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Job Number:  46104
Vice President - Fund Development
Job Posted: Monday, 9 July 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 3 August 2018
(51 days ago)
YMCA of Northern Alberta
Region: Northern Alberta, Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President, Fund Development (VP) is a member of the senior leadership team and provides strategic leadership to foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization.  This position ensures that the Association’s culture, systems and procedures support Fund Development. The VP leads staff and volunteers in the planning, coordination and implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions to support the Association.  This position ensures the development and maintenance of effective systems for Fund Development including (but not limited to) accountability and compliance standards, volunteer and donor management, research and cultivation, gift processing and recognition.


Philanthropy is highlighted as a key strategic priority by the Association. The components of this priority consist of an annual giving program called: the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, an Endowment/Planned Giving Strategy, and a Major Gifts for Program and Capital and a number of operating grants from the orders of government and other organizations.  Together they form an integrated comprehensive Fund Development Strategy that guides the philanthropic activities towards specified goals.


Full job description is on our website.


Required Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field, or equivalent educational credentials.
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is preferred.
  • Extensive fundraising experience and a proven track record in demonstrating success in developing and delivering a comprehensive philanthropy program including annual giving, capital campaigns, foundation and corporate grants and planned giving.
  • Ability to create a vision, clarify roles and responsibilities for members of the Funds Development Team.
  • Demonstrated success in large campaign and major gifts fundraising.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience is required in the following areas:
    • The nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering
    • Research and cultivation practices
    • Standard financial development techniques
    • Face-to-face solicitations
    • Proposal writing
    • Special events
    • Administration specifically with gift processing, prospect and donor histories and fundraising reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and mobilize critical stakeholders in support of the YMCA.   Exceptional relationship management skills are required.
  • Strong advocacy skills.
  • Excellent skills in all methods of communication.
  • Change management experience.
  • Commitment to the mission of the YMCA, and uphold its values.
  • Appreciation, knowledge of, and commitment to, the not-for-profit sector.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake a background check including a police information check with a vulnerable sector search.


How to Apply:
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Check out YMCA of Northern Alberta website for a full job description.

Please send resume and cover letter.
Contact Details:
www:   northernalberta.ymca.ca/Careers

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