YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 15-Dec-2021 to 19-Jan-2022 (PST)
  • Mission Advancement
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • $80,000-95,000 DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement Plan


The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles' Regional Mission Advancement Development Director (RMA DoD) role is a wonderful opportunity for the right individual to achieve both impressive success and personal satisfaction. Reporting to the Executive Vice President & Chief Mission Advancement Officer, the RMA DoD will be charged with supporting board, financial, and community development at specific branch locations throughout the LA Y. The RMA DoD will be motivated, dynamic, and effective in establishing and strengthening partnerships and collaborations, both externally and internally. The RMA DoD will have primary responsibility for the daily driving of the process that will direct the branch executives and volunteer and staff leaders to activities that ensure fundraising goals are met or exceeded.


  • A Bachelor's degree is required, Master's degree preferred, from an accredited college or university with relevant major coursework.
  • Five or more years of direct fundraising experience.


  1. Partner closely with branch executive directors, board of manager members, and other key volunteer and staff leaders to develop and implement plans to achieve branch goals
  2. Build and maintain collaborative working relationships with organizations, municipalities, and other entities who share an alignment with the YMCA mission
  3. Provide leadership and support in the execution of a comprehensive fundraising plan that includes all aspects of volunteer and donor development (identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship) especially at the Chairman's Roundtable and major gifts levels
  4. Establish and cultivate partnership relationships in alignment with other institutional funders and collaborators in order to secure corporate, foundation, and other organizational contributions
  5. Build and maintain positive relationships with key community leaders/groups, stakeholders, and elected officials for recruitment as volunteers, advocates, and ambassadors
  6. Work closely with branch staff and community to build a culture of volunteerism and philanthropy; serve as liaison between branch and Association to communicate tactics and strategies and provide resources, tools, and training
  7. Foster community relevance and outreach into diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.) with actionable, relevant strategies and tactics to increase the engagement of underserved populations within branch-specific service areas


  • Demonstrated results in securing, activating, and managing sponsorship, donor, cause marketing, or other corporate partner relationships.
  • Proven track record of developing and closing new charitable contributions, meeting and exceeding revenue goals, and measuring outcomes.
  • Strong verbal and written presentation skills, including the ability to tell compelling stories and deliver persuasive presentations
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and prospects, building respect, consensus and trust
  • Strong strategic planning, organizational, and implementation skills


  • Increase total contributed support from major gifts, foundation, special event, annual campaign and other activities. Goals for each branch will be set in conjunction with Line Officers and Executive Directors through a branch specific plan.
  • Recruit and engage branch board of managers members based on branch specific plan; serve as staff support to board development and/or financial development committee(s).
  • Position the YMCA as a strong, positive, community presence through increased visibility and understanding of mission and cause among members, volunteers, donors, and community partners.
  • Provide a high level of support and management to the executive director, senior staff and volunteers.


  • Philanthropy: Secures resources and support to advance the Y's work
  • Engaging Community: Builds bridges with others in the community to ensure the Y's work is community-focused and welcoming of all, providing community benefit
  • Communication & Influence: Listens and expresses self effectively and in a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y's cause
  • Innovation: Creates and implements new and relevant approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y's work and impact in the community
  • Volunteerism: Engages volunteers and promotes social responsibility at all levels of the organization
  • Collaboration: Creates sustainable relationships within the Y and with other organizations in service to the community
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