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Director of Alliance Services - Minnesota Region
Date Posted 06/11/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
  • Provide strategic services to member Y associations within the designated portfolio of Y’s with primary responsibility to Minnesota Ys.
  • Lead, facilitate, and support through proven consulting methods:
  • YMCA Strategic Planning
  • Board Governance Development
  • Build the capacity of member Ys through strategic collaborations by identifying and facilitating potential management agreements, shared services, and mergers.
  • Networking and relationship building
  • Assist in implementation of, support and guidance:
  • CEO Search assistance
  • CEO/CVO Onboarding
  • Early intervention for struggling YMCAs
  • Provide regular updates to the CEO & Board of Directors
  • Support Advocacy / Public Policy work of the Alliance and local Ys
  • Support statewide committee work and Peer Communities.
  • Works closely with other Alliance staff to support marketing, data collection, special events and programming
  • Provide requested reports and support to the CEO and the Board of Directors
  • Provide key leadership to State Advocacy priorities for member Y associations within the designated portfolio
  • Facilitates the building of organizational capacity of member Y associations within the designated portfolio
  • Identifies and coordinates strategic statewide and region-wide initiatives that support and advance the objectives of the State Alliance, Region, and Y National Movement.
  • Provide opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and support
  • All other duties as assigned by CEO
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • CEO experience preferred
  • Positive working relationship with YUSA, Regional HUB, Service Delivery partners, YPN
  • Organizational Leadership certification required, or achieved within three years
  • 5 or more years’ experience leading or consulting in non-profit environments
  • Skilled and experienced in Performance Consulting Methodology (Partner, Assess, Implement, & Measure)
  • Must be able to travel up to 60% plus of the time
  • Position must reside in Minnesota or a border state.
  • Extensive background developing and delivering strategic processes in core essential functions
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication and presentation skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Possess a proven ability to establish and maintain collaborative partnerships across a broad range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrates strong leadership competencies as listed below

The Director of Alliance Services is charged with building the capacity of YMCAs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and U.P. Michigan (with primary support of Minnesota) through strategic work and the use of performance consulting methodology to assess the highest business needs and the delivery of strategic services. Responsible for convening YMCA Associations from across the state of Minnesota to gain strength, rally around the Y mission and cause, speak with a unified voice, and establish a strong statewide presence. The position is also responsible for supporting the Y-USA objectives per service delivery agreement. The Director will be recognized as the principal advocate at the state level for Minnesota YMCA’s focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

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