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Vice President Fund Development

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YMCA of Greater New York

New York City, NY

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Vice President, Fund Development

Job Description:

Founded in 1852, the YMCA of Greater New York, also known as the “Y”, serves half a million New Yorkers each year through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. In addition to our 23 branches located across the five boroughs of New York City, we own 1,000 acres of upstate New York woodlands, where we operate three camps committed to fostering personal growth in children.

We are currently seeking a Vice President, Development, who along with the Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer and the department’s other Vice President will serve in a key leadership role for the YMCA of Greater New York’s Development operations. As a department leader, will work to create and develop integrated and comprehensive campaigns ensuring the success of all major funding programs within the organization and help lead fundraising best practices that support the Y’s objectives.

Be prepared to design and implement a plan for continued growth of contributed revenue to support the Y’s current and future. Further advance the Y’s alliances with high-net-worth individuals, corporations, and foundations developing future and ongoing funding opportunities that support the organization’s priorities. Work with the Senior Vice President in leveraging volunteer relationships at all levels of the organization including the Y Board, Campaign Leadership Committee, Development Committee and local Branch Boards.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provide direct leadership in developing a successful major donor giving program within the assigned campaigns, whereby high-level volunteers are engaged, strategy and objectives are made clear, and guided in the identification, stewardship and solicitation of individual donors.

Develop individual donor strategies, timelines and other logistical tasks to ensure achievement of revenue goals in support of the Y’s priorities.

Oversee, with the Senior Vice President, all aspects of the planned giving program, including the Heritage Society, to deliver on all established endowment goals and ensure that appropriate promotion of the various deferred vehicles are presented to current and prospective donors.

Play an important role in collaborating with all Y departments to fully realize Fund Development’s established revenue objectives and participates as a department voice on internal committees and projects.

Be prepared to serve as subject matter expert person for our Comprehensive, Endowment and Annual Campaigns, developing strategies with Branch Executive Directors and program experts in order to pursue a matrix approach to fundraising, balancing donor focus and intent with program needs and priorities.

Proactively seek opportunities to generate new proposals based on funding guidelines and interests, and by building and maintaining strong relationships with donors, prospects and contacts.

Work closely with the department’s professional and volunteer leadership to create and implement a strategic and tactical plan for your assigned campaigns including major, individual and institutional donors.

Provide staff leadership to the Director of Donor Services and Manager of Data Services, to effectively and efficiently administer the affairs of the department, including donor recognition and acknowledgment procedures related to all aspects of development functions.

Support the Senior Vice President to reach decisions, establish policies, set priorities and participate in the cultivation and solicitation of high-end prospective donors.

Ensure that in-depth donor and prospect research is conducted; oversee prospect moves management. Actively monitor the data management system to ensure that all information is current and relevant.

Support and be prepared to also develop volunteer committees and/or taskforces to promote and assist in increasing philanthropy and public awareness of New York City’s YMCA.


BA/BS degree; Master’s degree or Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred.

A minimum of 6-10 years development experience with emphasis in annual fund development.

A proven track record in building, shaping and personally working within a sophisticated team-driven development structure.

Outstanding demonstrated success in building, cultivating and stewarding new relationships leading to measurable results, including an increased organizational donor base, increase in campaign revenue, and increased volunteer participation.

Proven track record of success in asking for and closing contributions.

The ability to multi-task, while remaining focused on attaining the agreed upon objectives.

Organizational skills in designing and implementing multiple projects, setting priorities and deadlines and ensuring program accountability.

Ability to exercise good judgment; be a high energy team member, demonstrate initiative, and handle sensitive data in a trustworthy manner.

Energy, creativity, persistence, flexibility and equanimity.

Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present at public platforms.

Demonstrated success developing and implementing strategic campaign activities and tasks with clear goals and objectives.

Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of the volunteer/professional relationships in a campaign and success managing those relationships in a professional manner.

Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to problem solve.

A confident and poised professional demeanor, demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with high net worth donors and prospects.

Superior organizational and planning skills and attention to detail.

Capacity to manage and organize confidential information and to exercise discretion and sound judgment.

Strong work ethic, enthusiasm and confidence.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with an organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promote participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line “VP Development” to

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YMCA of Greater New York

Attn: Human Resources Department

5 West 63rd Street

New York, NY 10023



YMCA of Greater New York

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Tue, 03/08/2016

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Company Profile
We are a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That's why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout the five boroughs to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, therefore, we focus our program delivery to NYC children and teens so they cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and enhanced educational achievement. Download our Youth Development fact sheet (PDF, 3.1 MB) to learn more › FOR HEALTHY LIVING The Y enjoys the capacity and the scale to make a positive and measurable impact upon New York City's health and well-being. We recognize our unique responsibility by offering programs that encourage healthy lifestyles, bond families closer together, and strengthen connection with others. Download our Healthy Living fact sheet (PDF, 2.9 MB) to learn more › FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY As we have for more than 160 years, we continue to listen and respond to our communities' most critical social needs, with a focus on New York City's most vulnerable citizens and underserved populations.

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