Director of Philanthropy

Job Title: 
Director of Philanthropy
Job Description: 

The YWCA Brooklyn seeks a full-time Director of Philanthropy to work closely with the CEO and Board of Directors to develop a fundraising plan outlining clear strategies and tactics to meet fundraising goals. This position also cultivates relationships with a portfolio of high potential donors and corporations to engage them with the goal of increasing contributions. The Director of Philanthropy represents the YWCA Brooklyn at events, conferences and meetings, and with external stakeholders. This position also maintains all fundraising data, files and correspondence as well as supports the development of marketing and communications materials. The Director of Philanthropy assists with the planning and implementation of the annual fundraiser and other planned development events. Responsibilities include:

  • Plan a comprehensive 5-year strategic plan for fundraising growth, including both existing donors/channels and new opportunities.

  • Research, identify and secure five-, six-, and seven-figure major donors.

  • Oversee stewardship plan for all donors focused on cultivation and upgrades.

  • Monitor all donor data information; including recording, tracking, and acknowledgment of gifts, pledges and event financial information.

  • Set clear priorities and indicators for success to measure program growth.

  • Leverage board members to increase fundraising results and relationship building.


  • Minimum of five years experience fundraising and management in philanthropy and development.

  • Verified track of identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects and donors. 

  • Experience creating budgets and forecasting revenue.

  • Strong background managing fundraising with high net worth individuals, corporations, and special events.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • A Bachelor's degree is required. Master’s degree preferred.

YWCA Brooklyn
To Apply: 
Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to with subject line Director of Philanthropy.
Start Date: 
Tue, 01/01/2019
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