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Open Position: Director of Development at YWCA of Northwest Ohio [Apply to Aly Sterling Philanthropy]

Director of Development – YWCA of Northwest Ohio

The Director of Development, in collaboration with the President/CEO, is responsible for executing a fund development strategy for the YWCA.

Reports to: President/CEO

Location: Toledo, Ohio

Hours: Full-time salaried position

Compensation: Salary range is $60,000 – $80,000. Full benefits package provided.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and three references in one document by end of day December 1, 2021, to:

Emily Croak
Vice President
Aly Sterling Philanthropy

Only applications submitted via email will be accepted.

About the YWCA

Since 1892, the YWCA of Northwest Ohio has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements – from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform.

Today, the city’s only emergency shelter for escaping domestic and intimate partner violence. It also operates as a rape crisis center, affordable housing provider, and an educational program provider for empowering women and ending racism.

The YWCA serves the most vulnerable among us: survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking; women transitioning out of homelessness; and women and families in need of safe, supportive housing.

The YWCA provides breast cancer education, services to mothers to combat issues of infant mortality, child care resources for parents and child care providers, and community education about eliminating systemic racism.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Implements a newly designed and comprehensive fund development strategy with initial emphasis on building out the annual fund and creating a donor stewardship and cultivation (moves management) process.
  • Creates a solid infrastructure to support this strategy, to include a gift processing and acknowledgement system, donor database and software, website enhancements, etc.
  • Leads all donor cultivation, solicitation and recognition efforts, including prospect list creation, submission of monthly activity reports and updates to moves management strategies.
  • Manages a portfolio of 50-100 major donors and coordinates meetings between the CEO, board members and potential donors.
  • Meets annual fund financial goals, including monthly key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with these goals.
  • Develops and implements giving societies to increase perpetual support for programs and services.
  • Develops and implements major, capital and/or endowment campaigns with approval from the board and executive director.
  • Develops systems to train the board and encourage involvement in annual fund solicitation, personal giving and donor recognition.
  • In concert with communications leadership and overall strategies, creates an external communications plan and fundraising materials, including a formal case for support. Creates a more effective and efficient system for sharing information such as impacts and financial/outcome data.
  • Develops healthy and productive relationships with all internal stakeholders and departments including staff, board members and volunteers. Works with leadership to grow an internal culture and commitment to philanthropy.
  • Builds healthy and productive relationships with external stakeholders including clients, community partners and donors. Ensures donors are not being over-solicited and communications with all are consistent.

Position Requirements:

  • A strong commitment to the YWCA mission and the communities it serves.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum 2-3 years demonstrated fund development and/or marketing, communications or related experience, required.
  • Excellent written, verbal, project management and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized, creative and a self-starter.
  • Computer literate; knowledgeable of donor software systems and Microsoft Office products such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must possess skills necessary to efficiently plan and implement activities within policies and procedures; maintain positive working relationship; respect rights of others; demonstrate initiative and accept accountability; effectively manage time and communicate and respond to inquiries with a sense of urgency.
  • Should be accessible for meetings before and after normal work hours,
    as necessary.

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent. It is not an exhaustive list of duties to be performed.

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