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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis City
  • Salary: $62,500 - $67,500
  • Organization Type: Membership/Association

Gateway Region YMCA

The Gateway Region YMCA is one of the leading nonprofit charitable organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan region, with a focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving health and well being, and supporting and serving our neighbors. For more than 170 years, the Y’s mission has been to put Christian principles into practice through programs designed to build healthy spirits, minds and bodies for all. We do that by being the center of communities, serving more than 260,000 individuals annually through our 24 traditional branches located in St. Louis City, seven Missouri counties and six Illinois counties, as well as YMCA Trout Lodge and YMCA Camp Lakewood, the YMCA Community Development Branch, and our Washington University Campus Y Branch. We aspire to be a safe place by promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all. We are a growing and exciting organization where you can flourish, and we would love for you to join us!

  • Directs and tracks grant proposal development, submission, compliance monitoring and reporting process for grant funding, including major funders like United Way.
  • Researches potential funders, (i.e., foundations, corporations, etc.) and develops grant proposals to help fund the Y’s programs.
  • Provides Association-Wide coordination of grants.
  • Maintains an efficient and effective tracking and reporting system following standard operating procedures.
  • Provides supervision to Grant Writer/Manager and contracted Grant Writers.
  • Establishes and manages a comprehensive process for timely and accurate grant evaluation, quality compliance, project and program fulfillment and reporting to funders.
  • Manages and implements an organized system of communications internally and externally to provide stewardship to donors regarding grant awards and the management and monitoring of the funders’ requirements for recognition.
  • Participates in Association-wide special events and projects.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

The YMCA Welcomes a Diverse Workforce

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

The Gateway Region YMCA strictly follows a zero tolerance policy regarding child abuse.


  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, communications, or a related field or equivalent education/experience.
  • Three to four years of successful experience in grant management, project management, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in a nonprofit environment is preferred.
  • Successful track record in applying proven practices related to developing successful proposals, working with institutional donors, and the management of all related compliance and reporting practices.
  • Knowledge/clear understanding of fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, particularly the ability to read, analyze, write, edit reports according to prescribed style/format and correspond with external businesses and community members.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, peers, volunteers, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, as well as the ability to collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, reason and solve problems.
  • Ability to develop and use spreadsheets and standard business software systems.

Full Compensation Package (when applicable):

Health Insurance
Dental and Vision Insurance
403(b) Retirement Savings
Retirement fund of 12% per pay period after 2 years of full time employment
20% Discount on tuition at Missouri Baptist University
Free household membership to YMCA nationwide
Discounts on YMCA programs
Discounts on YMCA Childcare

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