Chief Development Officer (ASYMCA)

Armed Services YMCA
Woodbridge, VA

Chief Development Officer for a national organization providing unique support to military families (Woodbridge, VA)

Supporting military service members means supporting their families and their unique needs.

The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) delivers programs tailored to the unique challenges of military life in order to enhance the lives of service members and their families in spirit, mind, and body. Its tailored no- and low-cost programs include childcare, day and resident camps, child development programs and children’s classes, food support, deployment support, emergency travel support, health and wellness services, and more.

Under the leadership of Admiral William D. French, President & CEO, the ASYMCA has achieved across-the-board growth over the last three years, increasing the size of its headquarters staff and the number of bases on which it operates by nearly 50% and more than tripling the size of its fundraising program.

The ASYMCA is seeking a Chief Development Officer to expand on this growth as an integral member of its leadership team. The CDO will be a strategic partner to the President & CEO and will work closely with the Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Programs Officer, and Chief Financial Officer to create and implement effective development plans that advance annual corporate and organization giving, government and foundation grants, major and planned gifts, and capital campaigns. In addition to leading headquarters fundraising, the CDO will work with branch Executive Directors to help them align national work and local efforts and coordinate campaigns, training, and shared resources.


The ideal CDO will be a confident, team-oriented, and personable leader who has a disciplined work ethic and methodical approach to fund development. Specific qualifications include:

  • Eight to ten years of professional experience in fundraising at the national level.
  • Track record of increasing r through annual giving programs and fundraising events.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of charitable vehicles.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to top corporate leaders and diverse groups of people from all socioeconomic segments.
  • Ability to create materials to enable potential donors to understand the ASYMCA and how they contribute to its mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; CFRE is preferred.