ABOUT THE FUND DEVELOPMENT TEAM: YouthCare’s
Fund Development Department team is dedicated to building
relationships between YouthCare, and its supporters committed to
breaking the cycle of homelessness. We are creative, resourceful,
and enthusiastic about identifying personalized and meaningful ways
to inspire our community to be part of the great work we do. If you
have a genuine passion to seek out pathways to ending youth
homelessness and a scrappiness to work with a growing team as we
build our capacity, then we want to get to know you!
POSITION SUMMARY: We are looking for a builder.
YouthCare has an opportunity for the right individual to build a
mid-level giving program from our existing donor base and support a
key function in our relationship-based philanthropy strategy. Under
the supervision of the Chief Development Officer, the Development
Manager of Mid-Level Giving will build and sustain our mid-level
giving program. Responsibilities include the creation and
implementation of a robust mid-level giving program including
cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and the
qualification of mid-level donors for building their portfolio, as
well as disqualification from mid-level back to annual giving. This
position also will create opportunities for deeper
relationship-based philanthropy with donors including the creation
of a giving society and segment specific events. This position
requires collaboration with other staff across the Development team
and organization, motivating and supporting peers while holding
responsibility for successful mid-level giving outcomes.
- Responsible for
soliciting gifts of $1,000+ from individual donors.
- Meet fundraising
- Lead key development
strategy and functions within the department related to mid-level
giving cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
- Responsible for the
creation of annual revenue goals for mid-level giving based on
historical data and insights and for monitoring performance against
- Develop YouthCare’s
mid-level fundraising program from strategy development through
execution and monitoring of performance to grow the base of support
for the organization.
- Conducts research to
identify prospective mid-level donors and their giving
- Manages a portfolio of
prospective and current donors by participating in all aspects of
moves management towards actualization of the lifetime value of a
donor relationship in Raiser’s Edge.
- Crafts mailings and
other material to educate and cultivate mid-level donors of ways to
- Participates in
fundraising meetings to ensure communication between mid-level and
annual giving and major gifts.
- Works closely with
annual giving and major giving to flag mid-level prospects.
Monitors all prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful
prospect and donor relations.
- Identify and develop
engagement and stewardship channels for donors including, but not
limited to, giving societies, alumni affiliation groups and
- Responsible for working
with Marketing and Communications team to coordinate the messaging
and communication strategy for, and execution of, mid-level giving
- Participates as a
member of the Development team on the creation of work plans and
establishing work priorities. Identifies ways to make work
operations more effective and efficient on an ongoing
- Assists Board members
with the direct solicitation of mid-level donors.
- Records and maintains
all donor notes, proposals, and actions in Raiser’s
- Develops, manages, and
maintains a budget for mid-level giving.
- Foster an atmosphere of
open communication that builds trust across the organization.
Promote communications between Development and other units/programs
within the organization, forging partnerships across traditional
- Proven relationship
building and interpersonal skills, often through phone
- Experience and
enthusiasm working in a fast-paced environment.
- Comfortable working
with high volume; ability to prioritize and manage multiple
projects while meeting aggressive deadlines.
- Strong written and
verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated attention
- Demonstrated experience
working independently and as a team member.
- Manages or participates
as project team member for special projects as needed.
- Ensure you and your
team are able to reliably attend and contribute to training and
development as needed for the role and Agency such as program
requirements, DEI&J, supervision, committee work, and others as
identified. This includes confirmation of registration, ensuring
attendance, and covering shifts.
- Attend and assist your
team members with contributing to our DEI&J culture by creating
at least one SMART Goal related to DEI&J within their control
- Lead at least one
check-in each month with each team member to review SMART Goals,
Values, and DEI&J commitments to be set up for success at the
mid-year performance review. Additionally, recognize and provide
positive feedback for all accomplishments.
- Other duties as
assigned by the Chief Development Officer.
This job description is not intended to cover every
aspect of your job at YouthCare. We are a team that works together
to meet the needs of our clients and every member of the team is
expected to pitch in and help even beyond the specific
responsibilities listed in this description.
- Knowledge of advanced
development techniques with emphasis on mid-level
- Skill in researching
prospective donors and assessing giving ability.
- Skill in managing
multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
- Skill in communicating,
both orally and in writing, with diplomacy and tact.
- Ability and willingness
to engage donors over the phone and in person.
- Ability to prepare
sophisticated, grammatically correct written documents.
- Ability to organize
relatively sophisticated donor cultivation and recognition
- Ability to attend
- Ability and willingness
to deliver public presentations.
- Commitment to the
mission, vision, and values of the organization.
- High School or
- Experience and
credentials must comply with program contractual requirements,
including but not limited to the Washington State
Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF)
background clearance process and must be at least 21 years of
age. DCYF Clearance must be maintained for entirety of
employment when working with under-18 clients.
- Experience building a
successful individual giving program.
- Bachelor’s degree or
equivalent work-related experience of four years of mid-level or
annual giving fundraising, sales, or direct marketing
- Successful experience
in identifying cultivation and stewardship strategies with
demonstrated ability to engage, inform and interact with donors via
in person, phone, and email.
- High functioning team
player that is skilled at bringing together different teams of
people from various departments to collaborate on
- Demonstrated leadership
skills and the ability to successfully manage complex programs in
- Ability to promote the
organization’s fundraising and strategic priorities by developing
excellent working relationships both inside and outside the
- Ability to think
strategically and creatively.
- Ability to thrive in a
fast paced, results oriented environment.
- Strong project
- Familiarity with
relational database software, preferably Raiser’s Edge.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Must be able to provide
I-9 supporting documentation for employment.
- Ability to provide a
negative TB Test (results must be within one year of hire
- Employees who
drive YouthCare vehicles as a requirement for their
position, must be at least 21 years of old, possess a
valid Washington State Driver’s License, meet minimum safe driver
criteria established by the agency and our insurance company which
includes completion of Defensive Driving and 15-passenger Van
trainings. Drivers under the age of 25 must have been licensed for
at least 3 years and those operating vehicles with a capacity of 15
or more passengers must be at least 25 years old.
- Successful completion
of pre-service training courses as required by contracting
agencies. Training such as CPR & First Aid (Adult/Child),
Bloodborne Pathogens, and Behavior Management.
- Computer software
skills including Windows, Microsoft outlook, Microsoft Word, and
- Initiative, creativity,
reliability, flexibility, thoroughness
- Strong verbal and
written communication skills with good quality spelling, grammar,
and punctuation in English.
- High integrity when
dealing with a broad array of cultures and restricted and/or
- Ability to comply with
the program’s Code of Conduct for Prevention of Sexual Abuse,
Ethics, and Boundaries.
- Ability to maintain
professional boundaries, respond respectfully and support a
positive work culture.
- Ability to accurately
maintain and produce files, records, logs and reports in
- May be required to
assume responsibilities or duties within the agency not
specifically delineated in this job description for short periods
of time or on an infrequent basis.
- Commitment to
YouthCare’s initiative to build cultural proficiency across the
agency. Acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and
cultural and spiritual practices.
- Ability to perform a
range of physical motions, exerting up to 50 pounds. Lifting and
carrying up to 50 pounds; standing, walking, sitting for long
periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; running for
brief periods of time; and go up and down stairs.