Posted on Nov 21, 2018 by YMCA
The YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee is seeking a strategic and visionary leader with the experience to see the big picture, to develop and ...
YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee
Address: 111 E Carolina Avenue, Hartsville, SC 29
The YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee is an equal opportunity employer
committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.
Position Description and Board Expectations:
The YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee is seeking a strategic and visionary leader with the experience to see the big picture, to develop and implement strategic plans with the changing needs of the community, focused on membership and value-added programs. The new CEO must be able to position the Y for maximum impact in: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility in the Chesterfield, Darlington and Hartsville communities. The CEO will be the fabric in the community who understands the needs and provides the services and programs desired. The new CEO must also strengthen the collaboration between the city and the Y and move the Y's communication and marketing techniques in line with the new media outreach.
The next leader must be a proven fundraiser with solid best practices in running successful campaigns, motivating and organizing the board, volunteers and staff to share the Y story. Financial acumen, with the ability to communicate and educate the board and the staff on the aspects of operations in real time, ability to motivate staff to build and develop new programs, and collaboration with health care and education industries are also critical areas for the new CEO.
Within the first year of employment individual must be able to assess the operations and provide a vision and road map to ensure the continued success and future impact and presence of the Y in the communities. The CEO will create collaborations and partnerships that will allow diverse and needed services with the three branches, each serving a unique community with different needs. Each area serves a different community, but the marketing and communication should be consistent. The CEO will also engage and develop the staff leadership at each location to serve those communities with a broader focus on families.
Hiring Range: $85,000 - $105,000 commensurate with experience.
Residency Expectation: Living in the YMCA's service area is required.
Benefits: Retirement contribution at 12% after eligibility requirements are met, vacation plan, health plan and other benefits per personnel policy.
YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee Association Facts:
A Brief History of Our YMCA: The Hartsville YMCA began in 1985 as a shoestring operation with one employee and some used equipment. In 1988, it moved to its current location in the historic Coker Department Store building. In 1998, the Y completed an extension and renovation project that resulted in a 55,000 square foot full facility.
In 2003, the Darlington YMCA branch opened. This necessitated the creation of The YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee an umbrella organization that oversees all branches.
The Chesterfield YMCA branch opened in 2006.
The YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee now serves 4,922 members. Another 17,400 non-members used Y services and programs in the 2017 calendar year. In that year, we also provided 263 member scholarships and 251 program scholarships for a total of $51,911 in financial assistance back to our communities.
The Y offers more than 100 on-going programs and services to its communities each year.
YMCA Membership Features Include: Three facility locations to serve the communities Hartsville, Chesterfield and Darlington. Gymnasium which includes health and wellness programs, cardio equipment, group exercise programs, indoor and outdoor pools (depending on location), towel service. Many other community programs for family, youth and seniors.
Financial: $2.3M operating budget with operations breakdown; 55% in membership, 30% in programs, 10% in annual support and the rest in others (2016 reported financials). $1.3M in endowment. $840,000 in debt.
Community: Known as the "friendliest small city" in South Carolina provides the community with it's temperate climate, legacy of innovation in agriculture, industry and education. Has the cosmopolitan feel with the friendless and knowing your neighbor environment. Has a local liberal arts college nearby that has been a strong presence for the last 100-years.
Branch/Program Center Locations:
(1,399 members / 36,460 facility sq. ft.)
(488 members /17,400 facility sq. ft.)
(3,078 members/ 72,000 facility sq. ft.)
- YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee:
- South Carolina Front Door:
- Hartsville Journal:
- Chesterfield, SC:
- Darlington County, SC:
- YMCA of the USA:
Candidates will apply via the following website:
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:
Anne Koo Thornquist, CEO Search Director, YMCA of the USA, /
Burnie Whitson, Resource Director, YMCA of the USA, /
Minimum Candidate Criteria:
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 roles:
Key competencies: influence, values, relationships, inclusion, communication, project management, innovation, decision making, quality results
Key competencies: communication, influence, quality results, finance, decision making
Key competencies: decision making, project management, finance, quality results, functional expertise, developing others
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