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Vice President of Development

YMCA Cape Cod
Job Description
Position Summary:
Provide direction and support to Financial Development efforts.  Develops, coordinates, supervises, and implements, fundraising programs to achieve successful campaign goals and objectives. 
Essential Functions:
  1. Collaborates with Chief Financial Development Officer with planning annual financial development plan, including solicitations.
  2. Identifies, cultivates and solicits donor prospects.
  3. Plans and executes annual events, i.e. annual campaign, annual meeting, golf tournament, Achievers Benefit, and special events.  Shares responsibility in achieving these financial goals.
  4. Provides oversight for raffle and auctions from various sources.
  5. Plans and executes training in fundraising through education, motivation and feedback to individuals regarding best practices in the fundraising process.
  6. Measures and communicates progress of efforts. Tracks all gifts and pledges by source and purpose and provides regular reports and collection updates.
  7. Works with communications consultant on development and donor recognition materials. Assists with creating interpretive materials to enable potential donors to understand the YMCA and how they contribute to the achievement of its mission.
  8. Investigates grant opportunities from government sources and private foundations.
  9. In collaboration with CFDO prepares grant proposals and presents as appropriate.
  10. Ensures grant reports are completed on time, including reconciling budgets.
  11. Maintains a database of grant timelines and data.
  12. Guides the work of assigned Financial Development committees and committee volunteers’ involvement and relationships.  In conjunction with CFDO, develops strategies to motivate volunteers to achieve goals.
  13. Attends, and supports Committee meetings and issues timely follow ups and updates.
  14. Instructs, coordinates, and trains assigned volunteers.
  15. Attends staff meetings and trainings.
  16. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures.  Completes reports as necessary.
  17. Other duties as assigned.
YMCA Competencies (Organizational Leader):
Mission Advancement: Incorporates the Y’s mission and values into the organization’s vision and strategies. Ensures community engagement; promotes the global nature of the Y. Leads a culture of volunteerism ensuring engagement, inclusion, and ownership. Leads a culture of philanthropy.
Collaboration: Advocates for and institutionalizes inclusion and diversity throughout the organization. Initiates the development of relationships with influential leaders to impact and strengthen the community. Is recognized as an inspirational community leader who navigates complex political and social circles with ease. Communicates to engage and inspire people within and outside the YMCA.  Ensures that a talent management system is in place and executed effectively.
Operational Effectiveness: Possesses penetrating insight and strong strategic and critical thinking skills. Invests resources in well-designed innovation initiatives. Creates a structure to deliver organization-wide results to achieve objectives. Develops and implements stewardship strategies. Determines benchmarks and ensures appropriate leadership to meet objectives.
Personal Growth: Creates a learning organization. Effectively drives change by leveraging resources and creating alignment to expand organizational opportunities. Shares authority and demonstrates courage and humility. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
  1. Bachelor’s degree in business, community planning or related field; concentration in Non-profit and/or sales preferred. 
  2. Five years’ professional experience in fundraising, solicitation and event planning in the YMCA or not-for-profit organization.
  3. Three years’ experience as a coordinator of people activities.
  4. Proficient with computers, including all standard business software, excel, word, outlook, business math, and data entry; Microsoft office preferred.  Experience with fundraising database management; Daxko preferred.
  5. Outstanding oral and written skills with ability to produce creative and effective development and public relations materials.
  6. Excellent human relation, organization, and communication skills.  Ability to relate to top community leaders and diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community. 
Physical Demands:
Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position.
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