Annual Giving, Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Major Gifts
The Vice President of Financial Development supports the work of the Summit Area YMCA, a leading non-profit charitable organization committed to strengthening the communities in which it operates. The position provides strategic leadership and requires demonstrated success in areas of annual giving, major gifts, capital campaigns, government and foundation grants, special fundraising events, and endowment bequests. The VP of Financial Development serves as a member of the President/CEO's senior leadership team and serves as a resource to the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Oversees all Development initiatives and strategies of the Association, including the Annual Campaign, Capital Campaign, special events, foundation proposals and planned gifts.
Serves as primary staff to the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees.
In collaboration with the President & CEO, develops and executes annual Development Department goals and develops appropriate fundraising policies and procedures for the Association.
In collaboration with the President/CEO and Advancement Committee, oversees a $7M Capital Campaign.
Establishes and monitors the Development Department’s annual budget.
Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the gift cycle: initiates contacts with prospective major gift donors and develops appropriate cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies.
Accompanies SAY President/CEO, Executive Directors, and volunteers on major gift requests.
Supervises Annual Campaign and Special Events Manager and Fundraising Associate to assure department strategies, timelines and other logistical tasks are met to ensure achievement of revenue goals in support of the Y’s priorities.
Responsible for oversight of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge fundraising database to ensure proper tracking of gifts, acknowledgements, events and moves management system for major gift prospects.
Prepares and coordinates foundation grant proposals.
Assures Development staff have appropriate functions in place to provide accurate reporting and tracking.
Works closely with COO to develop and implement effective communication strategies and activities to advance the Y’s case for support.
Supervises Development staff to assure fundraising events, including the Annual Celebration, The Laugh Out Loud Live Auction and Comedy Event (LOL), 1886 Society events and capital campaign events are well executed.
Collaborates with the Marketing department to ensure inputs to the annual reports, newsletters, fundraising brochures and reports are accurate, compelling and timely.
Attends Board meetings, fundraising events as well as other Branch and community events when appropriate.
Represents the Association, as required by the President/CEO, including some evening and weekend commitments.
A Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent; Master’s degree or CFRE preferred.
A minimum of 6 years of development/fundraising experience, with a focus on soliciting major gifts, the annual campaign, capital and endowment programs and special events.
A confident and poised professional demeanor with demonstrated ability to build relationships with top community leaders and organizations.
Proven track record of success in asking for and closing donation requests.
Excellent verbal, written, presentation, and project management skills.
Technical ability to utilize and run reports on fundraising support software (Raiser’s Edge preferred).
Demonstrated ability to create persuasive materials that explain the Y’s community impact for potential donors.
Additional Salary Information: Full range of employee benefits inclusive of medical, dental, life, LTD, generous PTO, 12% retirement contribution upon eligibility, free Y family membership and subsidized child care.
About Summit Area YMCA
NJ based Summit Area YMCA (SAY) strengthens the foundations of our community by nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy lifestyles, and fostering a sense of social responsibility. SAY is the 3rd largest Y Association in NJ and has an operating budget of $15MM with 550+ staff in 4 main facilities.