Website Greater Burlington YMCA

The Greater Burlington YMCA seeks new CEO

The Greater Burlington YMCA has served the community since 1866 and we’re searching for our next leader.

In 2020, we unveiled a new 52,000 sq. ft facility while continuing to serve children and families across three counties. The Y is an organization of diverse people joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility. Strengthening community is our cause. As CEO, inspire and be inspired to make a meaningful impact in our organization and our community.


This position is responsible for the Y’s strategic direction, financial stability, community relations, staffing, development, planning, training, facilities, operations, communications, and technology systems. This role provides leadership to the Board of Directors, staff, and committees to establish and implement programs, policies, and goals, and in setting an institutional culture that embodies the Y core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.


Enhance Operations: Oversee the Y’s activities, engaging the board and staff to create goals aligned with our strategic plan. Cultivate innovation, pilot new ideas to meet future needs and advance our mission.

Fiscal Management: Utilize advanced financial analysis to forecast trends and ensure stability, leading the organization to achieve balanced or surplus operations through revenue growth and cost control. Empower and guide staff to lead their departments to successful financial operation.

Develop High-Performing Team: Lead staff to fulfill mission and goals, emphasizing mentoring and coaching alongside performance accountability. Implement talent development aligned with our values, focusing on diverse recruitment, retention, and promotion. Deepen a culture of camaraderie, inclusion, and sense of mission and purpose

Elevate Y as Community Partner: Represent the Y’s mission, vision, and values as key partner in the community. Develop and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, while endorsing the Y as a leading non-profit who fosters community connection and empowerment.

Implement a Strategic Plan: Work with volunteers, community leaders, and key staff to implement a strategic plan that addresses the needs of the communities served by the Y and includes defined organizational strategies, a clear implementation plan with deliverables, and measurable goals.

Cause-Driven Leadership: Inspire and mobilize staff, members, volunteers, community members, and community partners to strengthen communities for all. Convene people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations to ensure access to the opportunities, relationships, and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive. Create a welcoming, equitable, affirming, authentic and supportive environment dedicated to strengthening communities.


  • A bachelor’s degree with ongoing formal study.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of proven experience as a leader with administrative and operational competencies in strategic planning, marketing, membership development, finance, administration, human relations, development, and operations.
  • Experience in building successful infrastructure in a large complex organization.
  • Executive with proven leadership skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Must be able to prepare and deliver speeches in a community setting.
  • Ability to be persuasive over controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or Board of Directors.
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts to such issues as budget preparation.

The Greater Burlington YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion, and safety. We look forward to welcoming our next leader who shares our dedication to community service and social impact.


  • Resumes accepted through: June 7, 2024
  • Preliminary interviews scheduled: Week of July 8th
  • Final interviews: Week of July 29th
  • CEO selection made: August 1st
  • New CEO on board (anticipated): September 2024


Please submit the following with your application: A resume and cover letter, along with four professional and two personal references.

Note: References will be checked on final candidates.


Direct questions regarding this position to:

David Martorano

VP-Thriving Ys/CEO Search

YMCA of the USA


[email protected]

Meagan Hamblett


YMCA Alliance of Northern New England


[email protected]

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