The YMCA of Long Island is seeking a Vice President of Philanthropy who, under the direction of the President & CEO, will support the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. You will assist in meeting the Association’s strategic plan for Philanthropy and support Branch leadership with resources to meet goals set for campaigns.  In addition, you will support the Association in applying for multiple grants and sponsorship opportunities annually and work with Branches who receive grants.  The main accountability is to drive revenue to support the mission of the Y.    


•    Organize, implement and support a comprehensive strategic philanthropy program in collaboration with the President & CEO, SVP & COO, executive and volunteer leadership.  
•    Prepare, submit and manage approximately 8-10 grant proposals and sponsorship opportunities annually from inception to application. 
•    Develop Annual Stewardship and cultivation for donors.  
•    Enter and manage information for donors, using the CRM software.
•    Support Branch staff and volunteers through training and coaching, to increase their success from direct and face-to-face solicitation efforts.
•    Track the performance metrics to measure ROI of each direct mail or online solicitation campaign.
•    Prepare and distribute reports for management.
•    Provide templates and examples of prospect/donor correspondence for Branch Executives.
•    Assist the President & CEO and SVP & COO in the execution of prospect/donor correspondence for the corporate office.
•    Develops profiles on the top businesses on Long Island with a documented plan to secure involvement and engagement.
•    Support YMCA of Long Island’s  special events working with the Speical Events Manager to ensure they are of the highest quality.
•    Work closely with the Marketing and communications director to manage and promote a communication plan.


•    BS/BA or equivalent, with five or more years fund-raising experience in donor relations, annual giving campaigns, grants coordination and special events.
•    Proven experience in cultivating and soliciting leadership level gifts to annual fund.
•    Demonstrated verbal and communiations skills, leading large and small group presentations, group faciliation and training.  Skills in written communicaitons to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and similar narrative pieces.
•    Ability to ready, comprehend and analyze number goals, as well as fundraising reports.
•    Experience working closely with volunteers and in staffing volunteer committees/events.
•    Understanding of and enthusiasm for the mission of the YMCA.


1.    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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
2.    While performing the duties of this job, the employee will or may be required to: climb stairs, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, reach with hands, sit, stand for an extended period of time, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, have finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, talk, hear and have visual acuity.
3.    The work is performed both indoors and out, and may require travel to various locations.


For consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to Eileen.knauer@ymcali.org and Georgina.brea@ymcali.org.


Newly hired employees will be paid starting at $150,000 per year.


•    Signing Bonus 
•    Free membership to any YMCA of Long Island Branch 
•    YMCA program discounts
•    Sick leave
•    Referral Program (earn up to $200 for each)
•    Retirement Accounts
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Incentives
•    Paid Time Off
•    Medical/Dental/Leave Insurances

The YMCA of Long Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are an open and inclusive organization, welcoming a diverse workforce free of discrimination based on protected class status, including race, religion/creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation or belief, military or veteran status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital or family status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other impermissible basis.