This is an exciting opportunity to lead the growing Boys & Girls Clubs of Eden-Lake Shore (BGCELS) and we are looking for our next Chief Executive Officer to make a positive impact on kids’ lives. We’re seeking candidates who will lead the overall planning and operation of the organization – while providing leadership, direction, and support to the Board of Directors. You will be responsible for bringing the organization’s mission to life, as you work to ensure that area kids and teens achieve great futures by delivering a safe and fun space, creating an engaging Club experience, and managing caring professionals to guide them along the way.

The ambition for the future of the organization is to maximize BGCELS‘s positive impact in the communities of the Towns of Eden, Evans and Brant in Western New York by increasing the number of youth served and by improving program efficacy. The new CEO will be tasked with setting the vision, garnering the community’s support, and harnessing available and new resources to achieve impact improvement.

A résumé and cover letter should be sent to Cynthia Latimore Chair of HR Committee to ensure full consideration CLatimore@bgcedenlakeshore.org. This job is open until filled.


  • Implement strategic plans as set by the Board of Directors, as well as annual goals and objectives; financial, program and administrative management; and leadership of the organization. Guidance and direction are provided by the Chair of the Board, and by the Board and its Executive Committee.
  • Establish goals and budgets; develop policies and procedures.
  • Direct and participate in public relations and fundraising activities; lead activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations or other gifts for the organization
  • Promote Boys & Girls Clubs services to individuals, other service organizations and the local community with a focus on collaborative communication.
  • Facilitate a supportive, welcoming school environment creating an opportunity for young people to increase their social emotional wellness and academic performance.
  • Stay informed with research-based practices and developments in education, resources, and professional development.
  • Monitor and approve the organization’s program services to ensure achievement of the mission and goals of Boys & Girls Clubs of America in collaboration with and support of the Board of Directors.
  • Oversee management and attainment of resources necessary to ensure the stable financial operations of the organization are conducted in accordance with applicable laws.
  • Oversee staffing activities of the organization, including recruiting, training, mentoring and evaluating both paid and volunteer staff.
  • Provide leadership to Club staff by developing administrative and operational standards by which goals will be measured.
  • Provide professional leadership to the Board of Directors to ensure the development of an effective and motivated Board, including identification, recruitment, training and involvement of Board members in meeting the goals of the organization.
  • Demonstrate that safety is a core value, ensure that the management system conforms with membership requirements and industry standards and is actively engaged in the safety improvement process.
  • Ensure that the organization complies with membership and other requirements or standards of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, other affiliated and regulatory agencies and that the Organization has standards and measures in place that define effective safety practices, train to those annually, and identify vulnerabilities and strategies to mitigate risks.
  • Serve as point of escalation, feedback and approval for reportable Club incidents ensuring that all accident and incident reports are completed, up to date and submitted to the administrative office for archiving.
  • May be assigned special projects periodically by the Board of Directors.
  • Reports to the Board of Directors.


  • Experience in education/Business Administration
  • Background check completed annually
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License
  • On Boarding by BGCA
  • Grant and Budget Management
  • Technology skills with social media and web site management
  • Complete employment Application
  • Some limited travel for training


  • Proficiency in technological advancements and the ability to leverage those tools such as social media and web site management to best serve our youth.
  • Advanced knowledge and expertise in asset management, including financial resources and property.
  • Leadership skills, including negotiation, problem-solving, decision-making and delegation.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written; ability to speak effectively and persuasively to groups and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, direct, plan and coordinate operations in a multi-unit organization.
  • Demonstrated competency and ability in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a Board of Directors, staff, community groups and other related agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise professionals and other staff/volunteers who may be in distant subunits of the organization.
  • Demonstrated skills and competency in the following areas preferred: the mission, objectives, policies, programs and procedures of Boys & Girls Clubs; the principles and practices of nonprofit organizations and their management; and resource development activities and sources of funding.
  • Ability to drive a club 12 passenger van.


  • Salary Range $55,000.00 to $65,000.00
  • Benefit package available

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