Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health. We work to find solutions using proven treatment models that strengthen children’s family and support systems and dramatically improve their long-term success. This year, the organization will serve tens of thousands of children, families, and young people in 16 states.
Youth Villages’ continuum of best-in-class programs includes intensive in-home services; foster care and adoption; residential and intensive residential treatment campuses; YVLifeSet for transition-age youth; mentoring; and crisis services. Nationally, we are continuing to drive impact by expanding YVLifeSet through partnerships with other high-performing nonprofits, and working with states to transform their child welfare and foster care systems.
Youth Villages has been recognized by the Harvard Business School, U.S. News & World Report, and The White House as one of the nation’s most promising results-oriented nonprofit organizations. To learn more, please visit www.youthvillages.org.
Youth Villages celebrates the diversity of our nation and community, and we seek to build a team that reflects that diversity. We welcome and encourage all qualified applicants who share that same vision, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to our work and this mission. We encourage individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position, and we do not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law.
The Senior Director of Development – Regional Growth will oversee and grow a comprehensive mid-level gift program throughout the Youth Villages service footprint, partnering with staff in state/regional offices to expand and deepen fundraising success in their local markets. The Senior Director will report to the Chief Development Officer and will have responsibility for helping to manage state/regional development teams.
This is a new position within Youth Villages’ national development team and presents an exciting leadership opportunity for a seasoned development professional with strong coaching and mentoring skills to be part of a growing organization. Ideal candidates for this role will be accomplished fundraising leaders who have delivered positive and sustained impact in complex environments and who are skilled collaborators.
Develop a robust mid-level gifts program to support current and future resource needs, with a specific focus on Youth Villages’ Champion for Children donors (annual gifts ranging from $1,000 - $100,000)
Partner with the Chief Development Officer and state/regional Executive Directors and Directors to develop and support state/regional fundraising plans, including local capital and growth campaigns
Oversee prospecting and stewardship of mid-level individual donors, collaborating with state/regional development teams
Develop comprehensive, proactive strategies for maximizing giving among existing and prospective mid-level and major donors
Cultivate strong relationships with Local Advisory Boards, working closely with the Chief Development Officer and the Development Committee to position them for success in supporting their local fundraising goals
Provide leadership to state/regional development teams
Build and motivate state/regional development teams and manage their professional development
Share and adopt best practices and fundraising strategies with development teams at sites around the country
Serve as a strategic and tactical fundraising coach, supporting state/regional development staff and volunteer leadership in gifts cultivation and solicitation
Act as the key liaison to Youth Villages’ national headquarters in Memphis for all state/regional development staff
As the incoming Senior Director of Development – Regional Growth, you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:
You bring 15+ years of experience leading strategic fundraising initiatives and growing diversified financial revenues and resources, preferably with experience in organizations with no naturally affiliated constituencies and/or complex structures.
You have a record of fundraising success that includes identifying, soliciting, and stewarding multiple high-capacity donors in the $1,000 - $100,000+ range.
You have successfully built a new gifts program as part of a comprehensive development department.
You are an experienced manager, with demonstrated leadership ability and past success in building and supporting high-performing teams with a focus on accountability.
You are energized by roles that focus on developing growth plans and motivating, mentoring, and coaching a team in order to achieve results.
You are skilled in building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, which you will draw on as you collaborate with state/regional staff and volunteer leadership as well as colleagues on the national development team.
You demonstrate deep appreciation for, and commitment to, Youth Villages’ mission of helping America’s most vulnerable children and families. Experience in youth and/or social service environments will be considered a plus, but we are open to candidates with experience in other nonprofit, government, or private sectors.
You hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Youth Villages offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.
Youth Villages has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume, addressed to Richard Shaw, here.
ABOUT KOYA LEADERSHIP PARTNERS
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