La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-1933
Address: 1930 Foothill Blvd, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-1933
The YMCA of the Foothills is an equal opportunity employer
committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.
Position Description and Board Expectations:
The YMCA of the Foothills Board of Directors seeks a successful visionary leader who will build upon strong executive leadership, promote the mission and continue a culture of excellence within the organization. The CEO will be visible in the community and active in the development of meaningful community partnerships to position the Y to be viewed as a strong charitable partner.
Qualified candidates must possess a strong sense of business acumen, community outreach experience, strategic planning and leadership skills. The ability to take initiative, motivate, delegate and lead others successfully are also essential components. Qualified candidates must demonstrate strong skills in developing an effective and energetic staff team. They must possess: a proven track record with implementing and promoting services to the community; assessing community needs and developing programs in partnership with others to meet those needs; raising funds through annual and capital campaigns; developing staff; and working with a Board that focuses on strategic issues.
Hiring Range: $175,000-225,000 commensurate with experience. Relocation assistance may be available.
Residency Expectation:Living in or around the YMCA’s service area is preferred.
Benefits: The YMCA offers comprehensive HMO and PPO health plan, dental PPO, life insurance and LTD insurance. The YMCA participates in the Y Retirement Program at a 10% contribution rate, with the YMCA contributing 10% for eligible employees. The Y also has a generous tuition reimbursement program for full time staff and supports full time staff through YMCA leadership certifications. Time off programs include vacation, sick, personal and association holidays.
YMCA Association Facts
History:The YMCA of the Foothills (YOF) provides programs and services to La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, Sparr Heights, Sunland, Tujunga, Shadow Hills, Sun Valley, and certain areas of the City of Glendale. Opened as a “branch” of the Glendale YMCA in 1952, YOF became an independent association of Y-USA in 1958. Originally chartered as the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, the first facility was opened in La Cañada Flintridge in 1962. In 1974, the Verdugo Hills Family YMCA became an official affiliated branch of the Crescenta-Cañada association. During the next 20 years, new facilities were built for both Verdugo and Crescenta- Cañada, programs offerings increased, and charitable support nearly tripled. In 2007, the association officially changed its name to the YMCA of the Foothills. And in 2016, the Y added a 3rd facility (Crescenta Valley Family YMCA) located in the Crescenta Highlands neighborhood of Glendale. Today YOF serves over 33,000 people on an annual basis through youth, adult, family and senior programs. Our $12MM operating budget makes us the 10th largest Y association in the state of California, and a top 125 Y in the country.
Mission Statement: The mission of the YMCA of the Foothills is to organize, develop, finance, and conduct programs for an association of persons of all ages that will, by putting Christian principles into practice, enrich the quality of their lives spiritually, mentally, physically and socially.
Service Area: The YMCA serves the towns ofLa Cañada Flintridge (91011), La Crescenta (91214,91224), Montrose (91020,91021), Tujunga (91042,91043), Sunland (91040,91041), and Sun Valley (91352,91535).
La Canada Flintridge
Median Household Income: $160,481
Median Property Value: $1.28M
Median Household income: $92,723
Median Property Value: $731,300
Median Household income: $105,077
Median Property Value: $600,856
Median Household Income: $52,562
Median Property Value: $453,000
Median household Income: $63,505
Median Property Value $425,100
Governance: The Board is currently comprised of 33 board members.
Staff: There are currently 50 full time staff, 250 part time and 50 seasonal staff serving our membership and programs. The CEO supervises four direct reports that include a COO, VP of HR, Director of Development and Corporate Assistant.
Volunteers: The YMCA engages over 750 volunteers in program and policy areas.
Crescenta:Canada Family YMCA: The facility original building built in 1956 and newer building built in 1994. General condition of the buildings and property is fair to good with deferred maintenance. Facility features include lap pool, teaching pool and Spa. 3 racquetball courts, basketball gym, men and women's and boys and girls locker rooms, four separate group exercise rooms, cycle Studio, 3 cardio and strength rooms, large multi-purpose room and a series of smaller spaces and offices.
Verdugo Hills Family YMCA: The original front building was built in 1989. The wellness center, basketball gym and one of the multi-use rooms was added on in 2004. The general condition of the property and facility is good. Facility features include basketball gym, lap pool, preschool, outdoor half basketball court, one large cardio and strength room, 3 multi-purpose spaces for meetings and group exercise, male and female locker rooms.
Crescenta-Canada Family YMCA: The original building was built in the late 70s as a racquetball center with eight racquetball courts. In the late 80s a wood frame structure was added on to provide locker rooms and additional group exercise space. The general condition of the facility and property is fair to good. Facility features include a 15 yd outdoor pool, yoga room, large group exercise room, multiple strength training rooms and Cardio, cycle Studio, male and female locker rooms.
Core Programs and Services Offered:
Day Camp – 2019 summer camp impacted lives of 1,850 youth through 2 offsite day camps, 2 onsite day camps and 2 weeks of resident camp at Camp Fox in Catalina Island. Campers range in age from pre- through High School Facebook: Day Camp YMCA of the Foothills and Resident Camp YMCA of the Foothills Instagram: @Yfoothillscamp
Youth & Government/MUN - Youth and Government enables young adults to prepare for post-high school opportunities via moral and political leadership through training in the theory and practice of developing public policy. the YMCA of the Foothills hosts 3 delegations with a total of 240 youthhttps://www.ymcafoothills.org/youth-government.html
Sports, Aquatics and Dance programs served over 8,000 youth in gymnastics, basketball, soccer, volleyball and swim. Our competitive teams in gymnastics and swim brought home championship titles and 20 swim team participants earned spots on their high school swim teams
Preschool and STEAM programs served 140 youth at two branches
Membership: The YMCA has a total membership of approx. 13,157 membership units/34,155 members reflected in the following categories: Family 43.09%, Silver Sneaker/Other Third Party 24.39%, Adult 11.91%, Youth 10.75%, Senior 5.85%, Employee 2.77%, Other 1.24%.
Financial Position: The YMCA operates on an association budget of $11.2M with the following:
Current Debt - $3,222,875;
Current Endowment - $3,169,113;
Year End Surplus/(Deficit) - 2016: +$521,940, 2017: +$590,790, 2018: +$356,054
Annual Campaign Goals: The 2019 annual campaign goal is $457,500.
Financial Assistance: Membership & Program scholarships awarded in 2018 was $1.2M.
Attractions and quality of life benefits to living and working in the community: Montrose/La Crescenta: A distinct, suburban vibe located adjacent to the Angeles national Forest, offers access to plenty of scenic hiking and mountain biking trails. From La Crescenta/Montrose you can drive anywhere from Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles in 30 minutes. Montrose Shopping park is a walkable concentration of stores & restaurants. School district GUSD; schools rate 8-10 out of 10 according to greatschools.org. Commute to any of our three branches less than 15 minutes.
La Canada: Scenic foothills, Descanso Gardens and proximity to the Angeles National Forest give the city an appealing semi-rural feel. Home to NASA’s JPL and close to Pasadena, Burbank, and Glendale. Strong community, where everyone knows everyone. School District LCUSD; schools rate 10 out of 10 according to greatschools.org. Commute to any of our three branches less than 15 minutes. LCUSD ranked #11 & GUSD ranked #37 out of 153 in Southern Californiahttps://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/california/rankings
Chamber of Commerce Information Sites:
Montrose Verdugo Chamber: https://www.montrosechamber.org/
Crescenta Valley Chamber: https://www.crescentavalleychamber.org/
La Cañada Flintridge Chamber Commerce & Community: https://www.facebook.com/LCFChamber/
Sunland/Tujunga Chamber: http://www.stchamber.com/
Local Government City Councils:
La Cañada Flintridge City Council: https://cityoflcf.org/city-clerk/city-council/
Crescenta Valley Town Council: http://www.thecvcouncil.com/
Sunland Tujunga City Council: https://www.stnc.org/
Local Newspapers Information Sites:
Valley Sun La Cañada: https://www.latimes.com/socal/la-canada-valley-sun/
Outlook La Cañada: https://outlooknewspapers.com/
CV Weekly: https://www.crescentavalleyweekly.com/
The Foothills Paper:www.thefoothillspaper.com
School Districts Information Sites:
La Canada Unified School District: https://www.lcusd.net/
Glendale Unified School District: https://www.gusd.net/
Los Angeles Unified School District: https://home.lausd.net/
Search Process Target Dates:
Resume submission deadline: January 24, 2020
Candidate review: February 19, 2020
First round interviews scheduled: March 4, 2020
Second round interviews scheduled: March 31 & April 1, 2020
New CEO on board (anticipated): April 27, 2020
Candidates will apply via the following website: https://tinyurl.com/ymca-foothills-ceo
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:
YMCA of the USA, Region Director, CEO Search
Minimum Qualifications for Candidates:
Accredited 4-year college degree.
Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Minimum of ten years of experience in a senior management role with a YMCA or a comparable corporate organization, and related experience at a comparable organization with direct supervision of multiple levels of staff and employees.
Budgetary and fiscal management experience of organizations with assets of more than $7M annually.
Must have proven ability to identify and subsequently develop suitable community candidates and strengthen relationships with them.
Preferred Qualifications for Candidates:
Strategic planning and fundraising experience, including annual campaigns and the securing of grants from a variety of available sources.
Experience leading an organization with multiple facilities or locations.
YMCA Organizational Leader Certification. (Note: Candidates not in possession of this certification have up to three years to obtain it through Y-USA.)
Advocate the YMCA Vision Within the Community: Serve as ambassador for the mission, goals and values of the YMCA. Lead efforts with increasing membership and delivering high quality programs to the community. Actively interact and communicate with the communities in the region as a representative of the YMCA. Represent the YMCA’s mission to community leaders, donors, staff and volunteers. Assure existing strong partnerships are fostered, and new partnerships are created. Be seen and respected as a leader within the community, while proactively creating collaborations to enhance outreach and program initiatives.
Lead Fundraising Efforts: Serve as the leader in fundraising efforts by working with the board to establish a plan for how the Y will increase grants and annual contributed dollars and maintain, improve and increase positive relationships with all donors with emphasis on major donors towards community support and capital campaigns. Ensure strategic partnerships and resources are developed to support operational and future needs by instilling confidence, credibility, and trust in the Y with community leaders and donors.
Update and Implement the Strategic Plan: The new leader will work effectively with volunteers, key staff, and the YMCA of the USA to update and develop the strategic roadmap that addresses opportunities and challenges related to the community’s support of facilities and programs, with defined organizational strategies. The CEO will lead staff in the development and implementation of goals through an annual operating plan. The CEO will lead volunteers in creating and aligning committees and their respective responsibilities to support the strategies and goals of the association. Plan should include strategies to improve the quality of services offered to current families engaged in the YMCA and elevate the public standing in the community as the charity of choice for new families in surrounding communities.
Maintain and Lead through Positive Culture: Continue to strengthen a culture of inclusion, diversity, integrity, character and life-long learning within the YMCA organization that reinforces, encourages, and promotes values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.
Develop and Manage the Staff Team: The YMCA seeks a “servant leader” who can inspire a positive attitude and build a cohesive team. The new CEO will create a plan to build unity, encourage teamwork, set operational goals tied to a strategic plan, hold staff accountable, and foster individual staff development. Lead by example; remain actively engaged in staff development and performance leading to superior results in programs, member satisfaction and community engagement.
Fiscal Management: On an annual basis, the CEO will be expected to present and deliver upon a balanced budget, (or budget surplus) by understanding and actively managing the key revenue and cost drivers of the organization. The successful candidate will maintain fiscal stability and regularly communicate the financial position of the organization to the Board by collaborating with the outsourced finance and accounting staff/consultants as well as key staff members. The CEO will be expected to have a forward-thinking mindset to be aware of trends, and other internal and external factors which may have a financial impact on the organization.
Improve Operating Performance: The YMCA is seeking someone that will work with the Board to develop an annual tactical plan for achieving key YMCA goals and objectives that will support the YMCA facilities. The successful candidate will remain fully informed of all operational issues and have the acquired ability to quickly address any issues that might arise as well as forecast future needs. Opportunities will be identified to enhance membership and program offerings. The operating plan should address the competition, any remaining debt, and the enhancement of membership and program services with a focus on reaching new communities.
$175,000.00 - $225,000.00