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Vice President of Development

The Granite YMCA Corporate Office - 117 Market Street, 117 Market Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, United States of America Req #775
Friday, February 7, 2020

Here is an incredible opportunity to join a highly experienced, cause-driven team at the oldest and largest YMCA in NH. The Granite YMCA is looking to build on an extraordinary history of service and leverage incredible community support to deepen and broaden our impact in a service area of 500,000 people in NH and southern Maine.

The Vice President of Financial Development will, first and foremost, lead our effort to establish a best practice annual campaign that leads the nation in dollars raised, members engaged, and community partners connected. In addition, the VP will strengthen existing relationships with donors and build new ones that help our Y carry out our program priorities while making giving joyful, meaningful, and consistent; ensure an effective grant writing effort; work with our endowment development consultants to engage our most loyal partners; and lay the ground work for successful capital development effort.


Serves as a member of the President/CEO’s senior leadership team, providing strategic leadership in financial development to advance the YMCA’s mission through annual giving, government and foundation grants, endowment bequests and gifts, and capital campaigns.

Under the direction of the President/CEO, the Granite YMCA Vice President of Financial Development is responsible for the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program, including the coordination and oversight of supporting initiatives in the areas of development services, endowment development, donor relations and foundation grants. A skilled relationship builder, this individual will strengthen a fundraising department with current contributed income of $1,000,000 per year.  Assists the CEO in developing an actively engaged fundraising volunteer board of trustees, and in positioning the YMCA as a “charity of choice” in the communities we serve.


Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree or higher; a minimum of five years’ experience in non-profit financial development; YMCA Team Leader certification preferred or achieved within two years of acceptance.

Preferred Qualifications: All of the above plus 5 years’ experience of demonstrated YMCA annual campaign leadership.


Directs and coordinates association annual campaign, major donor program, endowment program, and supports capital development efforts

Serves as primary staff to the Development Committee and other assigned committees of the Board of Trustees. Develops strategies to increase volunteer involvement at all levels of financial development.

Develops processes and is actively involved in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gift prospects.

Prepares and coordinates proposals for grants from government sources and private foundations in support of Association initiatives and community programming.

Develops systems and manages resources needed to carry out the fundraising plans. Establishes and monitors the financial development department budget for the YMCA.

Provides leadership and manages financial development staff.

Provides training in fundraising in support of annual campaigns. Educates, motivates and provides feedback to volunteers and staff related to leading practices and results in the fundraising process.

Develops communication plans to ensure members, participants, staff, volunteers, and the community understand the case for support.

Represents the association with donors, media, community leaders and members as required.

Manages in accordance with the policies, procedures and standards established by the Granite YMCA.

This position is located at The Granite YMCA Association Office, 117 Market Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. 


$80,000 - $95,000 based on experience

Benefits include health, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, Y Retirement, generous paid time off program, a free 2 Adult Family Membership, child care discounts, program and camp discounts.


Established in 1852, The Granite YMCA is the largest YMCA in Northern New England and is part of the worldwide non-profit Y organization. With branches in Manchester, Goffstown, Londonderry, Portsmouth, and Rochester and New Hampshire’s leading camping programs, we focus on youth development, healthy living, family strengthening, and social responsibility. The Granite YMCA is part of the state’s safety net in support of those less fortunate. In 2019, we were proud to provide financial aid and/or free services valued at over $1.8 million dollars to more than 21,000 residents across New Hampshire and Southern Maine. 


Please direct application materials to David Ports, CEO in care of Donna Mousseau, Executive Assistant to the CEO at

Anticipated search process:

Resumes accepted through February 7th, 2020

Phone or virtual interviews, if required - February 17th – 21st, 2020

In-person interviews – March 2nd – 6th, 2020

Projected start date: on or before April 6th, 2020

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