Baltimore Yearly Meeting Seeks a Development Director

Posted 11/13/18

FGC is looking for a development director, and Baltimore Yearly Meeting is as well. Here are the details of the BYM position:

The Development Director is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing new and ongoing gifts from individuals and foundations in support of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s (BYM) ministries and programs. The Development Director builds relationships and affinity for BYM and for the future of the Religious Society of Friends throughout the Yearly Meeting. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of relevant and successful fundraising experience.

The Organization: BYM is a vibrant organization comprised of more than 50 worshipping communities and 6,500 members across the mid-Atlantic region. Since the first great gathering of Friends in Maryland in 1672, BYM has had a long, rich history of worship and social witness. This vibrancy is demonstrated today in an array of programs, the largest of which is a residential summer camping program serving approximately 550-600 campers each year, complemented by a year-round youth activities program. Friends of all ages are invited to attend our weeklong residential Annual Session in August. Adult programs through the year include a Spiritual Formation Program and an annual Women’s Retreat. Other programs support local Meetings, helping to develop leadership and spiritual nurture. BYM staff, along with numerous volunteer committees and working groups, support a wide range of activities, including peace and social justice. BYM is dedicated to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the Yearly Meeting.

The Development Program: This BYM program focuses on developing a more explicit sense of stewardship, a shared culture of giving, and intentional planning for the future. The Development Committee guides, supports, and assists the Development Director in advancing the Committee’s priorities. The next steps for the program include increasing the number of donors and the average size of gifts, developing major gifts, increasing planned giving, and developing the camp alumni network.

The Development Director reports directly to the General Secretary and works closely with the Development Committee, other committees, and staff to carry out a comprehensive development plan. The Director communicates the importance and value of BYM to its membership, to Local Meetings, and to the many non-Quakers who participate in BYM’s camping program. This work is carried out by nurturing an understanding of the interconnectedness between members, Local Meetings, and BYM and of the spirituality of giving.

For more details and a complete job description: Please visit the BYM web site at www.bym-rsf.org/what_we_do/committees/development/directorsearch.html.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Development Director Search at applications@bym-rsf.org.