YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas
YMCA of the USA
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
In partnership with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the VP of Development (VP) will design, develop, and implement a comprehensive fundraising program for the Westport Weston Family YMCA (WWFY). The VP will lead WWFY staff and volunteers and create a culture of philanthropy and fundraising within the organization and in the community. The ideal candidate will bring a digital-savvy, stewardship-oriented, data and results-driven focus to conceive, implement, and manage the Annual Campaign, Capital Campaign, special events, foundation and other grant proposals, and planned giving. The VP will work with the Boards of Directors and Trustees, the CEO, community organizations, and volunteer groups to achieve maximum contributed income from a wide variety of sources.
Mission Advancement: Reinforces the YMCA values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the YMCA’s efforts for all stakeholders. Implements effective systems to develop volunteers at program, fundraising, and policy leadership levels. Secures resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.
Collaboration: Develops strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community. Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the YMCA. Serves as a community leader building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance YMCA mission and goals. Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Provides tools and resources for the development of others.
Operational Effectiveness: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Involves members and community in the development of programs and activities. Ensures execution of plans. Institutes sound accounting procedures, investment policies and financial controls. Assigns clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement.
Personal Growth: Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. 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.
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred.