Seattle, WA

Development Officer for Corporate and Foundation Giving, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish

The Organization
Our mission is to advance the quality of life for women of all ages, races and faiths, and their families. In support of this mission, the YWCA provides services to meet critical needs, promote self-sufficiency, reduce violence, eliminate racism and achieve equal opportunities for all people.

Together with YWCA USA and YWCAs across the country, we are dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

We believe that, working together, we can create a community where:

All women and families have a safe and stable place to live.
All adults are economically self-sufficient.
All children and youth develop the skills they need for successful lives.
All people live with dignity—free from violence, racism and discrimination.

Position Overview
The YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish seeks an experienced, passionate, energetic, mission-focused individual to join the Development team and support the agency’s work in providing critical human services to 50,000+ individuals each year.
POSITION: Development Officer for Corporate & Foundation Giving

LOCATION: YWCA, 5th & Seneca, Downtown Seattle

REPORTS TO: Director of Development

DESCRIPTION: The Development Officer for Corporate & Foundation Giving is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive corporate and foundation partnership strategy as well as overseeing all corporate and foundation cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship activities – including annual event sponsorships. This position has a social justice component that will allow for critical thinking around how external systems impact the work that we are doing through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Valuing diversity and championing anti-racism policy are core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.


Corporate & Foundation Giving
• Partner with Director of Development (DoD) to develop annual corporate/foundation fundraising goals and timelines, and lead the effort to achieve those goals
• Provide DoD with regular status reports on progress towards goals
• Partner with DoD and Grant Writer to develop the plan for grant funding, and provide guidance in determining the best program fit for funding opportunities
• Track and oversee all corporate and foundation activity using Raiser’s Edge; work with Donor and Information Services and Grant Writer to design necessary reports
• Partner with DoD to create and renew annual plan for overall corporate and foundation recognition and integrate both annual/program supporters and annual event sponsor
• Partner with Communications & Marketing team to identify meaningful opportunities to publically recognize corporate and foundation supporters
• Play lead role in identifying new funding sources; prioritize prospective foundation and corporate funding sources and prepare written proposals and in-person presentations for prospective partners; involve board volunteers and other staff as appropriate

Corporate & Foundation Partnerships
• Manage a portfolio of corporate and foundation contributors, with a focus on those who give through family foundations or family-owned businesses; create and implement an annual plan for stewardship for corporate & foundation partners, including special events, tours, volunteer and educational opportunities, and in-person visits so partners are informed of YWCA news, sector trends, and client needs
• Partner with DoD to design, implement, and oversee a structured Corporate & Foundation Partnership Program
• Work closely with Communications and Marketing team, to create content and design marketing materials (print, online and social media) to steward existing and recruit new partners
• Achieve annual partnership goals, including engaging three new partners each year
• Serve as YWCA liaison for corporate & foundation supporters; attend evening functions as needed or coordinate YWCA staff and volunteer involvement
• Work closely with YWCA programs to offer corporate engagement opportunities to strengthen partnerships as well as to effectively connect partners with the impact of their gifts through personalized acknowledgements and meaningful recognition
• Work closely with External Relations division teams and program staff to ensure accurate tracking and acknowledgement of corporate volunteer groups and in-kind drives
• Serve as staff lead for the Corporate & Foundation Partnerships Executive Council

Event Sponsorships
• Partner with DoD and development Event Coordinators to set sponsorship goals for each YWCA event; provide active leadership in achieving those goals and share progress reports with staff stakeholders
• Determine sponsor benefit levels and commensurate recognition opportunities; partner with division leaders and development and communications teams to create organizational sponsorship opportunities and launch as new sponsorship program
• Prospect new sponsors and lead solicitation efforts, including working with volunteers to make solicitations
• Partner with Communications & Marketing team to develop sponsorship marketing materials for all YWCA events and ensure accurate delivery of benefits and recognition

• Perform all other duties as assigned
• Work collaboratively as a member of the development team, within the larger External Relations Division with a focus on advancing the mission of the YWCA
• Occasional night and weekend work may be required.
• Show demonstrated ability to interact with people of different cultures
• Participate actively in continuing search for understanding of racial, gender and class equity
• Adhere to all volunteer services protocols relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring; work alongside volunteers, where applicable
• Assure that staff, board, volunteers, clients, partners and contributors are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background
• Incorporate the YWCA’s Social Justice Initiative into all work by understanding how racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in all institutions and systems

• Candidate will have at least four years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, with demonstrated success in contributor cultivation, event sponsorships, grant writing, and corporate solicitation
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field or fundraising management certificate (or combination of education and experience will be considered)
• Demonstrated knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar donor database
• Knowledge of the local philanthropic community a plus
• Experience working with communities of color
• Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
• Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal communication skills required; ability to speak comfortably to groups and work well in a team setting; demonstrated experience working with board members and volunteers
• Demonstrated experience cultivating and soliciting new corporate and foundation relationships
• Demonstrated experience cultivating and soliciting event sponsors
• Core competencies required: collaboration, oral/written communication, achieving measureable results, decision making and judgement, ethics and integrity, respect, organizational awareness, emotional intelligence, fostering diversity, social justice advocacy

• Customer Service: We treat our customers with culturally competent courtesy and respect, and react with urgency and sensitivity to their important concerns.
• Social Justice: Collectively and individually, we work to eliminate the effects of racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism and other oppressions and help our clients achieve equitable outcomes, outcomes that prioritize those with multiple barriers, in the areas we serve.
• Teamwork: We value individual excellence in the achievement of organizational goals and work effectively as a team for the benefit of the YWCA and our stakeholders. We acknowledge that cultural competence is required when evaluating effective work and teamwork and that the voice of our staff of color, immigrant and refugee staff, LGBTQ staff and other marginalized staff comes through as positive, effective and relational in a variety of ways, and that internalized superiority or inferiority can play a role in how a staff member interacts on teams. We work to understand barriers that staff may be facing and support staff that are facing multiple barriers.
• Communication: We communicate openly, honestly and accurately with our internal and external stakeholders. We listen respectfully, solicit feedback and are open to the suggestions and solutions of others. We understand that internalized oppressions play a role in how we communicate, what we communicate and what we gatekeep. We work to be accountable gatekeepers, acknowledge our superiority and inferiority while communicating and create a flat structure where power is not front and center in the communication that we engage in.
• Integrity: We are ethical and trustworthy in our business practices and interactions with each other.
• Accountability: We are accountable to each other and our communities and we seek to continuously improve the quality of our services. We are transparent in sharing information with stakeholders and the public.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS POSITION: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In performing this position, the employee:
• Continuously exchanges information through listening and talking with clients, organization staff, volunteers, and individuals in the community
• Frequently stands, walks, sits, and climbs in performing duties and in traveling to off-site meetings
• Frequently reaches and grasps in using telephones, computers, and in general operations
• Frequently lifts and carries up to 5 lbs. of paperwork, files, and materials; occasionally lifts and carries up to 20 lbs. of event materials
• Frequently to occasionally perform close work while updating files, reading program information, and using computer

• $25 to $28 per hour DOEQ
• Full-time, 40 hours per week
• Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Exempt
• Excellent cafeteria benefit package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans
• At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan. Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

The YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How To Apply
Submit cover letter and resume with the job number (15-0714) and title in the subject line to Please note that all applications reviewed, depending on your qualifications, may also be considered for similar positions within the YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish.

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