Chief Development Officer

Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA
June 16, 2023
78 Regency Parkway Mansfield, Texas 76063, Texas
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This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Serves as a member of the President/CEO’s senior leadership team, providing strategic leadership in financial development to advance the YMCAs mission through annual giving, government and foundation grants, endowment bequests and gifts and capital campaigns. Assists the CEO in developing an actively engaged fundraising volunteer board of directors, and in positioning the YMCA for the investment of donations within the local community.


1. Directs and coordinates association capital development, annual campaign and endowment programs.

2. Serves as primary staff to the Financial Development Committee and other assigned committees of the Board of Directors. Develops strategies to increase volunteer involvement at all levels.

3. Develops processes and is actively involved in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gift prospects. Maintains database resource file on top community leaders.

4. Coordinates preparation of proposals for grants from government sources and private foundations.

5. Develops systems and manages resources needed to carry out the fundraising plans. Establishes and monitors the financial development department budget for the YMCA.

6. Develops appropriate fundraising policies and procedures for the association.

7. Tracks all gifts and pledges by source and purpose and provides reports as needed.

8. Provides training in fund raising. Educates, motivates, and provides feedback to individuals related to best practices in the fundraising process.

9. Represents the association as required by the President.

10. Performs all other duties as assigned.


· Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience

· Three or more years of professional experience with a background in fundraising in the YMCA or another non-profit preferred.

· Ability to relate to top community leaders and diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

· Demonstrated ability to raise 1 million dollars plus annually for a five year period.

· Working knowledge of giving and charitable vehicles.

· Ability to create interpretive materials to enable potential donors to understand the YMCA and how they contribute to the achievement of its mission.

· Knowledge of the media and its use in gaining exposure for YMCA events and programs.

· Previous experience working with diverse populations.

· Commitment to inclusion.

· CPR/AED/O2/First Aid certifications and Child Abuse Prevention, Anti-Harassment, Blood Borne Pathogens, Hazard Communication Awareness, and Slips, Trips, and Falls trainings required within 30 days of hire.



· The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device.

· The employee frequently is required to sit and reach and must be able to move around the work environment.

· The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

· Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.

· The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

· The employee often travels around the community.


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