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Job Number:  40975
Director, Fund Development
Job Posted: Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 26 January 2018
(52 days ago)
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth
Region: Central / Halifax area Type: Full time
Location: Halifax Salary: 50,000 - 60,000



Title: Director, Fund Development

Reports to: President & Chief Executive Officer

Position Status: Full time, Permanent

Salary: $50,000-60,000/annually with benefits

Office Location: Halifax

Start Date: ASAP


Are you a dynamic relationship builder with a passion for fundraising?  Are you energized by empowering others to be part of something great and effective positive change in the community? Are you a leader who can strike the right balance between strategy and tactical implementation?  If so, we’d love to hear your story…


The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is looking for a driven leader to join our team as Director, Fund Development.  


The YMCA Experience

At the YMCA we know that our ability to partner with others in our community is through the passion and dedication of our employees and volunteers. In joining the YMCA you will become part of a dedicated network of individuals with great passion for providing a holistic support to the communities in which we serve.


Since 1853 the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth has been connecting Nova Scotians to build healthy communities.  As a non-profit charity we provide vital services, including Health, Employment, Childcare/Camps, Immigrant Services, and Youth Development.    


A Day in the Life

As Director, Fund Development you will drive our philanthropic objectives and champion the philanthropic culture at our YMCA.  As a part of our Senior Leadership team, you will provide leadership, strategy, and oversight in support of our capital and annual campaigns, prospect identification, and donor recognition and stewardship.


In your focus on fund development you will:

  • Develop, align, and execute annual budgets and plans for our fundraising campaigns, initiatives, and events in keeping with the Association’s financial objectives. Including, grant and foundational funding opportunities, management of funder relationships, and support of prospect meetings.
  • Oversee prospect/donor cultivation and moves management processes. Including compilation of donor information, trend identification, etc.
  • Develop, implement, and oversee meaningful donor recognition programs. Implement strategies to support major gift donor awareness and responsive communication/marketing needs.
  • Development of donor-centric policies/processes and oversight of internal giving programs and events
  • Promotion of YMCA as Charity of Choice through rollout of fundraising communication-related initiatives to enhance fundraising campaigns and impact to community.

We offer:

  • Comprehensive Benefits and Total Rewards Package
  • Work-Life balance programs (i.e. Vacation, Personal Days, etc.)
  • The opportunity to have a direct, meaningful impact as part of a family of dedicated staff and volunteers working together to support a healthier Nova Scotia through an exciting new project
  • Access to discounted Childcare and Camp Rates

You Have:


As a dynamic individual with a proven background in fund development and campaign management you have:

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in Fund Development, Communications experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications and/or Marketing or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Strong working knowledge of best practices in fund development; CFRE designation preferred
  • Prior experience in providing fund development support in non-profit sector an asset
  • Strong verbal, communication, and presentation skills; bilingual an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to meet multiple, competing deadlines/tasks
  • Strong attention to detail and data/trend analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus, strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information/situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Comfort level and demonstrated ability to appropriately manage confidential information, strong working knowledge or privacy, information protection protocols
  • Successful completion and maintenance of Criminal Background Check, Vulnerable Sector Check, and Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Valid First Aid/CPR and access to reliable transportation


The closing date for this job posting is January 26, 2018.  Please forward your application and cover letter in one document to .


The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is an equal opportunity employer.



How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please forward your application and cover letter in one document to .
Contact Details:
Amy Rector
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth
Suite 306, 5670 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS, B3J 1H6

Tel: 9024239709

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