Senior Development Director

Hillel International | Ontario, ON, Canada

Posted Date 7/07/2022

Senior Development Director

Hillel Ontario

The Opportunity:

Hillel Ontario is currently seeking a Senior Development Officer. The Sr. Development Officer will be an integral part of the Development team, with a primary focus on donors of $5,000 +. The Sr. Officer is a detail oriented self-starter who will create connections with current and future donors and volunteers. Their primary focus will be to manage relationships with current donors and cultivate new support from individuals and corporations. The Sr. Officer will be able to develop and execute personalized cultivation and stewardship plans, and assist in the development of fundraising proposals. They will work to meet annual fundraising targets, in support of Hillel Ontario’s strategic priorities. They will work closely and collaboratively with other Hillel professionals (digital, campus staff) to advance and support fundraising initiatives. The Sr. Officer is a highly organized team player who understands the philanthropic landscape and is able to deliver on challenging revenue targets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of current donors and ensure that they are well stewarded and appropriately cultivated for gift upgrades
  • Identify opportunities to engage new donors and corporate partners
  • Build and strengthen relationships with key donors and supporters while aligning gifting opportunities with organizational goals and priorities
  • Develop customized cultivation and stewardship plans
  • Work with the digital and communications team to create fundraising proposals and impact reports
  • Directly solicit donations and corporate gifts
  • Effectively utilize the donor database software (CRM) to ensure that donor records are accurate and up to date
  • Work collaboratively with the rest of the fundraising team to support the overall activities of the Development team
  • Work with volunteer leaders to enhance fundraising strategies and outreach

What You Will Do Well:

  • Proven effective donor relationship-building skills, including comfort meeting directly with donors, both in person and virtually
  • The ability to be tactful, proactive, and diplomatic while working with diverse constituents such as donors, co-workers, volunteers and vendors
  • Proven success in developing solicitation strategies and moving supporters along the donor continuum
  • Ability to identify funding opportunities and match donors with appropriate investment opportunities
  • Be a passionate and effective communicator who can articulately convey Hillel’s mission and vision to our supporters
  • Have a growth mindset, curiosity and willingness to learn and consider diverse perspectives
  • Take initiative and take calculated risks
  • Work independently

What you bring:

  • University degree plus 5-7 years’ related experience in a fundraising or business development role
  • Demonstrated experience in gift solicitation and donor management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong computer skills; proficiency with CRM software, Google Suite
  • Event planning or logistics experience preferred

What You’ll Receive:

  • $80,000-$90,000 commensurate with experience
  • Amazing colleagues
  • A fun and fast-paced work environment
  • The ability to work in a remote/hybrid environment
  • Access to professional development opportunities
  • The opportunity to have a significant impact on Jewish students on campuses across Ontario
  • Sponsorship, if required.

About Hillel Ontario:

Hillel Ontario serves approximately 13,500 Jewish students across nine universities, and is the largest regional Hillel system in the world. A model for the Hillel movement, Hillel Ontario was created on October 1, 2015 and strives to inspire every Jewish student in Ontario to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel.

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 Ontario is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.

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