VP of Development

Date Posted:October 15, 2019
Position:

VP of Development

Summary:

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 of Central Alabama is looking for a Vice President of DevelopmentThe VP of Development creates and oversees the implementation of a comprehensive annual development strategy for fundraising and community relations for the organization that may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources.  

Essential Functions:

Plan fund development activities 

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization 
  • Create and implement annual coordinated and comprehensive solicitation plan to include special events, direct mail solicitations, e-campaigns, grants, major and planned gift solicitations, and volunteer-driven fundraising efforts in order to meet annual budgeted goals for the organization 
  • Oversee successful implementation of special events including volunteer committee oversight, budget, solicitation management and event implementation 

Organize fund development 

  • Work closely with grant manager and Programs on the preparation and submission of grant applications, as outlined in the fund development plan. 
  • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization 
  • Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information 
 

Manage fund development budget 

  • Manage an annual income and expenditure budget. 
  • Manage membership growth and cultivation of planned giving and major gifts including solicitation, tracking, acquisition and stewardship 
  • Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities 
  • Monitor expenses and analyze budget reports on fund development and recommend changes as necessary 

 Promote the organization 

  • Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization 
  • Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization 
  • Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization 

Critical Competencies:

  • Aligning performance for success. 
  • Building a successful team. 
  • Building customer loyalty. 
  • Customer focus. 
  • Gaining commitment. 
  • Information monitoring. 

Education and Experience:
 
 

  • Proven success in individual and corporate fundraising, specifically working with special events, and capital campaign management 
  • Must have supervisory experience and management of volunteer resources 
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to present, assert and speak to a variety of stakeholders, including staff. 
  • The ability to be tactful and diplomatic in all situations, knowing when to compromise and when to take a stand. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, nonprofit management, communications or related field.   
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is an asset. 
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years relevant experience in fundraising, nonprofit administration or sales field 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and donor management software.  Working knowledge of Raisers Edge donor software preferred.
Applying:

Qualified applicants please send resume to Parlisia Jenkins at pjenkins@ywcabham.org.