The Senior Director of Fund Development takes a primary role in positioning the YMCA as a “charity of choice” for the investment of philanthropic contributions within the local community as well as funding from national funding sources. This position provides strategic leadership and supervises support staff in fund development to advance the YMCA’s mission through annual giving (sustaining) campaigns, grants, sponsorships, endowment bequests/gifts, and capital campaigns. The Senior Director works closely with the executive leadership team and operations staff to guide successful branch and association-wide fundraising efforts.
Successful candidate will have a passion for the YMCA’s mission and the ability to effectively articulate the importance and impact of its work.
Bachelor’s degree in development, business, or related field required. 3-5 years of full-time professional financial development experience, including annual sustaining campaigns, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency required. Demonstrated proficiency in planning, time management, flexibility, organization, independent work, project management, team leadership, and presenting to individuals and groups required. Strong understanding and proven history of discretion with sensitive information required. Experience with capital campaigns, planned giving (endowment and other estate gifts), and event planning preferred. Must meet YMCA transportation guidelines.
Must have ability to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time. Must be able to visit all Association facilities and locations when necessary. Must be able to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Must be aware of and able to detect/observe safety practices are followed.
- Conceives and directs the execution of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA’s comprehensive strategy to generate financial contributions.
- Develops, manages, and monitors the Financial Development (Grants and Sponsorships sustaining campaigns, and capital campaigns) budget to meet or exceed program targets.
- Provides leadership, training, and motivation for staff and volunteers to facilitate effective financial development programs.
- Conceives and directs the execution of Financial Development events (e.g. Annual Campaign Kickoff, Annual Meeting, and the Heritage Dinner).
- Oversees donor relations, cultivation, acknowledgement, and stewardship efforts.
- Provides general oversight of Financial Development staff team and volunteers. Hires, trains, and supervises staff and volunteers in assigned areas.
- Supports CEO and SVP in donor relations, cultivation, and stewardship efforts.
- Ensures that capital campaigns are effective in both raising needed funds and development of community participation and buy-in.
- Assists in the development of staff across the association in effective relationship building and fundraising practices.