Development Fellow

Hillel International | Boston, MA, United States

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Posted Date 12/07/2022

Development Fellow

Boston University Hillel

Role Overview

Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Boston University Hillel. You’ll power Hillel by supporting efforts to connect people, vital funds and resources to our mission. 

Boston University is home to one of the largest Jewish undergraduate populations at a private university globally, with 4,000 Jewish undergraduate students and 2,000 Jewish graduate students.

You will plan and execute all development plans for BU Hillel, under the leadership of the Executive Director and Managing Director. You will report to the Managing Director

What You’ll Do

Donor Cultivation and Solicitation

  • Create, manage, and update BU Hillel Annual Development Plan.

  • Manage a portfolio of donors and prospects through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Personally soliciting annual gifts of $500 - $1,000.

  • Manage major prospect research through strategic work with BU Major Gifts Officers in partnership with BU Hillel Managing Director.

  • Staff lead for BU Hillel’s Director’s Council, engaged donors who give $1,000+ and meet 2-3x/year.

  • Support the Board’s Development Committee.

  • Provide staffing support (e.g., scheduling, development of materials, taking minutes) for Board of Directors and various other lay leader groups.

Grant and Foundation Management

  • Research, write, and track grant proposals from $1,000-$100,000+.

  • Administer and report on grants

  • Manage stewardship of foundation partners

Direct Marketing

  • Execute projects in partnership with the Managing Director and Shared Development Marketing Manager in partnership with Hillel International

  • Manage day-to-day activities of direct marketing plan including mail, email, social media appeals, and student phone-a-thon efforts.

Data Management

  • Supervise Database Intern

  • Manage the organization’s full donor and prospect lists.

  • Organize cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans for Executive Director and Managing Director for major and leadership gift asks of up to $150,000+.

  • Generate weekly reports on fundraising performance.

On a day-to-day basis you will

  • Execute prospect research, primarily of BU donors who give Jewishly, but not yet to BU Hillel.

  • Continue building relationships with BU Major Gifts Officers in effort to enhance prospect work.

  • Track all donor plans, and cultivate, solicit, and steward personal portfolio in a timely manner.

  • Track and prepare for Executive Director’s and Managing Director’s solicitation and stewardship meetings.

  • In coordination with Shared Marketing Manager, conduct mass campaigns via email, direct mail, student phone-a thons.

  • Coordinate all interfaces and interactions with BU Development in partnership with Managing Director, ensuring best possible cooperation with BU’s fundraising agents.

  • Manage Database Intern to ensure all database entries are updated in a timely manner.

  • Manage BU Hillel’s fundraising lists, data, and full-range of uses of the BU Fundraising database.

  • Write, track, and manage grant proposals and reports for individual donors, foundations, Jewish Federations, Hillel International, and other funders.

  • Serve as a liaison between BU Hillel and select stakeholders, including CJP, other Foundations, and Hillel International Development Staff.

  • Report timely and accurate information to the Executive Director and the Board.

  • Work closely with Board members, especially chairs of Development and Development Committee members, to engage them in fundraising efforts, utilize relationships, and develop leadership gifts.

  • Plan and organize logistics for Board meetings and Development Committee meetings (4 per year).

  • Plan and organize Director’s Council meetings (3 per year).

  • Write thank you letters and oversee stewardship transactions.

  • Track pledges and gifts to ensure monies are received, reported, and deposited in a timely manner.

  • Ensure grant monies are collected when promised.

What You’ve Accomplished

  • 1-3 years of experience. While development experience is desirable, it is not necessary.  We are most interested in someone who is organized, driven, energy and mission focused.  The most important experience we are looking for is the ability to organize people and projects and the ability to inspire commitment and action. 

  • We are interested in people with backgrounds in PR, Communications, Marketing, Communal Engagement in addition to development/fundraising experience

  • Bachelors degree required

What You’ll Get Out of It

  • High-level professional development to help develop core skills and gain expertise from University, Jewish communal, and nonprofit fundraising experts and lay leaders

  • Mentoring and career coaching to help you during and after your position

  • A network of terrific colleagues from across the Hillel movement.

  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Tax Deferred Retirement Plan, Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability insurances, Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.

  • The salary range for this role is $50,000-$60,000

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • Inspires

  • Energy, enthusiasm, a can-do attitude

  • Ability to passionately represent BU Hillel’s mission

  • Organized

  • Can work independently and also collaboratively

  • Thorough, accurate, comfortable with numbers and basic finance and accounting concepts

  • Can keep track of multiple work streams

  • Excels

  • Effective at selling

  • Successful track record of project management and managing many tasks

About Boston University Hillel 

Boston University Hillel 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.

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.

Boston University Hillel 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.

Salary50000.00 - 60000.00 Annual
Development Associate
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Retirement Plans | FSA | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
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