The Association Director of Grants and Contracts reports to the Vice President of Philanthropy, and serves as an integral member of a five-person Philanthropy team. This position supports the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s Branches and Program Centers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The Association Director will effectively communicate the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s multifaceted mission through in-person and written communications to secure general operating and programmatic funding.
Responsibilities of this position include: Providing research and prospect due diligence; tracking and managing a comprehensive list of public, private, corporate and individual foundation grant and contract sources; managing the proposal development process and writing all grant opportunities and awards over $5,000; in collaboration with program directors, writing and submitting timely and accurate reports and evaluations for all existing philanthropic grants; and providing CRM management in Salesforce and Donor Search.
The Benefits of Y employment…
Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package: strong health benefits package, long-term and short-term disability, 10% employer paid retirement, childcare discount, complimentary Y membership, and continuous professional development opportunities. The Y also offers an exciting, fun, inclusive, growth-oriented work environment. The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is a drug free, equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
A minimum of three years’ experience with non-profit grant and contract writing is required; a Bachelor’s degree and fundraising certification is a plus. Excellent skills in story-telling and presenting a case for support. Excellent written communication skills: ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals, with strong editing skills, attention to detail, the ability to meet deadlines, and monitor and meet income goals. NOTE: Some weekend work is required for special YMCA events, and working at home and some evenings is necessary to complete assignments.
Internal Number: Development Dept.
About YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. A career at the Y will afford you an opportunity to impact lives, build community and make a difference. If you share our philosophy and are looking for a meaningful career, apply for a position today.