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CEO - Hilo

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Location: Hilo, HI
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 04-11-2017

Job Description:

Job Description

The Island of Hawaii YMCA Board of Directors is actively seeking a visionary leader who will build upon strong executive leadership and continue a culture of excellence within the YMCA. The YMCA seeks to be at the center of community life as a leading provider of Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility programs and services.
The CEO will be uniquely positioned to quickly identify opportunities for growth in membership and programs while closely monitoring the budget to ensure positive fiscal health. The CEO will be required to take a “hands on” approach with program development and will possess experience in developing, enhancing and delivery of high quality programs and services to engage new participants and members.

Qualified candidates must have a solid business acumen, sound judgment, and exceptional leadership skills. They must have a proven track record that demonstrates an ability to successfully 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 manage a staff; and work with a YMCA board that focuses on strategic issues. Opportunities exist for membership growth, program expansion, financial development and increased community partnerships and collaborations. This is all available with a small-town lifestyle, on the beautiful “Big Island”.

Salary Range: $50,000-$55,000
Benefits: Vacation plan, health plan and other benefits per personnel policy included. Full paid Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) for employee. Family HMO is available and paid by employee.
The Island of Hawaii YMCA Association Facts
History: In 1919, first program offered was English night school for 133 students in Hilo. First building was built in 1966 in Hilo. The Y expanded to add facilities in Kona and Waimea and grew to estimated $7 million annual budget. In 2016, entered into a management agreement with the Maui Family YMCA to support and address financial and organizational challenges. The management agreement expires in November 2017.

The Island of Hawaii YMCA supports families in our community with an emphasis on those families seeking health and well-being. We offer affordable membership, promote healthy activities, offer low cost rental resources for families and business. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for families in our local community. The Island of Hawaii YMCA is a local community non-profit organization
Mission: The Island of Hawaii YMCA is a fellowship dedicated to putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body.
YMCA Service Area and Locations: The YMCA serves the entire Island of Hawaii and serves a population that includes Hawaiian, Filipino, Asian, and Pacific Islander residents. Locations include the YMCA main facility located in HILO, the Minuke’oke Park in WAIMEA, the Aquatics Park in KAWAIHAE, and La’aloa, the Natural Landscape Walking Park in KONA (under construction).
Facilities: The YMCA is a 12,000-sq. ft. that includes a fitness center, locker rooms, day care, and program activity room. Exercise facility offers free weights, treadmills, elliptical machines, cross cable machines, stair masters, recumbent bicycles, shoulder press bicep, chest machines, leg press / leg extension and leg curl machines, hip machine, squat and dead lift machine Open seven days a week.
Membership: The YMCA has a membership of approx. 250 members. Youth 1%, Adults 6%, Seniors 90%. Family 2%.
Programs and Services: Fitness Programs like Zumba, Kung Fu, Yoga, Hot Hula and conditioning programs are scheduled daily / weekly. Developing nutritional / fitness programs to address obesity, Diabetes, Parkinson’s and Arthritis prevention. Open seven days a week.
Youth Development Programs offered include YMCA Youth Legislature, YMCA Aquatics Sailing Program, YMCA Day Camps (Summer and Winter Break), YMCA Child Watch and Date Night Program, YMCA supports AYSO Youth Soccer in Waimea.
Family Visitation Center offers services for families that require supervised family visitation and exchanges where abuse of a household member is involved and separation is necessary. The YMCA provides a safe and neutral location where supervised visits and exchanges can take place. Serves the entire island.
YMCA Kawaihae Aquatics Programs offered include Sailing and water safety programs offered to youths to adults. 240 youth participated in 2016.
Use of Low Cost Commercial Kitchen Rental offers a certified commercial kitchen available for low cost daily, weekly or monthly rent for food preparation and cooking with flexible hours of use.
The Island of Hawaii YMCA offers low cost large banquet hall rental space for family gatherings, events, parties and receptions, with accommodations up to 180 persons.
Staff: In addition to the CEO, there are two full time staff, and 15 Welcome Center and program staff.
Financial: The YMCA operates on a January-December fiscal year. Revenues: Total association budget is $350,000 (41% Rental Income, 22% Membership, 20% Grants, 11% Contribution, 6% Programs).
Annual Campaign Support: 2016 – raised $39,000 on a goal of $30,000, 2017 goal - $40,000.
Community: Hilo is located on the “Big Island”. Think big. Hawaii Island is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain, but it’s remarkable for more than just its size. Picture yourself visiting Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, or talk story with a cultural demonstrator at Puuhonua o Honaunau, a historic park that was once a place of refuge. Whether you’re walking on a black sand beach, snorkeling with manta rays, horseback riding in Waimea or sailing along the Kona Coast, Hawaii, the Big Island is your island for adventure.

Other sites for information:

Island of Hawaii YMCA - www.islandofhawaiiymca.org
Hawaii County Data Book - http://www.hisbdc.org/BusinessResearchLibrary/HawaiiCountyDataBook2015.aspx
Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Bert Ruiz, YMCA of the USA, Region Director, CEO Search
Laura Mahan, YMCA of the USA, Resource Director

Minimum Criteria for Candidates:

• Accredited 4-year college degree.
• Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and personal values consistent with the YMCA mission.
• Must have the ability to develop and strengthen community relationships.
• Have the ability to develop new programs, and 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.
• A proven track record of budgetary and fiscal management.

Preferred Criteria for Candidates:

• YMCA Organizational Leader Certification. If the candidate does not possess this, they must obtain it within 3 years from the date of hire.
• Minimum of five years’ prior experience in a management role with a YMCA or related experience at a comparable organization with direct supervision of multiple levels of staff and employees.
• Fiscally sound business management approach.
• Strategic planning and fundraising experience including annual campaigns and the securing of grants.
• A proven track record of budgetary and fiscal management of more than $250,000 annually.
• Bachelors’ degree in social work, psychology, or any relevant behavioral health field, and have had at least one year of experience working in a child and family services related field.

Essential Functions

• 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. Evaluate current strengths and weaknesses of all key staff and create a plan to integrate members and program participants.
• Advocate the YMCA Vision Within the Community: Serve as ambassador for the mission, goals and values of the YMCA. Lead efforts with 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. Create a culture of excellence within the YMCA, and act as an ambassador for the mission and vision for the YMCA within the community. Be seen and respected as a leader within the community, while proactively creating collaborations to enhance outreach and program initiatives. It is key that the CEO can quickly adapt and engage with a diverse community that includes Hawaiian, Filipino, Asian, and Pacific Islander families.
• Improve Operating Performance: Work with the board to develop an annual tactical plan for achieving key YMCA goals and objectives. Remain fully informed of all operational issues, and have the keen ability to quickly address any issues that might arise as well as forecast future needs.
• Drive Membership and Enhance Programming: Successfully develop, implement and promote the YMCA’s services and activities to the community, enhance and develop new programming making the YMCA the preferred provider within the community. Continue to engage, as well as, retain current members and cultivate new membership to the YMCA. Implement a plan to increase the number of members and add value to our membership services. Membership plan should include strategies to recruit, engage and retain members that will be adopted by YMCA staff and promoted by volunteers.
• Prepare and Manage the Budget: Use an elevated level of 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. Monitor the budget closely to address aging facility needs, and anticipate impact on revenue and expenses related to upkeep and maintenance.


• Lead Fundraising Efforts: Establish a plan for attaining the YMCA's annual fund raising goals and take the campaign to new levels of engagement with members, volunteers and donors. Develop and implement fundraising plans which will establish this Y as a leading charitable organization within the community, as well as meet the needs of this association. Important fiscal goals include a balanced budget, development of specialized campaigns to support the current day-to-day operations, development of a maintenance reserve, the securing of grants through grant-writing, implementation of a planned giving program, and growth of endowment funds. Fundraising plans will meet current and future needs of the association while building a culture of philanthropy among the board and staff. The CEO will be asked to take a leadership role in meeting objectives of community collaborative initiative that includes funded resources, over the next three years.
• Establish and Maintain a Culture: Continue to 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.
• Develop and Implement a Strategic Plan: Have the ability to 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. Review and implement the 2016 – 2019 strategic plan that will support the immediate needs of the YMCA.
• Be Visible within the YMCA: Constantly interact with members and volunteers, and be willing to provide assistance in functional areas that require support.
• Continue to Develop an Effective and Diverse Volunteer Board: Work with the board to establish a "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. Work with the board to establish an ongoing implementation plan for each major strategic initiative, and a process to monitor results and capital planning to address existing facility.


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