Development Director

Employment Status



Open until filled


Ames, IA


At YSS we transform lives by creating hope and opportunity.  We’re seeking a proven leader, who understands sales, is mission driven and wants to create real IMPACT at one of Iowa’s most respected and comprehensive youth and family development organizations.

Reporting to the VP of Philanthropy and Community Engagement, and part of the Community Engagement Team, the Development Director is responsible for private fundraising and securing of resources to support YSS’s mission. The Development Director specializes in annual giving and major gift solicitation. The role is responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive annual and major gift development program with an emphasis on the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and securing of major and planned gifts.


A full job description is available within the application process.



A Bachelor’s degree in a professional fundraising or related field along with four years of related experience is required.

A strong background in fundraising, especially as it relates to planned giving and major gifts, is preferred.

For more information, please contact Jackie Matt at

All applicants are required to complete an online application.

YSS hires nicotine free staff only. EOE