Chief Executive Officer

Valley Points Family YMCA

Website Valley Points Family YMCA


Position:  Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Address: 800 Constitution Blvd, New Kensington, PA 15068

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


Position Description and Board Expectations:

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated professional to take the next step in their career to lead a truly mission-driven YMCA in a wonderful community. The new CEO of the Valley Points YMCA will join our Y with a group of board members with a true passion about the mission and love for the community. The CEO serves as the chief executive officer and reports to and is directly held responsible by the Board of Directors.

The CEO is responsible for key result areas as established by the Board of Directors. This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The CEO at the YMCA sets the strategic direction of the organization; oversees its financial stability, staffing, development, and operations; and positions the Y as a community convener and collaborator to address critical social issues. The CEO works under the policies, directives, and guidelines of the governing board of directors. The CEO is expected to have a regular presence at all three YMCA branches and the communities they serve.

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:

·        Develop and Implement a Strategic Plan: Work effectively with a diverse group of 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

·        Improve Operating Performance: Engage the board and appropriate staff to develop an annual tactical plan for identifying and achieving key goals and objectives towards 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

·        Fiscal Management: Use high-level financial analysis to forecast financial trends, growth, and stability, while consistently leading the Y 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

·        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 leverage diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, 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

·        Build and Lead Staff: Build and execute a diverse and equitable talent development system. Hire, motivate, nurture, retain, and hold staff accountable for key objectives. Work towards recruiting, retaining, developing, and promoting a diverse staff team. Encourage the team by creating a spirit of camaraderie, equity, 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

·        Cause-Driven Leadership: Inspire and mobilize staff, volunteers, members,

community members and community partners to strengthen communities for all. Bring together people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations to ensure access to the opportunities, relationships, and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive. Create a welcoming, equitable, affirming, genuine, hopeful, and nurturing environment dedicated to making the communities served stronger.

Key competencies: Developing Self & Others, Inclusion, Communication & Influence

Salary Range: $75,000 to $85,000

Residency Expectation: Living in the YMCA’s service area is preferred.

Benefits: FT Employees are eligible for benefits on their 90th day of employment. As a FT employee, you are eligible to participate in the benefit plans offered to employees of the Y. The Y provides medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. The Y and its employees share the cost of the insurance. Retirement Benefits 12% (after meeting eligibility requirements), PTO (vacation, personal, health day) and other benefits including membership and program benefits are outlined in the YMCA’s personnel policy.

Minimum Candidate Criteria:

1.    Accredited 4-year college degree and or equivalent work experience and skills

2.    Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and personal values consistent with the YMCA mission.

3.    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.

4.    Must have the ability to develop and strengthen community relationships.

5.    Experience in developing new and innovative programs that are impactful.


Preferred Candidate Criteria:

1.    YMCA Organizational Leader Certification (CEO must obtain within the first three years of employment as a CEO)

2.    Fiscally sound business management approach.

3.    Strategic planning and Fundraising experience including annual campaigns and the securing of grants.

4.    A proven track record of budgetary and fiscal management in excess of $3M or more annually.


Mission Statement:

To put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.


About the Y:

The Valley Points Family YMCA has a history of serving the region since 1902. On January 1, 2005, the YMCA of New Kensington and the Kiski Valley YMCA merged to form the Valley Points Family YMCA.  Since that time, the Y has continued to use a collaborative approach to best serve our communities while meeting the needs of our neighbors through our areas of impact in youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.


On January 1, 2019, our Y formalized a partnership with the Allegheny Valley YMCA to create our three Branch Association that we are now.


YMCA Association Facts:

·        Branches/Operating Units:

o   Allegheny Valley Branch: 5021 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065

o   Kiski Valley Branch: 511 Hyde Park Road, Leechburg, PA 15656

o   New Kensington Branch: 800 Constitution Boulevard, New Kensington, PA 15068

o   New Kensington Early Learning Center: 924 Constitution Boulevard, New Kensington, PA 15068

o   West Vandergrift Early Learning Center: 204 Pennsylvania Avenue, Vandergrift, PA 15690

·        Operating Budget: $2,091,583

·        No. of FT Staff: 18

·        No of PT Staff: 130

·        Direct Reports: Executive Director of Healthy Living, Executive Director of Youth & Outreach, Executive Director of Education, Business Office Manager, Facilities Director, and Administrative Assistant (shared staff)

·        Number of Members: 6,674

·        Number of Membership Units: 5,036

·        Core Programs Offered: Early Learning, School Age Enrichment, Day Camps, Health, Well-Being, Fitness, Aquatics, and Youth Sports

·        Contributed Support in 2021: $176,149

·        Amount of Financial Assistance Provided in 2021: $81,571

·        Annual Support Raised in 2021: $96,594

·        Endowment: $14,581

·        Long Term Debt – $412,082

·        Line of Credit – $200,000 (currently has $0 balance)


About the Community:

The area is a great place to live and raise a family with affordable housing, lower taxes, award-winning health care, many cultural and historical attractions, and quality school systems including a number of respected colleges and universities. An abundance of outdoor activities are found throughout the area.


Information Sites:

·        YMCA website:

·        YMCA of the USA:


Alliance Information:

The Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs consists of all 60 associations and 108 branches located in communities across the Commonwealth. Pennsylvania has more YMCAs than any other state in the nation! There are more than 700,000 Pennsylvanians who are members of their local Y. More than 180,000 other citizens participate in hundreds of Y programs and services.


Pennsylvania Ys benefit from the services of more than 15,000 volunteers of all ages, teens through seniors, who serve as childcare aids, swim instructors, tutors, mentors, and coaches. More than 2,100 other volunteers donate their skills, talents, and leadership by serving on Y boards and committees.


PA State Alliance of YMCAs:


Search Process Target Dates:

Resumes accepted through: May 4, Noon, CST
First round interviews scheduled: Afternoon of May 23 and Morning of May 24
On-site interviews: June 22 and 23
New CEO on board (anticipated): July 30 or earlier
To Apply:


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 references; four professional, two personal. References checked on final candidates only with prior notification.




About the Search Process:


Richard Clegg

CEO Search Director

Senior Director, Alliances

YMCA of the USA

312 419 3834
About the Y:


Ken Soliday

Director of Services

Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs

412 334 5898

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