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Development Director - Full Time Exempt


Location: Mankato, MN 56001
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: April 25, 2024
In partnership with the Executive Director, this position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build the Y’s nonprofit visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Development Director will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support. The Development Director will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to increase contributions through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, private grants, corporate and foundation support, United Way annual support, and all planned giving. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Design and execute a comprehensive development strategy and philanthropic plan for the Mankato Family YMCA. 2. Advance our work and major gifts in the areas of Youth Development, Healthy Living, Volunteerism, and Social Responsibility 3. Collaborate with the Executive Director and Finance Director to develop and implement the annual campaign, other campaigns/fundraising and funding for all programs that align with the Ys mission. 4. Support and partner with Executive Director, staff, and designated committees on all major fundraising activities and special events. 5. Maintains an efficient and effective tracking and reporting system that supports the financial development efforts of the Y. 6. Establishes and manages a comprehensive process for timely and accurate grant evaluation, quality compliance, project and program fulfillment and reporting to funders. 7. Pursues, leads, collaborates, and guides staff through the grant process and other fundraising opportunities. 8. Identify and engage volunteers that support fundraising activities. 9. Works with the Director of Finance to prepare annual department budgets for approval by the Executive Director, finance committee, and the YMCA Board of Directors. 10. Represent and promote the Mankato Family YMCA in the local community and develop positive, supportive working relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities. 11. Develop and maintain key long-term relationships with donors and prospects. 12. Maximize organization capabilities and opportunities to further the mission of the Mankato Family YMCA through annual, capital and endowment fundraising. 13. Directs the development, planning and implementation of organization’s Annual campaign and other fundraising initiatives. 14. Follow all YMCA policies and procedures including Child Abuse Prevention. 15. Provide Cause Driven tours. 16. Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in nonprofit management, business, marketing, communications or equivalent, preferred. Three to five years of successful experience in grant management or equivalent experience. Demonstrated professional experience in a nonprofit organization, demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources) Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing relationships over time. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long term relationships. A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and collaboratively, to take initiative and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time. High energy and passion for the YMCA’s mission is essential. Never been accused or convicted of any form of child abuse. Successful tracking record in applying proven practices related to developing successful grant proposals, collaborating with institutional donors, and the management of all related grant compliance and reporting practices. Knowledge/clear understanding of fundraising techniques and strategies. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, peers, volunteers, customers and the general public. Ability to meet deadlines, as well as the ability to collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, reason, and solve problems. Ability to develop and use spreadsheets in standard business software systems. Ability to collaborate and work with staff and volunteers as a team. Ability to receive constructive criticism. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Sufficient strength, agility, and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations (depending upon the programs). Perform all physical aspects of the position, including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 pounds at a time. The ability to calmly and effectively react in an emergency situation. This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for completing projects or preforming duties deemed necessary for the Mankato YMCA’s success.
Salary: $51.6K - $65.4K a year
Employment Type: Full-time