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YMCA of Greater Seattle Annual Giving Manager in Seattle, Washington


The Annual Giving Manager organizes and manages various aspects of YGS Annual Giving initiatives. They provide leadership and support to YMCA branches in developing plans and strategies for branch development and philanthropic success. They contribute to the growth of annual giving revenue each year in a way that helps achieve strategic goals for the YGS with an emphasis on building relationships, training, coaching and motivating volunteer leadership and staff.


At the YMCA of Greater Seattle (YGS), we embrace and believe in the power of philanthropy. This means that everyone (staff and volunteers) is focused on the mission, vision and values of the organization, and relationship building and meaningful engagement with donors and supporters of the Y are the cornerstones. Philanthropy is everyone’s job within the organization. This Culture of Philanthropy is central to all we do and to the success of our organization’s ability to serve more people. We also believe that philanthropy should occur 12 months of the year, engage our supporters in inspiring ways and provide opportunities for them to give all year long.


  1. Advises and assists in Camping and Outdoor Leadership’s best practices for Annual Fund Drive and Annual Giving. Works to incorporate Camping and Outdoor Leadership into Association-led philanthropy, year-round.

  2. Manages and strengthens annual giving strategies while partnering with the Financial Development team to meet/exceed specific branch goals.

  3. Partners with Branch Executives to provide support to branch staff with regard to volunteer development, relationship building and fundraising strategies rooted in best practices and training particularly around the Annual Fund Drive.

  4. In partnership with the Sr. Director of Annual Giving, ensure the Annual Fund Drive remains our largest appeal and shows growth each year.

  5. Develop and publish an annual giving philanthropy guidebook, detailed plan and calendar every year.

  6. Assist with annual appeals throughout the year including but not limited to Staff Giving, GiveBIG, Summer Appeal and Fall Appeal, as assigned.

  7. Assist with implementing donor stewardship and events, when needed.

  8. Provide leadership for annual staff solicitation campaigns, including volunteer recruitment, goal setting and events.

  9. Develop and deliver Association trainings related to philanthropy and Financial Development, including “train the trainer” trainings to ensure there are multiple resources.

  10. Ensure all annual giving data is stored in Raiser’s Edge.

  11. Able to occasionally work non-traditional hours as necessary for events and other activities.

  12. Other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally life and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


This is a full-time position, and general hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, this position occasionally works non-traditional hours as necessary to support events and other activities.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, financial development, communications, public relations, human services or equivalent experience.

  • 3 or more years of successful full-time fundraising experience in a non-profit organization with an emphasis on annual giving, volunteer development and donor cultivation.

  • Demonstrated ability to foster a culture of philanthropy within an organization.

  • Experience with volunteers and knowledge of nonprofit organizations and fundraising principles.

  • Ability to exercise sound and effective judgement and resourcefulness in setting priorities.

  • Demonstrated skills and abilities to challenge traditional thinking and generate possible new approaches in a manner that is constructive and value-adding.

  • Direct experience in relationship building internal and external to the organization with many different stakeholders.

  • Strong, results-oriented collaboration, project management, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to produce high quality written and verbal materials and messaging to a broad audience.

  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively and proactively with all levels of branch and Association Office staff.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a complex and fast-paced organization and team environment is critical.

  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, database, spreadsheet software and web-based applications.


  • Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).

  • Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.

Development, Director, Major, Gifts, Fundraising, Giving, Annual, Leader, Donor, Relations

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (1/6/2020 5:10 PM)

ID 2020-9645

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Association Office

Category Financial Development

Address 909 4th Avenue