Youth Guidance is hiring a
At Youth Guidance, we believe that no matter what challenges a young person faces, they are more likely to succeed when they have caring adults in their lives. Our highly-trained staff guides kids to overcome the life and academic challenges facing youth. We meet kids where they are — physically and emotionally — to help them focus on their education, make positive choices, and remain on the right path toward life success.
Founded in 1924, and still relevant today, Youth Guidance is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs serving more than 11,000 youth and touching the lives of more than 14,000 youth, parents, teachers, and community members.
The Development Director achieves annual fundraising goals for Youth Guidance programming in Kansas City. Manages the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual, corporate and foundation donors, as well as public grants or contracts. Engages with the local Advisory Council, in partnership with the ED, to follow up on introductions to prospective donors. Plans and executes small donor cultivation events and site visits to cultivate potential major donors. Responsible for the timely submission of grant proposals and reports, working in collaboration with program, evaluation & quality improvement and finance departments.
Our Development Director:
Our Development Director has been equipped for this impactful work with at least:
Our Development Director exemplifies:
Mission driven: Demonstrates commitment to the mission of the organization as a whole and alignment with organizational values
Communication: Uses effective written and oral communication with internal staff, teams, and community served; demonstrates empathy and listening
Client orientation: Recognizes needs of diverse stakeholders and approaches relationships with a service orientation, to ultimately maximize impact
Equity mindset: Understands and is committed to goals of equity; consistently brings an equity mindset to the organization’s work and workplace
Ownership and quality of work: Effectively manages own work, and work of teams when relevant, ensuring delivery of high-quality work
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
*The duties performed are primarily in an office setting, vaccination is required.
Youth Guidance is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Youth Guidance does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law and is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity along all of these lines. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.