YWCA USA U.S. (YWCA) is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Foundations and Corporate Relations Officer to join our collaborative YWCA USA Development team. The individual in this position will be charged with developing, building and maintaining an institutional portfolio of 100 foundations and corporations, with an individual goal to secure $2 million (a portion of the annual operating budget) in support for YWCA USA’s programs and initiatives.
YWCA is one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the United States, serving over 2.2 million women, girls, and families in 1,200 locations throughout the country. Worldwide, YWCA engages more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries. YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.
Working with the VP of Development, the Foundations and Corporate Relations Officer will investigate new funding opportunities while managing and maintaining established relationships. S/he will be responsible for developing strategies for working with donors, for tracking necessary dates and deadlines for applications while reporting and ensuring effective, ongoing communication with donors and supporters.
This position is ideal for an experienced and dynamic fundraiser with exceptional writing and oral communication skills along with a passion for building relationships.
Minimum requirements include:
- An undergraduate degree and 5+ years of proven success in institutional foundation and corporate fundraising for advocacy related issues.
- A working knowledge of racial justice and gender equity issues and activism is essential.
- Willingness & ability to travel.
To apply: Please send an email with “Engagement Officer” as the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, include a cover letter, resume and writing sample. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will conclude once we have found the best candidate.