YMCA of Greater Seattle Chief Financial Officer in Seattle, Washington
Our Commitment to Equity
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.
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, and foster social responsibility.
YGS has responded to the region’s most critical social needs for more than 140 years. In 2019, we reached 265,000 people of all backgrounds, abilities, and financial circumstances. Through its 14 branches and two 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 them case management, transitional housing, mental health care and life skills. At the end of 2017, YGS was serving 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 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, 32% 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 nonprofits across King County - all of whom look to YGS as a trusted partner.
This year, YGS made a public pledge to deepen our commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization. Thus far, our work has included issuing a community apology, educating ourselves, having hard conversations, and eliminating oppression barriers to support staff. We are taking the following steps to this critical work:
Owning our organizational history of painful truths, to learn, grow, and heal our community.
We are establishing an Equity and Justice Center of Excellence, and actively recruiting for an Equity & Justice Officer.
Our Board of Directors has issued a board statement of support and pledged $1 million, as the anchor of a $10 million goal, to seed the initial investment in our vision of this new center.
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/.
Financial and Operational Highlights for 2019
2019 Impact Statement
14 branches, two overnight camps, and 200+ program sites
Served 1,062 participants in chronic disease prevention programs
Delivered swimming lessons to 12,686 people
Provided social services to 4,514 teens and young adults
Taught more than 28,000 people new skills through camping & outdoor leadership programs
Served 215,485 meals/snacks to low-income children, adults, and families
3,500 full and part-time employees
$110M operating budget, with solid track record of financial sustainability
$33M+ endowment, $22M+ reserves
YGS seeks a dynamic, mission-driven operational leader as its next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). They will provide strategic leadership and support to the Chief Executive Officer along with leadership and direction for the financial, information technology, and risk management operations of the organization. The CFO serves as a senior advisor to the CEO and reports directly to the CEO on a wide variety of organizational, special projects, and initiatives. The CFO will proactively provide a clear and actionable financial strategy to execute on the vision and mission the organization. In close partnership with the highly collaborative YGS senior leadership team, the CFO 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 to ensure fiscal responsibility balanced with equitable mission investments. This executive will operate with the highest levels of integrity, honesty, and personal standards and ethics.
The CFO for YGS is responsible for the successful management of the day-to-day operations of the Accounting, Finance, Procurement, Risk Management, and Information Technology groups in one of the largest YMCAs in the United States. The position is also responsible for reporting to the Associations Finance, Investment, and Insurance Committees and managing Capex budgeting and spending. This position will also be responsible for coordinating and delivering the financial resources necessary for new facility development.
We are seeking a proven CFO with strong voice who is a leader, influencer, and team player among their peers. The ideal CFO candidate is a strategic thinker who instinctively plans ahead, diligently pursues opportunities, drives change management, and executes with ease. S/he 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 CFO will demonstrate the following attributes:
Strengthen the Y’s culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, responsibility, and passion for excellence - in every aspect of work
Deep commitment to the mission of the YMCA, its members and the communities served
Proven champion of social responsibilities, diversity, and inclusion; model cultural competence and support diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions
Develop Self and Others; demonstrate executive team leadership and management, teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development
Strategic, results-oriented, growth focus and strong work ethic; take the initiative and hold self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to operations, people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance, and volunteerism
Responsible for continuous quality improvement of branch operations
Facilitate change, seek opportunities in the change systems process, model adaptability, and lead transition and transformation in support of the Y’s mission
Inspire others; promote creativity, generate excitement, and reward risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships
Culture influencer, trust builder, pacesetter, change maker at the systems level, and community connector
Passionate community organizer and advocate
Big thinker at the systems level to drive sustainable social change
Strong leader with the ability to effectively execute and communicate a vision for both the short- and long-term direction of the organization’s branches
Established reputation as a diplomatic leader who is able to transcend personal politics, engage a wide range of ideologies, and build consensus and community
Ability to work through political barriers, build consensus, and enact change
Proven people management and development skills and ability to play a day-to-day role in directing staff
Eloquent, articulate, and persuasive communication style (oral and written)
Excited to work collaboratively in a matrix organization with other SLT members are partners and influencers in the organization and community.
Partner with the senior leadership team to lead the organization into the future, through organizational design, culture, innovation, process improvement, and strong financial oversight
Directly supervise a diverse set of team members responsible for managing one of the largest YMCA branch operating budgets in the United States
Responsible for developing the financial, risk management, and IT strategies that aligns with and supports the strategic direction of YGS
Establishing and managing an enterprise risk center of excellence, culture and plan.
Develop an integrated, IT/Technology strategy and plan for YGS that will be foundational to YGS next-gen operations
Drive overall operational growth across all of our support systems, as One Y, by fostering a climate of community, belonging, and achievement for all
Foster a culture of innovation which includes piloting new activities, new branch developments, and IT system enhancements
Provide leadership and guidance to senior operations staff in developing sound operating plans while maintaining compliance with policies, laws, and regulatory requirements
Develop annual performance goals and operating budget and cascade them throughout the branches to ensure goal alignment and monitor financial reports to ensure revenue targets are met and expenses are controlled
Ensure all YGS locations are safe, vibrant, and well-maintained, and meet all requisite standards including those set by YGS, Y-USA, and the Department of Health
Present to various Committees, Elected Officials, Funders, Stakeholders, Board of Directors, and the President & CEO, as requested
In collaboration with YGS SLT, fundraise and meet YGS financial targets and other goals and objectives annually.
Desired Skills & Experience
BA/BS degree in accounting, finance or related field; Master’s degree preferred. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.
A minimum of 10 years as a successful CFO of a medium or large, urban, financially stable YMCA or comparable financial experience
Proven track record of executive leadership in urban multi-location management
Knowledge and experience in all aspects of financial management, including staff supervision and development.
Successful financial management in organizations with $100+M in revenues, derived from multiple sources
Direct experience with investment management, asset allocation, bond financing, and other complex investment instruments
Direct experience working with Boards of Directors and Board Committees
Experience with volunteer/non-profit organizations
Knowledge and experience of government funding, including local, state and federal grant compliance, with preferred experience obtaining and maintaining organizational Federal Indirect Rate.
Knowledge and experience requesting and complying with city, county, state and federal grants.
Knowledge and experience with Single Audit requirements for nonprofit recipients of federal grants.
Strong financial planning and analysis skills
Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community; track record of building authentic, constructive relationships with others
Strong strategic planning skills including execution expertise
Demonstrated experience with attracting and developing high performance teams and a positive culture
Ability to partner and provide strategic level input to senior leadership and the ability to influence others at all levels of the organization
CRITICAL LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES
Leadership and Collaboration
Seattle is a vibrant and diverse community across the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Working effectively across constituency groups including large and small businesses, not–for-profit organizations, civic leaders, and the YGS staff, this individual will:
Use complex, coordinated influencing/negotiation strategies, adapted to people, organizations and/or the situation, e.g. networks
Delegate and leverage direct reports to facilitate increased collaboration across the organization, tapping their motivations and values to energize them
Build partnerships based on a common agreement that acknowledges individual differences but creates a new commonality beyond root beliefs or culture
Systematically build support at multiple levels and across groups
Build ongoing partnerships with key stakeholders
Be a hands-on, team-oriented leader with highly developed interpersonal skills, adept as an influencer and negotiator
Strategic Thinking and Partnership Mindset
YGS seeks to identify and develop strategic opportunities that widen the organization’s outreach and deepen impact. The successful CFO will lead these efforts by:
Supporting efforts to diversify revenue streams and create the infrastructure to enable and appropriately support
Revising strategy for their organization and defining the evolving future of the local non-profit landscape
Challenging assumptions and conventional wisdom with specific, supported, reasoned proposals
Contributing to the development of an organizational strategy and justifying it with market insight
Thinking 3-5 years ahead into the organization’s long-term strategy
With a track record of generating growth and consistently setting and delivering against targets, the CFO will:
Identify opportunities to leverage and/or redesign processes, tools, and technology to improve branch operations
Enable higher performance by incrementally improving approaches based on internal and external feedback
Benchmark own performance against industry best practices
Proactively seek to improve community experience at our branches and align with the organization’s mission
Identify new ways to broaden the impact and reach of the branches in the community
OTHER LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:
Cause Driven Leader Level: Organizational Leader
Values: Strengthens the Y’s culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, responsibility, and passion for excellence - in every aspect of work
Inclusion: 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
Quality Results: 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
Change Capacity: Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y’s mission
Inspire Others: 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
The position will be based at headquarters in Seattle, WA. Approximately 20 - 30% travel is expected
At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.
Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.
“YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran , or any other status protected by local, state , or federal law.
We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.
If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”
Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.
Passion for Excellence
Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 1 month ago (1/13/2021 2:20 PM)
Type Regular Full-Time
# of Openings 1
Location Association Office
Category Leadership Development
Address 909 4th Avenue
Minimum compensation USD $184,615.00/Yr.