AT YOUTHCARE: YouthCare envisions a community where no young person experiences homelessness, all young people have the opportunity to thrive, and the systems that oppress them are dismantled. YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity. We value hard work and dedication to helping homeless youth move from survival mode into thriving and healthy young adulthood. We also value a sense of humor and respect of each other and the youth we serve.
ABOUT YOUTHCARE: YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential. Founded in 1974, YouthCare was one of the first programs to serve runaway and homeless youth on the West Coast. The goal was to help young people find safety today, and build a future for tomorrow. Over four decades, we’ve defined best practices and developed programs that are a national standard for excellence. Using a youth-centered approach, we ensure that young people experiencing homelessness ages 12-24 have the hope, skills, and confidence to gain long-term stability.
ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM: YouthCare’s Development Team provides youth and staff at YouthCare with the support and items young people need to get off the streets and prepare for life. The team is responsible for fundraising, community engagement, external communications, public policy work, volunteer and in-kind donation management, and much more!
POSITION SUMMARY: YouthCare is seeking a strong, collaborative, and experienced fund development professional with experience leading multi-channel giving campaigns and ownership of a comprehensive development strategy. Under the supervision of the Chief Advancement Officer, the Director of Development leads the development and implementation a strategic relationship-centered development plan with current and potential YouthCare donors, leading the work necessary to cultivate and steward these relationships in order to attain yearly revenue goals. Areas of responsibility include oversight of comprehensive annual development strategy for annual fund campaigns, workplace giving, and special events. This position will also play a significant role in major gifts and capital campaign fundraising. This position will have two direct reports, and maintain responsibility for database management, reporting, and budget development and oversight.
- Lead the design and execution of all annual appeal and campaign activities to meet agency goals in alignment with annual fundraising plan. Responsible for strategy development to grow annual fund, signature events, matching gifts, and workplace giving revenue.
- Partner with the Development team to create goals, strategies and plans for annual development calendar, including detailed timelines and expense and revenue budgets that incorporate all forms of donor communication and acquisition, including direct mail, newsletters, annual reports, email, and website content.
- Supervise Development Operations Manager, Event Manager, and Community Campaign Manager.
- Work collaboratively with the Development Operations Manager and Development team to leverage existing donor data to inform strategies to increase loyalty, depth, and authenticity of donor relations and private income.
- Oversee stewardship efforts including timely acknowledgment and authentic gratitude practices that builds a loyal base of supporters eager to renew their contributions.
- Improve, maintain, and ensure proper management of systems that support the internal operations, logistics, and structure of the Development team.
- Direct the annual luncheon event in collaboration with the Events Manager including developing strategy, Table Captain stewardship, Challenge Pool development to meet and exceed annual goals.
- Work closely with the Chief Advancement Officer, the CEO, and the Development Team to support engagement of the Board of Directors, Development Committee, major donors, and major donor prospects in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies.
- Work closely with the Chief Advancement Officer and Community Campaign Manager in support of YouthCare’s 25M Community Campaign including donor engagement strategies, qualification and cultivation activities, and systems management. This position will be integrated into capital campaign activities and is expected to grow into an externally facing capital campaign role.
- Responsible for creation and monitoring of the Development Department annual expense and revenue budget creation; ensure monthly reporting for the Development Department is accurate and in alignment with Finance Department.
- Oversee and act as liaison with Finance Department for annual audit needs.
This job description is not intended to cover every aspect of your job at YouthCare. We are a team that works together to meet the needs of our clients and every member of the team is expected to pitch in and help even beyond the specific responsibilities listed in this description.
- 7-10 years related experience in a leadership role at a nonprofit organization in the area of fundraising, donor relations and/or events
- 3-5 years supervisory experience
- Understanding of the principles of fundraising and data analytics; experience managing appeals, campaigns, and implementing strategic donor engagement strategies
- Understanding and commitment to principles and best practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Extremely well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to thrive in a busy environment
- Creative, self-driven, curious, and proactive problem solver with comfort to perform a variety of duties
- Strong oral and written communication skills with collaborative and transparent communication style
- Excellent customer service skills to interact with board members, donors, volunteers, staff in a collaborative and sensitive manner.
- Experience leading development operations, staff members, and managing CRM databases. Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge (or equivalent donor database experience); Proven word processing and overall computer expertise including MS Office, Power Point, Publisher, and an aptitude for learning new software programs.
- Experience and credentials must comply with program contract requirements including but not limited to DSHS background check and must be at least 21 years of age.
- Experience working with community members of varying backgrounds and experiences including vulnerable young people or young adults
- Experience and/or working knowledge of Capitol Campaigns and large fundraising initiatives
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Valid state identification or passport.
- Current TB Test.
- Food Handler’s Card.
- Successful completion of pre-service training as required by contracting agency. Training will include: New Employee Training, Cultural Proficiency training, CPR/First Aid and HIV/AIDS training, CSEC and Right Response training.
- Initiative, creativity, reliability, flexibility, thoroughness
- High integrity when dealing with a broad array of cultures and restricted and/or confidential information.
- Ability to accurately maintain and produce files, records, logs and reports.
- May be required to assume responsibilities or duties within the agency not specifically delineated in this job description for short periods of time or on an infrequent basis.
- Commitment to YouthCare’s initiative to build cultural proficiency across the agency. Acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practices.
- COVID vaccinations are mandated at YouthCare. YouthCare will reasonably accommodate those individuals with medical conditions and/or religious beliefs that prevent them from obtaining the vaccine.
- Ability to perform range of physical motions, exerting up to 50 pounds. Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; running for brief periods of time; and go up and down stairs.
BENEFITS: YouthCare provides a competitive benefits package to full time employees including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, short-term disability, life insurance, 401(k), vacation, paid holidays, and sick leave after successful completion of the 90-day Introductory Period.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: YouthCareis an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law. People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.