Assistant Director of Development

Texas Hillel Foundation | Austin, TX, United States

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Posted Date 3/07/2024

Assistant Director of Development

Texas Hillel

Role Overview 

The AD of Development is responsible for contributing to the management, implementation, and achievement of Texas Hillel’s fundraising initiatives toward a nearly $2 million annual goal. This is a role focused on strategy and systems, development staff supervision, and fundraising. This professional will build partnerships with colleagues in university advancement, institutional funders, and community foundations, and will have access to a supportive network of Hillel professionals across the country through Hillel International.  Ideal candidates are professionals with 3+ years development experience. The Assistant Director for Development serves as an integral member of our senior team, and reports to the Executive Director of Texas Hillel.

What You’ll Do 

  • Partner with Executive Director on annual campaign
  • Work with staff and the Board of Directors Development Committee to create a development plan to meet annual fundraising goals and track progress throughout the year
  • Supervise Family & Alumni Relations Development Manager and part-time Marketing and Communications Manager, and oversee student interns in development and marketing
  • Identify, steward, and directly solicit a portfolio of donors and prospects who contribute up to $1,000 annually
  • Support solicitation efforts for the Executive Director, Board members, and other key lay leaders
  • Coordinate donor meetings and events
  • Work with the development team to assure timely gift acknowledgement, database management, and review of donor tracking system
  • Write grant applications and reports, and manage grant timelines
  • Travel for events and meetings with donors locally and nationally

On a Day-to-Day Basis You Will:

  • Track and analyze fundraising data to build strategies that both increase donor numbers and revenue
  • Manage follow-up with donors and prospects as necessary
  • Monitor development expenses with Operations Manager
  • Supervise maintenance of Little Green Light (LGL) donor database
  • Provide timely data and reports to the Executive Director and Board leaders to ensure that development campaigns proceed efficiently

What You’ll Bring to the Job 

  • Sound strategic and organizational thinking and a collaborative approach to fundraising. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills . 
  • Proficiency with CRM software (donor management software, such as Little Green Light or Salesforce) and enthusiasm to explore new platforms.
  • Passion for Hillel’s mission to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. 
  • A commitment to Jewish pluralism. 


  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience, including at least two years in a development role.
  • Management and supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree a plus.
  • Experience using data to drive performance. 
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills. Grant writing experience preferred.
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage multiple projects. 

What You’ll Receive 

  • The salary range for this role is $68,000-75,000, based on 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. 
  • Outstanding professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities. 

About Texas Hillel

Texas Hillel at The University of Texas at Austin was founded in 1927 and has a long history of community service and programmatic innovation, serving approximately 3,500 Jewish students in the Austin area. The Topfer Center for Jewish Life at the Abe & Annie Seibel building is adjacent to the UT-Austin campus and opened in 2006. Recognized by Hillel International for innovation, Texas Hillel is student driven and hosts a full array of student groups, programming, and events. Governed by a nationwide board of directors, Texas Hillel enjoys strong partnerships with the UT Austin campus, the wider Jewish community and organizations. Long recognized by Hillel International and The University of Texas at Austin for innovation, Texas Hillel is adjacent to the UT-Austin campus and enjoys a strong partnership with The University and the wider Jewish community. 

About Hillel San Antonio

Hillel San Antonio serves 12 campuses throughout the city, with Trinity University and University of Texas at San Antonio as its main sites. Hillel San Antonio currently serves over 200 Jewish students. Many students participate in the University of Texas CAP program, spending one year on UTSA’s campus, prior to transferring to UT Austin.

About Austin

Recently named the #1 city to live in, Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Austin has a young and mobile Jewish community of approximately 20,000. Much of the community’s Jewish life is centered at the Dell Jewish Community Campus in Northwest Hills, including three synagogues, the JCC, a community day school, Federation and subsidiaries. Austin is the live musical capital of the world, home to SXSW, Austin City Limits and more. Located in the geographic center of the state, Austin is 200 miles from Dallas, 170 miles from Houston, and 80 miles from San Antonio. It offers the amenities of a large city, but surrounded by hills, lakes, and parks, with a distinct flavor that makes Austin unique. Austin is the capital of Texas, and UT-Austin is the flagship campus of the UT System with 50,000 students.

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.

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