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Director of Development

Company: YMCA of Pawtucket Inc
Location: Pawtucket
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAs a member of the CEO's Association Leadership team, the Director of Development is responsible for the implementation of the Association's strategic developmental goals and to provide leadership to the YMCA Annual Support Campaign, special events, grant writing and development communications. The Director of Development is responsible to the CEO and works in collaboration with the Executive Director team.QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor's degree in business, communications, or marketing and five (5) years of previous fundraising experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the YMCA Annual Campaign preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills. Superior interpersonal skills and strong presentation skills required.
  • Strong abilities in consensus building.
  • The ability to effectively represent the Y under a variety of circumstances, including interactions/meetings with funders, staff and volunteers, and at networking opportunities.
  • Must be a proactive and creative problem-solver, must be able to work both independently and with a broad range of internal and external partners to develop relationships, facilitate collaboration and achieve results.
  • Demonstrated understanding of fundraising best practices in annual giving, special events and working with volunteers.
  • Demonstrated experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook), Daxko (or similar donor/constituent management database).
  • Experience establishing and cultivating strong relationships with staff and ability to use good judgement, take initiative and make recommendations.
  • Must demonstrate strong organizational and time-management skills, with outstanding attention to detail and ability to uphold deadlines. Strong skills in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising.
  • The ability to convey complex ideas via presentations, emails and face-to-face communications.
  • Able to work productively and accurately while under pressure in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
  • Strong skills in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising.
  • Must demonstrate strong organizational and time-management skills, with outstanding attention to detail and ability to uphold deadlines.
  • Ability to work productively and accurately while under pressure in a fast-paced, demanding environment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • In conjunction with the Executive Directors, plan and develop the Annual Campaign.
  • Serve our diverse communities equitably and act with an inclusive, anti-racist lens at all times; promote a respectful culture at the Y.
  • Continuously monitor Annual Campaign progress.
  • Provide corrective action/strategies to Annual Campaign as needed to ensure goals are met.
  • Provide a resource and training, counsel, and direct service to the branches as needed to achieve their Annual Campaign goals.
  • Assist the Executive team and branches to identify and cultivate potential major donors and board members.
  • Provide guidance to branches on special event planning and execution. Including the Association's annual golf tournament, including the event's fundraising activities and execution.
  • Collaborate with marketing on organization strategies, social media presence and storytelling, especially for brand alignment.
  • Consistently provide friendly and courteous assistance exceeding customer expectations every day, which includes gilding and maintaining healthy professional relationships with customers and staff.
  • Expertise in both foundation and government grant writing. 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 equity,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. Supervisory ResponsibilityThis position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.Work EnvironmentThis job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers and phones. Physical Requirements
    • Must be able to sit for an extended duration
    • Must be able to use keyboard and data entry for an extended duration
    • Must be able to bend and stoop occasionally
    • Must be able to work at a computer screen for an extended duration Salary Range$65,000 - 80,000

Keywords: YMCA of Pawtucket Inc, Pawtucket , Director of Development, Executive , Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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