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Development Director


Tacoma, WA

Job Type


Posted On

September 7, 2023




Fundraising & Development

Location / Chapter

Tacoma Area


70,000 - 80,000




Position Summary

Position Summary

Working directly under the Executive Director, the Development Director assists in guiding the overall fund, partner and staff development strategy of Tacoma YFC. This person helps build the culture of biblical stewardship and directly supervises the Church Engagement Coordinator and Communications/Marketing Director.

Position Requirements

Essential Job Functions and Duties

Fund Development Strategy (70%)

  • Work in cooperation with the Executive Director and Development/Support teams to create and carry out an overall fund development strategy and implementing this strategy by working with all Tacoma YFC staff. This strategy will include some Major Gift Partner cultivation (see below), monthly gift partner cultivation (see below), and single partner engagement. The Development Director will take the lead in staff training on biblical stewardship and fund development. Project management skills are needed and will be utilized to cultivate data from Salesforce to help lead the Tacoma YFC team and Board of Directors to develop partnerships.
  • Major Gift Partners - Work with the Executive Director to create and implement a strategy for care of current Major Gift Partners (MGP). Coordination of annual events for MGP relationship building, as well as venues to introduce new MGP prospects to YFC ministry.
  • Monthly Giving Partners - Work with the Executive Director and TYFC staff in creating and implementing a plan to cultivate new monthly giving partners, communicate regularly with existing monthly gift partners, and work with the Communication and Marketing Director to develop new ways to tell our story to a broader audience.
  • Events - Ensure that Tacoma YFC fund development events are carried out with excellence and have a recruitment and follow up strategy to "win" new partners and "lift" current giving partners.

Staff Training/Management in Development (20%)

  • Work with the Executive Team (inclusive of Executive Director, Ministry Director, Operations Director, and Communication and Marking Director) to ensure smooth daily operations at Tacoma YFC.
  • Work with the Ministry Director to ensure Development practices are being maintained and adjusted as needed, tools, resources and training are provided, and accountability is in place to all staff.

Communication/Internal-External (10%)

  • Work with the Executive Director and Communications and Marketing Director in developing strategy and timeline for communication to existing giving partners and the general public.
  • Work with the Communications and Marketing Director to create an internal communications plan to help tell YFC's story to our staff, volunteers, and board members.

Spiritual Responsibilities

Because the overriding religious purpose and mission of Youth for Christ USA is to communicate and introduce the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young people and their families, and in that regard to make, educate and encourage life-long disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is very important that you as an employee in the movement of Youth for Christ be recognized as an associate minister of the Gospel.

As an employee of Youth for Christ and a minister of the Gospel, YFC expects all employees to:

  • Seek God's guidance and wisdom, through prayer and meditation, for the organization as a whole as well as for specific ministry initiatives.
  • Participate and lead regular times of prayer, devotion and worship as a regular aspect of your role within YFC.
  • Teach and preach from the Holy Bible at YFC staff meetings, conferences, camps and events.


Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • YFC Medical Insurance (65% contributed by YFC)
  •  YFC Vision Insurance
  •  YFC Life Insurance
  • YFC workers compensation
  • Holiday and Paid Time off as stated in TYFC personnel policy manual (for full time staff)
  • Up to 2% matching to 403(b) account of employee’s choice (after 2 years full time employment)
  • $200 Mental Health Therapy reimbursement (on a calendar year annual schedule)

EOE Statement

YFC is classified as an Association of Churches and as such our hiring practices reflect that designation. As a religious nonprofit organization, Youth For Christ incorporates within each leader role, the requirement to model, teach, share and live the faith. The relationship between YFC’s mission and each of its leaders is its lifeblood and as such does at all times and in all instances reserve the right to make employment decisions based upon a person’s religious beliefs, personal character and lifestyle consistent with our understanding of the Bible or with our overall goals and requirements for Christian ministry.

We seek to create a workplace that is intentional about Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Our commitment to our employees extends to their opportunities for growth, development, promotion, training and compensation.

We will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization.