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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) YWCA Lancaster, PA
YWCA Lancaster seeks a visionary, innovative, and effective leader, who has a demonstrated commitment to our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all, to serve as our next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
YWCA Lancaster has been working for change since 1889, with a focus on social justice and women’s empowerment. The roots of gender and racial inequality are deep and pervasive. But, with our rich history and steadfast commitment to the community, YWCA Lancaster remains dedicated to social change. We seek to listen deeply and learn continually, that we may act effectively to recognize the potential of every person, to remove systemic barriers and create opportunities, and to amplify the voices of those who too often go unheard. We are learners, teachers, thought leaders, and advocates, bringing real change to the fight for gender equality, and racial and social justice.
Our focus on meeting immediate needs while creating long-term solutions positions YWCA Lancaster to achieve its mission. This continuum of response from direct service, to issue education, to advocacy, keeps us poised and ready to meet some of our community’s most critical needs.
The YWCA supports four main focus areas: residence program, child development, empowerment, and social justice.
Recognized by Forbes.com as one of the “10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit,” and as the “#1 Best Place to Retire in U.S.” by U.S. News & World Report, Lancaster is consistently lauded as a great place to live, work in, and enjoy!
Additionally, Lancaster has been called the Refugee Capital of America because it receives 20 times more refugees per capita than the rest of the US. As the region evolves and increases in diversity, the Mission of the YWCA becomes ever more critical.
We seek a leader who demonstrates a proven leadership approach to the mission-driven management of the YWCA, possesses an ability to innovate, exudes and cultivates an attitude that conveys a message that the “YW is the place to be,” and who can build on the organization’s history and relationships to further develop, both internally and externally, a culture and presence that exemplifies our mission. Our new CEO must show a demonstrated passion and commitment to our mission and be an experienced organizational leader with significant success in overseeing fundraising, programmatic, and overall operations. Our CEO must exhibit exceptional communication skills to build relationships with multiple diverse constituencies, including staff, donors, board members, media, government officials, agency partners, clients and community members.
The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for managing and overseeing the services provided by YWCA Lancaster and the day to day functions of the organization. The CEO will work directly with the Board of Directors to achieve its mission through creative and strategic planning and management. The CEO will work to build flourishing operations, an empowering organizational culture with emphasis on good employee relations, sustainable finances, strong community cooperative and collaborative partnerships, organizational awareness and impactful programs while measuring the organizational success through well-defined metrics.
Reports to: Board of Directors
· Chief Impact Officer/Chief Grants Officer
· Chief Financial Officer
· Director of Social Justice
· Director of SAPCC
· Director of Communications
· Manager of Facility
· Director of Childcare Services
· Director of Human Resources
· Director of Housing
· Director of Development
· Maintenance Supervisor
To apply, please forward a letter of interest explaining why you are drawn to this opportunity and to the mission of our organization, along with a resume, via email only, to: YWCA Lancaster CEO Position, [email protected]
For full consideration, resumes and cover letters should be received no later than June 5, 2019.
For more information about the YWCA Lancaster, please visit our website at: https://ywcalancaster.org/
The YWCA Lancaster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to recruiting a broadly diverse pool of qualified candidates for this position.