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Vice President of Community Development

The Granite YMCA

The Granite YMCA, established in 1854, is part of the worldwide Y organization. With branches in Manchester, Goffstown, Londonderry, Rochester and Portsmouth, The Granite YMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Across the country, we engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.  

Serves as a member of the President/CEO’s senior leadership team, providing strategic leadership in financial development to advance the YMCA’s mission through annual giving, government and foundation grants, endowment bequests and gifts, and capital campaigns.  

Under the direction of the President/CEO, the Granite YMCA Vice President of Community Development is responsible for the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program, including the coordination and oversight of supporting initiatives in the areas of development services, endowment development, donor relations and foundation grants. This position shall also be responsible for the organization, management, funding and evaluation of The Granite YMCA’s outreach activities and programs.  A skilled relationship builder, this individual will strengthen a fundraising department with current contributed income of $800,000 per year.  Assists the CEO in developing an actively engaged fundraising volunteer board of trustees, and in positioning the YMCA as a “charity of choice” in the communities we serve.

  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in social service and/or non-profit resource development with experience in operational and multi-team staff leadership.  YMCA experience preferred.
  • A minimum B.S. or B.A. in a field consistent with the job responsibilities.  CFRE or equivalent preferred; YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising best practices.
  • Foundation and government grant writing expertise.
  • Ability to relate to top community leaders and diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Strong skills in supervision and working successfully in a fast paced team environment.
  • Excellent time management, budget development, fundraising experience, and strong leadership skills with the ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment with a team of committed Y program directors.
  • Directs and coordinates association capital development, annual campaigns, and endowment programs.
  • Directs and supervises Association outreach programs and services in conjunction with community partners and agencies.
  • Serves as primary staff to the Financial Development Committee and other assigned committees of the Board of Trustees. Develops strategies to increase volunteer involvement at all levels of financial development.
  • Develops processes and is actively involved in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gift prospects.
  • Prepares and coordinates proposals for grants from government sources and private foundations in support of Association initiatives and community programming.
  • Develops systems and manages resources needed to carry out the fundraising plans. Establishes and monitors the financial development and outreach program department budgets for the YMCA.
  • Provides leadership and manages financial development and outreach program staff.
  • Provides training in fundraising in support of annual campaigns.  Educates, motivates and provides feedback to volunteers and staff related to leading practices and results in the fundraising process.
  • Develops communication plans to ensure members, participants, staff, volunteers, and the community understand the case for support. 
  • Represents the association with donors, media, community leaders and members as required.
  • Manages in accordance with the policies, procedures and standards established by the Granite YMCA.
How to Apply:

Salary Range: $75,000 - $90,000 based on experience

Please submit application materials to Donna Mousseau at

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Date Added: July 26, 2017

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