Philanthropy Manager, YWCA Clark County

Vancouver, WA

Organization: YWCA Clark County

Title:  Philanthropy Manager (full-time, exempt)

Reports to: Director of Philanthropy

Salary:  $60,000 - $65,000/year plus benefits

About YWCA Clark County Each year, our programs serve more than 12,000 people who are experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness, and oppression. We also serve abused and neglected children, as well as youth in the foster system. Our dynamic empowerment/survivor-centered approach provides the tools and support to make lasting positive changes to individuals and our community.

We believe in our core values of teamwork, diversity, empowerment, service, commitment, and respect. By using these core values to guide our everyday work and actions, we create and maintain a positive, collaborative, and healthy work environment.

We focus our energy on joy, stories of resilience, and uplifting communities that have traditionally been marginalized.

YWCA is seeking a Philanthropy Manager who is focused on supporting the Director of Philanthropy in community-centered fundraising, growing our culture of philanthropy, is committed to the community in Clark County, and seeks to grow an already robust and mature donor program.

About the Position The Philanthropy Manager will join the Director of Philanthropy in supporting all organizational fundraising.  The manager will focus on personal solicitations to increase both annual gift income and the number of donors who contribute. Additional activities will include direct mail, email, phone, events, and other donor engagement. As the position most responsible for relationships with annual donors, the manager plays an important role on the Development team as it continues to cultivate a culture of philanthropy in support of YWCA’s mission.  YWCA’s total fundraising budget is $900,000 and growing.  The Clark County Community is an active participant in supporting YWCA.  Our Philanthropy Manager needs to connect with Clark County and understand the value of uplifting our clients and their successes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • 2-3 years of experience in annual fundraising, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Must be a resident of Clark County
  • Experience with donor databases and technology for fundraising
  • Availability for occasional evening or weekend work and travel
  • Knowledge of principles of community-centered fundraising and moves management
  • Ability to support the mission of YWCA Clark County
  • Intercultural competence, ability to work effectively with a diverse array of donors, families, and colleagues                                       

Essential Duties

  • Implement annual fundraising activities with a particular focus on individual giving.
  • Coordinate annual giving solicitations to maximize giving, participation, and renewal rates and manage and support volunteers in their efforts to support fundraising.
  • Recruit and manage volunteers for events and engagement strategies
  • Support direct mail solicitations including the writing of appeals and other materials, segmenting, targeting, and working with outside designers and mail houses as needed.
  • Develop and execute stewardship plan for YWCA donors; provide gift acknowledgment templates for processing.
  • Manage a portfolio of annual donors and prospects between $250 and $5,000 with a focus on increasing gifts.
  • Support efforts in developing solicitation strategies for event support through sponsorships, pledges, in-kind donations, ticket sales, and/or advertising.
  • Support the Director of Philanthropy in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to ensure expenses/gifts are accurately recorded, budgeted, and managed.
  • Collaborate on projects with existing Development staff, as well as all staff, as needed

To Apply:

Nonprofit Professionals Now is pleased to be working with the YWCA Clark County in this key leadership position. 

All applicants are asked to submit a resume and a statement of interest.  Two screening questions are also included as a part of the application process. All materials are reviewed and considered as part of the hiring process. 

All employees will be asked to review the COVID-19 vaccine policy and must verify that they have been vaccinated by the first day of employment.

Application Deadline:  January 24, 2022


YWCA Clark County is committed to racial equity by working to eliminate racism and other forms of oppression through education, awareness, and engagement. By increasing civic engagement toward the elimination of racism and oppression, we can create a respectful living, learning, and working environment and build inclusive communities. All positions in the organization require critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty, trauma, and violence. Knowing the core principles of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values. Each staff member is required to complete ongoing racial equity training and work to fulfill the YWCA’s mission.