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Development Specialist

Greenville, SC

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Job Description The YMCA of Greenville is seeking a cause-driven leader who desires to make a major impact in the community to join our team as a Development Specialist. Donu2019t miss this unique opportunity to help advance the mission of the YMCA in a committed and supportive community! The YMCA of Greenville is a dynamic and rapidly growing association that seeks to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Theu00a0Development Specialist providesu00a0leadership to their respective branch in developing and implementing the YMCA of Greenvilleu2019s philanthropic plan, and raising funds to positively impact our programs and communities. The Development Specialist works directly with Branch Executive Directors and Membership leadership in building branch and departmental staff support of member, community, and corporate donation cultivation while exemplifying a spirit of unified mission, gratitude, and responsible stewardship. Greenville, S.C. is 45 minutes from the Blue Ridge Mountains and three hours from the Carolina beaches and Charleston. The YMCA of Greenville encompasses eight strategically located branches, with our Metro Office situated near Greenvilleu2019s vibrant downtown, which has been ranked among u201cAmericau2019s Ten Bestu201d by Forbes Magazine. Qualifications Bacheloru2019s degree in a related field or equivalent experienceu00a0 Minimum five (5) years of demonstrated experience in fundraising, sales, and/or marketing Must have demonstrated grants planning, research, and writing experience Must possess demonstrated interpersonal and written communication skills Must have advanced proficiency in MS Office suite Demonstrated project coordination/management experience and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously Must have excellent organizational skills Must possess a high-level of attention-to-detail Demonstrated ability to manage time and stress Must possess a high energy level and a positive attitude that represents the values and expectations of the YMCA Must be familiar with and committed to the mission of the Y Essential Functions Develop and implement the Annual Campaign plan for the Branch according to directives from the Director of Annual Giving; communicate plan and action steps to branch leaders and departmental staff Guide branch staff and volunteers in donor solicitation and other roles as required for successful fundraising efforts; coordinate campaign communication efforts to ensure consistent messaging from all branches. Assist branch Membership leadership to engage members; move individual, family, and corporate members from casual to committed, transitioning them from volunteers to donors. Partner with branch Membership leaders with family and corporate membership recruitment as part of a u201cMembership-Development Sales Team.u201d Use Moves Management and other data systems to record donor, volunteer, and financial data in a timely manner Responsible for:u00a0 making a minimum of 10 donor solicitations each month making a minimum of 30 intentional contacts monthly that move the prospect solicitation forward in a purposeful way making a minimum of 4 new contacts/discovery calls each month Personally responsible for cultivating 10 major gift relationships of $5,000 each or more annually, respecting and following supervisor and branch leadership directives and policies as well as fellow development specialist previously established relationships Responsible for own donor correspondence (letters, emails, thank you notes, annual giving statements, etc), handled with the utmost professionalism and in a timely manner. Act as Event Coordinator for assigned branch Annual Campaign initiatives Lead branch-specific grant research and writing according to supervisor and branch leadership directives and with necessary/appropriate approval Assist with a minimum of 3 endowment visits with the Endowment Director each month Assist Branch Executive with Advisory Board Governance and Recruitment Will intentionally and continuously strive to promote an organizational culture that advances practices and policies which value diversity, strengthen inclusion, and build global community in the US and abroad. Salary$39,741.00 - $49,676.00

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