Job Title: VP, Fund Development and Communications Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Base Salary: $90,000 to $110,000

Location: Langford, BC (position is in-person)


The Vice President, Fund Development and Communications will foster a culture of philanthropy and engagement across the organization. They will be responsible for creating strategies, leading implementation efforts, managing relationships, and overseeing relevant organizational systems. Success in this role will help inspire new contributions, encourage deeper connections, advocate for positive change and inform a diverse set of stakeholders to position the Y as a place where healthy people come together and build strong communities.

This newly created position serves as a member of the Senior Executive team, directly contributing to our overall success at YMCA YWCA of Vancouver Island and helping define an important future as one of the largest operating charities in this region.

The leader in this role will bring expertise, discipline and innovation with high levels of emotional intelligence and cultural competence, and show a strong commitment to service reflecting the Y values of caring, respect, honesty, responsibility, and inclusiveness.

Our organization operates

Building on the strength and capacity from our unique membership in both YMCA and YWCA National Federations, it will be necessary to apply best practices in storytelling, measured analytics, collaboration, listening and learning, anticipating and adapting to change.

We offer a competitive cost shared group benefits package with our matching contribution pension plan and an individual Y membership.

Additional information about the organization is available on our website at


  • Education / Certification: Post-secondary degree and/or advanced training in business, marketing, communications or fund development, preferred CFRE designation or equivalent
  • Experience: Minimum 5 years of complex operational leadership, including...
  • Management and supervisory roles with specific experience in the charitable sector
  • supporting successful fund development efforts and stewarding donor relationships.
  • Proven capacity in communications and marketing, developing and implementing plans, writing and design experience with targeted audiences, digital tools and social media.
  • Well-developed analytical and planning skills and initiative to provide advice, solve problems and implement improvements to systems or practices across an organization.
  • Proven ability to engage with empathy and cultural sensitivity, including experience promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. ? Candidates must meet BC Society Act requirements for a Senior Manager. All Y employees are
  • required to maintain a clean criminal record check with a vulnerable sector clearance, as well as confirming annual compliance with our Child Protection protocols and organizational policies.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to: Human Resources, YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island.
  • Please Note: Short-listing will begin April 30th, 2024.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only short- listed applicants will be contacted. The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island is an equal opportunity employer.

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Langford, BC, Canada
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