Job Description

With over a century of dedication to character development, Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA creates life-changing experiences for children..

As an equal opportunity employer, Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA is committed to all aspects of diversity and inclusion

Introduction: With over a century of dedication to character development, Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA creates life-changing experiences for children, adults and families. Located on 1,350 beautiful acres in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, Camp Becket for Boys and Chimney Corners Camp for Girls are four-week rustic resident camps with rich traditions and commitment to character and leadership development. Our Travel & Service Programs offer a unique life experience to teens and our Berkshire Outdoor Center offers a wide-range of year-round programs for individuals, families and groups.

Benefits: Health care, dental, disability, life insurance, 12% retirement contribution, and other benefits per policy, details to be provided to final candidates.

Organizational Background: Out of more than 315 YMCA Resident Camps in the United States, Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA is one of only four camps that continue to offer a four-week rustic camp experience, with the small cabin group as the core program offering. Camp Becket for Boys was established in 1903 and has remained a leader in the field of resident camping. Henry and Ina Gibson, early directors at Camp Becket, establish Chimney Corners Camp for Girls in 1931, which operated as a private camp until its acquisition in 1972. Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA also operates a Travel Service Program where teenagers travel to different parts of the United States and around the world to experience new cultures and engage in community service. Finally, the Berkshire Outdoor Center offers adventure leadership programming year-round to schools, colleges, youth groups, adult groups, families and individuals. With an annual operating budget in excess of $11 million, Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA attracts program participants from around the USA and the world.

Mission and Vision: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA provides life-changing experiences in a safe, fun environment. We are welcoming, accessible and centered around youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We work to preserve our traditions and programs by fostering our staff talent and practicing responsible financial planning as we seek to expand our outreach to a more diverse community. Within our supportive environment, individuals can unplug, be themselves, try new things, and make life-long friends. We challenge youth to develop character and confidence into adulthood and prepare them to be future global citizens. Our vision will be accomplished through our best-practices and passionate team, who are good stewards of resources and finances, and are supported by an actively engaged board, parents, alumni, and community.

Inclusion Statement: We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment where campers, participants, families and staff can discover and be their authentic selves. Through leadership, strategic planning, recruitment, training and program development, we strive to be inclusive in our practices and to promote equity and opportunity for all individuals. We respect, affirm and protect the dignity and worth of every member of our community.

Apply by: April 27 2019


Camp/Organization: Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA (ACA Accredited)

Location: Becket, MA

Type of Position: Director

Time Frame: Year Round

Salary: $160,000-$175,000 per year (salary commensurate with experience).


Essential Functions Board Expectations: Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA seeks an experienced leader who has the requisite background and skills in the following areas:

Effectively Communicate and Develop Relationships with the Entire BCC Community, including Staff, Campers and other Program Participants, Parents, Alumni, Service Partners, Board and Donors: The CEO is our communicator in chief and sets the tone for all the relationships in our community.The new CEO will have to develop positive relationships with all aspects of our community.

Respect and Cultivate Established BCC Traditions: BCC prides itself on long-held traditions, which have evolved over time to reflect our community’s needs. The new CEO must have a healthy respect for those traditions, and understand how to adapt, honor and expand them when appropriate as BCC moves into the future.

Continue to Improve Operating Performance and Institute Best-Practices: We are proud of the excellent performance of our programs, and adherence to best practices in all areas of safety, welfare and program quality. The new CEO will have to ensure that we continue to maintain and improve upon those high standards and stay abreast of all performance-related developments.

Recruit, Retain and Develop Diverse Staff: Superb staff has been key to BCC’s success and endurance. The new CEO will be responsible for leading all staff recruitment and development efforts, ensuring a work place culture of excellence.

Lead Development of Organizational Strategic Plan for Future: Every organization should have a plan for the future, and BCC is no exception. The new CEO will guide the development of the next strategic plan for BCC in collaboration with board, staff and stake holders.

Develop and Implement Efforts to Increase Diversity: BCC strives to reflect the community it serves and the world at large. The new CEO will be responsible for developing and implementing plans to further increase BCC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion including but not limited to socio-economic and racial diversity.

Lead Fundraising Efforts: Our community has generously supported BCC through the years. The new CEO will need to continue our history of stewardship and cultivation so as to ensure that our community support remains strong and grows.

Oversee Budget and Finances: BCC stands on solid financial footing, with an annual operating budget in excess of $11 million, and an endowment in excess of $10 million. The new CEO will need to safeguard our continued fiscal responsibility.


Candidate Criteria:

  • Accredited 4-year college degree.
  • Minimum ten (10) years prior experience in a senior leadership role with a camp or comparable organization.
  • YMCA Organizational Leader Certification (currently, or to be obtained within three (3) years of employment).

Additional Information

Target Dates: Resumes accepted: April 1-27 First round interviews: Weeks of June 10 and June 17 Final in-person interviews: July 25-28 CEO selection announced: by mid-August New CEO begins: September 30 To Apply: Candidates will apply via website: and the application must include a cover letter, resume and six professional references. Please note that references will be checked on final candidates only and with prior notification. Resumes Accepted Until 4/27/2019


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Lisa Drouin

CEO Search Director YMCA of the USA
Becket, Massachusetts 01223