YMCA   •  

Grand Haven, MI

5 - 7 years

Posted 242 days ago

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Application Information

Candidates must apply on-line. You will be requested to submit the following with your online application:  A resume and cover letter, along with six professional references.
Note:  References will be checked on final candidates.

Questions about this CEO search process may be directed to:

Eric Williams, Region Director, CEO Search, YMCA of the USA, (C) 330-237-1981

Mike Harrison, Resource Director, YMCA of the USA, (C) 207 350 9140


Base Criteria: 

  1. Experience in preparing and managing a budget in excess of $2.5 million
  2. Strong financial acumen
  3. Experience working collaboratively in community private/public partnerships
  4. Minimum 5 years experience in a senior level management role with the Y or related experience at a comparable organization with direct supervision of multiple levels of staff
  5. Experience in leading and developing boards
  6. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  8. Personal values consistent with the Y mission

Preferred Attributes:

  1. Fundraising experience, including major gift experience with documented results
  2. A track record for building and leveraging community partnerships and alliances to achieve organizational goals.  Experience in successful development and implementation of strategic plan. Strong leadership expertise.
  3. Y Organizational Leader Certification (Note: Candidates not already in possession of this certification have up to three years to obtain this certification via the Y-USA Training and Leadership Development criterion.)
  4. Improve Operating Performance: Partner with the board to identify issues and develop an annual tactical plan for achieving key YMCA goals and objectives to solve them. Remain fully informed of all operational issues and be able to quickly address issues that arise as well as forecast future needs. Manage and direct the Y’s operations and activities. 

    Key competencies: communication, influence, quality results, finance, decision making 

    Address Specific Area(s): The YMCA has the opportunity to strengthen these areas in order to have greater impact:  

    • Capital development for facilities expansion programs  
    • Philanthropic efforts (annual campaign and special events) 
    • Membership and program expansion through innovation 
    • Community outreach – effectively reaching those people who may not otherwise have an opportunity to be a part of the YMCA 
    • Endowment development 
    • Building reserves for deferred maintenance and planning 
    • More collaboration within our community with school systems, federal government, healthcare and other agencies 
    • Public Policy

$85K - $104K