Fund Development Manager
Term Full Time, 35 hours per week March 25, 2024, to April 18, 2025, with the possibility for the position to continue permanently
YWCA Program Centre, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver with the option to work remotely within BC when schedule permits
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Job Description

This is a mat-leave term position in Fund Development, responsible for raising Major Gift revenue for YWCA programs and services by securing gifts from current and new individual, corporate and foundation donors.  

The position will work closely with a team of 20 to ensure that the financial goals of the Fund Development Department are met and will represent the YWCA in public and one-on-one situations.  We each work independently and are fully responsible for our own areas while working collaboratively as a dynamic team to meet our annual revenue targets. This position includes flexible work hours and the opportunity to work partially remotely. 

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Identify, research, and build relationships with prospects which will result in face-to-face meetings and the solicitation of major gifts 

  • Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors 

  • Make planned giving asks to major gift donors when appropriate as well as manage a small number of planned giving prospects 

  • Participate in, lead and support planning and execution of donor events when needed 

  • Provide excellent donor stewardship, reporting and recognition to facilitate renewal and/or upgrade of future donations  

  • Write compelling funding proposals and other donor communication materials including letters of intent and reports  

  • Collaborate with colleagues to prepare proposal budgets  

  • Contribute to equity, diversity and inclusion discussions, activities and strategies 

  • Conduct research for fund development purposes on social issues addressed by YWCA programs 

  • Complete solicitations on a timely basis to ensure revenue targets are met 

  • Ensure accurate donor records by updating donor interactions, giving intensions, communication preferences and recognition in Raiser’s Edge 

What you’ll need: 

  • A degree/diploma in Marketing, Communications, Business or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience  

  • Strong relationship building, strategy development and fundraising skills with 3-5 years related experience   

  • Knowledge of prospects with a proven track record in closing annual, major and planned gift asks 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to write a variety of documents, such as proposals, reports and correspondence 

  • Experience with prospect research as well as researching social issues 

  • Strong organizational and critical thinking skills 

  • Strategic, proactive work style  

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team 

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills 

  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge would be an advantage 

  • Demonstrated commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility 

  • A valid clear criminal record check (including working with vulnerable populations) is required 

  • The YWCA Metro Vancouver’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination from COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the YWCA deem it necessary to reintroduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties 

What we offer: 

  • Salary $63,000 - $74,000 

  • $1.00 per hour in lieu of YWCA benefits after three months of employment 

  • Pro-rated, paid vacation equal to 22 days per annum, accrued monthly in accordance with the YWCA’s leave regulations 

  • YWCA Health + Fitness membership 

  • A workplace that prioritizes employee health, safety and wellbeing, including many learning and growth opportunities such as our staff mentorship program and three equity committees who help to support our goals towards achieving meaningful equity and inclusion 

How to Apply

This is an exciting time for the YWCA. Join us and be part of an inclusive, dedicated and impactful workplace! Candidates are invited to send cover letters and resumes by Monday, February 26, 2024, to:  


Danielle Rana, Associate Director, Fund Development 

535 Hornby Street, Vancouver, V6C 2E8 



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