Under the direction of the CEO, the Development Director will direct and coordinate Annual Awards Dinner, Annual Campaign and Endowment Program and fundraising special events. Leads the organization in achieving its mission, to promote Christian Principles by enriching the Spirit, Mind and Body of all those in our communities, especially families and children, regardless of the ability to pay.
Develops strategies to increase volunteer involvement at all levels of financial development.
Develops processes and is actively involved in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gift prospects. Maintains database resource file on top community leaders.
Prepares and coordinates proposals for grants from government sources and private foundations.
Develops systems and manages resources needed to carry out the fundraising plans. Establishes and monitors the financial development department budget for the YMCA.
Develops appropriate fundraising policies and procedures for the association.
Tracks all gifts and pledges by source and purpose and provides reports as needed.
Provides training in fund raising. Educates, motivates and provides feedback to individuals related to best practices in the fundraising process.
Develops communication plans to insure members, participants, and the community understand the case for support. May plan and direct the marketing and communication plan; may plan and oversee the association annual meeting, annual reports, newsletters, brochures and reports.
Supervises Full Time Marketing and Communications Director and Part Time Development Assistant.
Represents and promotes the YMCA in the local community and develops positive working relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities.
A Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent; Master’s degree preferred.
Eight or more years of professional experience with a background in fund raising in the YMCA or another not-for-profit preferred.
Ability to relate to top community leaders.
Working knowledge of giving and charitable vehicles.
Ability to create interpretive materials to enable potential donors to understand the YMCA and how they contribute to the achievement of its mission.
Knowledge of the media and its use in gaining exposure for YMCA events and programs.
Foundation and government grant writing expertise.
CFRE or equivalent preferred; YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred.
Sufficient strength, agility, and mobility to perform essential functions of position.
Additional Salary Information: Health, Dental, and Vision paid 90% for employee 40% for dependents
Life and Disability 100% paid for employee
Free YMCA Membership and Program Discounts
Funded Retirement at 7% (when eligible)
Flexible Work Schedule
Internal Number: 8153755397
About Kishwaukee Family YMCA
Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA , you’ll discover more than a job – you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.
Our staff members – of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences – enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from nurturing the potential of youth and teens, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors.