Assistant Director of Development, Campaign Operations

Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis | Indianapolis, IN, United States

Posted Date 8/30/2022


Reporting to the Senior Director of Development and Endowment, the Assistant Director of Development – Campaign Operations, will be responsible for the creation, maintenance and assessment of all campaign systems and operations, including the management of campaign volunteer solicitors. The Assistant Director will also manage relationships with current and prospective donors in support of the Annual Campaign, supplemental campaigns, major gifts, endowment, and planned giving programs. Works with CEO and other development staff to identify donors who have both the interest and the capacity to make major gifts or establish Donor Advised Funds (DAF), testamentary gifts or realized programmatic endowments at JFGI. Maintains a personal portfolio of donors and prospects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assess, design, and implement overall campaign operations and systems strategy, including but not limited to campaign planning with strategies and tactics for each fundraising activity, donor acknowledgment, recognition and stewardship, and external reporting for funders, Board of Directors and campaign lay leadership.
  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a group of prospects, taking into account individual desires and interests as well as the community’s needs and priorities, create customized solicitation strategies based on strategic objectives of JFGI and donor interests.
  • Maintain a personal portfolio of Major Donors and Major Donor prospects, including existing DAF holders, planned giving prospects and Annual Campaign prospects.
  • Conduct 10-12 face to face visits per month and document all interactions within JFGI’s CRM system, GOLDA.
  •  Design, implement, and systematize a streamlined donor relations strategy. This includes, but is not limited to donor acknowledgements, donor stewardship, and the donor experience.

  • Generate new and increased Annual Campaign, Endowment, estate planning, directed giving, multigenerational, and supplemental commitments that support the Federation and its programs, ultimately matching the philanthropic interests of identified donors with the mission and goals of JFGI
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director.


  • A minimum of 3 years of proven success in development, with a particular focus on major gifts. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Successful track record with personal solicitation is preferred
  • Proven track-record of successful development systems management, overall project management, and strategic planning
  • Must be a self-starter; must be able to seek out creative solutions to problems independently
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with staff, donors, volunteers and constituents
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills including both verbal and written
  • Ability to manage statistical data to assess fundraising effectiveness and devise strategic plans
  • PC literacy with strong competency in all Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and CRM software, such as Blackbaud
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and maintain confidential information
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, or irregular hours as necessary to interact with donors and prospects and attend relevant meetings and events
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community and its institutions is preferred

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics are representative of an office setting and is usually fast paced with constant stimulation and mobility. This job requires high energy and interaction with staff, leadership, and program participants; meetings and programs may be conducted outside of the office. Expectations are that the individual will present a professional appearance and always behave in a professional manner, particularly when interacting with program participants and donors. Physical demands are primarily limited to operating general office equipment and tasks associated with event and program planning. 



The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, and life insurance.

Interested, qualified candidates should forward resumes and cover letters to [email protected]

The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


*JFGI will be following CDC guidelines as it relates to COVID-19 protocols.

Salary65000.00 - 72000.00 Annual
Full Time
Annual Campaign | Assistant Director | Philanthropy
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days | Vision
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