Posted on November 21, 2012
Big Brothers Big Sisters-YMCA of Snohomish County
Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters-YMCA of Snohomish County
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County, an affiliate of the YMCA of
Snohomish County is actively seeking a new Executive Director to lead the agency
in achieving its vision "that all children achieve success in life".
The Board of Directors and the staff of BBBS have spent a considerable amount of
time over the last year to determine how best to achieve this vision. This
effort has resulted in a bold new strategic plan for the agency that focuses on
the children who are most in need of our services and for whom mentoring is an
effective prevention and intervention strategy.
The Board and the staff are in the early stages of implementing the plan, and
it is clear that there will be some exciting and challenging changes necessary
throughout the organization. The Board is therefore looking for a candidate who
will embrace the strategic plan and lead it to a successful implementation, all
the while keeping an unwavering focus on our primary constituent, the
Big Brothers Big Sisters is an affiliate of the YMCA of Snohomish County; one
of the largest human service organizations in Snohomish County impacting 1 in 7
residents or nearly 100,000 different individuals. This unique partnership
between Big Brothers Big Sisters and the YMCA is one of six partnership
arrangements within the country. Through this collaboration, Big Brothers Big
Sisters is able to expand its reach through the YMCA’s five full facility
branches located in Everett, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe and Mukilteo as well
as the seven different school districts we currently serve.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Strategic/Business Planning and Execution – Develops and
implements the strategic/business plan of the organization within the context of
the nationwide strategic direction; drives a collaborative process with the
board and staff; uses performance metrics and quality indicators to guide
operational decision making.
Fund Development – Instills a culture of philanthropic giving for
the agency, supported by public messaging; pro-actively ensures that the
organization develops strong, long-term relationships with large scale
individual, foundation and corporate donors/funders; personally builds and
maintains key relationships to ensure fund development goals are achieved.
External Relations – Represents Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Snohomish County at external events and with the media; builds strong external
relations that promote the Big Brothers Big Sisters' mission and enhances
the brand; positively influences partners, the media and public policy to
generate volunteers, donors, and other resources.
Program Impact – Ensures that comprehensive marketing and other
engagement strategies are developed to attract, engage, and mobilize significant
numbers of volunteer mentors that reflect the community the agency serves;
ensures programmatic excellence and maximum program impact by establishing
operational benchmarks, setting timelines, and making child safety the top
Board Development and Support – Cultivates a strong Board of
Directors willing to lead and contribute to the fund development success of the
organization; participates in the identification and recruitment of new Board
members, ensuring that the board reflects the diversity of the community the
agency serves; works to assure independent governance oversight and performance
accountability of the board and the Executive Director.
Talent Management – Ensures the agency attracts, retains,
develops and leverages the staff talent necessary to support strategic/business
plan; ensures mechanisms are in place to recruit and retain qualified, diverse
talent; creates an inclusive environment where staff is engaged and performing
at high levels; institutes and utilizes an effective performance management
system for all employees that include annual objective setting and evaluation.
Financial Management – Oversees financial management; develops
plans that maximize the financial strength of the agency without adversely
affecting other criteria of success (e.g.: match satisfaction, quality/impact of
service); ensures that appropriate fiscal controls and procedures are in place
to ensure transparency and accountability; communicates the key performance
metrics and manages to these measures.
PREFERRED LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES
Ethics and Values:
Translates and operationalizes vision in a way that is grounded in the agency
Acts in an ethical manner reflecting core values of integrity,
transparency, accountability, respect and responsibility. Acts above reproach in
all that is done on behalf of BBBS.
Models openness, honesty and accountability to colleagues, volunteers, donors
and all others involved with BBBS.
Provides a work environment that values diversity and inclusion among
volunteers and employees regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national
origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status or disability.
Trusted Influencer and Relationship Builder:
Invests in internal and external relationships that are sustainable over time
and builds strong teams.
Actively networks with potential strategic partners and individuals and
coaches his/her team to form partnerships and collaborations.
Models and requires collaboration with others, taking time to build trust and
explore mutual interests. Builds commitment vs. compliance.
Passes on to managers insights about potentially challenging dynamics in the
organization; coaches managers around how to navigate difficult relationships
and form effective relationships with others.
- Champions change initiatives undertaken by the agency by leading and
energizing others around such strategies.
- Aligns all aspects of the organization (structure, process, culture,
rewards, employees, volunteers) to achieve change goals.
- Introduces change at a pace that is grounded in the need to achieve
- Identifies significant obstacles or resistance to change and works to
resolve issues by pulling (influencing), rather than pushing others to change.
- Solicits input from employees about changes and addresses them.
Strategic and Visionary Leadership
Thinks big picture, separating the critical from the routine. Develops vision
and strategies that position the organization for growth. Provides focus for
Gains commitment from others to achieve the vision.
Allocates and aligns resources to achieve strategy; forecasts and prepares for
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in a related
field required; graduate level degree preferred.
Years of Related Work Experience:
We seek candidates with a minimum of six years of progressively responsible
executive level leadership experience. Candidates must have a successful record
of leading a youth organization, agency, or division of comparable size.
Full-time, Exempt Management Position.
Annual Salary: $56,976 - $64,098 DOQ plus benefits.
Application and Benefit information can be found on our website: www.ymca-snoco.org, click About Us,
Careers at the Y, and Apply Now.
The YMCA of Snohomish County and Big Brothers Big Sisters is an equal
opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
Please address a cover letter and resume in pdf format to:
Vice President of Operations
YMCA of Snohomish County
2720 Rockefeller Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
P 425 374 5717
Posting Deadline: December 14, 2012