July 28, 2014

Vice President of Philonthropy


Bloomington, Illinois

Program officer

Field of Interest
Social services


Reporting to the President/CEO (CEO), the Vice President (VP) of Philanthropy serves as a key member of the executive team and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting the YWCA McLean County. This position is responsible for all activities related to philanthropy including, but not limited to, planned giving, annual and capital campaigns and specific fundraising events as well as donor relations. The successful candidate will rekindle previous relationships and strengthen existing relationships while helping to forge new relationships in order to build YWCA's visibility, impact, and financial resources. The VP will also design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support. The VP will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $3.7M budget through the solicitation of annual and major gifts, special events, corporate and foundation support. Furthermore, in concert with the program directors, the VP will offer insight regarding federal and state grants.



A minimum of seven to ten years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, with strong generalist knowledge as well as the ability to cultivate and solicit major gifts. Previous capital campaign experience is a plus.

Previous experience managing staff while serving as a mentor to guide growth and professional development.

Prior experience executing successful fundraising and event planning.

The ability to set strategic direction for a complex development program, monitoring results and ensuring they comply with larger organizational goals.

Prior experience managing development committees, guiding and supporting their fundraising efforts.

Proven ability to cultivate and expand a donor base, particularly in the area of major gifts.

Experience managing and utilizing fundraising database software to support development efforts.

Familiarity with the philanthropic community in the McLean County area is preferred, but not required.



Bachelor's degree in a related field.  Master's Degree Preferred. Specific training in fundraising, planned giving, and grant writing is beneficial.

Seven to ten years of proven success in areas of philanthropy including fundraising and development.

Certification as a professional fundraiser (CFRE) a plus.



Full-Time, 40 hours per week.  This is an exempt position and work hours may include some weekend and evening hours.  Full benefits package is included.



Submit a resume, cover letter, and YWCA employment application to Human Resources by 7/31/2014.  Applications are available at the YWCA front desk or can be downloaded from: www.ywcamclean.org


Human Resources

YWCA McLean County

1201 N Hershey Road

Bloomington, IL 61704

YWCA McLean County is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Date Posted
July 17, 2014

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