Assistant Director of Stewardship
Brown RISD Hillel
The past two years have marked a period of significant, positive growth for Brown RISD Hillel. Guided by an outside-the-box approach to student leadership and community building and a bold vision for the possibilities of Jewish campus life, BRH has emerged as one of the most vital and creative organizations in the national Hillel ecosystem. Bolstered by this growth, BRH is now seeking an Assistant Director for Stewardship to activate a wide network of trustees, alumni, parents, and partners, ensuring BRH’s organizational capacity expands to accommodate its energetic pipeline of Jewish programming, learning, and engagement. Part data miner, part relationship maven, part development guru, the Assistant Director for Stewardship will serve as member of BRH’s senior leadership team, ensuring the success of BRH as a joyous, high-impact platform for Jewish students across College Hill.
What You’ll Do
- Plan and implement an annual donor cultivation calendar.
- Work with board members to support and steward their leadership.
- Support BRH trustees with their annual solicitation and campaign efforts.
- Partner with ED on annual campaign and ongoing comprehensive capital campaign.
- Liaise with board committees, supporting trustees with information and logistics in advancement of initiatives.
- Focus on engagement and cultivation of donors and future donors in alignment with the goals, priorities and needs of BRH.
- Coordinate logistics for signature donor relations, stewardship programs, and alumni events.
- Identify new and enhance existing ways of weaving students into stewardship activities with donors.
- Collaborate with BRH communication professionals to weave complex strategies and technical information from a wide range of sources into a compelling narrative for a donor audience.
- Utilize data management, database optimization, and data analytics, to optimize fundraising efforts
On a day to day basis you will
- Write and send tailored stewardship materials to donors and potential donors.
- Meet with the Alumni Engagement committee to plan compelling events for networks around the country.
- Provide timely data to the Executive Director and board leaders to ensure that development campaigns proceed efficiently.
- Communicate with parents of incoming students in advance of a welcome event for recently accepted students and their families.
- Collaborate with the Assistant Director to plan networking experiences for students to meet innovative alumni from a variety of sectors.
- Meet with board members, ensuring they are engaged with productive, compelling committee service.
- Huddle with the Executive Director and heads of the Development Committee to design new strategies to increase the overall number of gifts to BRH.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
- Previous fundraising experience either professionally or as a volunteer.
- Ability to develop strong relationships with diverse constituencies and create positive community connections
- Aptitude for independent and cooperative decision making as well as proactive creative and strategic thinking and problem-solving
- Goal-driven, results-oriented team member
- Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.
- Uncompromising commitment to Jewish pluralism.
- A joyful, optimistic, cooperative way of being in the world.
- Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years of relevant experience.
What You’ll Receive
- Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $70,000 - $80,000.
- A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, Life, AD&D and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurances, Flexible Spending accounts, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
- Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
- Travel regionally and abroad.
About Brown RISD Hillel
Brown RISD Hillel is a nationally recognized leader in Jewish campus engagement, and is the gateway to Jewish life for students at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). More than a center for Jewish programming and ritual, Hillel is an integral part of the social, cultural, educational, and political life for students. Brown RISD Hillel is situated in the historic College Hill neighborhood of Providence, R.I., a cool urban center for creative entrepreneurs, recent grads, and young families. 45 minutes from Boston and just a short drive to beautiful New England beaches, Providence is a desirable emerging city, hosting a diverse and vibrant Jewish community with kosher restaurants and multiple synagogues.
About Hillel International
In 1923, Rabbi Benjamin Frankel started Hillel with humble means, a noble mission and a breathtaking vision: to convey Jewish civilization to a new generation. Today, Hillel International continues to enrich the lives of Jewish students and is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world at more than 550 colleges and universities across North America and around the world. As Hillel evolves as an organization, the mission remains steadfast: to create lasting connections with every Jewish student that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.
Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.