Position Description

Champaign County YMCA CEO
Association # and Name 1575-Champaign County YMCA
Company Order Number 672
# of openings 1
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EXECUTIVE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY YMCA
 
Position:  CEO
 
Address:  2501 Fields South Drive, Champaign, IL 61822-3733
 
The Champaign County YMCA is an equal opportunity employer
committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.
 
Salary Range: $130,000-$165,000
Salary offer is commensurate with experience
 
Benefits: Retirement contribution (12% fully paid by Y), paid time off, health and dental and other benefits offered as described in personnel policy
Relocation: Relocation assistance provided 
 
Base Criteria: 
1. Accredited 4-year college degree.
2. 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.
3. Embrace the work of “Larkins Place”, an inclusive innovative program designed to support children at all developmental levels and their families.
4. Must be relentless in pursing excellence in 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.
 
Preferred Criteria for Candidates:
1. Fiscally sound business management approach.
2. Strategic planning and Fundraising experience including annual campaigns and the securing of grants.
3. A proven track record of budgetary and fiscal management in excess of $3M or more annually.
4. YMCA Organizational Leader Certification.
 
Position Description:
The Board of Directors of the Champaign County YMCA (aka Stephens Family YMCA) is looking for a servant-leader who puts the needs of others first and help people develop and achieve performance excellence. This innovative, inspirational leader must be passionate and enthusiastic with an engaging manner while positioning this YMCA as an indispensable community asset.  Also, guide the Board of Directors to new heights and build strong relationships with high visibility in the communities we serve.  
 
KEY DELIVERABLES
Key Deliverables and requirements for the CEO include, but are not limited to:
 
Develop and Implement a Strategic Plan
In partnership with the Board, develop and identify critical needs of the Y and Champaign County. Develop a plan of action to review and enhance programs offered; identify potential new programs, for both economy and effectiveness in broadening our engagement and impact in the community in which we serve. Set priorities, enhance the operations, increase marketing and awareness. and appropriate Y staff to develop an annual tactical plan for achieving key goals and objectives.  Remain fully informed of all operational issues and have the keen ability to quickly address any issues that may arise as well as forecast future needs.
 
Lead and Develop a Cohesive Professional Staff Team
Must possess the confidence and skill to evaluate the current strengths and development needs of all key staff and create a plan for individual development to achieve excellence in their work. Create a plan to ensure that the YMCA has an outstanding, dedicated and empowered staff team. Encourage the team by creating a spirit of camaraderie and commitment to mission.  Be the heart and soul of the operation, actively interact and communicate with staff. Role model the behavior you want reflected in Y staff; be visible.
 
Advocate the Vision of the YMCA by Creating High Visibility in the Community
Be viewed and respected as a key leader within the community, proactively creating collaborations while always upholding the highest standards and values of the YMCA. Actively interact and communicate with YMCA members, donors, staff and volunteers. Seek every opportunity to promote the key strategies and strength of the YMCA.
 
Build a Culture of Philanthropy
The candidate must be skilled in creating an environment of giving whether of time, talent and treasure.  This includes volunteer leadership, staff, members and key constituents. Create and execute fundraising strategies to ensure an increase in contributed support for the organization, foundation grants, special events, community collaborations; and create revenue streams necessary to support and sustain the needs of the YMCA.  Identify cultivate, solicitate and provide stewardship of the donor base to support current operations,  long-term financial stability and development of endowment funds. 
 
About the YMCA:
The Stephens Family YMCA has a rich history, spanning 75 years and  is a leading nonprofit community service organization, serving Champaign, Urbana, Savoy and the surrounding communities with health and fitness facilities, day camps, and numerous child-care locations.
 
Facility Features: 75,000 square foot facility, with 3 pools (therapy pool, family zero depth pool and 8-lane lap pool).  We have the first accessible water slide.  7,000 square foot cardio/free weight area, 3 aerobic studios, large wood floor gymnasium, gymnastics gym, Indoor track, Athletic Field and Outdoor Pavilion, 2-story Rock Climbing Wall, Teen and Active Older Adult social space and child watch area consisting of 3 rooms.
 
Membership Features: Currently at 12,598 members
 
Programs: The Y served over 16,000 participants in fee based programming; we offer over 145 group exercise classes each week, have 1200-1300 youth attend child watch each week.
 
Staff: 352 Staff (19 are full-time).  COO/CFO direct reports to CEO
 
Operating Budget Size: $5.2 million
 
Financial Condition: Very healthy fiscally, $1.8 million in debt.  $173,000 in endowment.  Positive operating results past 5 years
 
Annual Campaign: 2017 Actual $135,000 / 2018 Goal is $140,000
 
# of Board Members: 14 Board Members with the following committees - Fund Development and New Membership Committee, Facilities Committee, Personnel Committee, Program Committee, Major Donor Development Committee, Larkin’s Place Committee, Board and Committee Development and Finance Committee.  
 
About the Service Area: 
In Champaign-Urbana, academia intersects culture and community. With a metro population of 195,000, Champaign-Urbana is a BIG 10 university community – home of the University of Illinois - that offers a wide variety of entertainment, cultural and leisure activities usually found in much larger cities.  The area offers museums, galleries and college happenings, including Big Ten sporting events. Residents enjoy surrounding parks and forest preserves by day and local wineries, eclectic restaurants and historic theaters for nighttime entertainment. Champaign-Urbana provides an ideal environment to raise a family, with a progressive public school system and more than 80 neighborhoods. Champaign-Urbana is located just two hours from Chicago and Indianapolis, and three hours from St. Louis.
 
Other sites for information:
www.sf-ymca.net 
www.urbanaillinois.us/terms/chamber-commerce
http://champaigncounty.org/
www.visitchampaigncounty.org
www.uwayhelps.org
www.champaignparks.com
Champaign County Visitors Bureau
 
Target Dates for the search process
Resumes accepted through: March 30, 2018
Committee Review of Resumes: April 3-April 16, 2018
Preliminary interviews scheduled: May 4, 2018
Final interviews: May 30-31, 2018
New CEO on board (anticipated): June 9, 2018
 
To Apply
Candidates will apply via the following website: https://tinyurl.com/champaigncounty-ymca-ceo
Online applications accepted only. Candidates will be requested to submit the following with their online application in order to be considered: A resume, cover letter, and six professional references.
Note: References will be checked on all final candidates.
 
Inquiries:
Questions about this CEO search process may be directed to franciene.gill@ymca.net
Franciene Gill, Senior Director, CEO Search, YMCA of the USA
 
Questions about this particular YMCA may be directed to john.alexander@ymca.net 
John Alexander, Resource Director, YMCA of the USA