President and CEO
The Fayette County Family YMCA has a commitment to creating a culture of safety.
The Fayette County Family YMCA became an independent YMCA in 2002 and Fayette County celebrated the opening of its new facility in October 2007. By 2019, $4 million of debt to fund the new facility was retired. In March 2020, the facility was expanded to include a fully equipped Wellness Center, a second gymnasium with batting cage, and multi-purpose room. This expansion opened debt-free due to a single $1 million contribution.
The Fayette County YMCA is a financially sound, stable organization led by strong and committed volunteers and backed with strong philanthropic support. The addition of a new Honda/LG multi-million-dollar battery plant and opportunities for expanded community partnerships provide a great foundation for the next CEO to grow community impact and membership. A 21-acre outdoor athletic space complete with a shelter house, restrooms and concession stand provide a significant opportunity for growth. The YMCA’s alliance with Dayton area YMCAs also serves as a tremendous resource for the CEO.
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
To strengthen the foundations of our community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
The YMCA is seeking an energetic and outgoing leader ready to embrace a unified vision and commitment to be a resource for all in the community. The CEO will be an excellent listener who will build trust and develop relationships that support a collaborative approach to meeting community needs while expanding the impact of the Y.
Fayette County Family YMCA Facts
Centrally located between Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Fayette County provides affordable living combined with easy access to urban amenities. It is a close-nit community with a strong agricultural history combined with recent industrial development and expansion. Washington Court House is the county seat and the largest city in Fayette County.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The YMCA, throughout its history, has asserted the dignity of all people without exception. The Fayette County Family YMCA also recognizes that individuals, families, and communities are diverse. The YMCA embraces a philosophy that recognizes, and is committed to, valuing diversity, and practicing inclusion. The YMCA works to attract, develop, retain, and serve a diverse of people in a culture where all employees, volunteers, members, and program participants shall contribute to their fullest potential. We provide a respectful, safe, and dignified environment for members, program participants, employees and volunteers that is free from acts of discrimination or harassment. The celebration of diversity is essential to the way we do business.
Current Key Strategic Initiatives
A Strategic Plan was approved by the board of directors in February 2022.
- The Y will position itself as a leading cause-driven, charitable organization.
- The Y will create a culture that is welcoming to people of all socio-economic backgrounds to best blend all people into the Y community and programs.
- The Y will expand program reach into underserved communities.
- The Y will communicate its community impact to enhance community understanding of its mission and the resources available for all to utilize Y programs and services.
- Total Membership Units – 1110
- (Plus, over 1000 Silver Sneaker, Silver and Fit and Optum/Renew active units)
Total Number of Members – 4,139
- 8% Youth
- 9% Young Adults
- 17% Adults
- 7% Couples
- 52% Families
- 6% Senior and Senior Couples
- 1% Plus 1
- 18 Corporate Memberships
Fayette County Family YMCA is a single site which includes 50,000 sq. ft plus 21 acres of outdoor athletic space with a shelter house that includes rest rooms and a concession stand. The facility has a six lane, 25-yard indoor pool; two gymnasiums (one with a suspended indoor track and one with a batting cage); group exercise studio; multipurpose room; child watch; school-age childcare room; large lobby area; men’s, women’s, and three family locker rooms.
Due in part to a funded maintenance reserve plan, all facilities have been well-maintained.
- 24-hour access
- Multiple and varied Fitness and Wellness Classes and Activities
- Youth Sports for members and non-members
- Sports Performance and Conditioning: Basketball and Volleyball Academies
- Youth Enrichment Activities
- Adult Volleyball and Basketball
- Swimming Lessons and Swim Team
- Before & After School Childcare
- Summer Day Camp
- Personal Training
- Program partnerships with the local hospital. For example, Livestrong at the YMCA.
- Program partnerships with the local high schools
- Host for local events that reach beyond membership and build a strong community. For example, Daddy Daughter Dance and after-prom events.
- Prior Year’s Total was $90,000
- Current Year to Date is $103,000
- Previous Year’s Campaign Impact
- In 2022, the YMCA awarded $38,000 in membership financial assistance and $8000 in summer day camp scholarships.
- 8 FT
- 30 PT
CEO Direct Reports
- Director, Healthy Living
- Director, Business Services and Member Experience
- Program Director, Youth Development & Member Engagement
- Senior Program Director
- Aquatics Director
FT Staff Demographics
- 50% Female
- 50% Male
- 97% White
Board of Directors
The Fayette County Family YMCA is fortunate to have a fantastic leadership group of seventeen volunteers representing both community partners and local industry.
- $909,000 Annual Budget
- No Debt
Population & Demographics
The Fayette County Family YMCA is in the county seat of Washington Court House, Ohio. Fayette County is a rural community of 29,000 people with Washington Court House making up 15,000 of the population. Washington Court House is conveniently accessible to Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati via Interstate 71 and state route 35. Significant growth in the population is expected with the opening of a Honda/LG battery plant in 2025. The plant will employee 2,500 people.
Minimum Criteria for Candidates:
- Accredited 4-year college degree or other relevant experience.
- Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and personal values consistent with the YMCA mission.
- Minimum five years prior experience in a senior management role with a 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.
- Experience in developing new programs, reviewing, and enhancing programs being offered or considered for both the economy and the effectiveness in broadening our engagement in the communities in which we serve.
Preferred Criteria for Candidates:
- YMCA Organizational Leader Certification, or ability to achieve within 3 years.
- Fiscally sound business management approach.
- Strategic planning and Fundraising experience including annual campaigns and the securing of grants.
- A proven track record of budgetary and fiscal management.
Key Skills and Abilities
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 the 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, Philanthropy
Build and Lead Staff: Ensure a talent development system is in place and executed in affirming, culturally competent and effective ways. 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 Leadership
Improve Operating Performance: Engage the board and appropriate staff to develop an annual tactical plan for identifying and achieving key goals and objectives toward 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 Making, Innovation
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, Collaboration
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
Additional Important Information
Salary Range: $83,000 - $96,000
Health care plan with 75% paid by the YMCA for individuals and 50% for dependents, vacation based on years of service, six paid holidays and other benefits per the personnel policy. Retirement contribution – YMCA pays 5%, employee contributes 3% per eligibility requirements ( www.yretirement.org ).
Residency Expectation: Living in the YMCA’s service area is preferred.
Other Sites for Information:
Fayette County Family YMCA: https://faycoymca.org/
Ohio Alliance of YMCAs: https://www.ohioymcas.org
Fayette County Chamber of Commerce: https://www.fayettecountyohio.com/
Local Newspaper: https://www.recordherald.com/
Washington Court House City Schools: https://www.washingtonch.k12.oh.us/
County School District: www.miamitrace.k12.oh.us
City of Washington Court House: https://www.cityofwch.com/
Fayette County: https://www.fayette-co-oh.com/
Target Dates for the Search Process
Resumes accepted through November 26
Preliminary interviews December 14/15
Final interviews: January 4/5
Candidates will apply via the following website: https://tinyurl.com/fayette-co-family-ymca-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.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Shaneé Jenkins, YMCA of the USA – Search Consultant
Questions regarding this YMCA should be directed to:
Craig Greelee, Strategic Consultant Ohio Alliance of YMCAs
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