Posted on Nov 18, 2018 by YMCA

Paris, KY 40361
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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA is hired by and reports directly to the Board of Directors.


Paris-Bourbon County YMCA


Paris, KY

Job Description

Position: CEO

Address: 917 Main Street, Paris, KY 40361

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

Position Description and Board Expectations:

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA is hired by and reports directly to the Board of Directors. The next leader must be an engaging leader who aligns resources and efforts that address the needs of the community. The CEO must have strong fiscal management experience, community outreach, strategic planning and leadership skills. The skills to take initiative, motivate, delegate and lead others successfully are also essential components.

Organization goals will be met by ensuring that ambitious funding, advocacy, membership development, community outreach and partnerships, as well as operational and financial plans, are implemented to create the highest impact program outcomes. By convening important community leaders, partners, funders, public, faith based, governmental and other nonprofits, the CEO will extend the organization's reach and continually highlight the leadership role of the Y. This is an outstanding opportunity for an accomplished visionary with a distinguished track record in fund development, team leadership and operational excellence to play a critical role in community impact and become the charity of choice.

Salary Range and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. Hiring range is $75,000 - $105,000, annualized. Benefits include a defined contribution plan with 12%; 11% total salary contributed by the association and 1% by the employee (when eligibility requirements are met).

Paris-Bourbon County YMCA Information
The Paris-Bourbon County YMCA believes in putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. This impacts individuals who then make healthier choices, mentors and inspires a child to have better impact in the community. When a community comes together for the common good it benefits all.

The Y is a nonprofit like no other. That's because in over 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.
  • The Y is community centered. For nearly 160 years, we've been listening and responding to our communities.
  • The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
  • The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
  • The Y has local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.

    The operating budget ranges from $2.3M. There are currently 5 exempt positions, 75+ full-time and part-time positions and a large (60+) volunteer workforce.

    The Paris Bourbon County YMCA was incorporated in 1913, the first building completed in 1915 which included a residence hall for traveling men.

    The original building is 103 years old and was renovated 2014, a 3rd story addition was completed in 2003, outdoor pool opened 1971, gymnasium completed in 1979, indoor completed 1983 and child care renovated 2009 with the locker rooms renovated in 2008. The facility is in very good condition and has opportunity to serve more people.

    The YMCA is the primary place for fitness and an integral part of the community. There is a high penetration rate for membership. The childcare program is highly respected serving infants through school aged. The outdoor pool serves as a community/public pool. There are many programs offered at the YMCA from swim team, Silver Sneakers, health and wellness and youth sports.

    2017 annual support raised was $251,000. The goal for 2018 is $250,000 and they are 95% of goal. In addition to the traditional fundraising campaign there is an annual event/party that nets an additional $40,000.

    Advantages to the Area:

    Paris, Kentucky is 15 miles north of Lexington in Central Kentucky. Traveling here allows a drive through the most beautiful roads in the country. The area is surrounded by horse farms which is a major industry in Central KY.

    The YMCA is located on Main Street in downtown Paris which allows the Y to become engaged in the heart of town. There is a city and a county school system as well as a Catholic elementary school. Since Paris is conveniently located to Lexington, one can get all the bigger city activities and shopping within a short drive away.

    Other sites for information:

    Target Dates for the Search Process

    Resumes accepted through: November 29, 2018

    Preliminary interviews: December 17th & 18th

    Final interviews: January 8th & 9th

    Decision: January 14th

    To Apply

    Candidates will apply via the following website:

    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 on final candidates.

    Questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to:

    Anne Koo Thornquist, , Region Director, CEO Search, YMCA of the USA


    Minimum Criteria for Candidates:
  • Accredited 4-year college degree.
  • Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and have personal values that are consistent with the YMCA mission.
  • Minimum five years prior experience in a senior management role with the YMCA or related experience at a comparable organization with direct supervision of multiple levels of staff and employees.
  • Must have the ability to develop and strengthen community relationships.
  • Must have the ability to develop new programs and to review and enhance programs being offered or considered for both economy and effectiveness in broadening our engagement with the communities in which we serve.
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to be visionary as well.
  • Experience with endowment and ability to increase participation.
  • Preferred Criteria for Candidates:
  • YMCA Organizational Leader Certification (or obtain within 3 years of employment).
  • Fiscally sound business management approach and proven track record.
  • Strategic planning and fundraising experience including annual campaigns and the securing of grants.
  • A track record of inspiring and developing volunteer boards.
  • Essential Functions

    Focus Areas

    Fiscal Management
    Ensure the Y's financial resources are properly managed and report on its financial position. Use high level financial analysis to forecast trends, growth and stability while consistently leading Y to balance or surplus operations by growing earned revenue and contributions and controlling costs. Empower and guide staff to lead their departments and monitor and meet budgets.

    Key competencies: decision making, project management, finance, quality results, functional expertise, developing others

    Staff and Volunteer Development
    Experienced leader with evidence of effective staff development through leading, motivating and coaching a committed staff team; deepens a positive performance and collaborative culture and has a track record of charting a visible, higher impact course. Exceptional communicator who enables all to feel their opinions count; able to tailor a message to the audience at hand with equal respect, and to generate action, engagement and excitement. Entrepreneurial, resourceful, results-oriented and capable of managing multiple high-profile projects simultaneously.

    Key competencies: quality results, relationship, influence, community, communication, developing others, change management, values

    Advocate the Vision of the Y serving as a Cause-Driven Leader
    Inspiring and mobilizing every community member and every Y staff member, program volunteer, board volunteer, and Y member-everywhere the Y has a presence-to make our communities stronger. Actively interact with and communicate with Y members, donors, staff and volunteers and be an active and integral member of the community. Serve as an ambassador for the mission, cause and vision for the Y and be seen and respected as a community leader.

    Key competencies: volunteerism, values, community, collaboration, communication, relationships, influence, developing others, emotional maturity

    Within the first 18 months, explore the opportunity to serve the community in a neighboring neighborhood, Harrison County. Currently waiting for news on the CDBG grant that will allow the renovation of the third floor to serve the teens in the community, the next leader must be able to coordinate the efforts for renovation and program development. The new CEO will continue to cultivate relationships and partnerships with all current and potentially new foundations and will be the key spokesperson for the YMCA, frequently speaking at sponsored events and continually seeking new venues to raise the image, visibility and impact of the YMCA's work..... click apply for full job details

    Reference: 561326487

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