Director of Development
Northeastern seeks the organization’s next Director of Development. Hillel enhances the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. By curating a menu of social, leadership, religious, educational, and cultural experiences, Hillel strengthens each student’s Jewish identity – in a non-prescriptive way. The organization derives most of its revenue from fundraising activity and the success of the Director of Development is material to the quality and magnitude of the opportunities available to the students we serve.
Northeastern University is located in downtown Boston, steps from historic Fenway Park. A top 40 private school with a unique co-op/internship component, its campus occupies the space where the very first World Series took place, as well as the oldest Ice Rink in the world, still in use.
What We Are Looking For
You are a natural motivator; your enthusiasm and storytelling ability have a way of capturing the imagination and support of your diverse audience. Colleagues and friends recognize you as a highly detailed and organized individual – you set plans, and project manage to achieve your desired result. Managing-up and continuous improvement are not just concepts for you, they are a way of life. An entrepreneurial spirit, get-to-yes mentality, and the ability to thrive in fast paced and frenetic settings will lead to your success in this environment.
What You’ll Do
The Director of Development marshals the efforts of the board, volunteers, and professional staff to drive Hillel’s annual campaign and support the efforts of the capital campaign. The role includes the following elements:
Development Strategy & Management:
- Design and implement a comprehensive Development plan annually which maintains the fiscal health of the organization
- Exercise daily oversight of progress towards fundraising goals with a keen eye to LYBUNTS and parents of first-year students
- Develop moves management strategies for major donors
- Prospect research, including university leaders
- Focus on developing Alumni 40-65 years old, and younger alumni
- Report to key stakeholders on fundraising results to date and anticipated year-end outcomes
Board & Volunteer Management:
- Serve as the professional coordinator of the activities of the Board of Directors
- Convene and manage the Development Committee of the Board of Directors
- Assist the Jewish Terrapin Alumni Network
- Cultivate parent leadership to serve on the Parent Council
- Assist in identifying prospective board members
Mass Solicitation & Communication:
Serve as the lead point of contact to the campus marketing and development manager. Together:
- Prepare and disseminate monthly parent and alumni communications
- Plan and execute several days of giving: Giving Tuesday, Big10 Challenge, UMD Giving Day, and Hillel Global Giving Week
- Creatively deploy a mix of mass-solicitation tools like email, text messaging, social media, snail mail campaigns
- Choreograph the organization’s annual report
Donor & Stakeholder Management:
- Personally cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of donors
- Develop and implement stewardship plans for all donors
- Curate a portfolio of donors for the Executive Director, Board of Directors and volunteer solicitors
- Ensure donor data and interactions are accurately captured in the Salesforce database
- Work with the finance team to ascertain congruous record keeping across the development and financial operations
- Conduct research on donor prospects
- Systematically manage lists for special attention by members of the Board of Directors, Development Committee and Executive Director
- Coordinate Hillel’s annual Parents’ Weekend for some 250 families
- Convene parlor meeting, breakfasts and other niche events as needed
- Host virtual gatherings for those seeking to learn more about Hillel
- Serve on the senior leadership team of the organization
- Inform organization wide strategy
- Represent the organization to key stakeholders including Federations, Foundations and University Relations.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
- Bachelor’s degree required; a relevant master’s degree preferred
- A minimum of 5-7 years of fundraising experience
- Successful track record managing multiple fundraising campaigns and one on one solicitations
- Experiences writing and managing the organization’s grants program
- Exceptional written and verbal communication ability
- Proficient in Excel and Microsoft suite
- Experience with CRM and data management; Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack experience is ideal
- Conversant in Jewish history, tradition and religious practice.
What You’ll Receive
- Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. Salary range of $90,000-$110,000 commensurate with experience.
- A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
- Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
- Travel regionally and abroad
About Northeastern Hillel
Northeastern Hillel, the third oldest Hillel building in the movement, is a charming four floor Boston brownstone on a quiet tree lined street on the corner of campus. With 1200 Jewish students, and 80% of them engaged with Hillel, Jewish life is thriving here. Not counting the director, there is an incredibly talented full time team of four and part time team of three. Northeastern Hillel has a history of innovation, reflected by our winning of the campus innovating programming award in 2021. You'll have the opportunity to wear many different hats, whether it is joining in a wine tasting or pet therapy event to working closely with the university development team, hosting parent bagel brunches and staffing interfaith trips to Israel.
Northeastern 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.
Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.