The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas is excited to announce a great opportunity as Director of Donor Services and Research. Dallas is experiencing tremendous growth, has an economy that seems to know no bounds and offers a wide variety of activities making the area a very desirable place to live. From arts (Dallas has the largest contiguous arts district in the United States) to recreation (area lakes, community parks and the world-famous Dallas Arboretum) to sports (home to several professional and collegiate teams), Dallas offers whatever your interests may be. It’s the place to live if you’re looking for affordable housing, no state income tax, a thriving job market, a high quality of life, and the home of several Fortune 500 companies.
As the Director of Donor Services & Research, you would report to the VP of Development. This very important role provides ongoing administrative support for all areas that fall under the Fund Development Office by managing and creating systems and reports that make the fundraising database a dynamic tool for Development. You will assist in the management of annual fund and capital campaign data; gift and pledge entry; biographical information management; creating and maintaining fundraising reports; prospect list management. In addition this individual will provide research for individual donors, foundations and corporations. This individual will be responsible for assisting in all development activities, database management, billing and development activities. This includes creating, organizing, and maintaining fundraising records; writing and handling correspondence. The person in this position handles sensitive and confidential information, requiring the utmost discretion and absolute attention to detail and accuracy.
Responsibilities will also include, but will not be limited to the following:
Maintain the confidentiality and accuracy of all fundraising records.
Create and maintain accurate coding tables, data entry standards and gift processing procedures.
Serve as lead association resource to 22 branch campaign managers with regard to fundraising data management and systems.
Serve as lead staff for the annual fund Y-work group.
Work with Information Technology department to make sure that all reports accurately reflect current fundraising efforts.
Responsible for Association gift and biographical data entry and gift acknowledgement.
Manage pledge payment schedules and process payments.
Responsible for Association prospect list management.
Create and produce reports to serve as analytical fundraising tools as needed for projects and national reports.
Research new prospects both individuals and organizations.
Produce weekly, monthly and annual reports showing annual goal and multi-year historical trends.
Perform ongoing database cleanup for biographical data and work with branches as needed.
Assist Development team with special events, assist with the production of materials for the Development department.
Bachelors Degree and 2-3 years work experience in nonprofit, preferably a large-scale organization.
1 to 2 years experience in development, with gift entry, acknowledgement process and report writing.
Experience in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook, Raiser's Edge or Donor Management Software preferred.
Exceptional organization skills and outstanding writing skills.
Ability to deal with confidential information with maturity and discretion.
Proactive member services and the ability to deal with a variety of members, staff and volunteers through written and verbal communication.
Basic understanding of accounts and budgeting.
Able to prioritize workload and take direction from multiple sources.
Take initiative and work independently within a team.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits: The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas offers a comprehensive Benefits Plan: Health, Dental, Vision, Long & Short Term Disability, Employee Assistance Plan, Retirement of 12% paid by the YMCA upon meeting eligibility requirements, and PTO (Paid Time Off).
About YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, established in 1885, consists of 19 branches, 2 destination camps, and almost 70 Afterschool sites - all dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.
You'll find some of the best and most satisfied people working for the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. Here you will be able to put your experiences, abilities, creativity, and energy to work and discover the talents within yourself as you touch the lives of those around you. The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas has many job opportunities including seasonal, part-time, and full-time.