Position Profile

Development Director

Youth Empowered Solutions


Youth Empowered Solutions seeks a Development Director, Raleigh, NC

Are you looking to create and sustain partnerships with funders? Do you value the input of young people? Do you possess collaborative leadership skills? Are you results-driven, highly organized and detail oriented? Are you passionate about social justice and public health? Then we want you to join our team at Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!). At YES! we believe that well-trained youth in partnership with adults create innovative community change. Our members and staff work hard on promoting our mission and shaping policy to ensure a sustainable future.

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Director will spearhead development activities as YES! continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function. Specific duties include:

  • Develop and execute fundraising goals and strategies as part of the fundraising plan
  • Provide staff support to the Resource Development Committee
  • Train and manage fundraising volunteers; train and lead staff in fundraising efforts
  • Plan, organize and implement a growing and diverse fundraising program including major gifts, the annual campaign, regional and statewide special events, public and private grants, direct mail, telephone and web-based solutions
  • Cultivates strategic partnerships with other public health, youth and advocacy organizations
  • Manage the Custom Programs Initiative, whereby clients pay a fee for training, technical assistance and assessments
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy
  • Manage donor database (ETapestry)

The ideal candidate will have Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of professional fundraising experience, preferably with a nonprofit organization. Other qualification include: ability to work independently and creatively; a demonstrated ability to think strategically, ability to prospect, cultivate and manage donors; strong partnership building and event planning skills; experience with ETapestry; a familiarity with public health, social justice, youth empowerment and/or advocacy; excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, oral communication and ability to participate in public speaking events; interest, enthusiasm and affinity for fundraising and working with people; ability to work as a member of team; work on several projects and to meet deadlines.

Why should you join us? YES! strives to be a diverse, cultivating and exciting place to work. We offer a competitive benefit package and salary to all full-time employees as well as flexible hours and professional development opportunities. You will work in a collaborative environment with dedicated professionals who are share your investment in collaborating with youth to create community change.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: mailto:bronwyn@youthempoweredsolutions.org

Deadline: 8/1/11

For more information about YES! please visit: www.youthempoweredsolutions.org

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