YWCA Careers

YWCA Careers


Be the Change You Want to See

Since 1914, the YWCA Tulsa has been committed to empowering women and eliminating racism. So when it comes to our team, we work to recruit people who share our passions, who have fresh ideas, experience, talent and a strong desire to serve. Learn more about our culture.

If you want to contribute meaningful work at one of the leading nonprofits in the region, consider coming to work for the YWCA. Full-time employees receive a generous benefits package.

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Current Openings   

Full Time

Director of Communications and Development

 Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Communications and Development will set and guide the communications strategy to consistently articulate YWCA Tulsa’s mission.  The Director will ensure that YWCA Tulsa is viewed as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information within its diverse network and constituent base.   

The Director of Communications and Development will design, evaluate and implement strategies to secure support in order to achieve fundraising goals. The Director is responsible for providing leadership in developing and executing fundraising strategy in support of the overall business and financial objectives and strategic direction of YWCA Tulsa.

 The Director will work closely with a senior peer group within the organization as the communications and development partner on a variety of strategic initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree required (Communications, Marketing, or Business field preferred).  A minimum of five years of Communications or Development experience, ideally in a nonprofit organization. 
  • A minimum of two years supervisory experience is required. 
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, social media, and databases required.  Project management software helpful.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) a plus.
  • Master’s degree preferred in nonprofit management, public relations, marketing, or business administration.  
  • Other experience might include, but is not limited to, public relations, marketing, prospecting, business development, or fundraising.


  • Recruit, hire, supervise, lead, and mentor the Communications & Development team to achieve departmental goals and objectives.
  • Plan, implement, direct, and evaluate YWCA Tulsa’s Communications and Development strategies to support the achievement of the organization’s overall success and its business and financial objectives. 
  • Oversee leadership development and training opportunities for YWCA Tulsa’s Communications and Development employees to encourage continual professional development.
  • Develop and oversee communications and development procedures as a means of ensuring transparent and open communication with employees and protecting the organization.
  • Serve as a liaison to the Board of Directors in increasing board involvement in communications and development. 
  • Serve as the primary staff liaison for the Communications and Development Committees and participate on other committees as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and promotion of YWCA Tulsa’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity among all levels of staff.
  • Establish relationships throughout the organization with management and employees in order to build effective partnerships that strengthen and feed into other YWCA programs


  • Develop, implement, and evaluate annual strategic communications plans for program-specific and agency-wide exposure, as well as for special events and all YWCA Tulsa activities.
  • Develop communications initiatives designed to build and foster an organizational culture of inclusion, empowerment, excellence, respect, and boldness. 
  • Manage and track effectiveness of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, websites, and social media while maintaining the organization’s branding standards.
  • Lead the generation of online content that engages audiences (donors, members, and clients) and leads to measurable action.
  • Create annual public relations calendar, including press releases, earned media, and managing all media contacts.
  • Work closely with Human Resources to coordinate internal communications, recruitment, cross-marketing, and staff training on agency communications standards.


  • Create a strategic annual development plan to achieve fundraising goals. 
  • Oversee the acquirement of government, foundation, and corporate grants, including United Way funding.
  • Oversee all development functions including annual fund, planned giving, donor management, direct mail, cultivation events, in-kind gifts, online campaigns, and major gifts.
  • Support Board and CEO in securing major gifts from individual donors by identifying, researching, cultivating, soliciting, stewarding, and tracking a portfolio of current and prospective individual and corporate donors.
  • Focus on a strategy that expands the target audience through community relations, speaking engagements, newsletters, and charitable events. 
  • Oversee the Wine, Women & Shoes fundraising campaign and event, including supervision of staff and contractors for the event. 
  • Implement other special events, and work in conjunction with any other YWCA fundraising projects as needed.    
  • Supervise grant writer who prepares and submits grant applications and grant reports, researches and identifies grant possibilities, and maintains a database of possible funding sources. 
  • Oversee the management of the donor database and supervise input process. 
  • Oversee monthly giving program, i.e., 1914 Movement.
  • Work in collaboration with:  Finance Director on budget and financial processes; CEO to match program and capital needs with appropriate funding sources and to develop strategies to cover any fundraising shortfalls; and Program directors to identify client stories, outcomes, and other data useful for fundraising.

Please email your cover letter and resume to or fax to HR at 918-588-9394by September 12.  Please include "Director of Communications & Development" in the subject line of your email.  

 Part Time



Swim Instructors (PT)

Come be a part of the YWCA Tulsa team as a part-time swim instructor.  Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification required; bilingual in Spanish preferred.  

Send resume to or fax to 918-628-1033.

Lifeguards (PT)

YWCA Tulsa is looking for dedicated, indoor, part-time lifeguards at its two locations!  Flexible schedules with the potential to work 10 to 20+ hours a week--afternoon and evening shifts available.  Gym membership included. Pay based on experience.  American Red Cross Lifeguard certification required; WSI certification and bilingual in Spanish a plus. 

Please email a resume to or fax to 918-628-1033.

Drop-In Child Care Attendants

The YWCA Tulsa needs you!  We are looking for part-time child care attendants for parents who are participants in our fitness programs.   Children range in age from 6 weeks through 8 years.  Gym membership included.  Schedules may vary including some evening and weekends.

Please email a resume to

Voter engagement intern

YWCA Tulsa’s Mission Impact department is seeking undergraduate or graduate students for an unpaid part-time internship. Intern will work 10-20 hours per week, based on availability, at the YWCA Downtown Center.

This intern will manage YWCA’s voter engagement project. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Registering 100 new voters and engaging 150 low-likelihood voters in pledging to vote in the November 4th General Election. 
  • Identifying and participating in opportunities to register new voters through YWCA and community programs and events.
  • Coordinating National Voter Registration Day registration drives on September 23rd. Responsibilities include coordinating three registration tables at YWCA locations and recruiting, training, and managing volunteers.
  • Managing completed voter registration forms, sending copies to the Nonprofit VOTE for tracking purposes and turning them into the Tula’s County Election Board on a weekly basis.
  • Sending voting reminders to registered and pledged voters in advance of the November 4th election.
  • Other related duties as relevant.

We are looking for highly-motivated students with strong project management and outreach skills and a demonstrated interest in social justice. The ideal candidate has a deep commitment to personal growth and learning and is highly curious and inquisitive about new subjects.

Students should have completed at least four semesters of course work. Transpiration is required as many events are off-site. We are happy to cooperate with an institution's requirements for academic credit.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to Mana Tahaie at by Friday, September 5. Please include “Voter engagement intern” in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be contacted regarding interviews in mid September. No calls please.


The YWCA is committed to:
  • Providing equal employment opportunity to those qualified.
  • Recruiting and hiring people in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.