Position Title: Assistant Director, Development and Women’s Philanthropy
Reports To: Chief Development Officer
Classification: Full Time/Exempt
Start Date: January 2022
Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000 per annum
As a member of the Development team, the Assistant Director, Women’s Philanthropy is a relationship builder, working with donors and lay leaders to advance Federation’s mission. He/she thrives on deepening connections, cultivating and stewarding leadership, and crafting and implementing engagement opportunities that strengthen individual and organizational relationships. The Assistant Director is a dynamic team player and experienced fundraiser with a proven track record of cultivating relationships, building a donor pipeline, and soliciting gifts, including Lions of Judah ($5,000+) and Lion of Judah Endowments. Through a strategic, donor-centric model, the Assistant Director is responsible for increasing donor retention and acquisition via peer groups and relationships, including one-to-one conversations, small groups and large events.
The Assistant Director works in partnership with the volunteer leadership of Women’s Philanthropy to set strategy in pursuit of Federation’s mission. The Assistant Director thrives on deepening connections, stewarding leadership, and creating and implementing engagement opportunities for women of all ages into the work of The Jewish Federation.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Assistant Director, Women’s Philanthropy will:
1. Work in partnership with the Women’s Philanthropy lay leadership team to identity, initiate, and develop solicitation efforts, enhance current initiatives, and implement fundraising activities.
2. Strategically oversee the Women’s Philanthropy campaign activity and determine opportunities for enhancement.
3. Personally cultivate, solicit and steward a significant portfolio of donors and prospects, securing gifts through face-to-face solicitations as part of a $2.4+ million annual campaign.
4. Serve as Relationship Manager: cultivating and stewarding relationships with donors and prospects by conducting face-to-face and virtual meetings with donors and prospects in their portfolio.
5. Integrate and initiate endowment conversations to create planned giving opportunities.
6. Partner with colleagues on the Development team and across the organization to enhance the philanthropic engagement and leadership development of all donors, prospects and lay leaders.
7. Develop and implements programming that further Federation’s philanthropic goals.
8. Manage a portfolio of Women’s Philanthropy Ambassadors (lay solicitors) for campaign conversations.
9. Utilize considerable initiative, independence, originality, and responsibility for developing new methods and techniques for fundraising.
10. Identify grant opportunities, conduct grant research and complete grant applications and narratives, in collaboration and coordination with Chief Development Officer.
11. Performs such other duties and special tasks as may be assigned.
This position will include occasional evenings and Sundays with possible travel for conferences.
The above job duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work for an employee in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of employees in this job.
All employees of the Jewish Federation, Foundation and JCC of Greater New Haven are required to be fully vaccinated, comply with CDC guidelines, and adhere to our health protection protocols which includes wearing a mask at all times while within our facility.
• Minimum of 2+ years of experience in annual fundraising, donor engagement, customer service, sales, or relationship/account management
• Strong interpersonal skills that enable relationship and partnership building with key lay leaders, donors, and professionals at all levels
• Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Data-driven decision-maker who is comfortable with analytics and data management
• Strong donor-relations skills: proven ability in cultivating prospects and creating donor engagement strategies that lead to greater philanthropic support
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills