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YMCA of the USA

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Job Description Position: CEO Address: 2420 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820 (203-655-8228) As an equal opportunity employer, the YMCA of Darien Community is committed to diversity and inclusion. Introduction: At a time when our communities seem increasingly divided, it\u2019s important to recognize and celebrate how the Y unites people each day. The Darien YMCA has long provided a common place for people to come together for health, recreation, and for connection with others. The Darien Y has proactively worked to address community needs and ensure that all are welcome and that no one is turned away for an inability to pay. Their mission emphasizes that programs enhance positive values and builds stronger family bonds. For over sixty years, the Darien YMCA has strived to strengthen the mental, spiritual, and physical well-being of every member. Salary Range: $175,000-$235,000 (salary commensurate with experience). Benefits: Comprehensive medical benefits with the Y paying 100% health care for individual and 50% for family. Vacation, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as other benefits per the personnel policy. YMCA pays 12% retirement contribution per eligibility requirements ( Residency Expectation: The new CEO is expected to live in either Fairfield County or Westchester County.\u00a0 YMCA of Darien Community Association Facts Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind & body for all. History: In 1954, the Darien YMCA began as a branch of the Stamford YMCA. In 1964, the Darien Y purchased its first permanent home on the Post Road, located near the Spring Grove Cemetery. In 1969, under a special permit issued by the Town of Darien, the Darien YMCA became an incorporated, independent Y, and purchased the property for the Deanwood school for Handicapped children. This is the same location where the Y operates today. The Y facilities have been through several transformations over the years; always staying true to its mission of serving the Darien Community. Geographic Service Area & Demographics: The Darien YMCA service area is the town of Darien; however, membership is composed of approximately 60% Darien residents, with 20% of its members and program participants from Stamford, 20% from Norwalk and 10% from other nearby communities. Darien, with an approximate population of 20,000, is located in Fairfield County CT. Situated just off I-95 between the cities of Stamford and Norwalk the town is a bedroom community with relatively few commercial buildings. Most workers commute to New York City and many also work in adjacent cities. Two Metro-North railroad stations link the town to Grand Central Terminal and the rest of the New Haven Line. For recreation, the town includes four small parks, two public beaches, four country clubs, a hunt club, and two yacht clubs. Staff: 35 full time staff; 275 part time; 60 seasonal. Eleven direct reports to CEO (in current staff structure): CFO, Office Manager, Marketing & Communications Director, Health & Fitness Director, Youth Services Director, School-Age Director, Aquatic Director, Competitive Swim Director, Gymnastics Director, Facilities Director, and Sports Director. Volunteer Leadership:\u00a0 17-member Board of Directors. Additionally, there are 350 program volunteers engaged annually to help the Y deliver on its mission. Membership: 3274 units; 6000 individual members; youth (29.7%), adult (41.6%), family (13.5%) and seniors (15.5). Finances: 2018 budget of $9,061,871 with a fiscal year of January-December. The Y is financially very healthy which is reflective in their ability to provide financial assistance to those in need. As of Dec 2017, debt of $3.4M. Annual Fundraising, Financial Assistance & Community Support: 2018 Annual Campaign goal of $63,000. Provided $1M in financial assistance and community support in 2017. Awards included $672,000 in financial assistance, facility access to community groups and other non-profits, Sioux YMCA and International YMCA work and support as well as complementary memberships to local fire, police and ambulance personnel. Membership Facility:\u00a0 60,000 square foot full facility that includes a 25-yard lap pool, a warm water therapy pool, cardio wellness center, spin & yoga studios, personal training center, basketball gymnasium, nursery school, and 11,000 sq. ft gymnastics training center. Website provides additional information as well as a virtual facility tour: Core Program Strengths: The Y is the largest provider of youth sports in town as well as operates the only indoor pools in town. Signature programs include nationally ranked gymnastics team, and regionally strong competitive swim program. The Y\u2019s Nursery school is state licensed, and fully enrolled. Attractions and quality of life benefits to living and working in the community:\u00a0 Darien is located in Fairfield County and has two public beaches. Darien is served by Darien Public Schools and Darien High School was ranked No. 1 in the \U.S. News Best High Schools in Connecticut\ in 2013. Darien has five elementary schools and a $27 million addition was completed to the town's middle school. A new $73 million campus for Darien High School was completed in the fall of 2005. The public library in Darien, the Darien Library, has consistently ranked in the top ten of its category, and Darien has the lowest mill rate of the Fairfield County suburbs of its size. Information Sites: \u2022\u200eCommunity YMCA of Darien: \u2022Darien Chamber of Commerce: \u2022Darien Town Government: \u2022Darien Public Schools: \u2022Money calculator: http:\/\/\/calculator\/pf\/cost-of-living\/index.html \u2022YMCA of the USA: Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs The Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs is an alliance of YMCAs comprised of twenty-one Associations, each volunteer lead, and a powerful advocate of the needs of children, families, and individuals in communities throughout Connecticut.\u00a0 As a charity, the YMCAs across Connecticut exist to strengthen their communities and everyday work with thousands of men, women, and children to ensure everyone regardless of age, income or background can learn, grow and thrive. Our collective impact is to strengthen the impact of local YMCAs through education, collaboration, advocacy and public policy. Alliance website: https:\/\/\/ Search Process Target Dates: Resumes accepted through: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Candidate review: by Wednesday, April 17, 2018 Initial interviews scheduled: Monday, April 30 & Tuesday, May 1, 2018 On-site interviews: Tuesday, May 22 & Wednesday, May 23, 2018 CEO selection made: by first week of June New CEO on board (anticipated): Early to Mid-July 2018 (if not sooner) Application Information:\u00a0 Candidates must apply on-line only. Applicants will be requested to submit the following with your online application: A resume and cover letter, along with six professional references. Please Note: References will be checked on final candidates only and will be discussed in advance. Questions regarding this position and process should be directed to: Lisa Drouin, CEO Search Director, YMCA of the USA 973-714-3678 David Hayward, Resource Director, YMCA of the USA 312-835-2225 Qualifications Minimum Candidate Criteria: Accredited 4-year college degree (required; non-negotiable). Ten years\u2019 prior experience in a senior management role with a YMCA or company\/organization of comparable complexity.\u00a0 Successful track record of fiscal management.\u00a0 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 and capital campaigns). Experience leading and implementing a strategic plan. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and personal values consistent with the YMCA mission. Technology and marketing savvy including the use of social media. Preferred Candidate Criteria: Fiscal responsibilities of $3M annual budget. YMCA Organizational Leader Certification (Note: Candidates not already in possession of this certification have up to three years to obtain via Y-USA). Graduate degree in a field that supports and advances this work.\u00a0 Essential Functions BOARD EXPECTATIONS The board believes its new CEO should be an experienced leader who has the background and qualities that will permit the achievement of excellence in the following roles:\u00a0 Create a Strategic Plan That Drives Innovation and Has Bold Impact: Lead a collaborative process by involving various Y stakeholders to create 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 community\u2019s critical social issues while positioning the organization for sustained success. Lead a Team as the Heart and Soul of the Organization: Build on the staff team\u2019s success by establishing yourself as a collaborative leader to attract, motivate, engage, and retain staff in a positive and productive manner by agreeing upon and implementing expectation for excellence. Demonstrate an engaging, open, positive and inclusive leadership style with a proven history of displaying integrity, a strong work ethic and courage. Advance a Culture of Philanthropy: Expand fundraising efforts by working with the board and staff to establish a plan to raise significant contributions for service growth, keeping programs affordable and endowment. Must 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. Develop a Strong Fiscal Plan and Continue Operational Performance: Assess the current operation and create plans that will continue to grow and retain membership as well as expand delivery on unmet program needs. Proactively identify trends as well as create a data driven culture to make 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. Salary$175,000.00 - $235,000.00

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We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The Y is a nonprofit like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver positive change. The Y is community centered. For nearly 160 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities. The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs. The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The Y has local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to affect lasting, meaningful change.

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