Director of Development
Golden Slipper Camp, Club, Gems
The Director of Development will manage a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors and be charged with identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects and donors in the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community. The Director of Development will work closely with the Executive Director and key Board Members and Volunteers to match donors’ interests to community needs through a variety of vehicles to include annual giving, multi-year projects, donor advised funds, planned giving and other philanthropic opportunities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Serve as relationship manager for a portfolio of approximately 125 key donors and prospects at the Major Gifts level.
- Develop a multi-year fundraising and stewardship strategy for assigned relationships.
- Play a visible and collaborative leadership role within Golden Slipper and for organization-wide projects and priorities.
- Provide professional support and partnership to senior volunteer leadership of the organization in the identification, solicitation and steward efforts.
- Actively engage in regular donor/prospect communication, cultivation and direct solicitation with specific metrics and fundraising goals.
- Identify opportunities to engage volunteers, senior leadership and the Executive Director in strategic cultivation and solicitation efforts.
The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the Director of Development from time to time at Golden Slipper’s discretion. This engagement is at-will and this description of duties is not a contract of employment or otherwise and shall not be deemed to create in any way whatsoever a contract.
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Successful fundraising experience including direct solicitation of five and six figure gifts.
- Experience in a multi-faceted fundraising environment (annual, legacy, and community foundation services/donor advised funds) desired.
- Exceptional donor-relations skills: proven ability in creating strategies to cultivate prospects and channel donor engagement.
- Strong knowledge of philanthropic planning vehicles a plus.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and meet objectives and performance standards.
- Knowledge of and appreciation for the Jewish community, its customs and practices.
- Proven track record of success with fundraising systems and prospect identification.
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite and various electronic communication tools.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Proven ability to work collaboratively in a highly motivated goal-oriented team environment.
- Knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge, CRM or similar fundraising program preferred
- Evening/weekend work and valid driver's license required.
- National and international travel may be required. Must have a valid passport.
- Access to a car and/or reliable transportation.