Director of Philanthropy

YWCA Clark County | Vancouver, WA

Posted Date 7/20/2021

About YWCA Clark County

Each year, our programs serve more than 12,000 people who are experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness, and oppression. We also serve abused and neglected children, as well as youth in the foster system. Our dynamic empowerment/survivor centered approach provides the tools and support to make lasting positive changes to individuals and our community.

We believe in our core values of teamwork, diversity, empowerment, service, commitment, and respect. By using these core values to guide our every-day work and actions, we create and maintain a positive, collaborative, and healthy work environment.

We focus our energy on joy, stories of resilience and lift up communities who have traditionally been marginalized.

YWCA is seeking a Director of Philanthropy who is focused on community centered fundraising, growing our culture of philanthropy, is committed to the community in Clark County and seeks to grow an already robust and mature donor program.

About the Position

The Director of Philanthropy oversees a department of two (Philanthropy Manager and Database Administrator) plus additional department vendors for communications, grants and special events. With a focus on individual giving (major and planned) and community engagement, the philanthropy department leads the organization’s focus on relationship building, awareness raising and engagement. YWCA’s total fundraising budget is $900,000 and growing. The Clark County Community is an active participant in supporting YWCA. Our Director of Philanthropy needs to connect with Clark County and understand the value of uplifting our clients and their successes.

About you:

Relevant experience:

  • 5+ years of progressive experience in philanthropic fundraising, preferably in a non-profit
  • 3-5 years experience in developing effective strategic plans and accurate budgets. Experience in marketing and communications is advantageous.
  • Ability to earn: proven track record of setting and meeting progressively higher fundraising goals, preferably for a non-profit organization
  • Ability to influence: build buzz, excitement, and drive attendance to critical fundraising events using strong and persuasive written and verbal communication, preferably for a non-profit organization
  • Ability to work strategically: handle multiple moving priorities with follow-through and demonstrate unwavering integrity and accountability
  • Community Centered Fundraising ethos: strong track-record of effectively cultivating and maintaining strong and profitable relationships through a community centered approach.
  • Ability to persevere: creativity when needed to find the right approach, ability to test and discover new strategies and techniques.
  • Strong project management skills: maintain a strategic focus while simultaneously managing multiple projects, deadlines, goals, and needs.
  • Strong technological skills: effectively use various programs to track, communicate, and capitalize on past fundraising successes in a manner that minimizes event plateaus. Competence with Microsoft Office Suite, database management and CRM systems essential for success.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience: at least two years of experience managing a staff with unique responsibilities and varying communication and work style preferences.
  • Nonprofit Professionals Now is pleased to be working with the YWCA Clark County in this key leadership position.

    To review the full job description and apply, please visit: .

    All applications need to contain a resume a statement of interest and completion of the 2 screening questions. All materials are reviewed and considered as part of the hiring process.

    Application Deadline: August 10, 2021

    YWCA Clark County is committed to racial equity by working to eliminate racism and other forms of oppression through education, awareness and engagement. By increasing civic engagement toward the elimination of racism and oppression, we can create respectful living, learning and working environments and build inclusive communities. All positions in the organization require critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty, trauma, and violence. Knowing the core principals of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values. Each staff member if required to complete ongoing racial equity training and work in order to fulfill the YWCA’s mission.

    Listing Type
    Fundraising/Development | Management | Nonprofit
    Position Type
    Full Time
    $80,000 plus benefits

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