Vice President of Development

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Vice President of Development | Position Description

YWCA Dayton, dedicated to the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women, seeks an energetic, dedicated person to be an integral part of our team. The Vice President of Development is responsible for the strategic direction and design for giving, including identifying, engaging and retaining major donors, community supporters and corporate gifts. Development and execution of creative fund-raising strategies, meeting annual revenue target, increasing and stabilizing donor portfolio—all resulting in increased organizational resources, partnerships, revenue and YWCA mission awareness.


  • Develops a comprehensive fundraising strategic plan encompassing all facets of development including, but not limited to, annual giving, individual gifts, corporate and foundation gifts, government grants, direct mail and online donations, planned gifts, special events and project sponsorship.
  • Develop, strategize, and execute capital campaigns to increase organizational presence, delivery of services, efficiencies, and diversified revenue streams.
  • Integrates the YWCA Dayton mission with fundraising strategy by identifying solutions to gaps in giving at the intersections of race, class, and gender.
  • Implements programs/activities to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors targeted at the $10,000+ level or higher, personally solicits assigned donor portfolio, including preparation of
  • Set strategy and lead development team to increase annual giving through contributions, special events, and grants while creating a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization.
  • Ensures compliance with Dayton YWCA and YWCA USA policies, procedures, programs and best practices.
  • Provides strategic leadership to the Executive team to ensure goals are realized.
  • Assists corporations in achieving their philanthropic goals by being proficient at clearly articulating YWCA programs, mission and aligns them with donors’ interests.
  • Works with Board members, Development Committee and other leadership volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward appropriate donors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor degree is required; advanced degree and/or philanthropic certification and training highly desirable.
  • Five years of work experience in development, major gifts, and/or capital campaigns. Nonprofit experience and familiarity with social service and social justice organizations highly desirable.
  • High-level written, oral, and presentation skills; an ability to relate with poise and self-confidence to diverse groups and stakeholders.
  • Keen understanding of the YWCA mission, vision, history, and programs.
  • Comfort and agility in community engagement and well-developed skills in relational savvy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and championing of, the organizational mission and vision.
  • Must be able to work independently and be an enthusiastic self-starter, who is intelligent, highly creative, and innovative in designing and planning; hard-working, punctual, detail-oriented, and personable, with strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail and follow-through is a must.
  • Ability to concentrate and move easily from one project to another; the ability to multitask.
  • Confident; analytical; able to make decisions and take initiative.
  • Must have a strong respect for diversity and inclusion.
  • Possesses pleasant demeanor under stressful situations; able to work effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and handle multiple assignments with competing priorities.Maintains professional appearance, especially when interacting with external constituents.


  • $80,000 – 90,000 annually, based on experience
  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Generous PTO and holiday pay
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Long term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • YWCA Retirement Fund
    • Automatic enrollment in the YWCA National Retirement Fund upon completion of two years of employment (1,000 hours or more worked per year). Employer contributes 7.5% and YWCA USA contributes 3% to contribute a total of 10.5% of gross pay.
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YWCA Dayton Culture and Values
Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism
YWCA Dayton is part of the largest and oldest multicultural women’s organization in the world; we leverage that collective strength into a unified movement joined through the comprehensive mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Founded in 1870, YWCA Dayton lives its mission and is a champion of women and girls in three key ways: direct service programming, community outreach and education, and advocacy and public policy support. Our core services are focused on preventing and responding to gender-based violence; supporting women’s economic empowerment; strengthening women and girls’ leadership development; and advocating for legislation and policies that promote racial and social justice for women and girls.

These include:

  • Emergency shelter and crisis support services for women and children fleeing domestic violence
  • Crisis and counseling services for survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking
  • Affordable housing and life skills training for single women transitioning to independent living from homelessness or abuse
  • Housing assistance for women and children who have experienced domestic violence and families who are experiencing sudden homelessness
  • Girls LEAD!, an in-school, after-school, and summer camp empowerment and education program for girls 11-18

YWCA Dayton continues to be a touchstone, a stepping stone, or a resting stone for more than 100 women and children, every day. We are constantly working to ensure that the Miami Valley community will always have amidst its future, a place dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism.