Chief Advancement Officer

Location: Boise, Idaho
Chief Advancement Officer
The Y is committed to strengthening communities. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to have the Y experience. We strengthen the foundations of community by developing successful youth, engaging people in healthy living, and instilling a commitment to social responsibility.

The Treasure Valley YMCA is currently $23 million operation serving more than 62,000 members with four facility branches, a 415-acre resident camp, 22 childcare locations, and youth programs offered at over 100 locations throughout the community. More than 3,300 donors gave to our 2018 Annual Campaign, supporting our ability to give more than $5 million in financial assistance and subsidy last year.
The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) provides executive leadership for all aspects of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA’s financial development, marketing and communication, growth, and strategy functions. Additionally, the CAO participates on the CEO’s Executive Leadership Team and works closely with the Operations team to influence organizational decisions.
About Boise and the Treasure Valley:
In 2017, Boise was listed as Forbe’s fastest growing city and has become well known for it’s thriving local arts community, low crime rate, ability to raise a family, and affordable cost of living.  The Treasure Valley is now the largest urban area between Portland and Salt Lake City with more than 710,000 individuals calling it home.
While Boise has been rapidly growing over the past few years, you still can find a healthy mix of urban living and outdoor recreations with nearly 2,000 acres of park, a 25-mile greenbelt, 130 miles of nearby mountain biking trails, and skiing just 30 minutes away.
Boise City School District has 4 high schools, 8 junior high schools, and 32 elementary schools.  For nine consecutive years, all four high schools have been listed on the Washington Post’s annual listing of America’s best high schools for effectively preparing students for college.  Famous for its distinctive blue turf, Boise State University has 23,000 students and offers more than 200 graduate and undergraduate degrees.
Starting Wage Range:
$107,765 - $134,700
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Direct and oversee all aspects of the Association’s Financial Development efforts, including endowment, providing structure and guidance for branch-specific annual and capital campaigns. 
  • Direct and oversee all aspects of the Association’s Marketing and Communications efforts.
  • Direct and oversee the Association’s Growth and Development efforts.
  • Direct the Association Strategic Planning efforts.  Partner with the CEO to create and carry out a plan to ensure on-going volunteer, staff and community participation in a shared vision.  Work to develop an implementation strategy in partnership with Operations.
  • Supervise Financial Development, Communications, and Growth and Development staff; including recruitment, coaching, team building, training, evaluation, development, recognition, mentoring and employment transitions to ensure an effective values-driven team.
  • Provide analysis and recommendations for program growth and development opportunities with an emphasis on short and long-term impacts on the organization.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Strategy committee and ensure staff leadership in the Communications committee and appropriate Fundraising volunteer groups.
  • Partner with the CEO and coordinate efforts to develop and nurture Association Strategic partner relationships to create win-win opportunities.
  • Work with volunteers and staff to move new communities from casual to connected to committed.
  • Develop positive relationships with branch leadership and association staff.
  • Contribute as a member of the CEO’s Executive Leadership Team and the Association Leadership Team.
  • Develop annual department budget and special project budgets for staff leadership and Board approval. Provides prudent fiscal management, reporting and controls of said budgets and projects.
  • Prioritizes safety in the accomplishment of all functions and contributes to the leadership of a safety culture.
Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required, related graduate degree preferred.
  • Five or more years broad management experience, preferably in the YMCA and/or not-for-profit sector. 
  • Operational experience strongly preferred.
  • Background must include strong skills in human relations, budgeting and fiscal management, financial development, and staff and volunteer management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of community resources and the ability to engage and partner these resources with the YMCA to meet strategic objectives.
  • YMCA Organizational Leader certificate required within three years from date of hire.
  • Must be an articulate representative of the YMCA.
Working at the Y:
Treasure Valley Family YMCA provides a progressive work environment with great benefits for qualifying full-time employees. Benefits include:
  • 10% employer-funded retirement plan after two years of YMCA service with immediate vesting and ability to make additional contributions to retirement benefits through 403(b) savings plan
  • High quality and affordable benefits including health (75% employer paid for employee and family) and dental insurance (50% employer-paid for employee and family)
  • Free use of YMCA facilities for immediate family
  • Generous paid-time off package, earning at the rate of 24 paid days off per year to start
At the Y, our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It’s who we are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

Join us and help transform lives.

Target Dates:
Application cut-off:             February 8, 2019
Candidate review:              Week of February 15, 2019
In-person interviews:         Week of March 15, 2019
Selection:                           Week of March 22, 2019
All Candidates must complete an application and submit a resume and cover letter.  If you have any questions regarding the position please contact Alli Miles at

Alli Miles
Human Resources Recruiting Director
1177 W. State St., Boise, ID 83702
(P) 208 344 5501 ext 209
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