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The Family YMCA Board of Directors is actively seeking a visionary leader.

LocationLos Alamos, NM

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Position:  CEO
Address: 1450 Iris St, Los Alamos, NM 87544 
The Family YMCA is an equal opportunity employer committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.
Position Description and Board Expectations: The Family YMCA Board of Directors is actively seeking a visionary leader who will build upon strong executive leadership abilities and continue a culture of excellence within the YMCA as an active resident of the community.  The YMCA is the center of community life as a leading provider of youth programs, and health and wellness services. The CEO position is uniquely positioned to champion the YMCA mission and embark on the next chapter of the organization.
The prosperous candidate must have a solid business acumen, sound judgment, and exceptional leadership abilities expertise. The CEO must have a proven track record that demonstrates an capability to prosperously implement and promote the YMCA’s services and activities to the community; assess community needs and develop programs in partnership with others to meet those needs; raise funds through annual and capital campaigns; develop and lead staff; and work with a YMCA board that focuses on strategic issues. Opportunities exist for membership growth, program expansion, and financial development. 
In partnership with the board, the CEO will develop a strategic vision and focus for the YMCA explore the enhancement of the physical footprint of our organization and expand our program offerings. To be effective, the CEO will need to engage, empower and motivate leadership abilities staff to lead their departments in alignment with the strategic vision. 
income Range:   $80,000-$95,000 annualized, commensurate with practice.
advantages: Retirement contribution: The Y contributes 7%, Employee 5%. Vacation plan, health plan, relocation reimbursement, and other benefits per personnel policy included. 
 YMCA Association Facts:
History: The Y was founded in Los Alamos by volunteers in 1955 who recognized a need for family recreational programs in the community. In 2017, the Y served 8,000 individuals, of which 3,700 were youth and teens. Through fundraising, support from donors and with assistance from United Way-Northern New Mexico-Los Alamos, Information technology supported 300 people with financial assistance totaling $126,000. See for more information.  
Mission and Focus: Our mission is to build individual, family and community strength by focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
YMCA Service Area and Locations: The YMCA service area includes (2016) Los Alamos/Los Alamos County (18,100); Espanola/Rio Arriba County (39K). About 190,000 people live within a forty-mile radius of Los Alamos. Los Alamos National Laboratory is the largest employer in northern NM. Approximately 7,000 people commute to work at the Laboratory - traveling to Los Alamos from Northern New Mexico, Santa Fe and the Albuquerque metro area, and nearly doubling the Los Alamos population during a standard work week. Demographics of the community include 87% white, 14.7% Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% black or African American, 8.0% Asian/API, and 0.8% American Indian.
Facilities: Facilities include an 18,000 sq. ft main facility; a 3,500 sq. ft Y Express that offers wellness and cycling programs; and our two facilities serving teens, the Los Alamos Teen Center and the Espanola Youth Teen Center. The main facility includes a gymnasium; indoor climbing gym; Child Watch; indoor cycling studio; and 2 racquetball/1 dual court.
Membership: The YMCA has 3197 members, 1839 units (*does not include 872 teen center members). Average percentages of membership: Single Adults: 19%; Family 54%; youth 5%; other (Corporate/Silver Sneakers) 22%. 
Programs and Services: The YMCA offers a variety of programs and services. The Y has a strong membership base with no real competition. Information technology is the largest provider of After School care (at all 5 elementary schools), summer camp; and two teen centers. Los Alamos Teen Center is largely funded by County; Espanola TC funded by City, County/United Way/Annual Campaign. The Y is the largest provider of youth recreation/sport in County; provides a large indoor climbing gym and offers the Reach and Rise Mentoring program.
Staff: In addition to the CEO, there are 20 Full-Time and 200 Part-Time. The CEO supervises 7 direct reports which include a Financial Manager; Senior Program Director/Development agent; Membership Director; Wellness Director; Facility Manager; Los Alamos Teen Center Director, and Espanola Teen Center Director.
Financial: The YMCA current budget is $2.7M with $1.3M of debt. 2017 = +$46,128
2016= +$41,680; 2015 (9,644). Reserves=$235,665
Annual Campaign Support: The YMCA raised $178,000 in 2017. The 2018 = $180,000 
Community: The residents of Los Alamos have among the highest levels of educational attainment of any community anywhere, with many residents holding a masters’ degree or PhD. The public-school district typically ranks as one of the top school districts in the state and in the nation. The University of New Mexico has a branch in Los Alamos, and the community has a large home-schooled population. Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) is growing with a projection of hiring 700 new employees annually over next 4 years. 
At 7,355 feet altitude, Los Alamos is “big pine” country, with a mild, four-season climate. Summers have moderately warm days and cool nights. Afternoon temperatures are in the 70s and 80s and infrequently reach 90 degrees. The relatively thin air, light winds, clear skies and dry atmosphere cause nighttime temperatures to drop to the 50s even after the warmest day. Winter storms are typically short in duration, with many mild, sunny days. Los Alamos is surrounded by National Forest, National Park, Pueblo, and other Federal lands. 
Additionally: Number 1 school district in the state top 10 nation (private school education at public school prices). Outdoor activities – 10 mins from door step to top of ski hill; Best Town to Raise a Family; 300 days of sunshine – hiking, rafting, world class outdoor climbing and mountain biking; Santa Fe airport, capability to travel elsewhere easily.
Other sites for information: s-county-nm/
Target Dates for the search process
Resumes accepted through: August 2, 2018
Candidate Review Completed By: August 22, 2018
Preliminary interviews: September 10, 2018
Final interviews (in person): September 26 & 27, 2018
New CEO on board (anticipated): November 4, 2018
*Dates are subject to change without notice.
Application Information:
Online applications accepted only at:
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 for candidates moving to the interview stages.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Bert Ruiz, YMCA of the USA, Region Director, CEO Search 
Cezar Gonzalez, YMCA of the USA, Resource Director
Minimum Criteria for Candidates:
1. Accredited 4-year college degree.
2. Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication expertise and personal values consistent with the YMCA mission.
3. Must demonstrate to develop and strengthen community relationships.
4. Must demonstrate the capability 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.
Preferred Criteria for Candidates:
1. YMCA Organizational Leader Certification. If the candidate does not possess this, they must obtain Information technology within 3 years from the date of hire.
2. Minimum five years prior practice in a senior management function with a YMCA or related practice at a comparable organization with direct supervision of multiple levels of staff and employees.
3. Fiscally sound business management approach.
4. Strategic planning and fundraising practice including annual and capital campaigns. 
5. A proven track record of budgetary and fiscal management of more than $2,000,000 annually.
Essential Functions
Key Deliverables:
• Advocate the YMCA Vision Within the Community: Serve as ambassador for the mission, goals and values of the YMCA. Lead efforts for increasing membership and delivering high quality programs to the community. Actively interact and communicate with the communities in the region as a representative of the YMCA. Represent the YMCA’s mission to community leaders, donors, staff and volunteers. Assure existing strong partnerships are fostered, and new partnerships are created. Be seen and respected as a leader within the community, while proactively creating collaborations to enhance outreach and program initiatives.
• Advance a Culture of Philanthropy: Lead fundraising efforts by working with the board, staff, and community to establish a plan for the organization to raise significant contributions, including endowment, for service growth, affordable programs and capital development projects. Must be able to position the YMCA as a charity of choice by communicating and engaging with our community, and by instilling confidence, credibility, and trust in the YMCA with community leaders, partners, and donors. Fundraising plans will meet current and future needs of the association while building a culture of philanthropy among the board and staff. 
• Develop and Manage the Staff Team: The YMCA seeks a “servant leader” who can inspire a positive attitude and build a cohesive team. The new CEO will create a plan to build unity, encourage teamwork, set operational goals tied to a strategic plan, hold staff accountable, and foster individual staff development. Lead by example; remain actively engaged in staff development and performance leading to superior results in programs, member satisfaction and community engagement.  
• Fiscal Management: Use a high level of financial analysis to forecast financial trends, growth and stcapability while consistently leading the organization to balance or surplus operations by growing earned revenue and contributions and controlling costs. Empower and guide staff leaders on the prosperous financial operation of their areas of responsibility. Monitor the budget closely to address competition that may impact membership, facility needs, and anticipate impact on revenue and expenses. Implement a plan to pay down debt and prepare the organization to explore capital improvement or expansion. Explore the development or enhancement of middle school/teen focused programs.
• Develop and Implement a Strategic Plan: Work effectively with volunteers, key staff, and the YMCA of the USA Resource Director, to create and develop a strategic roadmap that addresses opportunities and challenges related to the community’s support of facilities and programs, with defined organizational strategies. Lead staff in the development and implementation of goals through an annual operating plan. Lead volunteers in creating and aligning committees and their charts of work to support the strategies and goals of the association. The CEO will launch the process to develop a new strategic plan that will guide the organization into the next chapter and explore opportunities for capital expansion to address facility needs. 
Additional Key Priorities:
• Establish and Maintain a Culture: Strengthen a culture of inclusion, integrity, character and life-long learning within the YMCA organization that reinforces, encourages, and promotes values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.
• Cause-Driven leadership abilities: Inspire and mobilize staff, volunteers, members, community members and community partners to strengthen communities. Passionate about giving their community a place to play, to learn, to connect with one another, to be healthy, to eat well and give back. Create a welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing environment, and dedicated to making their community stronger.
• Improve Operating Performance: Work with the board to develop an annual tactical plan for achieving key YMCA goals and objectives that will support the existing facilities. Remain fully informed of all operational issues and have the keen capability to quickly address any issues that might arise as well as forecast future needs. 
• Continue to Develop an Effective and Diverse Volunteer Board: Work with an already active and engaged board to continue implementing "best-practices" process to recruit, train, develop, and renew the volunteers on the board. Guide the organization to research each key initiative, build agreement, enlist support from each critical constituency and establish a timeline for completing each aspect of the planning process.
income$80,000.00 - $95,000.00

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