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The YWCA St. Paul is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as our Director of Advancement.  This position is responsible for overseeing the organization’s fundraising activities and the development and implementation of a comprehensive, multi-faceted strategy for securing financial support for YWCA St Paul.  The Director of Advancement will work closely with the CEO, Board of Directors, and the Board’s Fundraising and Donor Development Committee.

Come join our team at YWCA St Paul and be a part of an organization that’s making a difference in our community.  The YWCA St. Paul is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women, and has been changing minds, bodies and lives and meeting community needs since 1907. We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming work environment, working closely with the community we serve. Individuals who are passionate about affecting social change in one of our core areas – Housing & Supportive Services, Youth Development, Health & Wellness, and Employment & Economic Development – and have the skills, talents, and drive to creatively problem solve and meet the unique challenges faced by non-profits in today’s competitive environment are highly sought.  This role is based in St Paul, Minnesota, with a hybrid office environment.

The Director of Advancement is a member of the YWCA’s Senior Leadership Team and reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing an individual giving program that offers a range of giving opportunities including annual gifts, major gifts, and planned gifts
  • Managing a portfolio of individual donors through the stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, using donor centered fundraising, and successfully securing gifts.
  • Implementing performance and activity-based fundraising metrics, including goals for qualified major gift solicitation calls and community initiatives.
  • Overseeing the institutional giving program, including development of a comprehensive grants strategy, and cultivation and stewardship of funding relationships.
  • Leading and supporting YWCA St Paul’s capital campaign in achieving its fundraising goals.
  • Executing fundraising events and donor cultivation opportunities in support of fundraising goals.
  • Collaborating with YWCA St. Paul program and administrative staff to identify and pursue grant opportunities, prepare grant reports, and identify opportunities for program, event, and project support.
  • Working collaboratively with YWCA St Paul finance team on budget planning and tracking of fundraising progress against targets.
  • Attending community events and giving presentations to build awareness about YWCA St. Paul’s work to strengthen relationships with potential donors.
  • Partnering with CEO, Senior Leadership Team, and Board of Directors to cultivate their leadership support, educate them about giving opportunities, identify prospective donors from their networks, and prepare them to assist in cultivation and solicitation opportunities.
  • Overseeing the Marketing and Communications team, which is responsible for online fundraising, marketing, communications, public relations, website management, and digital and social media outreach to increase awareness of YWCA St Paul’s programs, services, events, and community engagement, and to solicit volunteers and inform and cultivate donors.  The Marketing and Communications team also works closely with YWCA St Paul’s Health and Fitness Center on member communications and marketing to drive membership growth.
  • Leading the development and implementation of an integrated communications plan that ensures consistency of messages, promotes organizational visibility, and advances the mission.
  • Supporting the Volunteer and Intern Coordinator to recruit, support, train, and leverage volunteers.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, additional formal training in fundraising such as CFRE certification preferred
  • Five to seven years as development professional leading and implementing successful fundraising campaigns, including proven track record of cultivating, soliciting, and closing gifts from a wide range of donors, especially individuals
  • Experience with institutional giving, including grant writing and research
  • Experience with marketing and communications in fundraising
  • Strong management and leadership skills, and a creative approach to problem-solving and continuous improvement
  • Ability to work collaboratively as team player
  • Strong verbal, written and digital communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a broad and diverse constituency
  • Strong time-management skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Results-oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is preferred, but experience with other complex donor management systems is acceptable assuming high level of competence

The YWCA St. Paul offers a competitive benefits package and compensation is dependent upon experience and qualifications. The anticipated hiring range for this position assumes an annual salary between $85,000 and $105,000. COVID-19 vaccination is required.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference and work in a collaborative environment where we celebrate and appreciate each other, please complete our Employment Application at:

Forward resume and cover letter to:          

YWCA St. Paul, 375 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102

The YWCA St. Paul is an Equal Opportunity Employer

he Marketing & Communications Manager is responsible for developing and implementing the overall YWCA St. Paul communications plan to include the fitness center, internal and external communications, and fundraising. Also, accountable for the community relations of the organization and managing print, digital, brand management, and media relations.

In this position you will:


  • Responsible for finalizing and implementing an annual strategic marketing/communications plan, in conjunction with the organization’s key programs, to assure consistency in message and definition of audience.
    • Maintain institutional image of the YW through communications and marketing materials.
    • Create, produce and evaluate marketing communications materials to help the YW meet organizational objectives.
    • Direct and ensure successful execution of print and electronic communications.
    • Develop, maintain, and adhere to organizational identity and brand identity standards.
    • Serve as primary writer for organizational publications, specifically monthly eNews, annual report, and others as assigned.
  • Manage and monitor budgets for marketing/communications area.
  • Develop and implement crisis communications planning; keep it updated annually.
  • During a crisis, must be available regardless of day or time.
  • Develop content to include storytelling aimed at a donor audience.
  • Oversee management of YW website Maintain strong relationship with web designer to ensure technology meets the needs of the organization.
  • Manage and oversee digital campaigns via Facebook, GiveMN, email, etc.

Public Relations

  • Develop contacts and nurture relationships with media representatives to create opportunities for keeping the YWCA St. Paul in front of all constituencies including funders, individual donors, neighborhood organizations, constituents, and the general public. Write and distribute press releases and media alerts as necessary; utilize outside contracted help as necessary. Measure effectiveness of media relations plan.
  • Develop ideas and opportunities for feature articles, interviews, presentations, and other public relations activities that promote awareness of the YW, its programs and services.
  • Research media outlets for news stories about the YW or our programs. Ensure media list is updated with current contact information.
  • Prepare quarterly summary of all earned media placements.
  • Advise YW staff on community relations projects and activities. Inform staff and Board members of key articles on affordable housing, career training, women’s issues, and health & fitness.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but experience in business communications, public relations, journalism or a related field or equivalent is valued.
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in a marketing/ communications function; news or communications writing and editing required. Experience directly supervising staff and managing processes.
  • Ability to understand digital marketing and communications as it relates to the YW brand and fundraising efforts.
  • Flexible work schedule and location is open for discussion upon completion of a probationary period.
  • Demonstrated success in managing multiple projects simultaneously. 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Familiar with Microsoft Windows, PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite, CSS, and contact databases.
  • Print production skills necessary and managing vendor relationships.
  • User familiarity with WordPress content management platform.
  • Functional knowledge of social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate to a diverse audience.
  • Individual will have a results-driven style, personal accountability, and be able to identify and implement creative approaches to marketing/communications and its effect on positioning the organization.
  • Individual will have the maturity and self-confidence to recognize and respect the inherent strengths of the YWCA St. Paul and, at the same time, add a fresh perspective and “out of the box” thinking.
  • Proven planning and organizational skills, together with the ability to clearly communicate efforts and messages are essential.

The YWCA St. Paul offers a competitive benefits package and compensation is dependent on experience and qualifications.  The anticipated hiring range for this position assumes an annual salary between $52,000 and $60,000.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference and work in a collaborate environment where we celebrate and appreciate each other, please complete the Employment Application at:

Forward application, resume, cover letter to:      

YWCA St Paul, 375 Selby Avenue, St Paul MN 55102   

The YWCA St. Paul is an Equal Opportunity Employer

health and fitness center

Have you been on a swim team…. taught swim lessons…. come teach swim lessons with us and make a difference in our community.  We are looking for swim instructors with experience to teach lessons on weekends, with more opportunities in the summer.  Swim Instructors will work a variety of shifts teaching private and group swim lessons.  Swim Instructors are responsible for providing swimming instruction to all ages, following YWCA St Paul swim lesson guidelines.  Providing excellent customer service, while promoting member safety and satisfaction, ensuring an enjoyable experience.

In this position you will:

  • Instruct individual and group swim lessons at all levels (parent-tot to adult), with the ability to demonstrate skills
  • Regularly communicate with parent/guardian regarding progress updates
  • Evaluate students and recommend placement for future class
  • Know and understand all emergency procedures and respond to emergency situations immediately
  • Understand and communicate policies and guidelines for the pool and whirlpool
  • Administer first aid as needed
  • Completed all required administrative work


  • Minimum age of 15 with the ability to teach groups up to 9 students
  • Experience teaching swimming lessons/certification
  • Flexibility in combining multiple ages, levels, and abilities, as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and remedy unsafe situations and swimmers needing assistance
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with all ages
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate with diverse groups
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to members and guests

The hiring range for this position is $13.00 – $16.00/hour based on experience.  Covid vaccination is required.

Come join our team at the YWCA St. Paul and be a part of an organization that is making a difference in our community. The YWCA St. Paul is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. 

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference and work in a collaborate environment where we celebrate and appreciate each other, please complete the Employment Application at:

Send application, resume, cover letter to:hr@ywcastpaul.orgYWCA St. Paul, 375 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102

The YWCA St. Paul is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the employment application below and submit to Human Resources with all application documents requested in job posting.

Fax: 651-305-1602
Mail: YWCA St. Paul, 375 Selby Avenue St. Paul, MN 55102

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Interested in volunteering at YWCA St. Paul? Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page for more information and application instructions.

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