EXECUTIVE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
MEADOWLANDS AREA YMCA
Address: 390 Murray Hill Parkway, East Rutherford, NJ 07073 )
As an equal opportunity employer, the Meadowlands Area YMCA is committed to all aspects of diversity and inclusion.
INTRODUCTION and BOARD EXPECTATIONS:
The Meadowlands Area YMCA is a rapidly growing and progressive Association. It is an exciting time in our 98-year history as our YMCA has developed an 83,000 square foot building into our first full facility YMCA which is considered A Y Like No Other . Located in Bergen County, New Jersey we are in the shadows of the Meadowlands Sports Complex (home to the NY Giants, NY Jets and the 2014 Super Bowl) and right outside of New York City.
The Ys Board of Directors seeks an experienced leader who has the requisite background and skills to achieve excellence in the following areas:
Continue Strengthening Operating Performance with a Focus on Membership & Program Expansion:
Considered a start-up , assess all aspects of the current operation and create a plan that will continue to grow and retain members, expand facility and outreach programs, and implement/strengthen policies and procedures. Successfully create and achieve plans, with measurable short and long-term goals.
Lead and Build the Staff Team:
Serve as a leader who can hire, motivate, engage and reward staff in a positive and productive manner. Lead by example; remain actively engaged in staff performance and development leading to superior results in programs, member satisfaction and community outreach and engagement. Maintain a culture of integrity, high ethical standards, and values.
Create a Strategic Plan That Drives Innovation and Has Bold Impact:
Lead a collaborative process by involving various Y stakeholders to create and implement a strategic plan that aligns with the mission and vision of the organization. Serve as an innovator who drives bold impact to address the communitys critical social issues while positioning the organization for sustained success. Throughout the process, create strategic and successful relationships with influential leaders, potential donors, members and organizations in the community, with an eye toward leveraging those relationships that will be mutually beneficial to those involved.
Use high level of 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.
Lead Fundraising Efforts:
Serve as the leader in fundraising efforts by working with the board to establish a plan for how the Y will increase annual contributed dollars for operations and providing financial assistance as well as capital dollars to pay debt, build a facility reserve and establish an endowment program. Ensure public and private partnerships and resources are developed to support operational and future needs by instilling confidence, credibility, and trust in the Y with community leaders and donors.
Salary Range: $185,000-$210,000 (Salary commensurate with experience, with increases and incentives based on performance)
Benefits: Group Health Insurance (medical, dental, prescription, vision and life insurance)-basic coverage for employee provided (or may upgrade plan with co-pay). Family coverage available at employees expense.
Lap top, cell phone, travel expenses. YMCA pays 7% retirement contribution and employee contributes 5% per eligibility requirements Additional benefits per the personnel policy to be shared with final candidates.
Residency Expectation: It is preferred that the CEO live within or proximate to the Ys service area (as outlined on page 3).
Minimum Candidate Criteria:
1.Accredited 4-year college degree (required/non-negotiable).
2.Minimum five years prior experience in a senior management role with a YMCA or related experience at a comparable organization/company.
3.Proven successful track record of fiscal management for a complex organization with a budget of more than $5M annually.
4.Demonstrated ability to develop and strengthen community relationships.
5.Proven ability to develop new programs, review and enhance programs being offered and effective in broadening engagement in the community.
6.Experience in successfully leading a start-up non-profit/company.
7.Demonstrated excellent leadership and communication skills (both written and verbal) as well as personal values consistent with the YMCA mission.
8.Successful annual fundraising experience.
9.YMCA Organizational Leader Certification (Note: Candidates not in possession of this certification have up to three years to obtain through Y-USA).
MEADOWLANDS AREA YMCA ASSOCIATION FACTS:
Mission Statement: To serve the residential and corporate communities in the Meadowlands Area by offering services and programs that build healthy bodies, minds and spirits; so that men, women and children of all ages, income abilities, races and religions, can participate in programs which instill Christian values that will help them develop as individuals and as citizens in their communities.
Service Area: East Rutherford, Rutherford, Lyndhurst, North Arlington, Carlstadt, Wallington, Hasbrouck Heights, Little Ferry, Moonachie, Secaucus, Wood-Ridge, Clifton, Passaic, Maywood, Teaneck, Edgewater, West New York, Butler, Haskell, Wanaque, Pompton Lakes, Ringwood.
Membership Facility: The Y opened its first full facility building in May 2017 after a 97-year history of affectionately being known as the Y without Walls . An 83,200 square foot facility, which was previously the practice facility of the NBA Nets basketball team, underwent a $15 million renovation transforming the facility into a state-of-the-art YMCA for the community.
Facility includes: Wellness Center, Gatorade Gymnasium with NBA basketball courts, competition pool (6 lane, 25 yards with timing system), Mara Center for Early Childhood Learning (with outside play yard), multi-purpose rooms, Exergame Room, child watch room, technology lab, teen/senior center, exercise/dance studios, revolution cycle studio, massage rooms, cooking studio, locker rooms (mens & womens with sauna and steam, boys, girls and family), welcome center with caf, executive offices, program offices, physical therapy partner, additional 2,000 sf of space to be developed.
Volunteer Leadership: 15 Board Members. Additionally, the Y engages a number of volunteers annually to help deliver on its mission.
Staff: 32 full-time and 275 part-time. Seven direct reports to CEO including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Finance Officer, Chief Marketing & Development Officer, Business Development Director, Human Resource Director, Wellness Director, Executive Assistant.
Membership: There are 13,497 full privileged members (5473 units) comprised of Youth (416), Teens (364), Adult (1429), Family (10,159) and Seniors (833).
Core Strengths: The Meadowlands Area YMCAs community engagement for 97 years helped enable us to open our first full facility Y in May 2017.
The communitys response to this opening has been amazing! The number of new members far exponentially surpassed our projections for the first year. The facility is created with a box in the box business approach and many of these businesses are in the process of ramping up.
The vision of the possibilities in this facility are just starting to be realized. Additionally, while we are creating a strong community under our new roof , we continue to operate our off-site programs, services & partnerships in the community. These include our 21st Century Community Learning Center and our Family Success Center (both acclaimed state government grant facilities).
Financial Position: 2019 budget of $10M. The Y has had over a decade of strong financial outcomes, which led to building the new facility in 2016.
For the prior 10 years there have been positive outcomes totaling over $3.7M. This reserve in addition to a loan of $6.2M provided the primary funds for expansion. Currently on target for a positive outcome of $640k in 2018. Outstanding financial obligations include a $7.5M construction loan as well as $2M in short term payables.
Annual Fundraising & Financial Assistance Awarded: 2018 annual campaign goal is $162,000. Raised $138,051 in 2017 between annual campaign and special events. Awards approximately $837,700 in financial subsidies.
ATTRACTIONS & QUALITY OF LIFE BENEFITS TO LIVING AND WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY:
Located in Bergen County, New Jersey we are in the shadows of the Meadowlands Sports Complex (home to the NY Giants, NY Jets and the 2014 Super Bowl) and right outside of New York City. This suburban area has access to all types arts and culture, excellent education, and access to ocean beaches as well as lakes and mountains.
Meadowlands Area YMCA (MeadowlandsYMCA.org)
Meadowlands Family Success Center (meadowlandsfsc.org)
Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce (Meadowlands.org)
Rutherford Schools (RutherfordSchools.org)
East Rutherford Schools (ERBOE.net)
Carlstadt Schools (Carlstadt.org)
Lyndhurst Schools (LyndhurstSchools.net)
Moonachie Schools (MoonachieSchool.org)
CEO Search Process Target Dates:
Resumes accepted through: Fri, Oct 19, 2018 (4:00 pm EST)
Candidate review: by Fri, Nov 2, 2018
First round interviews: Mon, Nov 12, 2018
Final in-person interviews: Thurs, Nov 29 & Fri, Nov 30, 2018
CEO selection made: by Tues, Dec 4, 2018
New CEO on board (anticipated): by Mon, Jan 14, 2019
Candidates will apply via the following Website: (to be added)
Candidates will be requested to submit the following with their online application: A resume and cover letter, along with six professional references.
Please Note: References checked on final candidates only with prior notification.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Lisa Drouin, CEO Search Director, YMCA of the USA, ,
Linda Schreiber, Resource Director, YMCA of the USA, ,
Ymca Of The USA