YAD Development Officer

Jewish Federation of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Posted Date 3/16/2023
The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati (“JFC”), the backbone Jewish organization, is seeking a Young Adult Development (YAD) Officer.  The JFC connects our community, solves big problems, and stewards community resources. We welcome all cultural backgrounds and faiths including those of every socioeconomic status, race, gender, national background, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical, mental, and developmental ability. Grounded in Jewish values, together with you, our volunteers, and partner organizations, we support the vulnerable, nurture connections with Israel and Jewish communities globally, and protect and energize Jewish life. We feed the hungry, comfort the sick, care for elderly, and educate our youth. We are your community’s organization problem-solvers and opportunity-makers, committed to ensuring the strength and quality of Jewish life for our children and our children’s children.
The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati is a national model for the development of financial resources through its annual campaign, planned giving and endowments, and a shared fundraising model in which the Federation provides outsourced fundraising for core partnership agencies. The YAD Development officer must be a dynamic, creative. This role includes creating leadership development and targeted outreach/education, which promote and increase involvement in the campaign and expand community awareness and understanding of issues facing both the local and global Jewish communities. This role is fostering the next generation of philanthropists.
The Development officer’s primary role is to support the following FRD Mission and Core Federation Strategies:
- Maximize Giving and Campaign Participation
- Build a Strong Community for young professionals (21-45)
- Develop Professional and Volunteer Leaders
- Connect community members to Israel and their Jewish Identity

The goals for the Young Adult Division include financial resource development, leadership development and targeted outreach/education, which promote and increase involvement in the campaign and expand community awareness and understanding of issues facing both the local and global Jewish communities.

The Development Officer will be responsible for identifying, cultivating and developing young Jewish leaders and connecting them to the organized Jewish community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with Young adult division leadership, Young Adult Division Board, Federation staff, prospective and current donors and other members of the community.
  • Serve as the lead professional for the Young Adult Division in establishing and tracking engagement and fundraising goals, metrics and progress.
  • Potential to supervise a summer intern as well as an additional Young Adult Division Engagement Associate.
  • Manage all fundraising activities related to Young Leadership including developing discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans.
  • Execute key Young Adult initiatives including National Young Leadership Cabinet, and Ben-Gurion Society
  • Manage a portfolio of at least 150 donors and prospects in their 20s and 30s, meeting with at least 15 individuals, face to face, per month;
  • Oversee strategy for young adult donors
  • Partner with leading local, national and global organizations in the young adult space to develop and foster mutually beneficial partnerships aimed at creating a more robust Jewish community for young adults in Cincinnati;
  • Organize and manage annual leadership 8-month development program, LEAD which empower and develop current and future volunteer leaders.
    • Focus on volunteer management to build an effective Young Leadership Board, program committees and a large base of community ambassadors and connectors.
  • Curate and oversee meaningful programs and events that connect young adults to their Jewish identity from budgeting and inception to post-event assessment. On average, there are 5-10 programs a year.
  • Manage and oversee the Cincinnati Vine, Cincinnati’s Jewish interactive web portal for community events in partnership with the Jewish Federation’s marketing team. This includes and is not limited to program calendar oversight, social media, blog posts, and cross community partnerships.
  • Serve in a leadership staff role on cross-division initiatives as required and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3-5 years of experience in fundraising, development or significant involvement in the Jewish community OR a specialized experience, degree or certification in Jewish Communal leadership.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, meticulous attention to detail and follow-up.
  • Demonstrated ability to set goals, tasks and timetables and manage work flow;
  • Must be organized, detailed and have ability to multi-task on several ongoing projects or programs.
  • Flexibility for taking part in early-morning meetings and evening and weekend meetings and events is required;
  • Team-building skills for fostering internal and external collaboration is a necessity;
  • Must be committed to the mission of The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and have an intimate knowledge of Jewish customs and practices.
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