Vice President, Philanthropy – YMCA OF THREE RIVERS
Posted On: March 21, 2022
Closing On: April 15, 2022
Location: Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Stratford-Perth
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $115,000 – $130,000
The YMCA of Three Rivers is seeking a results-driven and mission-focused Vice President, Philanthropy to contribute to the strategic leadership of the organization by directing all fundraising activities including capital and annual campaigns, community-based campaigns, planned giving, and sponsorship. Key to the role will be a focus on building major gift capacity with individuals and organizations.
The Vice President, Philanthropy will have oversight of the YMCA’s annual plan, researching trends and developments, and formulating proactive strategies aligned to further the impact of the association. Driven by a passion to see the diverse communities of the YMCA of Three Rivers healthier and more vibrant, the successful candidate will be an exceptional fundraiser who will build authentic internal and external relationships across the organization to increase the engagement of donors, prospects, volunteers and other key stakeholders. An expert navigating large, multi-faceted and complex organizations, the Vice President will provide collaborative, solutions-oriented leadership in mobilizing and generating the resources required to meet the strategic goals and grow our impact.

Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the senior leadership team, the Vice President will support the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Three Rivers and the Board of the YMCA of Three Rivers Charitable Foundation, recruiting, motivating volunteers and ensuring the members are actively engaged.

With a people-first lens and a deep commitment to justice, access, inclusion, diversity and equity, the Vice President will develop, mentor and coach a staff team, creating a cohesive and integrated approach to driving philanthropic revenue and enhancing our donor stewardship efforts. A natural champion and collaborator, the Vice President will effortlessly communicate YMCA of Three Rivers’ vision and need for philanthropic support to broaden our base of donors and provide our community with equitable access to programs and services.

About The YMCA of Three Rivers

The YMCA of Three Rivers is one of the community’s largest non-profit organizations. We are dedicated to the enrichment of our communities through the development of people and families. Through our work, we foster belonging and wellbeing, and dedicate ourselves to building a healthy and vibrant community every day.

For more than 150 years, we’ve demonstrated our commitment to our communities by showing up and delivering the programs, outreach, and services to our people need. This is the good stuff that we’re all about. And in unifying, we’re equipped with a re-commitment and a bold, new shared vision and purpose.

In October 2020, the YMCA of Three Rivers saw the official unification of the YMCAs of Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo, the YMCA-YWCA of Guelph, and the YMCA of Stratford-Perth as one regional entity. Through this process, we’re bringing together our strengths and expertise to better serve our communities, where and how they need us most.

Our goal? Keep showing up for our communities – where, when, and how they need us most.

Our Mission

Our purpose as a charity is to make our diverse communities healthier and more vibrant. With dignity and respect, our programs and services inspire individuals to reach their full potential.

Our Vision

We aspire to build connected and resilient communities. We are working to be a leader in challenging systemic bias and barriers by creating and providing equitable access to individuals and communities to support their emotional, mental and physical health, and overall well-being.

Guiding Principles

We are STRONG – strengthened by the diversity of our teams, we are committed to building communities where there is no place for stigmatization and intolerance.

We are SAFE – through a strengthened sense of community, we encourage personal growth through a commitment to listening, learning and continually working to create a safe and inclusive environment.

We are CONNECTED – through outreach we put our people and community first by listening, responding and adapting to their needs.

Our Values

Equity – we recognize that everyone has different experiences and needs and will work to provide the appropriate resources and/or support.

Inclusiveness – through a strengthened sense of community, we foster a safer environment in which we respect, encourage, and engage individuals of diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We appreciate the beauty that diversity brings to the YMCA of Three Rivers and our communities.

Advocacy – we stand up, speak out and defend individuals’ and communities’ rights to have their voices heard, in order to effect change to create a more equitable society.

Health & Wellness – we are committed to fostering the holistic health and well-being of all people at all ages and stages of life. We nurture people’s ability to attain better emotional, mental and physical health, and well-being, fostering personal growth and bringing enthusiasm and vitality to everyday life.

Accountability – we exhibit integrity, fairness and sincerity in both our words and actions. We are responsive to our communities through the relevance of our choices and the quality of our actions, commitments, and services.

Empathy – we treat all individuals with compassion and dignity.

Respect – we acknowledge our shared humanity and the inherent value and dignity of all individuals. We show respect by actively listening, hearing, and responding to individuals as they are. We take a people-first approach, wherein all individuals are respected as they are and for who they are.

Our Purpose

We’re here for good.

Programs and Services

The YMCA of Three Rivers employs nearly 1,300 employees and operates a diverse array of programming across our communities including licensed Child Care, before-and-after-school programs, Youth programs, Health & Wellness centres, Employment Services, Immigrant Services, Student Nutrition programs, data-driven employee well-being programs, EarlyON programs, summer day camps, and the largest YMCA overnight camping program in the country.