Director of Financial Development

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YMCA of Greater Whittier


Whittier, CA 90601-3942

Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Director of Financial Development at YMCA of Greater Whittier leads, develops, and executes the annual support campaign for purposes of advancing philanthropy to our members, staff, participants, volunteers and Greater Whittier Communities. Position prepares, submits and manages grant proposals in support of the Y’s philanthropic endeavors. Position stewards the Y’s cause, promoting and protecting the brand and reputation as a global, inclusive organization within the community


Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent;.

YMCA Multi-Team Leader certification preferred.

CFRE or equivalent preferred; five or more years of professional experience with a background in fundraising in the YMCA or another non-profit preferred.

Child Abuse Prevention, Blood Borne Pathogens, WorkForce Link, CCC trainings and CPR, First Aid, AED certifications required within 30 days of employment.

Ability to relate to top community leaders and diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

Ability to create materials to enable potential donors to understand the YMCA and how they contribute to the achievement of its mission.

Knowledge of the media and its use in gaining exposure for YMCA events and programs.

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 communications skills, particularly the ability to read, analyze, write, and edit reports according to prescribed style/format and correspond with external businesses and community members. Foundation and government grant writing expertise

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 15 pounds

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

Essential Functions

1. Leads, develops, and executes the annual support campaign for purposes of advancing philanthropy to our members, participants, staff and Greater Whittier Communities. Working with Operations and Board leadership to fulfill donor annual support pledges.

2. Develop grant and foundation requests working with Operations, Youth Development Departments.

3. Researches, prepares, coordinates and submits all proposals for grants from government sources and private foundations.

4. Sustain and grow enduring legacy Heritage Society Club.

5. Coordinates association capital development in collaboration with operations, consultancy and community partners. Carries out plans that are developed.

6. Coordinates with Operations and Youth Development department to carry out plans to increase volunteer involvement at all levels of financial development.

7. Serves as the primary staff liaison to the Fundraising Task Force, Events Committee and any other groups, as assigned.

8. Maintains database resource file in reference to top community leaders.

9. Tracks all gifts and pledges by source and purpose and provides reports as needed. Sends gift acknowledgements and year-end statement within association deadlines.

10. Practices discretion and professionalism.

11. Provides training in fundraising to the volunteer board. Educates, motivates and provides feedback to individuals related to best practices in annual gifts fundraising process.

12. Creates and implements effective communication strategies with compelling messages that inspire others to accomplish the mission and cause with maximum impact. Develops communication plans to ensure members, participants, and the community understand the case for support. Develops annual report and impact reports for association.

13. Represents the YMCA of Greater Whittier in the community, as needed.

14. Fingerprints will be taken prior to commencement of employment and results will be submitted to the

Association Administration Office.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

· Philanthropy

· Communication & Influence

· Fiscal Management

· Program/Project Management

Required Certifications

CFRE or equivalent preferred


$65,000.00 - $85,000.00

How to Apply

Apply by Email

Resumes Accepted Until

May 28, 2021

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