner with the board to lead a collaborative process that rallies all stakeholders to build upon and implement a strategic plan that aligns with the mission and vision of the organization. Serve as an innovator who drives bold impact to address the communities critical social issues while positioning the organization for sustained success. Develop benchmarks and accountability plans to ensure goals are achieved and impact is realized. Continue to Grow and Strengthen Operating Performance with a Focus on Fiscal Sustainability: Assess current operations including staff and facilities and create plans that will continue to grow and retain membership as well as expand program delivery to meet critical community needs. Proactively identify trends as well as create a data driven culture that drives effective decisions. Provide a balanced focus on strong fiscal performance while expanding services to the community. Work with the board and staff to develop long-term and annual tactical plans and metrics for achieving key goals and objectives. Advocate the YMCA Vision Within Our Communities as a Cause-Driven Leader: Be an advocate for the mission, goals, and values of the YMCA with a contagious effect that inspires and mobilizes others. Create strategic and successful relationships with influential local and state leaders, potential donors, members and organizations in our communities, with an eye toward leveraging those relationships that will be mutually beneficial to those involved. Lead a Culture of Philanthropy: Serve as the leader in fundraising efforts by working with the board and senior staff to establish a plan for how the organization will continue to expand raising contributed dollars for service growth, keeping programs affordable for all and continued facility improvements and expansion. Be able to position the Y as a charity of choice by instilling confidence, credibility, and trust in the Y with community leaders and donors. Promote a Mission-Driven & Inclusive Culture: Continue to strengthen the culture of inclusion, integrity, character and life-long learning within the YMCA organization that reinforces, encourages, and promotes values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. In congruence with the YMCAs mission, the YMCA continues to foster an environment where diversity is celebrated and where all members, program participants, volunteers, and staff can reach their fullest potential. Salary Range: $210,000-$230,000 (salary commensurate with experience). Benefits: Generous health care, dental plan, disability insurance, life insurance, PTO and other benefits per policy. Lap top, cell phone, and leased vehicle. YMCA pays 12% retirement contribution per eligibility requirements (www.yretirement.org). Benefits details, per the personnel policy, to be shared with final candidates. Residency Expectation: The new President & CEO is expected to live within the Ys services area. Minimum Candidate Criteria:

  • Accredited 4-year college degree (required; non-negotiable).
  • Ten years prior experience in a senior management role with a YMCA or organization of comparable complexity including supervision of staff at multiple levels and locations.
  • Successful track record of fiscal management.
  • Ability to develop and strengthen community relationships and effective collaborations.
  • Effective skills in board governance and serving as an integral partner with volunteers.
  • Experience leading successful fundraising efforts (including annual, capital campaigns and endowment).
  • Experience leading, developing, implementing and achieving strategic plans.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and personal values consistent with the YMCA mission. Preferred Candidate Criteria:
  • YMCA Organizational Leader Certification (Note: Candidates not already in possession of this certification have up to three years to obtain via Y-USA).
  • Fiscal responsibility of $5M or more.
  • Graduate degree in a field that supports and advances this work. YMCA of Central Massachusetts Association Facts: Mission Statement: The YMCA of Central Massachusetts is an association united in a common goal to strengthen our communities and to develop the spirit, mind and body of all persons, regardless of means, through activities guided by and based upon our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Diversity and Inclusion Vision Statement: The YMCA of Central Massachusetts ensures that all people are welcomed and fully engaged in the organization by nurturing and supporting an environment that reflects, celebrates and learns from the rich diversity of our shared global community. Cause Statement: The YMCA of Central Massachusetts will strengthen the foundations of community through programs and services that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Strategic Advantage: The YMCA of Central Massachusetts is part of a worldwide movement that has a rich history of building bridges between communities, is responsive to its changing environment, evokes a sense of belonging, and positively impacts the lives of individuals and families. Service Area: Service Area includes nearly 70 communities in Worcester County which are served by six membership branches, three-day camp properties, satellite sites in urban, rural and suburban communities. Worcester population is approximately 184,000 plus surrounding towns over 750,000 people. Membership Facility Branch Locations: (website for more information: www.ymcaofcm.org) Boroughs Family Branch 4 Valente Drive Westborough, MA 01581 508-870-1320 (85,000 square feet) Central Community Branch 766 Main Street Worcester, MA 01610 508-755-6101 (110,000 square feet) Greendale Family Branch 75 Shore Drive Worcester, MA 01605 508-852-6694 (110,000 square feet) Leominster Community Branch 108 Adams Street Leominster, MA 01453 978-401-2290 (10,000 square feet) Montachusett Community Branch 55 Wallace Avenue Fitchburg, MA 01420 978-342-5462 (50,000 square feet) Tri-Community Family Branch 43 Everett Street Southbridge, MA 01550 508-765-5466 (65,000 square feet) Volunteer Leadership: 31 Board of Directors and 20 Advisory Board Members. Board of Governors for each branch (approximately 12-15 members) and countless other program volunteers. Staff: Approximately 120 full-time and 750 part-time cause-driven leaders. Direct reports to the CEO including VP/Chief Membership and Marketing Officer, VP/Chief Human Resources Officer, VP/Organization Development, VP/Chief Financial Officer and Administrative Assistant. Vice Presidents share oversight of branch operations. Membership: There are 35,000 members with 17,500 units comprised of Youth (9%), Adults (17%), Families (62%) and Seniors (12%). Membership units and revenue have grown over 5% in each of the past 2 years as a result of enhanced facilities and innovative programing. Core Strengths: Afterschool childcare, day camp, served over 900 cancer survivors, Minority Achievers, Safety around Water, 150,000 snacks and meals served annually, Marcy Street Child Care Center in Southbridge, indoor tennis at Greendale, outdoor Aquatic Center at Boroughs, Academic Achievement Centers, Fuller Family Park at Central. Strong commitment to serve the urban markets and delivery of services in collaboration. Financial Position: Excellent financial health. 2019 operating budget of $23 million (10/1-9/30 fiscal year) projected to surplus $1.9 million with a debt service of $1.5 million, annual capital budget of $400,000 and other Board designated reserves. Assets include an endowment of approximately $12M and capital assets of $35 million. Long term debt is approximately $18.3 million. Public Support & Financial Assistance Awarded: Allocation of $5.4 million in assistance is overseen by a diverse and dynamic group of volunteers and staff who raise over $1.2 million in philanthropy (including $1 million in Annual Giving) and $4.2 million in government funding to support individuals, families and children. Combined this is approximately 20% of total revenues. Strategic Planning: Under the guidance of the Boards Visioning Committee the Strategic Plan is reviewed/evaluated/updated annually including the designation of organizational Focus Areas with related benchmarks and the roll forward of a twenty-five-year financial plan to manage endowment funds, raise capital funds, manage debt, reinvest in capital assets, and fund Board designated reserves. Capital Campaign History: 2008 Strength of the Team (raised $8.5M for Boroughs, Greendale and Central Branches investment of $15 million), 2014 150th Anniversary Campaign (raised $7.5M and completed $11M in projects). Projects funded with donations, debt and sale of underutilized assets. Debt is supported by projects with a strong return on investment. Attractions & Quality of Life Benefits to Living and Working in the Community: Worcester, MA, the second largest City in New England, has a number of exciting development projects underway. New market rate housing, Hanover Theater District, Boston Red Sox AAA baseball team (relocating in Worcester by 2021), Canal District, Shrewsbury Street including many new restaurants. Excellent quality of life and affordable housing in Central MA, great colleges and universities, Wachusett Ski Mountain for year-round outdoor recreation, and easy access to Vermont/ New Hampshire/Maine, Boston, Cape Cod, RI and New York City! Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs: The Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs, Inc. exists to support and serve member Ys, which are all leading nonprofit charitable community service organizations, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. By leveraging the Y brand and the strengths of Ys to speak with one voice by emphasizing our collective impact through strategic relationships, the Alliance influences public policy and connection to evidenced-based solutions to advance our cause and position Ys to solve critical social issues. As part of the governance structure, all Massachusetts YMCA CEOs serve on the board of directors. More information available at the Alliance of Massachusetts website: https://www.maymca.com. Informational Sites: YMCA of Central Massachusetts: www.ymcaofcm.org City of Worcester: http://www.worcesterma.gov/ Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce: https://www.worcesterchamber.org/ Discover Central MA: https://www.discovercentralma.org/ Employer: www.ymca.net CEO Search Process Target Dates: Resumes accepted through: March 1 (4:00 pm EST) Candidate review: by March 15 First round interviews: March 28 & 29 Final in-person interviews: April 23, 24 & 25, 2019 CEO selection made: by May 3, 2019 New CEO on board (anticipated): June 3, 2019 To Apply: Candidates will apply via the following Website: Candidates will be requested to submit the following with their online application: A resume and cover letter, along with six professional references. Please Note: References checked on final candidates only with prior notification. Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Lisa Drouin, CEO Search Director, Employer, lisa.drouin@ymca.net or 973-714-3678.

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