Director of Development - YMCA of Austin

The YMCA of Austin is looking to fill their vacant Development Director position. Check it out by clicking on "Show More".


The YMCA of Austin is a 501(c)(3) non-profit serving over 60,000 members and 30,000 program participants every year. The Y is dedicated to building programs for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility that promote strong families, character values, youth leadership, and community development.



Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It’s who we are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

Join us and help transform lives.



The Director of Development provides strategic leadership in financial development to advance the YMCA’s mission through additional contributed revenue with the direct focus on Annual Giving and Major Gifts. Assist the Development team, Board Engagement Committee, and CEO/COO in developing an actively engaged fundraising volunteer board of directors, and in positioning the YMCA as a “charity of choice” for the investment of donations within the local community.



A Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent; Master’s degree preferred. Five or more years of professional experience with a background in fundraising in the YMCA or another not-for-profit preferred. Ability to relate to top community leaders and diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community. 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. CFRE or equivalent preferred; YMCA Multi-Team Leader certification preferred. Experience utilizing donor database (Raisers Edge Prefered)



Oversees all aspects of the Annual Giving Campaign, including but not limited to: case development, establishing fundraising goals and tactical plans, generating organization charts and structure, developing campaign tools, overseeing all campaign communications (internal and external; printed and digital) and proper gift acknowledgement in partnership with the Development and Marketing teams. Develops processes and is actively involved in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gift prospects. Maintains ongoing active portfolio for each donor, employing fundraising best practices and high-level moves management. Develops strategies to increase volunteer involvement at all levels of financial development. Establishes and monitors the budget as it relates to the Annual Giving Campaign for the YMCA. Supervises the Database Manager in gift accounting, reporting, collections, scheduling, and other fundraising correspondence. Supervises the Development Coordinator in overall administrative support of the Development team including meeting oversight, mailings, scheduling and event support. Develops appropriate fundraising policies and procedures for the association in coordination with the Development and Finance teams. Provides training in fundraising. Educates, motivates, and provides feedback to individuals related to best practices in the fundraising process. Oversees the development of communication plans to ensure members, participants, and the community understand the case for support. Represents the association as required by the CEO and VP of Development.


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