Development & Community Impact Director
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 In partnership with the CEO, the Development & Community Impact (DCI) Director will take the Keene Family YMCA’s philanthropy to a new level with Community Impact strategies that engage volunteers, staff and donors while developing a culture that integrates community impact work across the spectrum of giving to enhance donor engagement and the visibility of the Y as a mission-driven, DEI leading, nonprofit organization of value to the Monadnock Region.  

Along with the CEO, the DCI Director will lead the implementation of the Y's Community Impact Plan, Development Plan and the charts of work of the DCI Committee, the Legacy Giving Committee, and Capital Campaign Task Force to accomplish the goals therein. 

The DCI Director will advance the Y's organizational sustainability through annual giving, major gifts cultivation, grants, endowment bequests and capital campaigns. All of this will take place using both a Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) and a community impact lens including being actively involved in seeking new partnerships with nonprofit and corporate entities. 

The DCI Director has the ability to create genuine relationships, with staff, donors, potential donors, and community organizations (both private and public). The Y needs a passionate leader who can be influential in the community with a proven track record of community service and volunteerism, understanding that access to these networks advances the Y’s cause. 


1.Bachelor's degree in business administration, development, communications, public  relations, human services, or equivalent. 

2. Minimum 2 years’ proven success in philanthropy with experience in major gifts,  annual giving, foundation and corporate grants, capital development, planned giving,  and volunteer development. 

3. Minimum 3 years’ experience in successfully leading and managing a team of direct  and indirect reports and managing a department budget.  The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. 

4. Minimum of 2 years’ experience implementing Community Impact strategies. 

5. Direct experience working with Boards of Directors, board committees, and fund  development volunteers. 

6. Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills, inclusive of successful  experience directly preparing and delivering materials and presentations on needs,  campaign case, and/or complex topics that influence decision makers at high levels  of foundations, government, community organizations, corporations, and across  diverse communities. 

7. Demonstrated ability to develop strategic and operational plans and successful  implementation through effective change management techniques. 

8. Demonstrated ability to work on DEI strategies with a high level of cultural  awareness. 

9. Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations. 

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