The AVP/Community Development is responsible for the strategy, management and integration of the YMCA of Central Florida's initiatives and partnerships that connect and support underserved neighbors with the services they need to grow stronger in spirit, mind and body. Serving as a critical subject matter expert across the Association, they will work closely with leaders, volunteers and local organizations to champion and resource efforts to deliver meaningful change through community outreach initiatives, programs, services and partnerships focused on advancing the Y mission equitably for all in Central Florida. This position is responsible for creating and executing strategies and outreach initiatives aligned with the YMCA's strategic vision. This includes leading the YMCA in developing and operating innovative community outreach programs as well as providing leadership and direction on an evaluation framework for high fidelity community outreach program initiatives and their complimentary funding sources and direct budget accountability. The AVP of Community Development will build and maintain strong relationships with families, community and oversee programs focused on outreach across the organization and our overall service area, basic needs support, and senior engagement activities. This position will require significant travel within Central Florida in order to foster key relationships, raise awareness and create community impact.
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you. We are the Y.
- Lead and direct the implementation of strategies and initiatives that drive the community component of the strategic plan to provide and expand and launch Y programs including Teen Achievers and YMCA Boys and Young Men of Color Strategy, partnerships, events, services and initiatives to neighbors most in need who live in marginalized, underserved and hard-to-reach communities across our Association service areas.
- Cultivate partnerships with other non-profit organizations, community partners, local governments and elected officials to build bridges and strengthen communities.
- Recruit, lead, and engage an active advisory board of volunteers that reflect and support the community and service area.
- Direct fundraising/volunteerism support to sustain outreach initiatives. Write grant and donor proposals as part of an assigned portfolio; ensure key requirements and tracking/impact reporting are completed for grant deliverables.
- Develop annual budget for community outreach, collaborating with the senior team to generate program and initiative funding through grants, annual giving, and special events. Monitors revenue production and expenditures, making adjustments as needed for grant deliverables. Directs long-term sustainability strategy and funding sources beyond grant and funding cycles in assigned portfolio.
- Provide support and direction to Family Center leadership to ensure deep engagement in community focused programming and establish clear communications around the impact each Family Center is having.
- Coordinate efforts with internal departments such as marketing and technology, volunteers, media partners, and Y locations to promote and position the Y to grow awareness and support of outreach initiatives and programs.
- Identifies organization-wide intended outcomes across Strategic Plan priority areas and outreach program and initiatives. Manages resources to support outreach initiatives and develops mechanisms to monitor and evaluate outcome-based impact beyond the Y's four walls and ensure outcomes are met.
- Provide status updates on measurable goals and outcomes as requested in relation to assigned responsibilities.
- Develop a plan to involve and incorporate ongoing feedback from underserved communities and identifies emerging trends. Evaluate operation of outreach efforts to utilize best practices and ensure on-going effectiveness, integrity and sustainability.
- Maintain a communication and grant management strategy for assigned funding portfolio that may include calendar of all outreach activities dates/times/locations to allow for scalability, and ensure that stakeholders have appropriate information, training, screening and the resources to be successful and meet program outcomes.
- Serve as a liaison for the Y's outreach programs w/government offices & agencies, including local elected officials, public schools, libraries, & federal, state & local government offices by building an extensive network of key partners throughout Central Florida.
- Orients, trains, supervises, evaluates, and recognizes leadership and support staff to achieve Association objectives through talent and knowledge management.
- Strong commitment to the Y mission and advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, social and community impact.
- Ensures all association standards and best practices are implemented and followed. Applies YMCA policies and procedures, including, but not limited to: ensure team members are current with required certifications. Additionally, executes best practices related to emergency procedures, medical and disciplinary situations and child abuse prevention. Ensures proper and timely reporting of all employee and member/program participant incidents/accidents.
- Strategic direction and leadership for faith-based initiatives, and resources to the Director of Christian Initiatives / Chaplain to support staff and volunteers. Forms strong ties with the faith community and expanding partnerships to access shared goals.
- Serve as a member of the Association Management Team to support and impact the overall objectives of the Association.
- Report all accidents/incidents to your supervisor and follow the Association's current employee and member injury reporting procedures.
- All other duties as assigned by management
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required in a related field of study.
- Minimum 8 years of experience in progressively responsible program management leadership and budgetary experience.
- Minimum 5 years of experience working in community collaborative efforts required.
- Prior volunteer board / committee leadership experience required.
- Prior supervisor and leadership experience is essential; including selecting, evaluating, and developing staff and volunteers required. Knowledge of volunteer management, laws, regulations, and best practices.
- Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, with the demonstrated ability to engage and influence others to mobilize.
- Experience working with senior level management, community organizations and government offices in planning and implementing programs.
- Demonstrated ability to manage to an outcomes-based approach and developing and using data to inform continuous improvement and decision-making.
- Must be able to handle diverse responsibilities resourcefully and multi-task effectively.
- Ability to interact with a high level of professionalism and accountability.
- Knowledge in the areas of education, poverty reduction, upward mobility and economic equity a plus.
- Excellent MS Office skills (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and knowledge of database management.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
- Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, which may include weekends and holidays as needed.
- Must be willing to work an on-call schedule rotation as required.
- Must be willing to travel within Central Florida. Must have a valid Driver license. The employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
- The physical activities of this position include: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions. Talking is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, with or without correction.
- Required to sit or stand for extended periods of time while demonstrating manual dexterity in order to accurately work on the phone, computer keyboard, and other equipment.
- The employee must be able to perform light work: exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
- The employee is required to have close visual acuity, along with the visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned, preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer screen, extensive reading, or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
- Must possess auditory and verbal capabilities in order to adequately communicate via phone and in person.
- The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
- Must complete successful background screening, which includes criminal and employment verification. Some positions may additionally require a successful credit check screening.
- All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. The YMCA promotes an equal employment opportunity work place which includes reasonable accommodation of otherwise qualified disabled applicants and employees. Please see your manager should you have any questions about this policy or these job duties.
- This job description may not be all-inclusive and employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned and directed by management. Job descriptions and duties may be modified when deemed appropriate by management.