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YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island: Job Title: VP, Fund Development and Communications

Employment Type:
Full-time
Salary:
$90,000 to $110,000
Posted Date:
April 17, 2024
Closing Date:
May 31, 2024
How to Apply:
Email
Job Descripton:

Job Title: VP, Fund Development and Communications
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Base Salary: $90,000 to $110,000
Location: Langford, BC (position is in-person)

POSITION SUMMARY
The Vice President, Fund Development and Communications will foster a culture of philanthropy and
engagement across the organization. They will be responsible for creating strategies, leading
implementation efforts, managing relationships, and overseeing relevant organizational systems.
Success in this role will help inspire new contributions, encourage deeper connections, advocate for
positive change and inform a diverse set of stakeholders to position the Y as a place where healthy
people come together and build strong communities.

This newly created position serves as a member of the Senior Executive team, directly contributing to
our overall success at YMCA YWCA of Vancouver Island and helping define an important future as one of
the largest operating charities in this region.
The leader in this role will bring expertise, discipline and innovation with high levels of emotional
intelligence and cultural competence, and show a strong commitment to service reflecting the Y values
of caring, respect, honesty, responsibility, and inclusiveness.

Our organization operates health, fitness & aquatics facilities, childcare centres, a 1200 acre outdoor
wilderness area (Camp Thunderbird), housing and life skills support for youth (Y’s Young Moms and
Pandora Youth Apartments), employment services and mental health programs (Discover ECE and Y
Mind), and a variety of activities categorized under healthy living, youth learning and leadership
development.

Building on the strength and capacity from our unique membership in both YMCA and YWCA National
Federations, it will be necessary to apply best practices in storytelling, measured analytics, collaboration,
listening and learning, anticipating and adapting to change.

We offer a competitive cost shared group benefits package with our matching contribution pension plan
and an individual Y membership.

Additional information about the organization is available on our website at www.vancouverislandy.com

KEY JOB DUTIES
Fund Development
• Develop, oversee and measure shorter term and long term fund development plans and goals that include campaigns and targeted cases for support, multiple sources of funds and strategies
for donor engagement not limited to individual giving, major gifts, legacy plans or sponsorship.
• Support grant applications, government relations and advocacy efforts to address organizational
objectives and mobilize additional resources including application of CRM systems and liaison with staff, contractors, volunteers, or strategic partners, subject to resource availability.

Marketing & Communications
• Develop and implement comprehensive marketing and communications strategies through
integrated channels to achieve organizational priorities and goals – including strengthening
service delivery, promoting offerings, generating revenues, attracting staff and volunteers, raising funds and increasing community engagement.
• Serve internal stakeholders in the development and oversight of key messaging, media relations or promotional activities, including electronic and online digital media, as well as direct advertising, print and displayed materials, events, activities, reports or presentations.

Strategy, Planning and Community Engagement
• Participate in regular planning and information sharing, including budget oversight, both
divisionally and as part of the Senior Executive team
• Liaise with other community organizations or partners, and with National YMCA and YWCA
Federations (or with regional efforts among Y’s) to support collaborative opportunities, maintain
brand standards and share best practices or advocacy that could be applied at our organization.
Leadership, Supervisory and Fiduciary Risk Management
• Directly supervise employees and volunteers and provide coaching, feedback or additional
support as necessary to encourage strong performance.
• Ensure policies, procedures and organizational standards in place are consistently followed and
make any recommendations for improvements or changes to reflect best practices in
fundraising and current legislative or regulatory compliance, including CRA requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Education / Certification: Post-secondary degree and/or advanced training in business,
marketing, communications or fund development, preferred CFRE designation or equivalent
• Experience: Minimum 5 years of complex operational leadership, including…
o Management and supervisory roles with specific experience in the charitable sector
supporting successful fund development efforts and stewarding donor relationships.
o Proven capacity in communications and marketing, developing and implementing plans,
writing and design experience with targeted audiences, digital tools and social media.
o Well-developed analytical and planning skills and initiative to provide advice, solve
problems and implement improvements to systems or practices across an organization.
o Proven ability to engage with empathy and cultural sensitivity, including experience
promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
• Candidates must meet BC Society Act requirements for a Senior Manager. All Y employees are
required to maintain a clean criminal record check with a vulnerable sector clearance, as well as
confirming annual compliance with our Child Protection protocols and organizational policies.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to: Human Resources, YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island
Email:

Please Note: Short-listing will begin April 30th, 2024.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only short- listed applicants will be contacted.

The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island is an equal opportunity employer.

Documents:
https://langford.ca/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/14-970932d8ad07d8d05835d25dfc2c90bc/2024/04/YMCA-YWCA-of-Vancouver-Island-Application-Form-Fillable-2023-with-email8.pdf
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