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Job Summary

YWCA Dayton
Dayton, OH 45402
Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
5+ to 7 Years
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Career Level
Executive (SVP, VP, Department Head, etc)

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Director of Development

About the Job

Director, Development and Corporate Giving

YWCA DaytonPosition Announcement


The Dayton YWCA, dedicated to the empowerment of women and the elimination of racism, seeks an energetic, dedicated person to be an integral part of the executive team. The Director, Development and Corporate Giving 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.



Y       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, deferred gifts, special events and project sponsorship.

Y       Provides strategic leadership to the Executive team to ensure goals are realized

Y       Ensures compliance with Dayton YWCA and YWCA USA policies, procedures, programs and best practices relating to Corporate Giving within the Dayton and Montgomery County Region


Y       Develops ongoing relationships with major donors for the benefit of the Dayton YWCA

Y       Manages a portfolio of at least 100 donors and prospects.

Y       Responsible for annual personal fundraising goal (4X salary for the FY) as specified in performance standards, including both renewable gifts and new incremental revenue

Y       Responsible for successful fundraising performance of major events including YW Breakfast and Women of Influence events.

Y       Responsible for all incremental mitigating fundraising targets as assigned.

Y       Implements programs/activities to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate major donors targeted at the $10,000+ level or higher, personally solicits assigned donor portfolio, including preparation of personalized materials, with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for the Dayton YWCA.

Y       Assists corporations in achieving their philanthropic goals by being proficient at clearly articulating YWCA programs, mission and aligns them with donors’ interests.

Y       Works with Board members, Development Committee and other leadership volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward appropriate donors



Y       High level written, oral and presentation skills and an ability to relate with poise and self-confidence to high-powered prospective donors and volunteers

Y       Knowledge of trends in philanthropic giving and corporate social marketing and government grants and contracts is essential, as well as familiarity with fundraising laws and regulations

Y       Established funder contacts with demonstrable superior results in soliciting corporate sponsorship, philanthropic fundraising, and public funded grants

Y       Demonstrated expertise in prospect identification and research, event fundraising, board relations, donor cultivation and stewardship, face-to-face solicitation, major gifts, capital campaigns and annual giving

Y       Solid grant writing and proposal development skills with corporate and foundation funders, and ability to understand and match the needs and objectives of the prospective donors with fundraising goals of the YWCA

Y       Demonstrated commitment to and championing of the organizational mission and vision

Y       Supervisory, leadership, and mentoring skills

Y       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

EDUCATION: A bachelor degree is required; advanced degree and/or philanthropic certification and training highly desirable.


EXPERIENCE:   Minimum 5 years of major gifts leadership experience including substantial management responsibilities. Significant expertise with the area’s funding community highly desirable. Progressive experience in successful development programs and knowledge of “best practices” in development. Proven track record of sensitivity and acuity for establishing relationships with diverse groups.




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