Development Director

Beth El Synagogue Center | New Rochelle, NY, United States

Posted Date 10/19/2022
Beth El Synagogue Center (Beth El) is a large, multi-generational, egalitarian congregation,
located in New Rochelle, New York and affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative
Judaism .
Beth El is a vibrant and active congregation that provides a wide range of religious, educational,
social and community activities for all ages, allowing congregants to engage in Jewish heritage
and explore all aspects of Jewish life.
Beth El relies on membership income from its 500 member households and tuition from nursery
school, religious school and day camp programs. Increasingly, philanthropy over-and-above
membership and tuition will be needed to fill gaps between income and expenses. In 2020, the
annual Kol Nidre Appeal was renamed The B’Yachad Campaign and raised over $700,000 to
cover extraordinary costs and reduced income during the pandemic. Going forward, The
B’Yachad Campaign will be Beth El’s annual appeal. In addition, the annual gala has been a
way to raise additional funds and engage the community.
The Development Director is a part-time position responsible for coordinating and facilitating
fundraising efforts. The Development Director will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will
work in collaboration with the Board, President and COO to set annual fundraising goals. The
Development Director will engage select board members, 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, but will require
working some evenings and events.
? Develop and execute a comprehensive annual fundraising plan
? Execute and meet agreed-upon goals for The B’Yachad Campaign annual giving
? Identify and engage committee members for various fundraising committees
? Develop an annual gala that both engages the community and raises additional funds for
the operating budget
? 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 Beth El’s website
? Work with Beth El administration to facilitate gift processing
Qualifications and Experience
? Bachelor’s Degree required
? 7+ years of substantive experience in fundraising, including donor relations and
? 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: $50,000-$60,000 depending on experience. To apply, please send a 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
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
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