Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by YMCA

Lombard, IL 60148
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The Tri-Town YMCA Board of Directors is actively seeking a visionary leader who will build upon past successes implemented by a succession..


Tri-Town YMCA


Lombard, IL

Job Description

Position: CEO

Address: 105 W Maple St, Lombard IL 60148

The Tri-Town YMCA is an equal opportunity employer committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.

Position Description and Board Expectations:

The Tri-Town YMCA Board of Directors is actively seeking a visionary leader who will build upon past successes implemented by a succession of excellent CEOs, and will continue to create a culture of excellence within the YMCA.

The CEO will lead the Tri-Town YMCA and will be uniquely positioned to champion the YMCA mission of providing a myriad of values-based programs and services for families throughout the communities of Lombard, Villa Park and Oakbrook Terrace. The YMCA provides camp as well as before and after school care to local school districts both solely and in cooperation with the City, Schools and various other partners. Building upon and expanding these partnerships is a key focus for the future work of the YMCA.

In order to be considered, candidates must have a solid business acumen, sound judgment, and exceptional leadership skills. In addition, 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 campaigns, develop and manage a staff, and work with a YMCA board that focuses on strategic issues rather than operational issues. Flexibility, solid program development experience, and building and fostering partnerships are critical areas for the new CEO and to the YMCA's success.

Starting Salary Range: $52,000-$62,000 annualized and commensurate with experience.

Benefits: YMCA Retirement Fund contribution (currently fully paid at 12%), vacation plan, generous health plan and other benefits per personnel policy.

Tri-Town YMCA Facts

History: The Tri-Town YMCA began as the YMCA of Lombard in 1966. The "founding fathers" were quite literally fathers who were traveling to other towns to participate in YMCA Guides & Princesses programs. They appreciated the benefit of YMCA programs in strengthening parent-child relationships and instilling essential values and traditions. These concerned parents wanted to bring the YMCA to their own community, and became the nucleus of our first YMCA Board of Directors.

With existing YMCA facilities in Glen Ellyn and Elmhurst, the decision was made not to build another YMCA facility. It was determined that all local residents would be regarded as members, with no membership fee required for program participation. We became "a Y without walls", working in close collaboration with our local schools, park districts, churches, and others to bring our programs to the community at the lowest cost possible.

During the next two decades, many meaningful social programs were established including youth and senior resource and referrals, and a volunteer clearing house for senior services such as a home-bound book delivery service in cooperation with Helen Plum Library. Many of our programs were established during this time: 1971 - Day Camp, 1982 - Senior Feelin Good fitness program, and in 1986 our Y's Kids after school enrichment program which has since grown to nine sites. In the next decade, our "sunshine" phone calls to seniors who were homebound or living alone began, and we introduced the Gernon Henderson Scholarship for students who demonstrated a positive attitude, and willingness to help others.

In 2000 the YMCA of Lombard changed its name to Tri-Town YMCA to better reflect its services to the tri-town area of Lombard, Villa Park, and Oakbrook Terrace.

Programs place major emphasis upon: encouraging and supporting young people in their development, strengthening family ties, and promoting individual health and fitness.

YMCA Features Include: The Tri-Town YMCA is a non-traditional, non-facility YMCA. Previously housed at a local elementary school for the past 20 years, office staff and some Y's kids participants are now housed at the Calvary Episcopal Church of Lombard where we occupy the lower level office space as well as the fellowship hall.

Programs: The Y currently has a solid relationship with Villa Park School District 45 and offers the same services to Lombard School District 44. Current programs offered are Y's Kids Before/After School Care, Camp, Sports Club, Parent's Night Out, Team Inspire, Adventure Guides and limited Senior Services. We are consistently looking to expand and further develop our existing program offerings.

Staff: The Y currently has a small staff of 5 individuals. The Executive and full-time Program Director, are supplemented with part-time Development coordinator, Operations Manager, Accounting Manager, and office personnel on a year round basis. Seasonal staff can range from 20-30 which includes camp, Y's Kids, Sports Club and Senior Services.

Financial: Total operating budget is $800,000 with 95% revenue from programs and the remaining 5% from contributions, grants, endowment and special events.

Board Members: 13 (up to 25 allowed in the ByLaws)Endowment Committee: 7

Other Committees: Programs, Personnel, Finance, Scholarships, Audit and Nominating

About Our Communities:
Lombard is a centrally located, diverse community located in DuPage County, with a population just over 43,000, boasting with a variety of shopping, restaurants, parks and recreational activities. The Tri-Town YMCA office is located across the street from one of 17 parks, Lilacia Park. The 8.5 acre park is fragrant with flowering lilac bushes, 75,000 tulips and other spring-flowering plantings. Lilacia Park is the focal point for residents and visitors alike during Lilac Time as well as throughout the changing seasons. The lilac tradition is never complete until the last unit of the annual favorite Lilac Parade has made its way down Main Street. Estimates boast that 55,000+ spectators line the parade route to view and cheer on the various bands, floats and business and civic participants of the ever-growing parade.

Villa Park provides a good life for its 22,517 residents. They enjoy a 'small town' atmosphere, excellent schools, outstanding police and fire protection, 'state of the art' paramedic service, and exceptional recreational facilities. Transportation is good, and health services are outstanding. Service clubs are very active. Villa Park residents are comfortable with a wide variety of housing, and convenient shopping. It also provides convenient access to the Illinois Prairie Path, a national Historic Trail in which Villa Park received the coveted Governor's Hometown Honorable Mention Award, for their volunteer campaign to install ornamental memorial lighting on the Villa Park Prairie Path.

Advantages to the Area:
Both Lombard and Villa Park can be considered close-knit communities; with several generations raised to call this "home" The area has active Chambers of Commerce and a very active community foundation.

Lombard and Villa Park are wonderful communities, sharing a great deal of history and pride. They offer small town advantages with the benefit of being just 20 miles West of Downtown Chicago. The two towns provide diverse opportunity for cultural and other benefits.

Other sites for information:

Target Dates for the Search Process:

Resumes accepted through: November 19, 2018 (5:00 p.m. CST)

Candidate Resume Review Period: November 21-27, 2018

Phone interviews scheduled: Thursday, December 6, 2018 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. CST)

On-site final interviews: Tuesday, December, 18, 2010 (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. CST)

CEO selection made no later than: Week of December 31, 2018

New CEO on board (anticipated): February 4, 2019

To Apply

Candidates will apply via the following website:

Online applications accepted only. Candidates will be requested to submit the following with their online application in order to be considered: A resume, cover letter, and six professional references.
Note: References will be checked on all final candidates.


Questions about this CEO search process may be directed to Ann Willingham, Staffing Specialist, CEO Search, YMCA of the USA ().


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.
  • Minimum five years prior experience in a leadership role with a YMCA or related experience at a comparable organization with direct supervision of staff and employees.
  • Must have the ability to develop and strengthen community relationships.
  • Have the ability 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.
  • Willingness to live in/around the communities served. (No relocation provided.)
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