CEO - Meridian Tech

Primary Function

History: Ed Malzahn, founder of Ditch Witch, had a vision over 30 years ago to provide his employees a place to exercise and improve/maintain their health and fitness. But he didn’t want to limit such a facility to the Ditch Witch employees – he generously desired to create the opportunity for the entire community. Through partnering with the YMCA organization and a community capital campaign, the Noble County YMCA was started.

Service Area: We serve the Noble County area with a population of approximately 12,000. Perry has just over 5,000 residents. Other communities in Noble County include Billings, Red Rock, Morrison, and Marland.

Facilities:The 33-year-old main facility is 20,000 square feet and features a full court gymnasium, 6 lane pool with slide, men’s and women’s locker rooms, whirlpool, steam & dry saunas, strength and cardio centers.

The annex facility is 5,000 square feet and features a cycling studio, fitness program studio, child watch, and licensed child care/day camp.

Membership: The YMCA has a membership of approximately 1,405 members/561units in the following categories: Adult – 16%, Corporate – 1%, Couple – 4%, Extended – 0.5%, Family 24.5%, Household – 6%, Single Parent – 11%, Young at Heart – 20%, Young at Heart x 2 – 13%, Youth – 4%.

Programs: The YMCA offers several health and wellness classes, swim lessons, youth sports programs, after school child care, and summer day camp.

Staff: In addition to the CEO, there are currently two Full-Time, and 25 Part-Time staff. The CEO supervises the 2 direct employees which include the Senior Program/Membership Director and the Aquatic/Child Care Coordinator.

Volunteers: The YMCA engages 36 volunteers and is currently led by a local board of 10 Board of Directors (Board size may be as many as 12).

Financial: The YMCA current budget is $488,000 and operates on a January – December calendar with no debt and an average deficit of $30,000 per year.

Annual Campaign: The Y raised $102,000 on a goal of $100,000 in 2019.

Capital Campaign History: In 2017, $300,000 was raised to replace the roof.

Required Skills

Minimum Criteria for candidates:

  1. Accredited 4-year college degree.
  2. Excellent written, verbal and technology communication skills, as well as personal values consistent with the YMCA mission.
  3. Ability to develop and strengthen community relationships.
  4. Strategic planning and fundraising experience, including annual campaigns and capital projects.
  5. Ability and knowledge to develop new programs, review and enhance programs being offered or considered.
  6. Proven track record of budgetary and fiscal management.

Preferred Criteria for Candidates:

  1. YMCA Organizational Leader Certification. If the candidate does not possess this, they must obtain it within 3 years from the date of hire.
  2. Minimum five years prior experience in a senior management role with a YMCA or related experience at a comparable organization with direct supervision of multiple levels of staff and employees.
  3. Fiscally sound business management approach.
  4. Proven track record of budgetary and fiscal management of approximately $500,000 or more annually.

The Noble County Family YMCA (YMCA) Board of Directors is actively seeking a visionary leader who will build upon strong executive leadership and continue a culture of excellence within the YMCA. The CEO will be uniquely positioned to champion the YMCA mission and develop partnerships to meet the needs of the YMCA and the community. Building upon and expanding partnerships is a key focus for the future work of the YMCA.

Qualified candidates must have a solid business acumen, sound judgment, and exceptional leadership skills. They must have a proven track record that demonstrates an ability to successfully implement and promote the YMCA’s services and activities to the community; raise funds through annual and capital campaigns; assess community needs and develop programs in partnership with others to meet those needs; develop and manage a staff; and work with a YMCA board that focuses on strategic issues.

Salary Range: $45,000 minimum, commensurate with experience. There are opportunities for an increased salary based on current level of expertise and immediate contribution ability. This position is also eligible, based on the performance of the YMCA and the individual, for an annual merit opportunity. Relocation expenses are negotiable based on applicant’s qualifications and experience.

Residency Expectation: Living in Perry, OK is required.


Salary Range

$45,000 minimum, commensurate with experience.

Benefits: YMCA participates in the Y Retirement Program at an 8% rate, with the YMCA contributing all 8%. Vacation plan, health insurance, and other benefits per personnel policy included.

Residency Expectation: Living in Perry, OK is required

Application Process/Contact Information

Other sites for information:

Target Dates for the search process:

Resume Submission Deadline: July 22, 2019

Candidate Review Completed:August 8, 2019

First Round Interviews:August 21 & 22, 2019

Final Interviews (In Person):September 12 & 13, 2019

New CEO on Board (Anticipated):October 14, 2019

To Apply:

Candidates will apply via the following website:

You will be requested to submit the following with your online application: A resume and cover letter, along with six professional references. Note: References will be checked on candidates moving to the interview stages.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Bert Ruiz

YMCA of the USA, Region Director, CEO Search