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Chief Executive Officer

Company: The National Council of Young Men's Christian Asso
Location: Pawtucket
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion. Job Description The YMCA has a commitment to creating a culture of safety.THE OPPORTUNITYThe YMCA of Pawtucket and its Board of Directors' CEO Search Committee are partnering with YMCA of the USA and KLR Executive Search Group to bring a highly motivated and proven professional to lead a strong YMCA in the Pawtucket community.The new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will join a financially strong, mission-driven organization that enjoys a dedicated Board and staff team that have a love for the community. The CEO serves as the chief executive officer and reports to and is directly held responsible by the Board of Directors. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for key result areas as established by the Board of Directors.This position supports the work of the Y, one of the leading nonprofits committed to strengthening community. The CEO, in partnership with the Board at the 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 CEO works under the policies, directives, and guidelines of the governing Board of Directors.OUR MISSIONTo put Christian principles into practice through programs that build character and promote a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.YMCA FACTSDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement:We acknowledge that the communities we serve require different strategies and care to meet their needs. The Y is made up of individuals working to support our communities. We work collaboratively to ensure that all Y members, and employees, no matter their ethnicity, age, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, cultural background, social economic status, race, or ability have the opportunity to experience the Y.At the Y we promote and share the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Differences in basic human needs are recognized and addressed by the YMCA staff and volunteers when designing programs and services. Racism, biases, disparities, and inequalities are acknowledged and addressed by the Y leaders in the same way as basic human needs like food, clothing, and shelter.The YMCA is committed to advancing equity for everyone in the YMCA and the greater community. Our volunteers and staff work in concert to build relationships, understand needs, design programs and provide support that helps ALL people to participate without barriers. We will accomplish this by being intentional, utilizing our resources, and time. We are determined that this work will be effective in igniting community change.Current Key Strategic Initiatives:

  • Expand the Y's presence and impact to assist struggling communities that need vital services and programs
  • Actively address gaps in urban and suburban communities, focusing on diversity, inclusion, and combating inequities and systemic racism
  • Communicate programs and services powerfully and broadly, strengthening the Y's brand and profile as a charitable organization
  • Develop a diverse and expanding funding stream and intentionally leverage cash and debt to maximize reach and impact
  • Foster a culture of innovation in membership and programs, addressing key areas such as childcare, mental health and achievement gap to keep the Y relevant and thrivingMembership:Total Number of Members: 20,597Total Number of Membership Units: 8,984
    • % Youth: 5%
    • % Adults: 18%
    • % Household: 66%
    • % Senior: 11%Branch Information:
      • Heritage Park YMCA: 333 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860
      • MacColl YMCA: 32 Breakneck Hill Road, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865
      • Pawtucket Family Branch YMCA: 20 Summer Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860
      • Westwood Branch YMCA: 2093 Harkney Hill Road, Coventry, Rhode Island 02816
      • Woonsocket YMCA: 18 Federal Street, Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895Core Programs:
        • Child Care: Preschool, Before and After
        • Membership
        • Day Camp
        • Aquatics
        • Chronic Disease Prevention
        • Youth and Adult SportsAnnual Support Campaign:
          • Current 2023 Goal: $100,000
          • Total number of people receiving financial assistance last year: 5,500
          • Total amount awarded in financial assistance last year: $1,080,494Staff:
            • FT: 128
            • PT: 266
            • Seasonal: 100CEO Direct Reports:
              • COO
              • CHRO
              • Finance Director
              • Development Director
              • VP of Childcare
              • Marketing Director (future)Staff Demographics:
                • Female: 68.75%
                • Male: 31.25%
                • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.25%
                • Asian: 1.25%
                • Black or African American: 7%
                • Hispanic or Latino: 14.5%
                • Two or More Races: 2.75%
                • White: 73.5%
                • Unknown: 0.75%Board of Directors:
                  • Number of Governing Board Members: 23
                  • Female: 30%
                  • Male: 70%
                  • Black or African American: 13%
                  • Hispanic or Latino: 4%
                  • Two or More Races: 4%
                  • White: 79%
                  • Finance
                  • Investment
                  • Executive
                  • Executive Compensation
                  • Board Development
                  • Building & Grounds
                  • Development
                  • HR
                  • DEI
                  • Cyber Risk
                  • Golf Tournament
                  • Merrill Fund
                  • Current Annual Budget Size: $16M
                  • Current Debt: $6.5M
                  • Current Endowment: Investment Account: $4.7M
                  • Last year 2021: $1,034,890
                  • Previous year 2020: -($392,039)
                  • Previous year 2019: $1,042,885COMMUNITY POPULATION & DEMOGRAPHICSPawtucket: 2020 US Census:
                    • Total Population: 75,842
                    • Total Households: 29,666
                    • White: 55.80%
                    • Hispanic or Latino: 25.20%
                    • Black or African American: 17.60%
                    • Two or More Races: 12.50%
                    • Asian: 2.00%
                    • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.50%
                    • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.10%Providence County: 2020 US Census:
                      • Total Population: 660,741
                      • Total Households: 249,592
                      • White: 77.30%
                      • Hispanic or Latino: 25.00%
                      • Black or African American: 13.00%
                      • Asian: 4.50%
                      • Two or More Races: 3.50%
                      • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.50%
                      • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.30%ABOUT THE AREAPawtucket is not only an outstanding community in which to live and work but is also a great place to play and be entertained. From Chinese dragon boats to championship Triple-A baseball, handcrafted jewelry exhibitors to live music in numerous genres, plus historical attractions, three critically acclaimed theater companies and top-notch recreational facilities. Pawtucket is part of Rhode Island's Blackstone Valley region. Whether you are exploring the Region by foot, bicycle, automobile, or kayak, know that there are plenty of adventures for urban explorers, history buffs, and nature lovers of any age out in the Valley.Pawtucket recently opened a new commuter rail station (Providence/Stoughton Line) that serves the Northeast Corridor-a 45-minute train ride to Boston! Pawtucket offers recreational water activities from boating to fishing on the beautiful Narragansett Bay. The City has completed a Comprehensive Plan to upgrade the Festival Pier area for the enjoyment of residents and guests alike.Pawtucket is home to a diverse array of festivals celebrating the cultural, musical, artistic, and historic assets of the community. In Pawtucket's downtown there is the Riverfront Summer Concert Series, which features great music every Sunday during the summer. Blues, swing, jazz, and Dixieland fill the air at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheatre next to the City Hall complex on Exchange Street. The Slater Park Summer Concert Series brightens the summer season with a wealth of programming geared towards children and families.The CT-RI is a Regional Alliance of YMCAs. The CT Alliance of YMCAs is comprised of 21 YMCAs including 36 branches and over 193 program sites. The RI Alliance of YMCAs is comprised of 5 YMCAs including 16 branches and over 28 program sites. The Alliance is a powerful advocate for the needs of children, families, and individuals in communities throughout Rhode Island. Learn more: Qualifications CANDIDATE CRITERIA
                        • Accredited 4-year college degree and or equivalent work experience.
                        • Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and personal values consistent with the YMCA mission.
                        • 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.
                        • Fiscally sound business management approach with a proven track record of budgetary and fiscal management in excess of $6M or more annually.
                        • Must have the ability to develop and strengthen community relationships.
                        • Have the ability to develop new programs, review and enhance programs being offered or considered for both economy and the effectiveness in broadening our engagement in the communities in which we serve. Essential Functions KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIESThe Board believes its new CEO should be an experienced leader who has the background and qualities that will permit him or her to achieve excellence in the following roles:
                          • 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. Identify and expand the Y's revenue streams. Key competencies: Developing Self & Others, Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Innovation
                          • Fiscal Management: Use high-level financial analysis to forecast financial trends, growth, and stability, while consistently leading organization to balance or surplus operations by growing earned revenue and contributions and controlling costs. Empower and guide staff leaders to lead their departments to successful financial operation. Develop and implement stewardship strategies. Expand the Y's footprint through growth, mergers, and or acquisitions. Key competencies: Fiscal Management, Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Developing Self & Others, Philanthropy
                          • Make Progress as an Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Multicultural Organization: Intentionally promote inclusion in all aspects, ensure and sustains diverse representation in our leadership, and lead social change in our communities through anti-racist policies, words, and actions. Key competencies: Change Leadership, Communication & Influence, Engaging Community, Inclusion
                          • 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
                          • 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
                          • Build and Lead Staff: Ensure a talent development system is in place and is well executed in affirming, culturally competent and effectively manner. Hire, motivate, nurture, retain, and hold staff accountable for key objectives. Work towards recruiting, retaining, developing, and promoting staff that represent the diversity of the communities you serve. Encourage the team by creating a spirit of camaraderie, inclusion, and sense of mission and purpose. Create a learning organization to help staff achieve their highest potential. Key competencies: Developing Self & Others, Inclusion, Emotional Maturity, Change Leadership
                          • Maintenance and Development of Facilities: Ability to assess the Y's physical assets (facilities, equipment), project current and future capital needs, and ensure proper planning for repair and or replacement that provides a safe environment for members, program participants, and guests. Lead future capital development projects for new, renovated, or expanded facility. Key competencies: Fiscal Management, Program/Project Management, Change Leadership, Critical Thinking & Decision Making
                          • 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 ManagementSALARY RANGE & BENEFITSResidency Expectation: Living in the YMCA's service area is requiredSalary Range: $175,000 to $220,000
                            • Medical (80% employer paid, 20% employee paid), Vision, Dental per personnel policy
                            • Retirement (12 percent paid by Y after eligibility requirements are met)
                            • 403B savings plan available
                            • Life Insurance
                            • Vacation and PTO per personnel policy.
                            • Offer extended will be given a relocation package.Resumes accepted through: April 19, 2023, noon CDTPreliminary interviews scheduled: May 10 and 11In-person interviews: June 7 and 8CEO selection made: Week of June 12New CEO on board (anticipated): July 15 (or earlier)*dates subject to changeREFERENCES, BACKGROUND CHECK, AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADER CERTIFICATIONCandidates must submit the following in their online application: a resume, cover letter, and six references (four professional and two personal that are not directly related). References checked on final candidates only with prior notification. Successful candidate accepting the offer must pass a background check and must have a current Y-USA's Organizational Leader Certification or obtain certification within the first three years from start date as the CEO.

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