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Development Director (Admin)

Company: Merrimack Valley YMCA
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Chief Development & Marketing Officer, and in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Merrimack Valley YMCA, the Development Director must possess a thorough understanding of and experience in fundraising best practices with emphasis on annual fund and special events. The director will develop, implement and monitor a comprehensive annual fundraising plan to expand philanthropic support of the YMCA-including identifying and strengthening relationships with donors and sponsors. The position is for a self-directed, innovative and creative person. The incumbent must have the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community while articulating the Y's purpose, mission, and demonstrating the Y's character values.Branches: Admin OfficeStatus: Exempt, full timeOur CultureOur mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.We are welcoming:we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become.We are genuine:we value you and embrace your individuality.We are hopeful:we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world.We are nurturing:we support you in your journey to develop your full potential.We are determined:above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you. To thrive in this role you must have a strong sense of compassion and understanding, and an interest in working directly with youth, and the ability to communicate effectively with children, education teams, and colleagues.Essential Functions

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive annual fundraising plan which includes annual fund campaign and special events that effectively and efficiently meet the goals of the association.
  • Oversee the data management of all gifts and conduct regular analysis and reporting of annual campaign and special event progress.
  • Develop strong relationships with staff, donors, volunteers and sponsors.
  • Provide leadership to special event committees, and annual campaign committees
  • Manage and implement an organized system of communications and face-to-face visits internally and externally to provide stewardship to all MVYMCA annual and special event donors regarding the impact of their gifts
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a personal portfolio of prospects including individuals, businesses and corporations.
  • Support the overall fundraising efforts of the association as directed by the Chief Development & Marketing OfficerQualifications
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, with two or more years fundraising experience in annual giving campaigns and special events.
    • Proven experience in cultivating and soliciting leadership level gifts.
    • Familiarity with the principles of annual campaign organization and marketing.
    • Experience in working closely with volunteers and in staffing volunteer committees/events.
    • Excellent writing, organizational and communication skills.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, volunteers, senior leaders, and the general public.
    • Understanding of and enthusiasm for the mission of the YMCA.
    • Communication & Influence
    • Program/Project ManagementWork Environment and Physical Demands
      • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device.
      • The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.
      • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
      • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
      • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.To ApplyApplications will be accepted through July 31, 2022 and early submissions are encouraged. Please send application materials (resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements) to .The Merrimack Valley Y appreciates our staff and provides a strong competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan including quality health and dental insurance, vision, long & short term disability, 12% Retirement paid by Y once eligibility is met, free family membership and generous time off and EAP. We are an equal opportunity employer - For All.

Keywords: Merrimack Valley YMCA, Lawrence , Development Director (Admin), Executive , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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