The Young Women's Christian Association of Queens is seeking a new Executive Director who will have full responsibility for the leadership, management, and growth of the organization.
About the Organization Established in 1978, the Y is committed to providing social service, educational, and cultural programs across generations. Our work with the immigrant community has been a critical aspect of our programming, since the borough of Queens is one of (if not) the world's most diverse communities.The Y serves women and their families to become more financially stable by furthering their own education and developing professional skills for the workplace. Also, the Y provides students with quality after school programs and services. Y youth have opportunities to directly contribute to their own environments through community service projects. Lastly, our increased focus on Y senior citizens creates a place where they can meet one another and develop new and existing relationships.
Current Program Areas:
Center for Education & Career Services
English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL)
Adult Basic Education (ABE) and High School Equivalency (HSE)
Center for Seniors
Art & Culture Programs (Handicraft League, Watercolor Painting, Jang-Gu, Korean Painting)
Evergreen School (Health Dance, English Clinic, Senior Tae Kwon Do, Evergreen Choir, Ukulele)
Center for Social Services
Navigator Program for Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)
Y Evergreen Care
The Y is ready to embark on a new and exciting chapter of its history.
The Position: The YWCA of Queens is seeking a dynamic, dedicated leader to be the new Executive Director ("ED"). Reporting to the President of the Board of Directors of YWCA of Queens, the ED is responsible for overseeing all Y affairs and operations, including fundraising and development activities. Working closely with Y staff, the ED ensures that all programs and services are meeting the needs of the community we serve.
The successful candidate will be a highly intelligent self-starter aligned to the mission of the Y, as well as a strong fiscal manager. The ED must be able to skillfully represent the organization in the community, build partnerships, advocate on behalf of Y and its constituents, and work closely with the Board and the organization's supporters. In addition, the ED is responsible for raising significant financial support every year, managing the staff and volunteers, and being the external face of the Y. Participation at meetings, community events and activities on evenings and weekends is an integral part of the job responsibilities.
Specific duties include: Communications
Champion the mission of the Y, treating all program participants with dignity and respect.
Provide vision and strategic leadership to the organization and work collaboratively with the Board to provide ideas for expansion of programs by understanding the changing nature and needs of the community; develop a strategic plan and execute against it.
Be accountable to the Y Board; regularly communicate key events, deadlines, and issues at Board meetings and other forums as appropriate.
Function as both the internal and external face of the organization.
Represent the Y on advocacy issues at the city, state, and federal level.
Manage and supervise all internal and external programs at the Y
Maintain accurate and timely records of Y programs, activities, and official business.
Budget, Finance, and Operations
Oversee and lead fundraising activities; maintain close relationships with foundations, individuals, sponsoring organizations, corporate donors, and government agencies; identify new funding sources.
Oversee fiscal management of the agency, including working with staff, accountants and the Board Finance Committee to develop and adopt the operating budget and manage to it.
Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
Attract, motivate, and retain top quality staff.
Ensure that sound human resource practices are in effect (e.g. job descriptions, performance evaluations).
Be accountable for an effective team, developing succession for critical roles.
Encourage staff development and education; help connect the program staff's respective areas of focus to the overall mission of the organization.
Minimum of seven years professional experience
Minimum of three years management experience
Undergraduate degree from an accredited university
Proven leadership ability in previous work and volunteer situations
Experience with and understanding of city, state, and federal budget and funding sources
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds across both public and private sectors
Non-profit work experience, including one or more of the following: fundraising/development in supervisory capacity, program management, community relations, and media relations.
Advanced degree (e.g. Master of Social Work)
Knowledge of past and current issues important to Korean and other immigrant communities, especially in New York City