Vice President & Chief Development Officer (YCCF)

York County Community Foundation
York, PA

The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is one of the fastest- growing community foundations in Pennsylvania because it has stepped forward to play a central role in creating a vibrant York County. Tapping into the region’s long-held philanthropic spirit and community pride, YCCF engages donors, provides community leadership, invests in high-impact initiatives, and builds an endowment for future generations.


This is a great time to join the York County Community Foundation team. Yorkers know YCCF as a highly-capable and trustworthy institution that plays a key leadership role in building a great community. There is ample opportunity for fruitful conversations with receptive and generous donors. With a recently launched marketing campaign, the YCCF brand is becoming more recognizable as the undisputed first choice for endowed charitable giving in York County. Today, YCCF seeks a Vice President & Chief Development Officer to capitalize on this work and expand philanthropic giving.


The opportunity

As a member of the senior team, YCCF’s Vice President & Chief Development Officer will inspire Board members and staff to be ambassadors for the Foundation while leading a development team that achieves measurable objectives toward its strategic priorities.


The CDO is responsible for creating and implementing strategies for asset development, donor relations, and professional advisor outreach, as well as for crafting compelling messaging with the assistance of the Marketing and Communications Director. The Vice President & Chief Development Officer’s team includes the Donor Services Officer, Marketing and Communications Director, and the Development Administrator.


The qualifications

YCCF is seeking a proactive and energetic CDO who can facilitate dynamic organizational growth. Ideal candidates will have at least six years’ experience leading a donor-centered fundraising team as well as considerable experience soliciting major and planned gifts. YCCF is an innovative promoter, steward, and champion for philanthropy in York County. The CDO must embody the values of the organization while demonstrating a track record of successful cultivation and stewardship, planned giving achievement, organizational leadership, and creative approaches to philanthropy.