Apr 23, 2021
Chattanooga, TN, USA
Remarks: The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the COMPANY of Metropolitan Chattanooga, reporting to the Metropolitan Board of Directors, provides executive leadership to the COMPANY and, in partnership with the Board of Directors, is responsible for its strategic direction and success. The CEO leads the organization in achieving its mission, including overseeing its financial stability, community and philanthropic relations, staffing, development, and operations.The CEO is positioned to be the face of our Y in the community. This leader develops and maintains excellent relationships within the community and the Association, as well as within the state, regional, national and international COMPANY movements.This position requires a cause-driven, visionary and inspiring leader who can bring together people from diverse backgrounds to collaborate to address community issues. This leader will work effectively with staff, the board, community and local government leaders, members, donors, and volunteers to position the Y as a community leader. This position will require the skill sets and background to successfully rebuild and re-engage our multi-site, multi-program, complex organization through these pandemic-impacted times and beyond. 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 an Effective and Diverse Volunteer Board: In collaboration with the board and board committees, this leader will evaluate strengths and cultivate a diverse and inclusive pool of board members relative to the strategic plan and key goals. The CEO will also work to ensure the board represents the diversity of the communities we serve and establish best practices to recruit, train, develop, and renew the board volunteers. Key competencies sought include: Volunteerism, Change Leadership, Engaging Community, Inclusion.· Maintenance and Development of Facilities (Capital Development): The CEO will lead the Y through stages of future and on-going capital development projects, including initial planning, research and viability; architectural and schematic design phases; construction management; and the operational start-up of new and expanded facilities. In addition, he or she will lead a plan to address the aging and disrepair of current facilities. Key competencies sought include: Fiscal Management, Program/Project Management, Change Leadership, Critical Thinking & Decision Making. · Cause-Driven Leadership: This leader will inspire and mobilize staff, volunteers, members, community members and community partners to strengthen communities for all. He or she will be required to bring together people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations to ensure access to the opportunities, relationships, and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive. This leader will create a welcoming, equitable, affirming, genuine, hopeful, and nurturing environment dedicated to making the communities served stronger. Key competencies sought include: Developing Self & Others, Inclusion, Communication & Influence.· Make Progress as an Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Multicultural Organization: The CEO will be a role model for promoting inclusivity in all aspects, ensuring diverse representation in our leadership, and lead social change in our communities through anti-racist policies, words and actions. Key competencies sought include: Change Leadership, Communication & Influence, Engaging Community, Inclusion.· Steward Fundraising Efforts: The CEO will execute an annual fundraising plan that will establish the COMPANY as a leading nonprofit organization within the community through the engagement of members, volunteers, staff, and donors. This will require identifying the need for successful capital fundraising while taking the organization to a new level of effectiveness and impact in annual giving and endowment. This leader will develop and implement capital campaigns for future growth and/or redeveloping existing branches. Key competencies sought include: Philanthropy, Engaging Community, Communication & Influence.