The Vice President of Development strategically plans and directs all aspects of the Summit Area YMCA’s fundraising and serves as a member of the President/CEO’s senior leadership team which is responsible for setting and implementing overall policies, procedures and strategies. The position is directly responsible for the management of the Annual Campaign, Capital Campaign, major gifts, special events, grants, foundation proposals and planned gifts. The position will serve as a resource to the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Oversees all Development initiatives and strategies of the Association, including the Annual Campaign, Capital Campaign, major gifts, special events, grants, foundation proposals and planned gifts.
Serves as primary staff to the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees.
In collaboration with the President & CEO, develops and executes annual Development Department goals and develops appropriate fundraising policies and procedures for the Association.
In collaboration with the President/CEO and Advancement Committee, oversees a $7M Capital Campaign.
Establishes and monitors the Development Department’s annual budget.
Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the gift cycle: initiates contacts with prospective major gift donors and develops appropriate cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies.
Accompanies SAY President/CEO, Executive Directors, and volunteers on major gift.
Supervises Annual Campaign and Special Events Manager and Fundraising Associate to assure department strategies, timelines and other logistical tasks are met to ensure achievement of revenue goals in support of the Y’s priorities.
Responsible for oversight of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge fundraising database to ensure proper tracking of gifts, acknowledgements, events and moves management system for major gift prospects.
Prepares and coordinates foundation grant proposals.
Assures Development staff have appropriate functions in place to provide accurate reporting and tracking.
Works closely with COO to develop and implement effective communication strategies and activities to advance the Y’s case for support.
Supervises Development staff to assure fundraising events, including the Annual Celebration, The Laugh Out Loud Live Auction and Comedy Event (LOL), 1886 Society events and capital campaign events are well executed.
Collaborates with the Marketing department to ensure inputs to the annual reports, newsletters, fundraising brochures and reports are accurate, compelling and timely.
Attends Board meetings, fundraising events as well as other Branch and community events when appropriate.
Represents the Association, as required by the President/CEO, including some evening and weekend commitments.
A Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent; Master’s degree or CFRE preferred.
A minimum of 6 years of development/fundraising experience, with a focus on soliciting major gifts, the annual campaign, capital and endowment programs and special events.
A confident and poised professional demeanor with demonstrated ability to build relationships with top community leaders and organizations.
Proven track record of success in asking for and closing donation requests.
Excellent verbal, written, presentation, and project management skills.
Technical ability to utilize and run reports on fundraising support software (Raiser’s Edge preferred).
Demonstrated ability to create persuasive materials that explain the Y’s community impact for potential donors.
Foundation grant writing expertise.
Availability on evenings and weekends.
SEND RESUMES TO JANET.SMITH@THESAY.ORG BY APRIL 19, 2019. WEBSITE: WWW.THESAY.ORG
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive benefits include subsidized medical and dental plans, paid life and LTD, generous PTO, 12% YMCA contribution to retirement upon eligibility, free family YMCA membership and subsidized child care.
About YMCA-Summit Area
The Summit Area YMCA (the SAY) is one of the area's leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations. Our cause is to strengthen the community by nurturing the potential of every child, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility. All of our programs and services are infused with the Y core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility, which build character and enhance self-esteem.
Our branches are vital, vibrant, and valued centers in the community, which provide meaningful experiences for individuals and families. Each year, we serve more than 10,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the communities of Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Millburn, Springfield, Short Hills, Summit, Gillette, and Stirling.