Development Coordinator

Harvard Hillel | Cambridge, MA, United States

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Posted Date 3/13/2024

Development Coordinator

Harvard Hillel

Part time, hourly                            

Reports to: Director of Annual Giving

The mission of Harvard Hillel is to be a Jewish home, both physical and virtual, on the Harvard University campus that seeks to welcome all students to experience the variety of Jewish identity, tradition, practice, values, culture, and community and to inspire and enable connections on campus and beyond. At Harvard Hillel students find meaningful connections and friendship, a sanctuary amid the stresses of student life while they engage in the unique opportunities of Harvard and make Jewish thought and culture integral in the life of the University.

A mission-driven, independent non-profit organization, Harvard Hillel offers its staff the unique opportunity to serve, work, and grow with a remarkable community of young adults, lay leaders, and colleagues.

Role Overview

The Development Coordinator will support fundraising activities on several levels, including gift reporting, donor acknowledgement, data collection, and special events. Under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Annual Giving, the Development Coordinator will share the vision of the board, and staff, and have a passion for creating a positive and sustainable impact on Jewish life on the Harvard campus to serve and accompany Harvard Hillel at an exciting time of growth and change.

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Support the Director of Annual Giving and the Board’s Development Committee
  • Support fundraising success through maintaining the fundraising management database, stewarding existing donors and funders, and researching individuals and institutional funders. Help track gifts and contacts in Donor Perfect, Harvard Hillel’s fundraising management system.
  • Generate and send acknowledgements for pledges, gifts, and payments.
  • Help coordinate appeals in print, email, web site, and social media.
  • Engage the board and staff to personalize letters and make thank you calls.
  • Conduct research on all new donors to identify prospective mid-range and major donors as well as corporations and private foundations.
  • Report on fundraising progress and campaign achievements.
  • Prepare reports related to donor analytics to better inform fundraising projections as well as strategy and tactics.
  • Maintain online and hard copy files for annual auditing.
  • Assure database integrity.
  • Regularly import database updates (students, parents, new alumni, event attendees).
  • Maintain donor records, ensuring accuracy, security, and confidentiality.

In addition to the primary responsibilities outlined above, the Development Coordinator may be assigned other responsibilities from time to time by the Director of Annual Giving.

The ideal candidate is keenly interested in development. They will have a bachelor’s degree and, at least, one to three years of increasing professional achievement and responsibility with one year’s experience in non-profit operations and reporting preferred. They are expert in managing the Microsoft Office Suite of applications and have experience with Donor Perfect or a similar donor database management platform. They will be attentive to detail yet can see the big picture. They possess strong skills in technology and have experience in managing CRMs or fundraising management systems.

In addition, the candidate will have

  • A commitment to the mission and vision of Harvard Hillel.
  • Enthusiasm and tactical vision for growth in development and fundraising.
  • A well-organized ability to execute a strategy in an efficient manner.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent people skills, professionalism, and strong work ethic.
  • Independence and initiative; and an entrepreneurial mindset who can create value with limited resources.

Additional Information

This is a part-time, hourly, hybrid position based in Cambridge, MA, offering $37,000 per year based on a 24-hour workweek. This position does not include benefits.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

Harvard Hillel requires pre-employment references and background checks.

Harvard 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.

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