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Senior Association Director of Grants and Contracts

5650 Oakmont Ave, Bethesda, Maryland 20817, United States Req #291
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.


We are excited to announce an extraordinary opportunity as the Senior Association Director of Grants and Contracts to make a positive impact while contributing to the growth and success of the YMCA.


Position: Senior Association Director of Grants and Contracts         Salary: $80,000.00 - $85,000.00


Submit a cover letter and resume when applying for this position.


Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Director of Grants and Contracts to join our team. The Senior Director of Grants and Contract will play a key role in securing funding to support the YMCA's mission and programs. This individual will be responsible for researching individual, foundation, and governmental funding opportunities, while also developing grant proposals, and cultivating relationships with funders to maximize support for our initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the Y’s mission and be dedicated to helping expand our capacity to serve. This position will have a direct impact on the organization’s ability to raise and renew contributed revenue in support of the strategic plan.



  • Research, identify, and apply for grants from government agencies, foundations, corporations, and other funding sources to support YMCA programs and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with branches and staff to gather information and develop grant proposals that align with organizational priorities and funding guidelines.
  • Write compelling grant proposals, letters of inquiry, reports, and other communications to effectively communicate YMCA's mission, goals, and impact to potential funders.
  • Maintain a calendar of grant deadlines and submission requirements, ensuring timely submission of proposals and reports.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with current and prospective funders, including stewardship activities such as donor recognition and reporting.
  • Stay informed about trends and developments in philanthropy, grant funding, and nonprofit management.



  • Bachelor’s degree and fundraising certification a plus
  • Minimum of five years’ experience with non-profit grant writing
  • Experience in public and private proposal writing and reporting
  • Strong ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals
  • Ability to attend public grant meetings and provide input on grant requirements
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources and systems
  • Demonstrated superb organizational skills; diligent attention to detail and the ability to manage, plan, track and complete long-range project deadlines and goals.


Schedule: The Senior Association Director of Grants and Contracts is a hybrid position.  The staff is expected to make in-person visit to the various YMCA branches in the DMV area and work onsite as needed.



We appreciate your talents, hard work and professional dedication and will reward you with a highly competitive salary and benefits package, including a 10% employer-funded retirement plan with vesting after two years of service working 1000 hours compensated time in each of those two years; In addition, we provide employee 403(b) retirement savings plan; ROTH employee retirement plan, high quality healthcare; free YMCA membership for you and your family; a generous paid time off package; numerous professional development opportunities; an exciting and collaborative work environment; and the ability to work with creative, talented and diverse individuals.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $80,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $85,000.00
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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  • 5650 Oakmont Ave, Bethesda, Maryland 20817, United States