Vice President of Advancement

YW Boston works to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We work across racial, gender, religious and social lines with organizations in all sectors to educate people about disparities and provide them with tools to dismantle them. We pride ourselves on being reflective, innovative, outcomes oriented, and passionate about our work.


The Vice President (VP) of Advancement will serve in a key leadership role for the organization and will be instrumental in leading the organization to meet its restricted and unrestricted fundraising goals, while growing and diversifying its funding base. This person will oversee and manage day to day development operations while engaging staff, board and volunteers in expanding revenue streams to support current and new initiatives. The VP of Advancement is responsible for growing the foundation portfolio, developing a major donor program, expanding corporate sponsorships and overseeing stewardship. Reporting to the Chief Engagement Officer, the VP of Advancement is a member of the Leadership Team who works collaboratively with all Leadership Team members. The VP of Advancement also works closely with the Advancement Committee, the Board, foundations and other funders. Supporting efforts include developing metrics, staff and board training; gift entry and acknowledgement; database management and funder research. Direct reports include the Associate Director, Annual Fund and Special Events and Advancement Associate. The role also manages a consultant who writes grant proposals.




Click here for more information or to apply. YW Boston is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status, or to other non-work-related factors.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. At this time, YW Boston is not able to offer employment VISA sponsorships. For applicants living outside of Massachusetts, YW Boston does not cover any relocation expenses. There be a few times during the year when the organization will require staff to be in person for events and travel expenses are expected to be covered by employees. YW Boston requires all employees to be fully vaccinated per YW Boston’s COVID-19 policy.

YW Boston strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We recognize that people from structurally marginalized groups often only apply to jobs if they meet 100% of the qualifications, despite the reality that applicants rarely ever meet 100% of the qualifications. If this position aligns with your experience and interests, please apply!


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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-10-04 09:08:00 -0400