VP of Development

Date Posted:October 15, 2019

VP of Development


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.

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