Assistant Director of Community Philanthropy

Hillel at UCLA | Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Posted Date 4/09/2024

Assistant Director of Community Philanthropy

Hillel at UCLA

Hillel at UCLA’s Philanthropy Team seeks to harness the talents and inherent passion of an accomplished professional to cultivate widespread awareness of and investment in Hillel through management of the Annual Campaign. We are a team of philanthropy activists who believe that making the world a better place requires partnership. The integrity of the Philanthropy Team’s work is anchored in prioritizing relational stakeholder engagement and values alignment. We are honored to stand alongside philanthropists as they shepherd their resources to inspire the change they hope to manifest in their lifetime and beyond, all the while doing so in the context of Jewish values and practices.

In this role, the teammate will oversee communications, events, and individual donor relations with the goal of sustaining our above-average donor retention rate while attracting new stakeholders to the Hillel philanthropic community. Reporting directly to the Chief Development Officer, the Assistant Director of Community Philanthropy’s work is a blend of project and relationship/interpersonal management, and can be performed partially remotely.

With sincere and authentic stakeholder relationships at the core, Interpersonal Duties of this position include:

  • Nurturing primary connections to grassroots-level Hillel donor benefactors and prospects
  • Direct collaboration with Hillel colleagues at every level of the local organization and within the cohort of development professionals in the International movement
  • Management of key vendor relationships on behalf of the Philanthropy team
  • Catalyze Board ambassadorship and other support for Board of Directors lay leaders
  • Engagement and oversight of student partners

Values-aligned fundraising is heavily informed and influenced by the powerful articulation of the impact of Hillel on our beneficiaries. Events and communications assets managed in this role support the overarching success of all Hillel ambassadors and fundraisers (professional and lay). Roles in the realm of Project Management include:

  • Donor and prospect segmentation and strategic communication
  • Community-wide digital and print communication/solicitations
  • Creation of donor cultivation/stewardship collateral/branded assets (in collaboration with graphic designer)
  • Event management (small and large scale)
  • Administration of Board governance/meetings
  • Written reporting to funders (institutional and individual)

If you possess the following characteristics and interests, this role may be a great fit

  • Genuinely invested in Hillel’s mission and purpose which centers Jewish pluralism, identity and leadership development, learning, and individual well-being
  • Committed to the prosperity of Jewish peoplehood and the Jewish people’s right to safety and self-determination in their indigenous homeland, Israel.
  • Driven by a growth mindset
  • Adaptive and creative orientation, values vulnerability, and bravely experiments with new concepts
  • Anticipatory of needs, proactive
  • Intrinsic pride in one’s work, pursuant of positive impact/outcomes
  • Independent, intrinsically motivated, anticipatory, and proactive in managing timelines, budgets, tracking impact, and other tasks associated with professional responsibilities
  • Thrives in collaborative workplaces, enjoys team-based projects
  • Introspective and draws upon previous experience in service of Hillel’s Mission


  • 3 or more years of experience (and is suitable for candidates at early, mid or late stage career)
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong writing communication skills both in short and long-form (i.e. for social media, for mail appeals, and for grant reporting)
  • Well-honed intuition and sophistication in building/maintaining interpersonal relationships
  • Solid knowledge of the Los Angeles Jewish Jewish philanthropic landscape
  • Basic fluency using supportive technologies (i.e. Google for Nonprofits, Microsoft Office, digital mass-communication platforms, donor database)
  • Ability and willingness to work occasionally on evenings and on some Jewish holidays, including Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur


  • A personal connection to the Hillel movement
  • Prior experience in the field of philanthropy
  • Familiarity with basic concepts in moves management and demonstrated success in individual solicitations
  • Refined sense of visual aesthetic and capable of guiding visual design projects
  • Confidence and experience in event production/management
  • Familiarity with NationBuilder and Wufoo

Salary range: $75,000 - $100,000

Compatibility is a top priority. Specific job responsibilities, start date, and compensation are negotiable. Target start date: August 1, 2024. If this opportunity is calling your name, we welcome your application - let’s explore together how you envision contributing to the achievement of our shared goals and how Hillel at UCLA can contribute to your professional growth and fulfillment.

About Hillel at UCLA

Hillel at UCLA is a truly great place to work. We encourage creativity, value personal authenticity, provide opportunities for professional development, and believe in a healthy work-life blend. We are guided by Jewish values and, as a staff, we strive to model for our students and community an enduring commitment to well-rounded Jewish living. The office is centrally located on the east side of UCLA and houses a vibrant energy reflective of the diversity of our students and community members. Hillel offers highly competitive compensation and ample, affordable health benefits.

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.

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