Development Manager

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



7 Temple Street
United States


The YWCA Cambridge is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice freedom and dignity for all.



Working in conjunction with the Executive Director, Board of Trustees, various fundraising committees and other appropriate staff, the Development Manager primarily is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing fundraising strategies including new initiatives; maintaining current donors and cultivating new ones; and developing a major gift strategy. S/he has lead role in planning and carrying out the annual Tribute to Outstanding Women fundraiser. S/he works with other appropriate staff to research and write grant proposals; prepare reports for major gift prospects, manage direct mail campaigns and ensure the timely correct processing of confidential donor receipts, acknowledgements and donor pledge renewals.



  •  Strengthening relationships and cultivating human and financial resources.
  •  Assists with the design and execution of the YWCA Cambridge overall development strategy.
  • Maintains a high level of stewardship with donors and community partners.
  • Plans and implements annual Tribute awards event.
  •  In conjunction with other appropriate staff, plans and implements special events such as donor volunteer and staff appreciation; Racial Justice forums including annual Stand Against Racism; and other events designed to increase visibility of and contributions to YWCA Cambridge.
  • Analyzes donor information and giving patterns and plans accordingly.
  • Prepares reports for Executive Director, Finance Director, Board of Trustees and various committee, as needed.
  • Makes presentations promoting the YWCA Cambridge.
  • Assumes primary responsibility for grant proposal research and writing.
  • Coordinates and implements procedures to maintain fundraising information. 
  • Works with other appropriate staff to coordinate and implement procedures to acknowledge gifts, process pledges, prepare reports, carry out periodic mailings and perform other activities as required.



A creative, innovative college graduate with Bachelor’s degree in business, communications or related field and a minimum of five years’ experience in non-profit philanthropy. Excellent organizational, and oral and written communication skills required; experience in computer data entry, records management, proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, and working knowledge of Google apps. An outcome focused, self-starter experienced at working with fundraising and graphic design software. Event planning experience a must. Knowledge of social media, and website design and management also a plus. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be sensitive to the unique and diverse needs of women and children and be supportive of the mission, vision, and philosophy of the YWCA Cambridge.

 The YWCA Cambridge encourages applications from individuals regardless of race, color,

ethnic origin, religion, ability and sexual orientation.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Candidates will be subject to a criminal records check (CORI).  



The YWCA Cambridge offers a competitive benefit package, as well as the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Submit Letter of Interest and Resume by July 27, 2018, to:

 Human Resources

YWCA Cambridge

7 Temple Street, Cambridge 02139 or

(no telephone inquiries accepted)