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OrganizationPiedmont Family YMCA
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJune 7, 2024
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$60,000-$80,000


The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. Working locally, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities.

At the Piedmont Family YMCA, you will have the chance to collaborate with senior staff on shaping the strategy and direction of a growing development team at an exciting time for the organization, as well as making an incredible impact on community members of all ages in the Charlottesville area (Region 10). Our ideal candidate is a generalist with experience in nonprofit fundraising who can become a key player contributing to strategic decision-making while also proactively prospecting, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors for our Y.

Our fundraising ensures that no one is turned away from the Y for inability to pay, that our mission-driven programs are sustainable, and that our Y can grow in visionary and exciting ways in the coming years. As the only dedicated Development officer at our Y, your main focus will be helping us grow our Major Gifts program, along with Annual Campaign fundraising. You will be fundraising for newer initiatives (e.g. Teen Programs/Free Teen Summer Membership and Water Safety) and visionary future projects in addition to well-established, essential community resources (e.g. our Early Learning Center and Summer Camp). You will organize fundraising events like our fun Halloween Hustle race in the fall, and you will also be the primary manager of donor and gift data.

The Director will be part of a fundraising team of three, reporting to the VP of Marketing and Development and providing fundraising-related support to our CEO. Our ideal candidate will resonate with the Y’s values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, and will be personable, curious, flexible, and goal-oriented in meeting challenges.

Interested applicants should apply at Starting salary and other specifics will be based on experience and other factors. Although inquiries will be welcomed while this posting is still active, for best consideration, candidates should submit materials by June 7, 2024.

• Flexible paid time off with immediate PTO availability
• Discounts on YMCA programs including after school, summer camp and childcare
• Free YMCA family membership
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance available
• Employer-paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• 403b retirement plan options (tax-deferred and Roth options available), with employer contributions after two years
• Employee Assistance Program

Job Duties

Major Gift Prospecting, Cultivation and Solicitation:
• Proactively reaches out to and meets with prospective and current donors to build relationships and solicit gifts, in alignment with current goals and metrics;
• Provides support to the CEO and VP for strategic visits with donors and board members to advance fundraising objectives;
• Researches prospective donors and provides background on donors and foundations to prepare the team for donor contacts;
• Works with staff and uses donor data to drive engagement with donors.

Donor Data Management, Gift Processing & Acknowledgements:
• Processes donations, sends gift acknowledgments in a timely manner, and manages donor database;
• Provides recommendations on improving processes and creatively using donor data;
• Prepares financial reports for month and year-end reconciliation with the Finance department;
• Verifies payroll deduction on staff pledges.

Donor Communications:
• Collaborates with the development & marketing team to create compelling donor messaging;
• Manages Annual Impact Report and Annual Campaign mailings in collaboration with the VP of Marketing & Development;
• Assists with grant writing as needed/requested by the CEO or VP of Development.

Special Events:
• Manages development events and supports other events as assigned.

Corporate Sponsorship & Membership Acquisition:
• Builds relationships and meets with corporate sponsorship and membership prospects as needed, and makes the case for partnering with the Y;
• Tracks current corporate sponsors and corporate membership partners, and identifies new prospects;
• Ensures promised benefits are given to corporate and event sponsors.

Advancing Our Mission & Cause: Engaging Community, Volunteerism, Philanthropy, Change Leadership
Building Relationships: Collaboration, Communication & Influence, Inclusion
Leading Operations: Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Fiscal Management, Functional Expertise, Innovation, Program/Project Management
Developing & Inspiring People: Developing Self & Others, Emotional Maturity

Skills Required

We seek an engaging, motivated individual to join a dynamic, collaborative, and rewarding team environment. Other requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
• Substantial experience in fundraising, including experience as a gift officer visiting and soliciting donors.
• Ability to independently manage priorities, identify opportunities, think strategically, and effectively communicate our mission and the impact our programs make.
• Excellent communication skills, in writing and in person.
• Extensive computer experience and comfort using all standard business software.
• Experience in using a relational database/CRM.
• Self-starter who works well autonomously/independently and as a member of a highly collaborative team.
• Team player who is willing to do both high-level and administrative work as needed.
• Ability to work with integrity, discretion, and a team-oriented, professional approach.
• Highly organized, detail-oriented, and adaptable with proven experience in meeting deadlines while managing multiple projects.
• The Director of Development role is full-time with competitive salary and benefits. This position is on-site and based in Charlottesville, and reports to the VP of Marketing and Development. The successful candidate will be required to work occasional evening and weekend events.

• 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.
• While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and listen.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Additional Info

Applications can be submitted directly at