Senior Development Director

Hillel International | Berkeley, CA, United States

Posted Date 1/11/2022

Senior Development Director

UC Berkeley Hillel

Role Overview

At Berkeley Hillel, we are looking for an engaging, creative dynamic and organized team player who has a track record of success in fundraising to be our next Senior Development Director.  The candidate will use their engaging skills to cultivate board members and supporters to continue to build a robust development strategy.  They should have a track record of building a major donor giving strategy, growing the donor base and stewarding existing donors.  They will be responsible for developing and implementing a development plan and will be expected to raise both the number of major donors and annual campaign. 

On a day to day basis you will

  • Meet with a donor to ask for support of Berkeley Hillel
  • Meet with an existing supporter to thank them for their support and share something about the organization
  • Develop and analyze development reports
  • Perform prospect research, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of major gift donors ($5,000 and above). 
  • Prepare grant proposals and reports for individual donors, philanthropic foundations, other funders and the board.Administer the development database and ensure data entry and gift processing is precise.
  • Engage in outreach to parents and alumni, including meetings and support of the UC Berkeley Hillel Alumni and parent groups.Oversee the processing of donations
  • Write correspondence to donors
  • Oversee all mail and internet-based solicitations, including the design and production of marketing materials.
  • Meet with a student to hear their story and connect you to the daily impact of the organization
  • Build partnerships with campus administration and the campus development office, Hillel’s International Centers, and foundations.
  • Plan Major Donor Event
  • Forecast fundraising potential for annual budgeting and monitor development expenses.

What You’ve Accomplished

  • 10+ number of years in fundraising, development. Experience in higher education, marketing, or event planning.
  • Experience as a volunteer or professional in a Jewish organization is a plus
  • Exceptional organization, leadership and communication skills
  • Have a team-oriented approach to work while still being a self-starter, a strong work ethic, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don’t turn out the way you thought
  • Proven success in the following: 
    • Identifying, cultivating, and soliciting gifts above $5,000
    • Growing the number of major donors to an organization
    • Executing annual fundraising campaigns, including cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation through in-person, print, and online channels
    • Building relationships with leaders within education or nonprofit space.
    • Management of donor or customer relation databases.

What You're Great at

  • Sharing compelling stories about your work to the right people, and identifying who needs to hear different parts of your vision
  • Building strategic partnerships with individuals, foundations and supporters
  • Working with committees and inspiring board members
  • Writing the compelling stories of the students impacted by Berkeley Hillel
  • Event planning in both seeing the big picture and the intricate details 
  • Opening yourself to your own Jewish journey and modeling it for supporters and board members 

The right Senior Development Director will possess the following key attributes

  • Organized – The Senior Development Director needs to be organized and able to manage multiple projects at the same time.  
  • Strong Written & Verbal Skills - The Senior Development Director will have strong interpersonal communications, active listening skills and political acumen.  They should have experience writing and speaking with various audiences about an organization.
  • A Relationship Builder – The Senior Development Director will be capable of building rapport and developing meaningful relationships with a wide variety of supporters and constituents. 
  • Event Planning – The Senior Development Director should have experience in event planning and should be able to tie the details to the event’s larger goal.  

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $140,000- $170,000, commensorate with prior successes and professional experiences
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability (LTD) insurances, Flexible Spending accounts, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Travel regionally 
  • Unlimited paid coffee dates with students
  • Flexible work hours
  • Practically unlimited t-shirts and Berkeley Hillel swag Plenty of Hillel schwag

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow

  • Annual Campaign
    •    Implement and modify the annual development plan and calendar
    •    Work in partnership with Hillel’s Executive Director in managing the development priorities and all associated fundraising programs and tactics
    •    Support major gifts cultivation and new prospects by partnering with the Executive Director 
    •    Oversee cultivation of the Board of Directors; support both their personal giving and stewardship of other supporters
    •    Participate in cultivation of donors to the annual campaign
    •    Manage all grant proposals and reports 
    •    Supervise the processing of all contributions (checks, thank you notes, etc.)
    •    Engage the Development Committee as “thought partners” to execute the development plan 
    •    Research new prospects and foundations 
    •    Explore new avenues for reaching prospective donors using "next generation" communications tools such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

    •    Work with the Marketing and Development Manager to implement the communications strategy
    •    Direct marketing materials to strategically identify potential donors and steward current donors, keeping records on the effectiveness of the campaigns
    •    Maintain donor information on website
    •    Oversee public relations to enhance alumni, parent, and key stakeholders knowledge of Hillel’s activities
    •    Represent Berkeley Hillel at targeted Jewish and Cal community events 

    •    Develop and manage the Development Budget
    •    Oversee and manage donor database in Salesforce. 
    •    Oversee student intern to process all gifts.  
    •    Manage accounts receivable including check processing, coding, and working with the accountants on monthly and yearly reports 

    Board and Events
    •    In partnership with the Executive Director engage the Board of Directors
    •    Support the Executive Director in preparation and planning of Board and committee meetings
    •    In conjunction with other Hillel staff, manage several stewardship and fundraising events

    Supervision and Professional Growth
    •    Participate in bi-weekly professional supervision with the Executive Director and weekly staff meetings
    •    Participate in ongoing Jewish learning and growth with other staff members
    •    Participate in semi-annual reviews to consider successes, challenges, and opportunities for growth, and to ensure the cultivation of skills and resources necessary to succeed

About UC Berkeley Hillel

Berkeley Hillel is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves as the center for Jewish campus life at the University of California Berkeley for 2,500 Jewish undergrads and 500 graduate students.  It is nationally recognized for its cutting edge approaches to engaging students in meaningful Jewish experiences and a great place to work.  Berkeley Hillel as a strong team that values collaboration and has been national recognized with the Hillel International, Great Place to Work award.  Berkeley Hillel has a strong relationships with the University, which is the number one public university in the world.  The University has a long legacy of Jewish philanthropy.  

Berkeley Hillel Vision and Mission
Vision: Envision a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life and learning.
Mission: Enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world through:
•    Welcoming students into a pluralistic community in an inclusive and respectful way.
•    Fostering the growth of students' Jewish identity.
•    Developing students' sense of social justice, civic responsibility, and service to local, national and larger communities.
•    Providing opportunities for students to examine their Judaism and spirituality.
•    Serving as an integral and indispensable partner to the University community.
•    Supporting Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.
4 Strategies for achieving our Vision and Mission and Delivering the Jewish Future
Hillel activates four strategies to fulfill our mission: Belonging, Growing, Creating, and Committing 
•    Belonging -We strive to create a community where students belong 
•    Growing -We nurture the growth of the students’ Jewish self confidence
•    Creating -We encourage students to take ownership of their Jewish identities, pushing them to create authentic expressions of their Jewish selves
•    Committing -We give Jewish students compelling reasons to commit to Jewish Life

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.

UC Berkeley 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.

Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.

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Director of Development
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