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 Long Island division of UJA-Federation seeks a confident, proactive, and relationship-oriented fundraising professional to fill the role of Development Executive for the Women’s Campaign. The activities of this division are fast-paced and high-energy; therefore, this role requires a team-player with the ability to multi-task, trouble-shoot, and be a forward-thinker. Responsibilities include research, engagement, solicitation of funds, implementation of cultivation and fundraising events, committee meetings, educational projects, and hands-on activities.
- Develop and implement appropriate fundraising strategies to increase the dollars raised for the annual campaign.
- Employ a variety of fundraising techniques from in person solicitations to fundraising events and educational/engagement programs.
- Oversee the Women’s Studies speaker series as well as other engagement events including, our annual Spring Event, Champions for Charity and lunch and learns.
- Educate donors and prospects about the mission of UJA-Federation of New York through one-on-one and group cultivation activities, fundraising events, educational programs, mitzvah projects, agency visits, and missions.
- Collaborate with staff in other campaign divisions to develop and support their initiatives to engage donors in events, missions, and other opportunities.
- Stay current on donors in portfolio as well as philanthropic trends.
- Think strategically and creatively about new constituencies and businesses, and recommend and implement fresh growth strategies, programs, and initiatives.
- Work with the event management team on marketing, venue selection, and event program
- Organize small and large-scale fundraising and outreach events for the communities as well as those to be developed.
- Organize and execute lay site visits to agencies and volunteer activities
- Involve lay leadership in a strategic and planned manner. Provide necessary professional support to appropriate lay committees, including agenda setting, preparing reports and presentations, writing meeting notes, and providing necessary follow-up.
- Develop and implement a plan for post-event follow-up, including contacting and meeting with prospects and new donors.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- 5+ years minimum work experience of fundraising or sales experience.
- High degree of comfort with high-net-worth donors.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, relationship-building skills, and customer service orientation.
- Knowledge of issues facing the Jewish community and passion for UJA-Federation’s mission.
- Team player with the ability to multitask.
- Must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
- Should be comfortable and adept at presenting and communicating via Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other remote-work applications.
The salary range for this role is $72,000 to $75,000; 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.