Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.
The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.
About the YMCA of Greater Seattle
Founded in 1876, the YMCA of Greater Seattle (YGS) seeks to build a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop to their fullest potential in mind, body, and spirit. YGS is an inclusive organization with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, foster social responsibility, and advance equity and justice for all.
YGS has responded to the region’s most critical social needs for more than 145 years and, in 2019, reached 265,000 people of all backgrounds, abilities, and financial circumstances. Through its 14 branches and three overnight camps, YGS provides affordable, world-class programs spanning health and wellness, youth development, and social responsibility. YGS staff help youth reach their full potential through a wide variety of programs, including overnight camps, youth-in-government, and before and after-school care. YGS also operates a powerful array of less well-known support services for at-risk youth and young adults, offering case management, transitional housing, mental health care, and life skills. At the end of 2019, YGS served 1 in 4 kids and teenagers in the region and was King County’s largest provider of transitional housing for youth. YGS is the 8th largest Y association in the country, with a total operating budget in 2019 of over $100 million.
YGS is a dynamic, growing organization that has steadily expanded its reach and impact. In response to escalating challenges across the region, YGS has grown its network of branch facilities and broadened its social services offerings, including mental health and rapid response programs, to provide more support for children and families in crisis. Using methods proven to deliver meaningful outcomes, YGS branch staff work closely with local leaders to design the mix of programs and services best suited to the unique needs of each community. YGS offers generous financial assistance for all fee-based programs; currently, 36% of all members receive financial assistance.
YGS is nationally recognized for developing innovative programs replicated throughout the country, and it is at the forefront of innovative partnerships with local government, health care systems, physicians, and other non-profits across King County – all of whom look to YGS as a trusted partner.
YGS is more than a mission - it’s a movement powered by an unwavering belief that everyone deserves a fair chance in life. For more information, visit https://www.seattleymca.org/.
2020 Impact Statement
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an inclusive organization with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. In response to increasing challenges across the region, The YMCA of Greater Seattle has continued to steadily expand its outreach and impact to provide more support to children and families in crisis. Branch facilities have broadened their social services offerings, including mental health and rapid response programs, using methods proven to deliver meaningful outcomes and a community of branch staff working closely with local leaders to design various programs and services best suited to the unique needs of each community.
In 2020, YGS pledged to become an anti-racist organization and established its Equity and Justice Center of Excellence to advance equity and justice for all.
YGS seeks a Chief People Officer (CPO) who has a heart for community, is a builder and systems thinker and energized by the opportunity to develop and execute a plan to take the HR department to the next level and to help YGS achieve its goals to be an employer of choice in our region. The CPO will work in collaboration with the CEO and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to develop and execute the Association’s Human Resources plans and strategies across YGS and its branches and departments, driving organizational and cultural change and managing the delivery of HR services to all employees. The CPO, in collaboration with the SLT, will provide a clear and actionable strategy to execute on the vision for the organization. In close partnership with the highly collaborative YGS senior leadership team, the CPO is expected to build upon the organization’s success, constructing and fulfilling all assigned financial and operational objectives. They will be comfortable motivating, communicating, and influencing at all levels and in a multitude of environments. This executive will operate with the highest levels of integrity, honesty, and personal standards and ethics.
The CPO leads and develops association-wide operating strategy, policy, and procedures in the areas of human resources. The position oversees all HR programs and services including but not limited to Employee Recruitment, Selection and Retention; Classification & Compensation; Employee Benefits and Wellness Administration; Performance Management; Employee & Labor Relations; Policy Development; Training and Organizational Development. The CPO acts as a strategic resource and business partner for executive leaders, managers and supervisors in the areas of human resources and training and organizational development. Success in this role requires extensive contact and collaboration with executive staff, managers, employees, consultants, attorneys and members of the public. Competencies required include strategic thinking, collaboration, customer service, effective communication, project management, and negotiation skills. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment within established policies and procedures.
What you'll get from working at The Y
Minimum compensation: $ 153,846/Year
As of March 12, 2022 COVID Vaccinations Requirements: Highly Recommended, Not Required. *Certain programs may require proof of vaccination, in compliance with local state and federal guidelines. If applicable will be assigned within onboarding.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Days and hours may vary depending on the needs the organization and community. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. We are currently operating on a hybrid work model. This position requires working in person at our Downtown Seattle office a minimum of two days a week.
The position will be based at headquarters in Downtown Seattle. Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected (20-30%).
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
This job description may be changed at any time at YMCA of Greater Seattle’s discretion.
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check.