Donor Engagement Associate

Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville | Nashville, TN, United States

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Posted Date 8/25/2023

The Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville (JFGN) is seeking a highly motivated professional to join our team as we secure the necessary resources to sustain and grow Jewish life throughout Greater Nashville.


Who you are

We are looking for an organized, efficient, and personable go-getter ready to embrace our goal of building a robust, connected and vibrant Jewish community in Greater Nashville. You should be someone who is exceptionally well organized, thinks critically, loves connecting with people, is an active listener, is strong at managing relationships, and understands how to cater to the needs and expectations of donors both large and small.


What you’ll be doing

The Donor Engagement Associate will be a central member of the development team, supporting the work of the department across a range of areas, with particular focus on the annual campaign. Working collaboratively with professional and volunteer leaders, this position will be responsible for donor cultivation, stewardship and solicitation, relationship building, management of

volunteer campaigners, prospect research, event planning, and a wide array of other tasks and




Essential Job Functions

  • Demonstrate passion for and be able to articulate the mission and importance of the Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville
  • Manage Community Campaign portfolio of donors with gifts ranging between $1 and $1,000.
  • Manage and coordinate event logistics for various fundraising events.
  • Prepare and manage budget for various programs.
  • Identify, recruit, train and support volunteer leaders.
  • Spearhead prospecting for new gift opportunities.
  • Meet annual goals for soliciting assigned donors and prospects.
  • Serve as staff lead for volunteer calling events.
  • Responsible for annual campaign operations, communication, and event management.
  • Work in partnership with colleagues to build, maintain and grow current donor profiles and strengthen the community’s culture of Jewish philanthropy.
  • Collaborate in the creation, planning, implementation and staffing of events and/or special projects, fundraising initiatives and leadership engagement.
  • Collaborate with our beneficiary agencies, attend community events, and participate in programs to enhance the visibility of Federation and maintain an up-to-date awareness of program priorities throughout the Jewish community.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned by supervisor.


Skills you’ll need:


  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to work creatively and flexibly in a dynamic


  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented. Proven ability to meet multiple deadlines and balance numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Strong social media skills; familiarity with donor software and CRM’s is highly desired. Strong computer skills are necessary, specifically in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to professionalism and collegiality including the ability to receive feedback and take action when appropriate.
  • Strong copy writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential financial and personal information with discretion and sensitivity.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience working for Jewish organizations, and a deep knowledge of Judaism, Jewish culture and traditions.
  • While knowledge about the Jewish Federation is desirable, it is not a pre-requisite for this position.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required.


What we provide:

  • Competitive compensation ($45,000-$55,000 DOE)
  • Generous Paid Time Off, plus days off for Jewish Holidays and for National Holidays
  • Generous Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Benefits
  • 403b Plan with an Employer Match
  • Professional Development and Skill Building Opportunities
  • Flexible and Hybrid Work Environment (must be Nashville-based)


About Nashville and JFGN


Nashville is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic cities in the United States. Known as “Music City,” live music can be found on just about every corner every night of the week. With temperate weather, vibrant cultural institutions, a robust foodie scene, and a charming Southern warmth (not to mention a rapidly growing Jewish population), Nashville has repeatedly been recognized as one of the top cities in the United States to call home.


The Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville is the central voluntary communal organization of Nashville’s Jewish community. We focus our efforts on building Jewish community, growing Jewish philanthropy, and caring for those in need with dignity. Our impact is felt locally, in Israel and around the world. Our greatest resource is our people — the staff, volunteers, partners and leaders who help make the greater Nashville Jewish community a welcoming home. We offer a collaborative, friendly, and inspiring work environment. The Nashville Jewish community is rapidly growing and there is a strong desire to enhance and build upon the community’s rich tradition of philanthropy and engagement.


The Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.


More information about our organization is available at


If you’re excited about this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to Rabbi Dan Horwitz, CEO, at [email protected]

Salary45,000.00 - 55,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Associate | Development Associate | Fundraising/Grants/Giving
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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