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Director of Development
Riverdale YM-YWHA
5625 Arlington Ave
Bronx, NY 10471

Principal Responsibilities:

The Riverdale Y is a community and cultural center located in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx. We provide educational, recreational, cultural, and wellness programming for children and adults of all ages. The Riverdale Y is rooted in universal values central to Jewish life. We celebrate diversity and welcome all to participate, engage and connect. We are a sanctuary to think, learn and grow, an open door to creativity, fitness, and fun, and a catalyst for change and transformation.

The Director of Development (DOD) serves as the key fundraising team member and works collaboratively with the CEO, Director of Volunteers and Community Engagement Director to lead all fundraising efforts. The DOD reports to the CEO and has no direct reports. The Director recommends short and long-term development plans that support the organization's values and mission. The Director will identify, prioritize, research, and cultivate relationships with new and current donors, in addition to a focus on corporate, foundation, and major donor giving. This is a full-time position in Riverdale.

Job Functions:
The duties below are the most significant responsibilities of the DOD that are essential for effective performance in this role. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Planning and Executing (40%)

Cultivating Relationships (30%)

Grant Writing & Proposals (20%)

Team building and engagement in Y Programs (10%)

Professional Growth and Development (all the time!)

Don't meet every single requirement below? We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience does not align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply and share why you want to join the team.

Minimum Qualifications:


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


Salary and Benefits: $70,000-$80,000 commensurate with experience

Riverdale Y offers employees medical & dental insurance, flexible spending, commuter benefits and pension plan as well as an optional 403(b) retirement benefit. The Riverdale Y also offers employees a complimentary family membership, discounted childcare and afterschool programming, in addition to discounts in areas of sports, performing arts, dance, aquatics and summer camp.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Adriana Rexhepi at


$65,000 - $75,000

Agency Information:

Our Mission:

Riverdale Y enriches lives by cultivating universally-shared values central to Jewish life, through educational, cultural, wellness, and service programs for all.

Our Values:

We build and strengthen community.

We create a space of belonging, where everyone feels respected and appreciated for who they are.

We have a responsibility to care for one another, in our local community and in our world.

We nurture our minds, bodies and souls.

We are committed to lifelong learning and growth.