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Director of Development - YMCA of Coastal Carolina

Employer
YMCA of Coastal Carolina
Location
South Carolina, United States
Salary
$55,000.00 - $82,500.00
Closing date
Sep 18, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Prospect Research
Fields
For-Profit Companies, Philanthropic Advisors, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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POSITION SUMMARY:

Consistent with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Development Director supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  In partnership with the CEO, this position is responsible for the strategic management of all association fundraising activities.  Responsibilities include the setting of annual and multi-year goals, the development and implementation of plans to achieve those goals, and the daily driving of the process that will direct staff and volunteer leaders to activities that contribute to fundraising success, lead and maximize grant revenue and ensure ongoing funding sustainability for the future.

OUR CULTURE: 
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Lead association annual campaign, capital development, and endowment programs.
  2. Develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising plan, balancing long-term direction and short-term requirements.
  3. Act as and supports the CEO as an ambassador for the Y, giving skilled presentations to various community groups, including identifying as well as executing these opportunities.
  4. Research identified prospects to ensure effective cultivation and solicitation.
  5. Establish a strategic plan for all major gift prospects.
  6. Develop and control department budgets related to the position so that resources are devoted to top priorities and strategic objectives.
  7. Hire, train, and supervise staff and volunteers in assigned areas. Organizes people and activities for efficiencies and effectiveness.
  8. Develop a strong presence in the community through effective networking, planning, and execution of communications programs.
  9. Assist in the development and marketing of mission programs in the community.
  10. Actively engages the board in challenging conversations and decision-making to advance the Y’s impact when serving as the primary staff liaison to various committees on the Board of Directors. Develops strategies to increase volunteer involvement at all levels.
  11. Establish and achieve monthly contact goals; ensure the same for the CEO.
  12. Provide oversight and guidance to any and all special fundraising events.
  13. Maintain current and accurate files for all donors and prospects.
  14. Upon successful gift, fulfill donor-reporting requirements and coordinate timely donor recognition.
  15. Assist in the implementation and augmenting of branch communications appropriate to donor cultivation and stewardship.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with four or more years of fundraising experience and special events.
  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for the mission of the YMCA.
  • Proven experience in cultivating and soliciting leadership-level gifts to the annual fund.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Familiarity with the principles of annual campaign organization.
  • Understanding of database management, gift processing, and donor relations.
  • Experience in working closely with volunteers and in staffing volunteer committees/events.
  • Exceptional writing skills, especially for grant proposals, reports, and related fundraising materials.
  • Strong oral communication, relationship building, and "people skills”.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, volunteers, senior leaders, and the public.
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