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Indianapolis, IN, USA | YMCA

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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The CEO is responsible for connecting with all 42 YMCA Associations from across the State of Indiana to build capacity to impact local communities, carry out the Y mission, speak with a unified voice and establish a strong statewide presence.This position will be responsible to build the organizational capacity of individual YMCAs; build strong networks to provide opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and support; develop Alliance infrastructure; form collaborations to advance the strategic goals of the Alliance; and advocate and advancing the Alliance’s legislative priorities. The CEO will supervise a staff to help meet these objectives.


Bachelor’s Degree 

Organizational Leadership certification

Requires 5 – 7 or more years’ experience leading or consulting in corporate environments and/or complex multi-site organizations

Must be able to travel up to 50% of the time

Extensive background developing and delivering strategic solutions in core service areas

Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication and presentation skills

Analytical and problem solving skills 

Must possess a proven ability to establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with individuals across a broad range of stakeholders

Embrace a culture of creativity and innovation to advance the mission of the Y and the State Alliance 

Essential Functions

Job Responsibilities

•Manages day-to-day operations of the Alliance.

•Ensures the Alliance has a long-range strategy that achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.

•Promotes active and broad volunteer participation in Alliance work through local YMCAs.

•Identifies and coordinates strategic state-wide initiatives that support and advance the objectives of the Alliance strategic plan and the Y National Movement.

•Provides support to Alliance YMCAs through strategic planning and board development guidance.

•Identifies and secures public and private funding opportunities that support Alliance and/or YMCA Association goals (i.e. chronic disease prevention, education funding, childhood obesity, child care, summer camp, child safety, safety around water etc.) and either pursues or refers funding opportunities to local Ys as appropriate.

•Recruits, trains, supervises and releases any Alliance personnel (interns, Alliance staff, and consultants).

•Develops and maintains a budget, operating within the budget guidelines and reports to the Executive Committee of the Indiana Alliance of YMCAs on the same.

•Works closely with the Alliance fiscal agent to ensure that all state and federal requirements are met, documents are properly filed, policies and procedures are in place and reviewed annually. 

•Identifies struggling associations in need of intervention support from Y-USA.

•Lead the planning and administration of key conferences for the Alliance, including CEO meetings, State Advocacy Day and Leadership Conference.

•Facilitates the building of organizational capacity of all the state’s Ys and provides opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and support.

•Creates and delivers a plan for sharing statewide community benefit of all Y Associations in the Alliance; implementing targeted communications to advance advocacy and proactive communications of Alliance activities and events.

•Engages in open sharing of information, best practices, opportunities and challenges with other state alliances and YMCA of the USA.

• Identify and participate in strategic alliances and coalitions with like-minded organizations to meet Alliance objectives; connect and align with Y-USA priorities and sharing opportunities; support statewide program initiatives.

•Leads the convening of Y leaders to facilitate the development of statewide program initiatives that allow for impactful change in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

•Identifies and facilitates management agreements, shared service and merger discussions.

•Serves on statewide task forces, coalitions or committees as agreed upon with the Executive Committee of the Alliance, and works to get YMCA staff and volunteers assigned to such.

•Leverages collective influence around policy change at the local, state and national levels. Facilitates Alliance Y’s speaking with one voice in support of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

•Facilitates building the capacity of Y staff and volunteers to develop relationships with public officials and members of the community. 

•Ensures development of annual legislative agenda with input from Public Policy Committee, the Alliance contract lobbyist, Alliance staff members and volunteers. 

•Manages the Alliance contract legislative partner ensuring delivery of contract provisions. This includes evaluating their performance annually with input from Alliance members, developing and issuing a RFP where applicable, and communicating and strategizing regularly to ensure accurate representation of Y legislative agenda and positions.

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