Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President, Fund Development (VP) is a member of the senior leadership team and provides strategic leadership to foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization. This position ensures that the Association’s culture, systems and procedures support Fund Development. The VP leads staff and volunteers in the planning, coordination and implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions to support the Association. This position ensures the development and maintenance of effective systems for Fund Development including (but not limited to) accountability and compliance standards, volunteer and donor management, research and cultivation, gift processing and recognition.
Philanthropy is highlighted as a key strategic priority by the Association. The components of this priority consist of an annual giving program called: the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, an Endowment/Planned Giving Strategy, and a Major Gifts for Program and Capital and a number of operating grants from the orders of government and other organizations. Together they form an integrated comprehensive Fund Development Strategy that guides the philanthropic activities towards specified goals.
Full job description at northernalberta.ymca.ca/Careers
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:
A Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field, or equivalent educational credentials.
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is preferred.
Extensive fundraising experience and a proven track record in demonstrating success in developing and delivering a comprehensive philanthropy program including annual giving, capital campaigns, foundation and corporate grants and planned giving.
Ability to create a vision, clarify roles and responsibilities for members of the Funds Development Team.
Demonstrated success in large campaign and major gifts fundraising.
Extensive knowledge and experience is required in the following areas:
The nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering
Research and cultivation practices
Standard financial development techniques
Administration specifically with gift processing, prospect and donor histories and fundraising reporting.
Demonstrated ability to build relationships and mobilize critical stakeholders in support of the YMCA. Exceptional relationship management skills are required.
Strong advocacy skills.
Excellent skills in all methods of communication.
Change management experience.
Commitment to the mission of the YMCA, and uphold its values.
Appreciation, knowledge of, and commitment to, the not-for-profit sector.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake a background check including a police information check with a vulnerable sector search.
Internal Number: VP-FD-2018
About YMCA of Northern Alberta
THE YMCA IN CANADA - The YMCA was established over 160 years ago, as a charity dedicated to the health of both individuals and communities. Our focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means we serve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life. Through YMCA financial assistance programs, the YMCA is accessible to all.
Today, there are 47 YMCAs in Canada that offer programs and services tailored to each community's needs. Together, we serve 2.1 million people in more than 1,700 locations across Canada - and they keep growing. All Associations work together in a federated model and are members of YMCA Canada, which works and collaborates together to strengthen associations and advocates on their behalf, regionally, nationally and internationally.
THE YMCA OF NORTHERN ALBERTA - The YMCA of Northern Alberta is a charitable, mission - based organization recognized for its vital role in strengthening the foundations of community and dedicated to the development of thousands of people in spirit, mind and body. Our vision is strong kids, healthy families and thriving communities.
Guided by our vision and grounded in our core values, the YMCA’s commitme...nt to serve, learn and renew has ensured our association’s relevance to a changing community for over 111 years.
During the development of the new Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 Transforming our Communities, our board, volunteers and stakeholders allowed ourselves to imagine what could be by creating “the communities we envision”.
A community where:
Everyone experiences better health and wellbeing in spirit, mind and body
Individuals and families thrive and experience a sense of belonging
All children and youth are active, engaged and healthy
Everyone has the opportunity to reach their potential
People respect diversity and experience social inclusion
People work together to strengthen the foundations of community
The YMCA believes it has both the responsibility and the opportunity to be a stronger leader, partner and advocate in creating the communities we envision.
At the YMCA, we are committed to helping people reach their potential. We see our work through the lens of key community outcomes. This is how we show up and how we measure our success.
The lens focuses on the four reasons we do this work: helping children, youth and families thrive, promoting health and well-being, fostering belonging and connection and providing opportunities for all.
In order to transform communities, we need a YMCA that:
Leads, partners and advocates in order to strengthen communities— local, regional, national and global
Values the diversity of all people
Fosters equality of opportunity for all individuals and families in our communities
Provides safe, caring places—to connect, be active, and learn at every age
Promotes holistic health and wellbeing in spirit, mind and body
Encourages philanthropy in all we do
Delivers high value and impact
Today, the organization delivers a wide variety of programs and services that include health, fitness and aquatics; child care; and community and housing initiatives; across the Edmonton, Wood Buffalo, and Grande Prairie regions.
As one of the largest YMCAs in Canada and charities in Alberta, the YMCA has annual revenues of $65 million, more than 1,500 employees and 600 volunteers whose efforts are grounded in the values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, diversity and social inclusion.
The YMCA of Northern Alberta creates life-enhancing opportunities for the growth and Development of all people in spirit, mind and body.
Strong kids, healthy families, thriving communities.
Respect Honesty Caring Responsibility Diversity & Social Inclusion
Our Values in Action:
Do the right thing – We are caring, respectful, honest and responsible in all we do.
Put people first – We believe in each other— in our strengths, perspectives and passions.
Keep our promises - We do what we say we will do.
Lead by example – We are courageous, speaking with conviction and always willing to listen and collaborate.
Be inclusive and open to all – We welcome every person, regardless of background or circumstance.
The YMCA Strategic Plan, 2017 – 2021, focuses on four interrelated strategic directions:
Excellence in Program & Service Delivery: We will continue to change the lives of children, teens, young adults and families by developing and delivering an innovative, holistic approach to all our programs and services.
Extend Reach: We will extend our reach, supporting community-building across Northern Alberta through the deliberate, targeted and innovative expansion of services. This will be done through collaboration within our YMCA and with our local, provincial, national and international partners.
Increase Capacity: We will work together to develop and support our staff and volunteers to build healthy communities. We will also ensure our long-term financial sustainability.
Strengthen the YMCA Brand: We will demonstrate and communicate our Y's impact on the lives of individuals and communities—who we are, what we do and why it matters—so that more stakeholders recognize, participate in and support the achievement of our vision.