Make a difference in the lives of children and families in East King County by joining the committed, dynamic staff of Youth Eastside Services.
To apply for any of the positions listed below, email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com (attachments must be in *.doc or *.txt format) or fax to 425-274-0728. All positions remain open until filled, and are full-time unless otherwise noted.
YES is committed to diversity; LGBTQ+ individuals and people of color are encouraged to apply. YES is an equal opportunity employer.
Fund Development Manager
YES offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to oversee a multi-faceted program that includes annual giving, fundraising and donor engagement events, and corporate partnerships. The Fund Development Manager is responsible for the growth and stewardship of annual donors through strategic communications, multi-channel campaigns, and donor events. The position also manages corporate sponsorships.
We seek a highly motivated development professional who has a proven track record in project and campaign management, donor engagement, external partner development, and demonstrable experience in creating persuasive communications. You are strategic, creative, passionate about YES’ mission, and welcome the opportunity to work with a talented fundraising and marketing/communications team. This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Chief Development Officer.
Annual Giving & Donor Development
- Responsibility for planning and managing annual donor experience (outside of major gifts program).
- Oversee, plan and implement acquisition, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, upgrade and retention of individual donors up to the $999 level, optimizing unrestricted giving and expanding the donor base.
- Work with Marketing & Communications Manager to develop donor-focused communications for social media, website, email, direct mail and print publications.
- Lead creation of campaigns/appeals (e.g., end-of-year campaign) with budgets, detailed timelines and assignments, and analysis for post-activity reporting.
- Support major gifts advancement by identifying major gift prospects and facilitating a seamless transition to the Major Gifts Officer.
Special/Fundraising Events Management
Lead events program that produces an annual fundraising event, “Invest in Youth” Breakfast for 1,000+ guests (raised over $730,000 in 2018), and smaller cultivation and stewardship events for 10 to 100 guests.
- Annual “Invest in Youth” Breakfast
- Manage all aspect of major annual fundraising event.
- Develop and execute event timelines and track overall progress.
- Collaborate with Chief Development Officer to secure table captains through trustees and their networks. Work with Fund Development Coordinator to support table captains.
- Create event budgets and set fundraising goals with Chief Development Officer; track expenditures and report on final numbers.
- With Chief Development Officer, CEO and Marketing & Communications Manager, create event program: speaker selection, video production, central theme and messaging, etc.
- Collaborate with Marketing & Communications Manager to create event branding, promotion, print collateral, and online communications.
- Manage relationships with external vendors: e.g., speaker’s bureau, venue, audio-visual.
- Recruit and manage volunteers. Staff Breakfast Committee comprised of trustees and community volunteers.
- Assist Chief Development Officer and Major Gifts Officer in planning and execution of smaller events during the year (e.g., CEO coffees and lunches, forums, house parties).
- Manage all aspect of major annual fundraising event.
- Oversee corporate giving strategies, promoting opportunities for event sponsorships (primarily annual breakfast), workplace giving, and corporate matching.
- In collaboration with Chief Development Officer and fund development team, establish annual and long-range goals, and annual fund development plans and budgets.
Required Skills & Education:
- Bachelor’s degree in business administration, fund raising/non-profit management, communications, public relations, OR equivalent level of training and experience (prefer five years in lieu of BA).
- Three or more years of proven success in fundraising, with demonstrable experience in multi-channel fundraising campaigns, event management and/or large-scale project management.
- Highly organized, able to work independently, and have an ability to work under pressure, coordinating multiple tasks and meeting competing deadlines.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Exceptional organizational and project management skills.
- Successful experience working with professional colleagues and being team-oriented.
- Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, CRM databases (YES uses DonorPerfect), and email marketing tools (e.g., Constant Contact).
- Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.
- Must have valid driver’s license and dedicated transportation available for outside agency meetings and duties. Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds as job occasionally requires loading and unloading supplies for events and other activities. Occasional evening and weekend hours required. Based at YES’ Bellevue Crossroads office.
Send cover letter, resume and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org.