The Y board seeks an experienced leader who can achieve excellence in the following areas...


YMCA of Corry


Corry, PA 16407-1293

Job Description

As an equal opportunity employer, the YMCA of Corry is committed to diversity and inclusion.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated cause-driven professional to take the next step in their career to lead a truly mission-driven YMCA in a wonderful community. Continuing with the success from the previous CEO the new leader must have experience with fundraising both annual support and capital along with the ability to continue the growth of the Heritage Club. Join a YMCA with a strong group of energized board members with a true passion about the mission and love for the community.

YMCA of Corry Association Facts:

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Service Area: Corry, Spartansburg, Spring Creek, and Clymer, NY. The current population of Corry is just under 7,000 with the market area at approximately 12,000.

Membership Facility: The facility was originally built in 1956. A gym was added in the early 1970s and an aquatic facility was added in 2000. The current 42,000 square foot facility also includes a 4000 sq. ft. fitness center, 6 lane pool with a 12-foot diving well.

Volunteer Leadership: 10 board members. Additionally, another 127 volunteers are engaged annually to help the Y deliver on its mission.

Staff: A total of 84 staff (9 full-time, 60 part-time, approximately 10 to 15 seasonal). Direct Reports to CEO include Associate Executive Director, Director of Child Development, and Membership Director.

Membership (as of Feb 1): 1914 members or 1097 membership units. Membership breakdown: youth 12%, adult 17%, seniors 30%, family 41%.

Finances: $1.4M annual budget. Debt is under $10,000 and will be eliminated by July 1, 2021. Over the last 3 years, surplus between $5,000-$15,000.

Fundraising & Financial Assistance Awarded: In 2019, the board raised $90,000 with a goal of $75,500 for 2020. The Y awards $75,000 to $90,000 annually to those in need.

Capital Campaign History: Presently in a $450,000 Capital effort “Raise the Roof”. 2005-2008 raised $580,000 for fitness center and locker room renovations; 2010-2014 raised $500,000 allocated to debt retirement and maintenance reserve; 2015-2018 raised $435,000 to purchase pool HVAC system and maintenance reserve.

Attractions & Quality of Life Benefits of Living and Working in the Community:

Corry is truly small-town America. A city of 6,500 and a market area of almost 12,000; Corry is a farming community with a manufacturing base also employing a large portion of the community. The beautiful Presque Isle on Lake Erie is about a 45-minute drive as is the City of Erie which is home to the Seawolves (minor league baseball), Otters (minor league hockey) and Bayhawks (minor league basketball). Corry is in the center of the triangle between Buffalo, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. Erie also has an airport with direct service to Detroit and Philadelphia.

Informational Sites:

YMCA of Corry:

Corry Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc:

Corry Area School District:

Corry Hospital:

YMCA of the USA:

Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs: The Alliance exists to support and serve member Ys, across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in the areas of board governance, strategic planning, shared services and through networking and relationship building among Ys. The State Alliance will also be an integral part of the on-boarding and orientation of the new CEO in close concert with the local Board of Directors. By leveraging the Y brand and the strengths of Ys to speak with one voice by emphasizing our collective impact through strategic relationships, the Alliance influences public policy and connection to evidenced based solutions to advance our cause and position Ys to solve critical social issues. NOTE: PA has a bi-cameral, bipartisan YMCA Legislative Caucus in the General Assembly to advocate for issues of importance to YMCAs in Pennsylvania. More information available at the PA State Alliance of YMCAs’ website: Follow us on Twitter: @AlliancePAYMCA


The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Minimum five years prior experience in a senior management role with a YMCA or related experience at a comparable organization with direct supervision of multiple levels of staff and employees.
  • Accredited 4-year college degree.
  • Successful fiscal management track record with budgets of $1M or more annually.
  • Experience leading and participating in successful fundraising efforts including grants.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and strengthen community relationships and effective partnerships.
  • A collaborative approach to working with the board to achieve the strategic vision.
  • Experience leading, implementing and achieving a strategic plan.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and personal values consistent with the YMCA mission.

Essential Functions

Board Expectations: The Y board seeks an experienced leader who can achieve excellence in the following areas (of equal importance):

Finalize and Implement the Strategic Plan:

Review the efforts, data/information and process that has been led by the board thus far to draft a new strategic plan. Ensure, with the board, that the voices of all key stakeholders (i.e. community leaders, volunteers and staff) have been heard in identifying the critical community needs to be addressed and that the initiatives drafted outline how best to solve those issues. Finalize plan and create action steps and timeline in partnership with the board.

Develop a Strong Fiscal Plan and Continue Expanding Operational Performance:

Assess the current operation and create plans that will continue to grow membership and programs. Provide effective leadership to position the Y for a strong fiscal performance while expanding services to the community. Work with the board and staff to develop long-term and annual tactical plans for achieving key goals and objectives.

Advocate the Vision of the YMCA within the Community:

Proactively interact and communicate with YMCA members, donors, staff, volunteers and the community. Serve as an active ambassador for the mission and vision for the YMCA within the community as a respected leader with the ability to develop and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders developing mutually beneficial collaborations.

Lead and Develop the Staff Team:

Establish yourself as a leader to attract, motivate, engage, and retain staff in a positive and productive manner by implementing an expectation for excellence. Demonstrate an engaging, open, positive and inclusive leadership style with a proven history of displaying integrity, a strong work ethic and courage. Be innovative and maintain an open mind for developing new ways of expanding services and their impact.

Steward Fundraising Efforts:

Partner with the board to continue success in increased annual donations that provide financial assistance to those in need as well as support operations. Work with the board to also secure donation to renovate as well as maintain facilities to better meet the needs of members, program participants and the community. Ensure public and private partnerships and resources are developed to support these efforts that also instill confidence, credibility, and trust in the Y with community leaders and donors.


  • The new CEO is expected to reside within the Y’s service area.
  • YMCA Organizational Leader Certification and/or willingness to obtain (Note: Candidates not in possession of this certification have up to three years to obtain via Y-USA).

Salary Range: $60,000-70,000

Benefits: Health care plan with 57% paid for individual or family by Y), including vision coverage and a generous PTO policy, as well as other benefits per the personnel policy. Retirement contribution - YMCA pays 7%/employee contributes 5% per eligibility requirements ( Additional benefit details shared with finalists.

CEO Search Process Target Dates:

Resumes deadline: February 4, 2021

Candidate review by: Week of Feb. 15, 2021

Preliminary interviews: Week of March 1, 2021

Final in-person interviews: Week of March 15, 2021

New CEO begins (anticipated): April 30, 2021

To Apply:

Candidates will apply via the following Website:

Candidates will be requested to submit the following with their online application: A resume and cover letter, along with six professional references.

Please Note: References checked on final candidates only with prior notification.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

David Martorano

VP-Thriving Ys, Movement Services

YMCA of the USA


Ken Soliday

Director of Services

PA State Alliance of YMCAs



$60,000.00 - $70,000.00

How to Apply

Apply Online

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Resumes Accepted Until

Feb. 4, 2021

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