Chief Executive Officer

Pay Rate: $105,000 to $125,000/yr., Depending on Experience
LOCATION: 810 Wyoming, El Paso, TX

The Opportunity:
This is an amazing opportunity for a proven and experienced professional to take their next leadership step to lead a truly mission-focused YMCA in a wonderful community in the western tip of Texas. The new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will join our Y with an energized board and a strong staff team that have a true passion for the work and love for the community they serve.

Position Description:
This position supports the work of the Y, one of the leading nonprofits in the El Paso area. The CEO, in partnership with the Board, sets the strategic direction of the organization; oversees its financial stability and growth, staffing, development, and operations; and positions the Y as a community convener and collaborator to address critical social issues. One of the important roles of the CEO is to ensure the safety and well-being of young people. It’s foundational to everything we do as a youth-serving organization. The CEO creates a culture of safety for everyone by exceeding standards and maintaining compliance.

Key Skills and Abilities:
The 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. Key competencies: Developing Self & Others, Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Innovation

• 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 Management

• 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 executed that is affirming, culturally competent and effective. 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

• Fiscal Management: Use high-level financial analysis to forecast financial trends, growth, and stability, while consistently leading the 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 that will lead to long term financial success. Key competencies: Fiscal Management, Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Developing Self & Others, Philanthropy

• Cause-Driven Leadership: Inspires and mobilizes staff, volunteers, members,
community members and community partners to strengthen communities for all. Bring together people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations to ensure access to the opportunities, relationships, and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive. Creates a welcoming, equitable, affirming, genuine, hopeful, and nurturing environment dedicated to making the communities served stronger. Positions the Y as a vital partner in the community in building partnerships and collaborations with key stakeholders and like-minded organizations. Key competencies: Developing Self & Others, Inclusion, Communication & Influence, Engaging Community, Collaboration

• Maintenance and Development of Facilities: Ensure well-maintained facilities for program participants and members. Ensure that all facilities are structurally sound, equipment is in good working order, and all maintenance systems are properly maintained. Work with the Board to lead the Y through stages of a current or future capital development project, whether it’s initial planning, research, and viability; architectural and schematic design phases; construction management; or the operational start-up of your new, renovated, or expanded facility. Key competencies: fiscal Management, Program/Project Management, Change Leadership, Critical Thinking & Decision Making

• Health Coverage by IRS ACA Affordability Percentage: paid by Y, by employee per personnel policy.
• Retirement: 7 percent paid by Y, 3 percent by employee contribution (after eligibility requirement are met)
• Savings: 403B account paid by the employee
• Paid Time Off
• Other benefits per YMCA personnel policy

Criteria for candidates:
1. Accredited 4-year college degree and or equivalent work experience.
2. At least ten years prior related experience that includes five years in a senior management role with a YMCA or comparable organization with direct supervision of multiple levels of staff and employees.
3. Fiscally sound business management approach with a proven track record of budgetary and fiscal management in excess of $2 million annually.
4. Demonstrated ability to strengthen community relationships and develop/enhance programs that effectively broaden engagement in the communities served.
5. Excellent communication skills and personal values consistent with the YMCA mission.

Learn more about the position and or apply online:
Deadline for Resumes: August 18th, 2023

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