About the Organization:
UJA-Federation of New York is the largest local philanthropy in the world. For more than 100 years, we’ve brought New Yorkers together to solve some of the most pressing problems facing our community. Thanks to our network of hundreds of non-profits, we can leverage our expertise across any number of areas — including health and human services, arts and culture, and education — to care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, respond to crises close to home and far away, and shape our Jewish future. Our reach extends from New York to Israel to nearly 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year.
The Development Executive/Senior Development Executive of UJA Women is responsible for the engagement, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors and high-net-worth female prospects through face-to-face meetings, the organization of cultivation and fundraising events, and volunteer opportunities. They work with other divisions as the lead staff of KDS Women and create engagement opportunities for women with $50,000+ household gifts. This position reports to the Executive Director of Women’s Philanthropy.
- Identify and cultivate women of high-net-worth in Manhattan.
- Educate donors and prospective donors about the mission of UJA-Federation of New York in ways that inspire them to give. You’ll accomplish this through one-on-one meetings, fundraising events, educational programs, service projects, agency visits, and travel opportunities.
- Develop and implement appropriate fundraising strategies to increase the dollars raised for the annual campaign. This includes thinking strategically about how to move donors beyond the King David Society (25K level). Strategies include face-to-face solicitations, fundraising events, phone sessions, and written communications.
- Maintain records of donor engagement and evaluate progress regularly with supervisor.
- Develop and update research on individuals in portfolio; identify viable prospects through outreach and relationship-building activities.
- Involve lay leadership in a strategic manner. Provide necessary professional support to appropriate lay committees. This includes agenda setting, preparing reports and presentations, writing meeting notes, and providing appropriate follow-up.
- Collaborate with staff in other divisions to develop and implement strategies involving donors across divisional lines. This includes collaboration with fundraisers for the annual campaign, Planned Giving & Endowments Campaign, Capital and Special Initiatives Campaigns in order to maximize engagement of the donor and her family.
- Stay aware of philanthropic trends by reading newspapers, and other related materials to remain generally informed.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Three years or more of post-college work experience in fundraising, sales or related experience.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Strong critical thinking and analytic abilities.
- Strong Writing skills
- Experience coordinating events.
- Knowledge of issues facing the Jewish community and passion for UJA’s mission.
- Ability to initiate and follow through on self-defined goals and objectives while remaining part of a collaborative team.
The salary range for this role is $72,000 to $85,000; commensurate with experience and qualifications listed above.
Great Perks. Because We Appreciate Great Employees.
We offer a generous number of vacation days and have the Jewish holidays off as well. Fridays our offices close early (October to March at 3:00 pm and April to September at 4:00 pm). All so you can relax and recharge.
UJA provides a top-tier medical and dental plan, along with a flexible spending account. We also offer life insurance. And for a small cost you can take part in on-site yoga and exercise classes at our Manhattan office. Wellness matters to us.
Planning for Retirement:
UJA employees can enroll in a pension plan and tax deferred annuity.
Classes, workshops, and compelling speakers will keep you at the top of your game.
We come together as a staff to commemorate holidays (from Rosh Hashanah to MLK Day), volunteer at nonprofits, and celebrate our accomplishments together. (Our chocolate chip cookies are legendary!)
Some More (Yes, more!)
We also offer a backup childcare program. And a commuter benefit plan. So you can get to work and feel good about it.
Also, a lot of the times, we’re wearing jeans.