The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties, NJ is seeking a Campaign Manager to plan and implement all annual campaign and development efforts. The successful candidate will develop, cultivate and manage donors; design and implement creative fundraising strategies; recruit, organize and train volunteer fundraisers; assure adherence to campaign time schedules; meet with individuals, corporations and organizations to solicit funds for the Federation, and develop detailed knowledge of the Jewish community. The successful candidate will be a leader and a team player with a strong sense of purpose, commitment, personal responsibility and will be passionate about the Jewish community and the needs of Israel.
Work with Executive Director and lay campaign chairperson in order to identify, recruit, motivate and train an active group of volunteer fundraisers from the community.
Take leadership for conceptualizing, developing and staffing implementation of annual campaign plan, emphasizing steps to research, prioritize, cultivate, solicit, steward and continuously acknowledge donors at all levels of the campaign, as well as special appeals outside the framework of the annual campaign, and any new campaign initiatives.
Collaborate with staff members to develop marketing materials related to the campaign plan.
Assume leadership as key staffer for annual fundraising/outreach event and other campaign related events, handling planning, implementation and follow-up around Federation events.
Attend and recruit for all campaign events.
Enhance existing strategies and develop new ones to increase active donor base, elevate gift levels of current donors, secure bequests and other endowment related instruments.
Meet with donors and prospects to keep them informed of the role of the Federation and the case for giving and to discover their interests and what motivates their philanthropy.
Partner with Executive Director to enhance understanding of Federation’s role in the community, through development of strong relationships with Rabbis, synagogue board members, leaders in community human service agencies, and other constituent groups of the Federation.
Work with Jewish Federations of North America and other colleagues in the philanthropic and development area to learn about, assess and adopt best practices in campaign and donor development.
Act as primary staff for activities and stewardship of a number of affinity groups including but not limited to: Cardozo Legal Society, Maimonides Medical Society and Business Networking Group.
Supervise development staff, with emphasis on ongoing training and staff growth.
Lead other staff through a process of analyzing, recommending and implementing a system of accountability with performance metrics to determine the success of development strategies and activities, using donor management software and other means.
Collaborate with Federation finance staff to develop workable and accurate procedures and policies for tracking and reporting development activities.
Assume other duties as needed or assigned by Executive Director to further the fundraising and overall goals of the Federation.
- Bachelor’s degree
- 3-5 years of experience in fund-raising, donor development, and non-profits
- Strong management and leadership skills, including demonstrated success developing high-performing and collaborative staff teams and volunteer committees.
- Demonstrated success in developing and implementing measurable strategic activities
- Effective and articulate communicator demonstrating passion, vision, energy, integrity and good judgment.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
- Computer literate with knowledge of fund raising data bases
- Ability to work evenings and Sundays as needed