Association Major Gifts Officer

The Gateway Region YMCA is seeking a motivated individual for their Association Major Gifts Officer.
Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of direct major gifts experience preferred
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of discretion and ethical approach to fundraising
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with various internal and external constituents
  • Must present a professional image and possess conflict resolution skills, and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative
  • Must be detail-oriented and highly organized with the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Chrome and experience with, and understanding of, Raiser’s Edge and related programs
  • Ability to travel to multiple locations and maintain a flexible schedule to meet with donors and attend special events
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
Essential Functions
  • Be actively involved in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gift prospects ($1K and above) with a special focus on five-figure multi-year gifts to support Association Comprehensive priorities including Annual Campaign, capital, programmatic and endowment 
  • Manage a portfolio of relationships following a moves management process to move donors to higher levels of engagement and giving
  • Develop individual donor strategies focused on new gifts and upgrade of donor gifts
  • Provide strategic leadership to Branch Comprehensive Campaigns as needed, such as recruiting and engaging volunteers and implementing major gift strategies in support of campaign goals
  • Work closely with the Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and CDO, VP of Philanthropy in collaboration with DVP’s and Branch Executives to develop strategies for the branches major gifts prospects to move them toward a solicitation.
  • Serves as a member of the Association Philanthropy team and work closely with the Senior VP of Philanthropy and CDO, VP of Philanthropy to provide expertise and input for the strategies, best practices, systems and implementation. 

The YMCA Welcomes a Diverse Workforce 

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V 

The Gateway Region YMCA strictly follows a zero tolerance policy regarding child abuse. 

Full Compensation Package (when applicable): 

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings
  • Retirement fund of 12% per pay period after 2 years of full time employment
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • 20% Discount on tuition at Missouri Baptist University
  • 20% Discount on Tuition at Fontbonne University
  • Free household membership to YMCA nationwide
  • Discounts on YMCA programs
  • Discounts on YMCA Childcare