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POSITION SUMMARY:

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, this position supports the work of the YMCA of the Rockies, which operates two mission-based family and group conference and retreat centers and a residential camp serving more than 225,000 guests and campers annually. The Vice President of Information Technology (VPIT) is a mission-focused strategic leader who has primary responsibility for all aspects of the Association’s Information Technology function, network, systems and operations, including the overall strategy, planning, organization and execution.

OUR MISSION AND CULTURE: 

We firmly believe in our mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We are committed to being welcoming to all people and to making a difference in the lives of our members, guests and staff. We count on our staff to provide extraordinary mission-based experiences for our guests and for each other.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop the IT team, including hiring, training, managing and delegating assignments across all roles in the IT department functions of Infrastructure & Technical Support, Core Systems and Information Security.
  • As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, build and implement Information Technology strategies in support of the Assocation’s growth, development and mission delivery.
  • Forward-thinking aptitude to manage the Association’s computer systems, applications, networks and related infrastructure, and build future plans to maintain, develop and grow IT.
  • Develop and manage the Information Technology department operating and capital budgets in partnership with the Association Accounting Director and with the leadership of the VP/CFO.
  • Lead all IT project management activities, including new system development, application review and selection processes, and rollout of new IT processes.
  • Build vendor relationships across all aspects of IT functionality, including physical infrastructure partners, core systems vendors for line of business applications, information security experts, and outside consultants as needed for the efficient operation of the IT department.
  • Develop IT policies to support business goals and oversee department technology initiatives.
  • Maintain and report on information security in accordance with requirements outlined in all Association Information Security (InfoSec) policies, and manage the on-going and annual review and update of all InfoSec policies.
  • Manage and procure all technology-related purchases for the Association.
  • Work with the Business and Risk Management Director and Center General Managers to develop and coordinate training as needed across the operating environment of the Association.
  • Evaluate and make decisions concerning IT proposals, vendor selection and vendor contracts.
  • Conduct interviews and make selection recommendations for new hires and contractors. 
  • Recommend changes that could improve the professionalism and efficiency of IT resources.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree required and multiple years of technical experience required.  Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Information Management and/or Information Technology preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years experience in Information Technology, including completion of relevant industry certifications and extensive technical training. Experience in hospitality and lodging management preferred.
  • Be available on-call and manage IT staff processes to handle after-hours IT emergencies and planned system upgrades.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required by the demands of the role, and travel overnight as needed between centers.
  • Must communicate effectively with members of the Executive Leadership Team, department heads, managers and all users of Association Information systems and technology.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Personally support the fundraising campaigns of the Association.
  • Possess a valid, USA state-issued driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, and comply with YMCA driving rules to be approved to operate YMCA vehicles.
  • Possess stamina to work in the work environment described herein.

GENERAL YMCA OF THE ROCKIES REQUIREMENTS:

  • Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith in all functions.
  • Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies Mission, policies, and programs.
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent customer service skills; for example, friendly, personable, helpful, patient, and professional.
  • Support the YMCA of the Rockies safety program. Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for guests, members, and staff.
  • Promote a cooperative, positive, and flexible atmosphere while working with others in a diverse community.
  • Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards.
  • All other duties as assigned.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, climb a ladder and work in tight spaces.
  • Noise level in the work environment is moderate.
Note: Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities,
or qualifications associated with the job.

COMPENSATION PACKAGE & EMPLOYEE PERKS:

  • Health, dental, and life insurance
  • Generous PTO/Vacation
  • Participation in YMCA Retirement Fund (an additional 12% contribution by YMCA after 2 years employment)
  • Employer owned rental housing may be available nearby - Contact Human Resources for more information
  • YMCA of the Rockies membership
  • Discounted childcare, summer day camp, and summer overnight camp
  • Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges for friends & family
  • Ski passes to nearby resorts
  • Free or discounted gear rentals for outdoor adventures
  • View all YMCA of the Rockies employee perks by visiting here
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