Community Campaign Director

We Are Seeking Financial Development, Membership Directors or (Senior) Program Directors That Are Experienced in Campaign Fundraising!


YMCA of Snohomish County


Everett, WA 98201

Job Description

This position will develop and lead multiple community-based fundraising campaigns in support of the YMCA of Snohomish County’s mission and strategic plan. The Community Campaign Director will leverage current YMCA strengths to include relationship-based fundraising, board and volunteer commitment, branch staff leadership and centralized Marketing, Communications and Office of Financial Development resources. The Community Campaign Director will work to expand YMCA opportunities to share program impact and inspire contributions through use of direct mail, digital platforms, online fundraising and other campaign tools as appropriate.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, financial development, communication, public relations or equivalent
  • Five or more years of successful financial development or senior program level experience in a non-profit organization with an emphasis on annual campaigns, volunteer development, advocacy and donor cultivation
  • Three or more years of successful experience managing and supporting community leaders, volunteers and donors
  • Demonstrated ability to foster a culture of philanthropy within an organization
  • Ability to exercise effective judgment and resourcefulness in setting priorities
  • Demonstrated skills and abilities to challenge traditional thinking and generate possible new approaches in a manner that is constructive and value-adding
  • Direct experience in relationship building internal and external to an organization with volunteers, senior-level community leaders and staff
  • Direct experience working withdiverse populations(language,culture,race, physical ability,sexual orientation,etc.)
  • Strong and engaging verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong, results-oriented collaboration, project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and set priorities with attention to quality and timeliness
  • Willingness to maintain a flexible work schedule consistent with the demands and needs of an executive team, volunteers, community leaders, and related special events


  • Successful financial development experience with high growth and/or extensive program expansion
  • Ability to speak any language in addition to English is preferred

Essential Functions

  1. Lead the YMCA of Snohomish County’s Annual Campaign; a compilation of 8 branch and board-based, volunteer driven, community forward campaigns currently raising $1.6M annually through 2,500 donations
  2. Reinvigorate the Campership campaign to support program expansion and equity of access to YMCA summer camp programming
  3. Design and execute additional fundraising campaigns on an annualized basis to support program needs as prioritized in the organization’s Strategic Plan
  4. Campaign Elements requiring experience and expertise:
  • Campaign case development and articulation to various constituent groups
  • Goal setting
  • Staff and volunteer training
  • Donor identification, engagement, solicitation and recognition
  • Community engagement
  • Collateral strategy and develop, with support of Marketing/Communications; brochures, talking points, PR, videos, in-facility signage, etc.
  • Develops, analyzes and reports on key financial development measures and metrics in partnership with Manager, Donor Services

5. Create opportunities that engage various constituent groups in the mission and impact of the YMCA and BBBS (members, potential members, donors, and volunteers)

6. Co-create a comprehensive social media strategy to elevate YMCA and BBBS profile in the community to inspire increased donations and volunteer engagement

7. Develop and implement a member-to-donor giving strategy through collaboration with branch leadership staff
Lead integrated communication efforts that produce campaign readiness for Association’s various audience segments

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Y Culture

  • Build relationships with a diverse membership base in culturally responsive ways, connect members with one another and to the YMCA
  • Exhibit Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Complete required training and certifications within established guidelines

Embrace Multi-Team Leader Core Competencies:

Mission Advancement:

  • Reinforces the Y’s values within the organization and the community
  • Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the Ys 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


  • Develops strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community
  • Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the Y
  • Serves as a community leader building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance the Y’s 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


$65,000.00 - $70,000.00

How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

Jan. 25, 2021

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