We are seeking an experienced, dynamic, and energetic Campaign Director to further advance the YMCA’s charitable mission, and to position the YMCA as a “charity of choice” for the investment of donations within the local community. The Campaign Director serves as a member of the leadership team providing strategic leadership in financial development through the achievement of short- and long-term goals by developing and leading a comprehensive fund development program to include annual, capital, grants and planned giving programs, with an emphasis on major gifts.
Qualified candidates will be able to do the following:
Directs, coordinates and activily pursues the association capital development, annual campaign, grant cultivation, corporate sponsorship, endowment, and other revenue-enhancement programs.
Create and implement the comprehensive development plan consistent with the Y's Strategic Plan and update it on an annual basis. Manages resources and systems needed to carry out short- and long-term fundraising plans. Prepares progress reports that measure the achievement of goals and provides financial anaylsis for the CEO and the Board. Analyzes information to identify trends and patterns, evaluate strategies, and makes recommendations.
Cultivates, solicits and provides stewardship to major gift prospects. Maintains database resource file on top community leaders.
Provides leadership guidance to volunteers and strengthens relationships with lay leaders who assist in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major prospects.
Provides training in fundraising to staff and volunteers as needed. Educates, motivates, and provides feedback to individuals related to best practices in the fundraising process.
Establishes and monitors the financial development department’s budget for the YMCA.
Updates and maintains accurate, prompt, and appropriate prospect and donor information and other recordkeeping ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Develops communication plans in joint effort with marketing to insure members, participants, and the community understand the case for support, including press releases and advertisement information.
Actively pursues and coordinates proposals for grants from government sources and private foundations.
Manage all reporting for grants awarded; assure all reports are filed in full compliance.
BA/BS degree and a minimum of 6 years of successful, proven experience in the field of financial development, raising significant funds from non event solicitations or other opportunities, working with major donors, goal setting, and assessment. Exceptional “people skills” and an ability to communicate and articulate the Y's mission is essential.
Professional experience in the YMCA or another similar not-for-profit organization.
Quick thinker with a high energy level; able to manage diverse personalities within the development and board leadership.
Outstanding organizational, administrative, and computer skills.
Demonstrated ability of building strong and sustaining corporate-giving programs.
Knowledge of social media and its use in gaining exposure for YMCA events and programs.
The North Suburban YMCA promotes values that build strong families and the health of each individual's spirit, mind and body in an inclusive,welcoming environment. The YMCA is a community- based organization and believes that programs and services should be available to everyone. Our scholarship program insures that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.