YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 14-Mar-2023 to 13-Jun-2023 (PST)
  • Mission Advancement
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 85000.00-90000.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 10 Paid Holidays + 2 Flexible Vacation Days, free facility access to our 26 greater LA branches, before and after school childcare, sports and youth classes, paid annual Wellbeing Day, 20% off of LA Y programs, 25% off day camp for your child 10% YRetirement Fund contribution (upon eligibility) plus access to a YRetirement 403(b) Smart Account, paid training and leadership development, tuition assistance, access to SoCal Credit Union, paid sick leave, and much more!

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in Los Angeles, it is also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. With twenty-six branches, three camps and over fifty child care sites, the LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passion, grow your career and make an impact!

We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming


The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles' Senior Development Director (Sr. DoD), Mission Advancement, role is a wonderful opportunity for the right individual to achieve both impressive success and personal satisfaction. Reporting to one of two Senior Vice Presidents of Mission Advancement, the Sr. DoD will be charged with supporting board, financial, and community development at specific branch locations throughout the LA Y and supporting the Mission Advancement department by developing, institutionalizing, and providing strategic capacity building across the association. The Sr. DoD will be motivated, dynamic, and effective in establishing and strengthening partnerships and collaborations, both externally and internally. The Sr. 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 and leading core Mission Advancement priorities to leverage success across the LA Y.


  • EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree is required, Master's degree preferred, from an accredited college or university with relevant major coursework.

  • RELATED EXPERIENCE: Five or more years of direct fundraising experience.

  • SPECIALIZED SKILLS: The successful candidate will possess: strong writing skills and verbal communications, the ability to meet deadlines and to work on multiple projects concurrently, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and strong interpersonal skills.


  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 Annual Campaign (Chairman's Round Table and Community Support sections) 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
  8. Identify, lead, and support key strategic priorities and projects within the Mission Advancement department that institutionalizes, streamlines, and builds capacity across the association, including but not limited to annual campaign, special events, corporate partnerships, and advancement services


  • 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.

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