Financial Development Director (HIRED)
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Under the general function of the Senior Development Director and consistent with the Christian Mission of the YMCA, the Financial Development Director is responsible for serving as the liaison with the Board of Mangers, lead all aspects of the branch annual support campaign including the annual campaign, grants and events. This is a highly visible role that is responsible for raising funds, maintaining a positive relationship between donors and the community, as well as, stewardship of gifts. The role is responsible for establishing and managing grants and outreach dollars, ensuring timely generation of donor related correspondence and reports. He/she will work to develop and maintain partnerships with other organizations with the community. Additionally, this role will monitor current and pending grants and develop resources, research funding sources and write proposals to a variety of organizations.
• Research write, track and evaluate grants, including, but not limited to: scholarship, program development, program enhancement and facility improvements for branch and Y Community.
• Serve as branch liaison to Community Impact Services, specifically as it pertains to the United Way.
• Design, execute and evaluate comprehensive programs for recognition and stewardship including the development of gift acknowledgement and pledge reminder processes of all campaigns, reviewing policy and updating standardized letters as needed. Drafting personal acknowledgement letters for Johnston’s senior leadership team.
• Process Financial Development gifts in Raisers Edge.
• Manage the distribution of funds to the branch locations and ensuring complete adherence to donor gift agreement.
• Educate and lead staff members in the development of volunteer donor relationships.
• Coordinate to ensure consistent and appropriate recognition and prospect management of top donors on a regular basis.
• Development and execution of the overall plan for stewardship of gifts with special emphasis on Chairman’s Roundtable. Manage special events and related budget for donor relations.
• Lead other functional/departmental leaders to understand organizational needs as they relate to tracking and documentation of gifts.
• Lead the development of the annual community outreach calendar including fundraising, event management, stewardship and correspondence with donors.
• Develop and maintain appropriate tracking systems.
• Maintain positive relationship with board members, committee leadership and other volunteers.
• Handle confidential information.
• Develop and manage the outreach budget.
• Maintain up-to-date board rosters.
• Support volunteers who serve on Board of Managers and committees.
• Maintain files of board meeting packets.
YMCA leadership competencies “Leader”:
• Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
• Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
• Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
• Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
• Four year degree or four years work experience in related field.
• Minimum of 3 years in office administration.
• Computer literate with the proficiency in Association programs: Membership database software, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access), Raisers Edge and Great Plains.
• Ability to handle confidential information.
• Ability to balance and handle many functions and projects at one time.
• Excellent and professional customer service relations and skills.
• Initiative including both independent and discriminatory judgment.
• Excellent writing skills/ability to independently compose correspondence.
• Ability to work independently, using discretion & independent judgment.
• Ability to supervise, guide and direct the work of staff team.
• Ability to work in excess of a 40-hour week with irregular work hours.
• Ability to walk, stand and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
• Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
• Must be able to lift and/or assist children up to 50 pounds in weight.
• Must be able to lift and carry food and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
• Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time.
• Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling and walking.
• Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
• Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency.