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Capital Campaign Manager

Employer
Greater Austin YMCA
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
$55,000.00 - $65,000.00
Closing date
Mar 30, 2024



How you Will Power our Purpose (Job Summary)

As the Capital Campaign Manager, you play a pivotal role in advancing all aspects of capital campaign(s) to meet the goals of the association. You will implement policies, plans, and programs aligned with the strategy for soliciting, planning and executing campaign events and/or communication.  This encompasses conducting prospect research, maintaining a leads database, and cultivating strong relationships with campaign donors. You are responsible for arrangement and notifications for meetings, campaign correspondences, monitoring gift and pledge records, as well as partnering with campaign volunteers, consultants and donors. Under the direction and guidance of the Chief Development Officer, your responsibilities include serving as a critical member of the Team who as a whole will be focused on increasing annual giving from $2 million to $6 million, growing the association endowment by 2030, and driving $20 million in current capital campaign projects.

 

You will also support the enterprise’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) and the core character values of the YMCA. Reporting directly to the Chief Development Officer you will partner closely with other senior leaders throughout the enterprise to achieve outcomes. 

                                                                                        

How You Will Make an Impact (Essential Functions)

Performance Achievement & Results

  • Fosters a culture that builds trust and treats all team members and colleagues with respect; constructively and immediately deals with conflict; gains commitment and provides clarity; holds team members accountable and cultivates peer accountability; and achieves results to meet strategic and operational goals.
  • Models inclusive leadership behaviors and embraces all dimensions of diversity – building strong teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to our mission.
  • Responsible for hiring, coaching, and managing all direct reports and ensuring alignment with association people practices for all positions within their organizational structure.
  • Responsible for successful Strategic Plan metrics, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to meet strategic goals and objectives.
  • Implements a goal-based leadership approach (OKR methodology) and ensures the development department is actively working towards supporting organizational level objectives and key results. Conducts Cycle Check-ins and the Annual Check-In with direct reports to ensure progress with OKRs, providing ongoing coaching and feedback, and discuss development opportunities.

Capital Campaign Support 

In collaboration with the leadership of the Development/Association department, you will play a pivotal role in executing the capital campaign strategy and overseeing various activities, including:

  • Provide strategic leadership in line with YMCA goals, collaborating with the Development/Association department.
  • Oversee all campaign activities, including gift campaigns, endowment initiatives, and corporate giving.
  • Proactively identify and cultivate prospects, major donors, and strategic partners.
  • Manage donor relationships, ensuring stewardship and compliance with legal and ethical standards.
  • Develop and operate a comprehensive prospect and donor management system.
  • Be accountable for overall project management of capital campaigns.
  • Foster innovation and collaboration, staying at the forefront of capital campaign best practices.

Community & Board Engagement 

In collaboration with the marketing and communications department, you will play a key role in enhancing the YMCA’s brand, partner, and donor experience. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Advocating for the YMCA’s mission among board members, community leaders, and stakeholders.
  • Designing and executing impactful campaign communications and promotional materials.
  • Collaborating on donor cultivation plans, ensuring personalized interactions.
  • Planning and executing events related to the capital campaign, maximizing in-kind contributions.
  • Collaborating with the board of directors, providing updates and leveraging their expertise.

Other duties as assigned

  • Represent the Greater Austin YMCA locally, regionally, and nationally, both inside and outside the organization.
  • Expand learning and personal skill development through participation in local and national events and career development training.
  • Engage fully in Association events conducted for staff and volunteers.
  • Support Development Team events
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by the Chief Development Officer. 

What You Bring to the Community Enterprise

You have demonstrated success in significantly growing contributed revenue as well as implementing groundbreaking strategies and innovative approaches to fund development, i.e. executing best practices and creating new practices. You also have a track record of success in designing and applying innovative approaches to strategic partnerships, corporate giving, and sponsorships. You possess an entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to lead strategically but also perform hands-on work in a “roll up your sleeves” culture.

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of successful executive experience in capital campaigns and/or major gifts, or, a combination of education, fundraising experience, project management skills, relevant certifications, and at least 3 years of executive experience in capital campaigns and/or major gifts.
  • Proven expertise in developing and managing prospect databases.
  • Demonstrated success in supporting 6 and 7-figure campaign gifts.
  • Knowledge of fundraising technology and software support, with the ability to select, implement, and manage such technology effectively.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team.
  • Uphold utmost discretion regarding donor confidentiality and privacy.

You’re a Cause-Driven Leader– You are effective at: 

  • Advancing our mission and cause– providing visionary leadership to ensure resources are mobilized to adapt to new challenges and needs in the community  
  • Building relationships – connecting people to the Y’s cause by developing inclusive relationships, partnerships, and collaborations to co-create solutions to pressing social needs 
  • Leading operations – ensuring relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability of the organization so we can continue to fulfill our promise to the community  
  • Developing and inspiring people – supporting the holistic development of self and others so everyone can embrace the Y’s cause, sustain our culture, and inspire others to action  

Physical Requirements: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, talk, and occasionally lift and/or move items, including equipment, furniture, and/or children. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

How you Will Power our Purpose (Job Summary)

As the Capital Campaign Manager, you play a pivotal role in advancing all aspects of capital campaign(s) to meet the goals of the association. You will implement policies, plans, and programs aligned with the strategy for soliciting, planning and executing campaign events and/or communication.  This encompasses conducting prospect research, maintaining a leads database, and cultivating strong relationships with campaign donors. You are responsible for arrangement and notifications for meetings, campaign correspondences, monitoring gift and pledge records, as well as partnering with campaign volunteers, consultants and donors. Under the direction and guidance of the Chief Development Officer, your responsibilities include serving as a critical member of the Team who as a whole will be focused on increasing annual giving from $2 million to $6 million, growing the association endowment by 2030, and driving $20 million in current capital campaign projects.

 

You will also support the enterprise’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) and the core character values of the YMCA. Reporting directly to the Chief Development Officer you will partner closely with other senior leaders throughout the enterprise to achieve outcomes. 

                                                                                        

How You Will Make an Impact (Essential Functions)

Performance Achievement & Results

  • Fosters a culture that builds trust and treats all team members and colleagues with respect; constructively and immediately deals with conflict; gains commitment and provides clarity; holds team members accountable and cultivates peer accountability; and achieves results to meet strategic and operational goals.
  • Models inclusive leadership behaviors and embraces all dimensions of diversity – building strong teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to our mission.
  • Responsible for hiring, coaching, and managing all direct reports and ensuring alignment with association people practices for all positions within their organizational structure.
  • Responsible for successful Strategic Plan metrics, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to meet strategic goals and objectives.
  • Implements a goal-based leadership approach (OKR methodology) and ensures the development department is actively working towards supporting organizational level objectives and key results. Conducts Cycle Check-ins and the Annual Check-In with direct reports to ensure progress with OKRs, providing ongoing coaching and feedback, and discuss development opportunities.

Capital Campaign Support 

In collaboration with the leadership of the Development/Association department, you will play a pivotal role in executing the capital campaign strategy and overseeing various activities, including:

  • Provide strategic leadership in line with YMCA goals, collaborating with the Development/Association department.
  • Oversee all campaign activities, including gift campaigns, endowment initiatives, and corporate giving.
  • Proactively identify and cultivate prospects, major donors, and strategic partners.
  • Manage donor relationships, ensuring stewardship and compliance with legal and ethical standards.
  • Develop and operate a comprehensive prospect and donor management system.
  • Be accountable for overall project management of capital campaigns.
  • Foster innovation and collaboration, staying at the forefront of capital campaign best practices.

Community & Board Engagement 

In collaboration with the marketing and communications department, you will play a key role in enhancing the YMCA’s brand, partner, and donor experience. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Advocating for the YMCA’s mission among board members, community leaders, and stakeholders.
  • Designing and executing impactful campaign communications and promotional materials.
  • Collaborating on donor cultivation plans, ensuring personalized interactions.
  • Planning and executing events related to the capital campaign, maximizing in-kind contributions.
  • Collaborating with the board of directors, providing updates and leveraging their expertise.

Other duties as assigned

  • Represent the Greater Austin YMCA locally, regionally, and nationally, both inside and outside the organization.
  • Expand learning and personal skill development through participation in local and national events and career development training.
  • Engage fully in Association events conducted for staff and volunteers.
  • Support Development Team events
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by the Chief Development Officer. 

What You Bring to the Community Enterprise

You have demonstrated success in significantly growing contributed revenue as well as implementing groundbreaking strategies and innovative approaches to fund development, i.e. executing best practices and creating new practices. You also have a track record of success in designing and applying innovative approaches to strategic partnerships, corporate giving, and sponsorships. You possess an entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to lead strategically but also perform hands-on work in a “roll up your sleeves” culture.

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of successful executive experience in capital campaigns and/or major gifts, or, a combination of education, fundraising experience, project management skills, relevant certifications, and at least 3 years of executive experience in capital campaigns and/or major gifts.
  • Proven expertise in developing and managing prospect databases.
  • Demonstrated success in supporting 6 and 7-figure campaign gifts.
  • Knowledge of fundraising technology and software support, with the ability to select, implement, and manage such technology effectively.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team.
  • Uphold utmost discretion regarding donor confidentiality and privacy.

You’re a Cause-Driven Leader– You are effective at: 

  • Advancing our mission and cause– providing visionary leadership to ensure resources are mobilized to adapt to new challenges and needs in the community  
  • Building relationships – connecting people to the Y’s cause by developing inclusive relationships, partnerships, and collaborations to co-create solutions to pressing social needs 
  • Leading operations – ensuring relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability of the organization so we can continue to fulfill our promise to the community  
  • Developing and inspiring people – supporting the holistic development of self and others so everyone can embrace the Y’s cause, sustain our culture, and inspire others to action  

Physical Requirements: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, talk, and occasionally lift and/or move items, including equipment, furniture, and/or children. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Work Location 55 North Interstate Highway 35, Austin, Texas 78702   About Us The Greater Austin YMCA is a nonprofit community enterprise with a vision to cultivate thriving communities across Central Texas where every person benefits from an empowered and well-educated childhood, equitable access to opportunities, resulting in an elevated quality of life and the promise of a sustainable future. Founded in 1953 and anchored in three Central Texas counties, the Y has served close to 500,000 people and provided more than $30M in financial assistance and program subsidies over the past 10 years. We operate 8 community centers and Camp Moody along with 6 early childhood education centers, 60 afterschool programs on school campuses in four districts, and 20 summer camps, with 1500 staff team members, 1000 volunteers, and a $47M annual operating budget.

Additional Information

The organization has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

The Greater Austin YMCA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Greater Austin YMCA complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which we have employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

We Take Care of Our People

Our mission isn't just a statement--it's a guiding force that shapes our actions every day. Rooted in our unwavering commitment to serving our community and esteemed team members, our mission is a true way of life. We're passionate about fostering health and wellness for all, and we're truly excited to introduce the following comprehensive benefits package that has been thoughtfully designed to prioritize your well-being.

  • Health Insurance: We provide comprehensive health coverage, including medical, dental, and vision plans, to ensure the well-being of our employees.
  • Retirement Savings Plan: We offer a 12% employer-funded retirement plan upon meeting eligibility, empowering employees to plan for their future.
  • Paid Time Off: Work-life integration is important to us, which is why we provide up to 48 days of paid time off over vacation, holidays, and sick leave.
  • Additional Perks: Free household membership to facilities operated by the Greater Austin YMCA, which is worth $1,000 annually.
Pay Range $55,000 - $65,000 per year, DOE

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