Donor Relations Specialist

Date Posted:May 17, 2019
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Donor Relations Specialist


YWCA Central Alabama is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We work every day to make a positive change in the lives of individuals and in the community.

The YWCA is seeking a full-time Donor Relations Specialist who will be responsible for assisting with the successful implementation of all YWCA fund development strategies and activities including special events, solicitations, and communications.

Essential Functions:
  • Assist with the implementation of annual YWCA fund development strategies.
  • Manage annual mail, email and social media solicitation strategies working with the communications office to develop materials and messaging.
  • Assist in management of donor database including generating reports and statistical information.
  • Coordinate donor and volunteer acknowledgement and stewardship processes.
  • Assist in management of donor database, including gift entry, generating reports, and producing acknowledgements as needed.
  • Provide day-to-day support for special events team including meeting material preparation, database management, and overall support for committees.
  • Serve as key contact for table captains and hosts and oversee guest list for all major events.
  • Serve as external facing member of development team, conducting tours and speaking engagements for donors and volunteers and representing the YWCA in the community as needed.
Critical Competencies:
  • Knowledge and practical understanding of key fundraising techniques such as direct dialogue, mail, telephone, web, database, digital and social media.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as polite and friendly demeanor.
  • Technical capacity – Proficient in Microsoft Office and Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to analyze data and information.
  • Teamwork/Collaboration skills - Team player; flexible and able to work outside of normal business hours when necessary
  • Initiative - Self-starter with a desire to take on new challenges
  • Multi-Tasker – Must be able to handle multiple projects
Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or a related field
  • Three years relevant work experience

Other Duties:



This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualified applicants please send a cresume and writing sample to Toni Herrera-Bast at