Director, Fund Development & Communications

Employment Type
Job Category
Fundraising & Development
Staten Island
Counseling Service

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

To grow the Fund Development efforts and manage the administrative aspects of the Annual Campaign (input of the campaign into AS400 and Staten Island development) and Board activities, as well as expand Volunteer base for the YMCA Branches on Staten Island.  Organize special events and increase community awareness.   Create, manage, and implement an integrated communications plan. 

Under the supervision of the Executive Directors of the Staten Island Branches, the Director of Fund Development and Communications will provide leadership to the Fund development and Communications functions for all branches in the borough of Staten Island. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Will act as a campaign volunteer liaison for the Branch by recruiting volunteers and inputting applications into the AS-400.
  • Attend Board of Managers meetings, prepare and organize board materials in a timely fashion as well as prepare monthly minutes.
  • Overall management of the Annual Giving Campaign in collaboration with the Executive Director.
  • Develop and execute a major gift donor acquisition and cultivation plan.
  • Plan and manage special events (such as Annual Campaign Kick Off, Victory Celebration, etc.) and campaigners’ coaching.
  • Actively research donor prospects (attend major gift committee meetings, provide leadership to community campaign committee).
  • Input all campaign pledges, gifts and administer thank you letters in a timely fashion. 
  • Act as a liaison between administrative staff and board of managers pertaining to the annual campaign and fundraising events.
  • Grant writing.                                                    
  • Create, manage and implement integrated branch communication plan.  Produce high-high quality deliverables including monthly member newsletters, regular donor newsletters, press releases, program brochures, exercise schedules, camp brochures, flyers and any other external facing materials.
  • Work in cooperation with Association Office on overall communications and marketing strategy, adhering to brand standards and leveraging resources provided by the Association Office.
  • Surface inspiring member stories to pitch to media and share on internal communications channels.
  • Promote and manage branch website, social media outlets, mobile app, and internal digital signage.
  • Work in cooperation with Association Office to develop timely and relevant email marketing campaigns to promote special events.
  • Represent the Y at community events and meetings.
  • Serve as staff advisor to the Fund Development committee of the board.
  • Model the Y’s 4 core values and provide leadership to branch operations when needed.
  • Provide fund development and communications support to other branches when requested.
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members.
  • Maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of experience in administrative, community relations and working with staff/volunteers.
  • Knowledge of People skills, excellent written and verbal communication, highly organized. Highly knowledgeable of office and creative software.
  • Knowledge of Fund Development, Board Development and Communications, Adobe Creative Suite, AS400, photography, social media management and Expression Engine or equivalent web content management system. Preferable.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with an organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity.

How to apply?

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Site in Cornerstone. 

** New Requirement**

All potential YMCA of Greater New York employees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please use the “Additional Attachment” section on the online application to upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

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