Director of Development and Marketing

The Upper Palmetto YMCA is a 16 branch association in the upstate/piedmont area of South Carolina, just south of Charlotte, NC.


Upper Palmetto YMCA


Rock Hill, SC 29730

Job Description

This position supports the work of the Upper Palmetto YMCA association, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Manages the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to public and private sources in order to support and achieve YMCA philanthropic endeavors. Develop and implement effective marketing and communications for the association.

Salary Range Commensurate With Experience – position is a full-time, exempt professional position to include health benefits, YMCA retirement, and all other benefits per the UPY’s personnel policy.

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• Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or a related field or equivalent education/experience.

• Two years of successful experience in grant management or equivalent experience.

• Experience in membership, marketing, and print publications is preferred.

• Successful track record in applying proven practices related to developing successful grant proposals, working with institutional donors, and the management of all related grant compliance and reporting practices.

• Knowledge/clear understanding of fundraising techniques and strategies.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly the ability to read, analyze, write, edit reports according to prescribed style/format and correspond with external businesses and community members.

• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, peers, volunteers, customers, and the general public.

• Ability to meet deadlines, as well as the ability to collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, reason and solve problems.

• Ability to develop and use spreadsheets and standard business software systems.


• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.

• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.

• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Essential Functions


• Manages grant proposal development, compliance monitoring, and reporting process.

• Researches potential funders, (i.e., foundations, corporations, etc.) and develops grant proposals to help fund the Y's programs.

• Maintains an efficient and effective tracking and reporting system that supports the financial development efforts of the Y.

• Establishes and manages a comprehensive process for timely and accurate grant evaluation, quality compliance, project and program fulfillment.

• Manages and implements an organized system of communications internally and externally to provide stewardship to donors regarding grant awards and the management and monitoring of the funders' requirements for recognition.

• Provides support for Association-wide special events and projects.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Develops annual operating goals, objectives, and plan for the marketing and communications area. Monitors the achievement of this plan, taking appropriate action to ensure that the goals and objectives are met.

• Develops, produces, and distributes program information necessary to promote assigned programs, in accordance with membership and marketing plans.

• Establishes contacts with media representatives and writes and submits press releases when appropriate. Maintains updated files of YMCA's media relations (both press and electronic).

• Develops, monitors and administers assigned annual budget and maintains a positive fiscal position.

• Develops effective working relationships with service groups, community organizations, and companies. Makes presentations about the YMCA.

• Hires, trains, evaluates, and supervises assigned staff and volunteers. Provides development and leadership.

• Provides and maintains related statistics and reports.

• Leads assigned aspects of the fund-raising campaign.

• May plan and coordinate special events.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Y's values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the YMCAs efforts for all stakeholders. Implements effective systems to develop volunteers at program, fundraising, and policy leadership levels. Secures resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.

Collaboration: Develops strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community. Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the YMCA. Serves as a community leader building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance YMCA mission and goals. Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Provides tools and resources for the development of others.

Operational Effectiveness: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Involves members and community in the development of programs and activities. Ensures execution of plans. Institutes sound accounting procedures, investment policies and financial controls. Assigns clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement.

Personal Growth: Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. 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.


$38,000.00 - $60,000.00

How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

July 10, 2020

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