Position: President/Chief Executive Officer
Address: 10 Foster Plaza, 680 Anderson Drive,
Suite 400 Pittsburgh, PA 15220
The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
is an equal opportunity employer committed to valuing diversity and
The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
has a commitment to creating a culture of safety.
Position Description and Board
For over 160 years, the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh has responded
to the changing needs of a dynamic metropolitan and suburban area.
The Pittsburgh Y accepts the challenge to build its capacity to
ensure the future of its mission and to respond to continuing and
The President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) must be able to work
with the Board of Directors and lead a highly performing senior
staff team by ensuring that staff development and performance
produce superior outcomes in community engagement, philanthropy,
quality programs, and member satisfaction. The CEO must be highly
visible in the community, ensuring that the YMCA remains a greatly
respected and desired partner with a strong stake in identifying
and addressing solutions for community issues.
The CEO will provide leadership to develop a bold vision and
strategic direction that guides the day-to-day work of the
Association. The CEO must lead the organization in promoting the
YMCA and maintain a financially sound vison that will ensure the
strength of the YMCA and the perpetuation of its mission.
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 areas of focus:
Key Deliverables of the Next President/CEO:
- 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
- Fiscal Management: Use high-level financial
analysis to forecast financial trends, growth and stability, while
consistently leading 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. Key competencies: Fiscal Management, Critical
Thinking & Decision Making, Developing Self & Others,
- Build and Lead Staff: Ensure a talent
development system is in place and executed in affirming,
culturally competent and effectively. 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
- 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
- Position the Y as a Vital Partner for Community
Change: Serve as an ambassador for the mission, purpose,
and vision for the YMCA within the community. Possess the ability
to develop and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders from
diverse backgrounds, while always upholding the highest standards
and values of the Y. Ensure your Y is seen as a leading nonprofit
committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to
their potential, purpose, and each other. Key competencies:
Communication & Influence, Engaging Community,
- 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
- Residency Expectation: Living in the YMCA’s
service area is required.
- Salary Range: Commensurate with
- Benefits: Retirement contribution, vacation
plan, health plan and other benefits per personnel policy
Minimum Criteria for
- Bachelor's degree in business administration, human services or
- Multiple years prior experience in a senior management role
with a YMCA or related experience at comparable organization with
direct supervision of multiple levels of staff and employees and
significant budget experience.
- Reflect a discernible appreciation for the diverse communities
served by the YMCA and an ability to personally advance the mission
and interests of the YMCA in public forums.
- Advanced understanding of financial terms and devices such as
income statements, balance sheets, etc.
- Fiscally sound business management approach.
- Excel at developing and strengthening community
- Must be an articulate and persuasive spokesperson on behalf of
- Possess a strong commitment to the YMCA mission.
Preferred Criteria for Candidates:
- Advanced degree: business, law, or human development.
- YMCA Organizational Leader Certification.
- Strategic planning and fundraising experience including annual
and capital campaigns and securing grants.
- An understanding of the national and international
relationships of the YMCA is preferred.
Target Dates for the search process:
- Resumes accepted
- Preliminary interviews scheduled: March 17 & 18,
- CEO selection
- New CEO on board (anticipated): June
- Candidates will apply via the following
will apply via the following website:sburgh-ceo
- You will be requested to submit the following with your online
application: A resume and cover letter, along with four
professional and two personal references. Note:
References will be checked on final candidates.