Title: Vice President, Atlantic YMCA Regional
to: Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic YMCA
Regional Development Centre and YMCA Greater Halifax/Dartmouth
Full Time, Salaried
Atlantic Canada, ability to travel to Halifax frequently
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Start Date: July 5,
The YMCA Experience
The YMCA has been a part of life in communities in Atlantic Canada
for more than 165 years with the purpose of building healthy communities
through the power of belonging. The YMCA
helps people belong through core program models and innovative community
programming. All YMCAs are Not for Profit Charities that rely on a partnership
between staff, volunteers, and donors to fulfill its vision of creating healthy
and well communities.
As part of the YMCA Canada Federation Development Network, the RDC
supports 11 Atlantic Canadian YMCA Member Associations in Nova Scotia (5), New
Brunswick (3), and Newfoundland and Labrador (3). The RDC VP works collaboratively with the other
YMCA RDC’s, YMCA Canada and National YMCA bodies to resource initiatives,
service requests and outlined duties and responsibilities.
Reporting to the CEO, the VP will work closely with the Atlantic
Associations and the Ontario YMCA Regional Development Centre in these areas of
alignment to YMCA Canada’s Bridging Strategy that includes Pandemic
Response, Reset, Reimagining, and the Next Normal.
support and development including, but not limited to, CEO selection, Crisis
Identification and support, Association Reviews, Strategic Planning, and Governance support.
- Act as project manager in a newly adapted Federation Association
Review process for at-risk Associations requiring targeted support.
- Intentional coordination of networks and work groups to support
YMCA collaboration and joint Provincial or Atlantic Canadian initiatives.
- Support Associations in planning for long-term sustainability
through improved financial reporting, operational and capital
planning/modeling, and risk management.
- Brokering of shared services, regional delivery models and YMCA
amalgamations to support sustainable program delivery for more people in Atlantic
- Strengthen collaboration of Associations that builds capacity to
strengthen YMCA performance and sustainability.
- Provincial external relations, public policy, advocacy; in
alignment with the National YMCA work.
- Championing YMCA program quality standards.
alignment, and implementation of the Atlantic YMCA RDC work plan focused on
association recovery, renewal and sustainability, YMCA Collaboration and furthering
the collective purpose.
of information sharing, staff and volunteer training and development.
YMCA we know that our ability to partner with others in our community is
through the passion and dedication of our employees and volunteers. In joining
the YMCA you will become part of a dedicated network of individuals with great
passion for providing a holistic support to the communities in which we serve.
We also offer:
- Participation in Comprehensive Group Benefits
and Pension Program
- Access to Strong Work Life Balance Programs
(i.e. Paid Personal, Sick and Vacation Days)
- Access to YMCA Membership and discounted program
Experience & Qualifications
degree in a related field required, combined with some postgraduate or
executive development educational pursuits.
of the YMCA, its mission and impact; YMCA experience as a key staff or
volunteer leader preferred.
judgment and problem-solving skills, uses time and available resources to
track record of comfort and efficacy in the Board room and knowledge of
governance best practices.
experience in facilitation and collaborative leadership that brings people
together to achieve a common purpose and goal achievement.
in dealing with external relations and public policy.
resource mobilizer who seeks to harness human talent and financial
resources to achieve goals.
respectful, can communicate honestly with clarity and openness even when
information being communicated is difficult and the audience may not initially
change, questions and is willing to disrupt the status quo to strengthen
communities, issues, and populations in Atlantic Canada.
to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity
and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and
non-visible dimensions of diversity.
Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory
Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, and
proof of valid First Aid and CPR training.
Employees will be required to attend YMCA Child Protection Training.
Building and Partnering
Connects to YMCA Values
You demonstrate the core YMCA values of honesty, caring,
inclusiveness, respect, and responsibility every day through your actions and
In addition to YMCA core values these RDC values will
be central to this specific role:
Collaborative - we recognize our interdependence and
commit to collaborating both within the YMCA Federation and with external
partners to support our common purpose at home and abroad.
Accountable - we are mutually accountable for our
actions; our processes and are open and transparent.
Inclusive - we value and reflect the pluralism of Canadian
society. We will engage and consult with those affected by our actions.
Sustainable - we have a responsibility to be good
stewards of resources for the long term.
to work some evenings/weekends, travel extensively in Atlantic Canada
cell phone, and corporate credit card provided.
of home office, remote work, and office space at the YMCA corporate office.
will be accepted on or before June 21, 2021. We look forward to hearing your
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is an equal opportunity employer that values
the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and
inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is
barrier free. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please
inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.
Applicants are encouraged to self-identify.