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Associate Vice President of Development

YSF Association Office
Full time
Competency level: 
Multi-Team or Branch Leader
Reports to: 
Chief Development Officer
Salary range: 
$142,000 - $160,000

The Opportunity:

The Associate Vice President of Development reports to the Chief Development Officer and will lead and manage the YMCA of SF’s annual campaign and endowment strategy, heritage club and major gifts.  This includes developing processes and being actively involved in identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects from the individual, foundation and corporate sectors.  The incumbent will also supervise grant writing activities, collaborate with IT to ensure a robust tracking system is in place for regular reporting to the organization and work collaboratively with Marketing to develop communication plans to ensure members, participants, and the community understands the Y’s case for support.

Organizational Overview:

Founded in 1853, the YMCA of San Francisco strengthens the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  Our deep presence in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties is activated through 14 principal branches and more than 120 community-based locations.

The YMCA of SF is part of a larger Y framework operating in the Bay Area, California, nationally and globally.  We impact our communities by focusing on early childhood development, health and wellness for all, access to the natural environment, and economic and employment security.  In addition, our work in closing achievement gaps and keeping youth engaged in school mitigates economic failure and poverty.    

Who You Are:

A passionate philanthropic leader with 5 or more years’ in a senior financial development role with significant fundraising success in a large, complex not-for-profit organization or institution of education and a strong track record of securing significant foundation and individual gifts for annual and capital campaigns.  Applicants must have experience building and leading a team of successful fundraising professionals with strong working knowledge of giving and charitable vehicles as well as experience leading a data-driven approach to development, comprehensive understanding of donor management systems and tools (preferably Salesforce.  This position requires a four-year college degree; a master’s degree in a related field is preferred.  CFRE is strongly preferred.  Applicants must also be an excellent communicator with the ability to lead and influence across a matrixed organization, possess strong time management and organization skills and the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, make sound independent judgments and relate effectively to diverse groups of people, and build relationships with staff, members, and participants. 

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Please include your resume to be considered for this position.

All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 



Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees