The YMCA of Greater Seattle (The Y) is the Northwest's leading nonprofit organization in strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Since 1876, the Y has been nurturing the development of children and teens, equipping and encouraging people to improve their health and well-being, and mobilizing volunteers and community partners to address critical social needs. In 2016, The Y reached more than 250,000 individuals with over 35 percent receiving financial assistance or scholarships to ensure income is never a barrier to feel welcome at the Y.
Through 13 branches, two overnight camps and more than 200 program sites throughout King and south Snohomish counties, the Y nurtures more than 142,000 kids and teens to develop their gifts and give back to our community and engages 23,000 volunteers who contribute more than 370,000 hours of service each year. A brand new facility in Sammamish and the recent expansion and renovation of the West Seattle Y helped them to greatly expand their reach in 2016, both locations look forward to serving community for generations to come. With 3,500 employees and an annual operating budget of $85 million, The Y is continuing to grow in support of their 2020 Vision to better serve 300,000 people and one in four youth in our region.
The CHRO serves as a key member of the President/CEO’s senior leadership team staff and participates in general management and decision-making. In support of the YMCA’s mission, goals and objectives the position is responsible for developing and implementing the Seattle YMCA’s human resources strategy for driving organizational and cultural change and for managing the delivery of HR services to all employees. Collaborates with operations in evaluating and assisting with their organizational/staff plans and workforce planning. As a member of the senior team the position works collaboratively with the other team members regarding strategic and operational mandates and initiatives.
Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
Develop Self and Others
Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.
Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.
Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y’s mission.
Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.
Critical Leadership Capabilities
Preferred Candidate Profile
The preferred candidate will be a passionate motivator, team leader, and communicator dedicated to the mission and values of the Y. He/She must be authentic, and have unimpeachable personal integrity and professionalism. This individual will possess a high “EQ”, instill confidence and have excellent presentation and communication skills with an outgoing, personable and inclusive management style. The ability to communicate with clarity and be perceived as a true listener is a critical requirement. The capacity to connect with people at all levels and the self-awareness and humility to laugh at oneself, along with an appropriate sense of humor is also desirable.
Downtown Seattle (relocation assistance available)
The Seattle Y is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
For more details, and confidential inquires please contact:
Ryan Biancofiori, Managing Director
(206) 299-2137 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Pabst, Partner
(206) 299-2140 | email@example.com