(20 hours per week)
Congregation Kol Ami (Kol Ami) is one of Westchester’s most prominent synagogues, and among the leading Reform Jewish congregations in the U.S. Kol Ami is a vibrant and innovative institution with an engaged community, a growing religious school and an excellent Early Childhood Program. Kol Ami’s services and music program attract congregants of all ages and are based on a prayer book written by our clergy and congregants.
Kol Ami primarily relies on membership income and tuition from its 650 member households to meet its financial needs. However, increasingly, philanthropy over-and-above membership and tuition will be needed to fill gaps between income and expenses. In 2022, Kol Ami created an Endowment and will be funding it throughout the remainder of the 2022 fiscal year. Kol Ami is debt-free and its financial structure is sound. The Development Director will help position Kol Ami for continued success in the coming years.
The Development Director is a part-time position responsible for coordinating and facilitating fundraising efforts. The Development Director will report to the Executive Director and will work in collaboration with the officers, Board and Executive Director to set and meet annual fundraising goals. The Development Director will engage select board members, other lay leaders and the clergy in pursuing and achieving annual fundraising goals. This position will have a flexible schedule and the ability to work remotely, in part, and will require working some evenings and events.
? Develop and execute Kol Ami’s annual fundraising plan
? Execute and meet agreed-upon goals for the Annual Fund
? Formalize an approach to an ongoing and sustained major gifts program
? Steward relationships with major donors, individually and through cultivation events
? Solicit gifts and participate in solicitations with clergy and lay leaders
? Train and guide lay leaders and clergy in stewardship and fundraising best practices
? Undertake prospect research, create background materials, prepare solicitors for asks
? Oversee the production of fundraising events including committee work
? Craft and produce fundraising communications, acknowledgements and recognition
? Develop proposals for restricted gifts and grants (individuals, foundations)
? Prepare for and report regularly to the Board on fundraising activities
? Maintain and update the fundraising page on Kol Ami’s website
? Oversee selection of new fundraising software and put it to use (including data entry)
? Work with Kol Ami administration to facilitate gift processing
Qualifications and Experience
? Bachelor’s Degree required
? 5+ years of substantive experience in fundraising, including donor relations and solicitation
? Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
? Familiarity with common fundraising software
? Proven ability to strategize, set and meet goals
? Adept at crafting and articulating persuasive cases for support
? Marketing/external communications experience
? Board engagement, cultivation, and development experience
Salary Range: $40,000-$50,000 depending on experience
To apply, send cover letter and resume to: [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and search will remain open until a candidate is hired. No phone inquiries, please.