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YMCA of Greater Toronto

Vice President, Campaign Giving

Posted On: November 17, 2022
Closing On: November 25, 2022

Location: Hybrid – Toronto office and work from home
Effective: November 2022
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $140,000-$180,000

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Why work for our charity?

The YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great work place committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. Guided by our shared values — kindness, well-being, integrity, inclusiveness, respect, and optimism — the YMCA provides thousands of employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits, and growth opportunities.

Nature & Scope:

The Vice President, Campaign Giving serves as a key leader at YMCAGTA and for the Fundraising team.  In this role, the Vice President, Campaign Giving, will identify, build and manage productive relationships with key prospects and donors to secure support to complete the $50M Strong Start, Great Future (SSGF) Capital Campaign the largest capital campaign in the YMCA GTA’s history and grow Major Annual Giving revenue.  The Vice President, Campaign Giving, will be part of a leadership team of three who will participate in the planning and preparation of the YMCA GTA’s next major campaign that will align with the priorities in the strategic plan, Ignite the Light..  They will effectively contribute and strengthen the organizations overall fundraising capacity including Major Gifts, Fundraising events, and a future Planned Giving program.

What you need to succeed:

  • Commitment to the YMCA’s Mission, Vision and Values
  • Focus on the health, safety and wellbeing of all children, youth, and vulnerable people in YMCA programs including understanding legal and moral obligations related to reporting suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services
  • YMCA Competencies: Accountable, Relationship-Builder, Improvement-Orientated, Team Player & Leader, Equity and Wellbeing Promoter


  • Responsible for formulating and leading the execution of short and long term strategies for SSGF and future Campaign. Campaign Giving has a significant financial and strategic impact, while ensuring alignment with YMCA GTA priorities. This role is accountable for annual revenue ranging from $3M to $10M and growing the YMCA GTA major gift pool.
  • Accountable for overall performance for specific areas of responsibility including SSGF and annual major gifts.
  • Responsible for managing a portfolio of six and seven figure complex major gift prospects and donors and supporting the CEO and CDO in these efforts.
  • Develop and execute major gift strategies for key prospects.
  • Engage, support and recruit Fundraising volunteers with the goal to leverage and activate their relationships in support of the Fundraising priorities of the YMCA GTA.
  • Develop cases for support, proposals and ancillary materials for YMCA GTA Fundraising priorities.
  • Provide overall leadership and project management for the SSGF and future campaign, serving as a priority lead and collaborating with other Association colleagues to develop opportunities and strategies to engage donors.
  • Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring for the Senior Development Officer, Stewardship and Planned Giving in development and implementation of stewardship plans for significant donors and the development and implementation of a legacy giving program and the Manager, Prospect Development & Research in the development of the prospect pipeline for the next campaign and transition from the SSGF campaign.
  • Measure, monitor and manage overall performance of direct reports against set performance targets.
  • Perform management responsibilities that support and advance the YMCA GTA’s goals including setting and managing budgets and cash flow.
  • Understand and successfully navigate the philanthropic sector, keeping abreast of best practices locally, regionally and globally.
  • Contribute to the cooperative efforts and initiatives to enhance the YMCA GTA’s mission, values and goals.
  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all children, youth and vulnerable people in YMCA programs. Commits to the professional responsibility of maintaining knowledge of legislation, policies and procedures, child and youth development and best practices to best serve and protect children, youth, and vulnerable people.
  • Understand the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Post-Secondary education in a related field or equivalent experience. CFRE designation preferred.
  • Progressive leadership in senior fundraising roles with proven experience developing and successfully executing capital campaign and major gift fundraising.
  • An outstanding record of professional accomplishment in fundraising including solicitation of major gifts at the 6 and 7 figure level.
  • Experience recruiting, onboarding, engaging and supporting volunteers directly involved in major gift cultivations, solicitations and stewardship.
  • Experience guiding and motivating staff with the ability to develop and mentor individuals towards fundraising success.
  • Demonstrated success in developing relationships, engaging and working with staff, senior managers, and strategic partners.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, and meet set deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Understand and successfully navigate the philanthropic sector, keeping abreast of best practices locally, regionally and globally.
  • Advanced technology skills including experience with Raisers Edge.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in promoting a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, and accessibility; previous experience and understanding working with staff, volunteers, and donors from diverse cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic backgrounds.

Job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check. Within the first four months and every three years thereafter, a Vulnerable Police Records Check is required.

If you are hired, prior to your start date and as a condition of your employment, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical or other Human Rights Code-related exemption.

The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association.

We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation at any stage during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

About the YMCA of Greater Toronto:

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity that ignites the potential in people, helping them grow, lead, and give back to their communities. As outlined in our 2020–2025 strategic plan, Ignite the Light, we are focused on boosting well-being and promoting equity across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In the future we see for our region, everyone will have opportunities to shine their brightest.

Mirroring the diversities, we’re privileged to have in the GTA, our YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of our communities. For more than 165 years, the YMCA of Greater Toronto has provided opportunities for people to shine through a variety of programs and services including health and fitness, licensed child care, camps, employment and immigrant services, education and training, and services for youth, families, and seniors. When you donate to the YMCA of Greater Toronto, you help ensure more people get access to these vital programs that help them connect, grow, and reach their full potential.

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