Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs
Leadership Opportunities

The Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs has numerous leadership opportunities for Y CEOs, staff, and volunteers to play an active role in the direction and voice of the movement in Illinois, while growing your network and learning as well. Especially as we look to implement our new strategic roadmap, we ask you to consider how you and/or your YMCA and staff might want to participate in statewide work.

Alliance Leadership Opportunities
  • Meetings & Events – Participate in quarterly alliance member meetings, neighborhood meetings and other events (see below for the latest list of events). Begin making connections with other YMCAs!
  • Committee Membership – Join an Alliance committee – Healthy Living, Youth Development, Social Responsibility, Public Policy and more. Committees meeting frequencies vary from monthly, bi-monthly or as needed.
  • Event Planning – Join an event planning committee for one of the Alliance’s year events.
  • Neighborhood Groups – Attend and join your neighborhood group. The three main neighborhoods’ structures and meeting times vary.
  • Committee Leadership – Take a leadership role in a committee. For example, the Social Responsibility Committee is looking for a new chair. Raise your hand and let us know that you are interested in a deeper role with the Alliance.
  • Steering Committee – Positions are available currently available for Y volunteers. In the future, other steering committee members will move off the board and those seats will need to be filled.
  • External Leadership – External opportunities to represent the Alliance and Ys across the state on statewide committees, task forces, stakeholder groups arise from time to time. Let us know if you would be willing to do be that representative!
Key Alliance Committees
  • Alliance Steering Committee
  • Youth Development Committee
  • Social Responsibility Committee
  • Healthy Living/Healthier Communities
  • Public Policy Committee
  • State Advocacy Day Committee
  • Fall Rally Planning Committee
  • Executive Roundtable
Neighborhoods: 
  • Town & Country Neighborhood
  • NW Neighborhood
  • Illini Neighborhood