Development Manager

CRS | New York, NY, United States

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Posted Date 6/10/2024

Position:          Development Manager

Supervisor:      Director of Development  

Schedule:         Full-Time                       



Congregation Rodeph Sholom (CRS) is a vibrant Reform synagogue located on Manhattan's Upper West Side, with a rich history spanning 180 years. We are a diverse and inclusive community that celebrates Jewish traditions and values. Our membership, comprising over 1700 families, reflects the vibrant tapestry of New York City's Jewish landscape. At CRS, we are committed to fostering purposeful Jewish living and providing a welcoming home for all who seek to engage with our community.



You thrive on building relationships and supporting a small and mighty team that is responsible for several key initiatives. You enjoy making connections and are passionate about growing the awareness and interest of CRS’s mission.



The Development Manager at Congregation Rodeph Sholom plays a pivotal role in advancing our comprehensive fundraising strategy to ensure the long-term sustainability of the synagogue. The Development Manager will work in concert with the Director of Development to collaborate with stakeholders to enhance engagement and participation in synagogue life, drive diverse revenue streams, and support key fundraising initiatives.



  • Support the Director of Development in implementing fundraising strategies to achieve organizational goals.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the development department, including donor stewardship, prospect research, and gift processing.
  • Coordinate fundraising events and campaigns, ensuring alignment with organizational priorities.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to steward congregant engagement and foster interest in synagogue-wide fundraising efforts.
  • Supervise the Development Assistant, providing guidance and support in their tasks and professional development.
  • Manage the department’s strategic calendar, ensuring all fundraising initiatives are well-coordinated and aligned with organizational goals.
  • Provide support for key development initiatives, including the Annual Appeal, Social Action Efforts, and operational fundraising efforts.
  • Manage expense management processes, including submitting invoices, expense reports, billing & acknowledgments.
  • Provide administrative support, including mailings, coordinating events, donor communication, and tracking data.
  • Generate reports and analytics for donor engagement and giving activity.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of relevant fundraising or development experience is required.
  • Familiarity with the Jewish calendar and lifecycle events is a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365 and CRM platforms (Salesforce) is required.
  • Experience with communication and financial platforms such as Zoom, MS Teams,, Concur, and Classy is strongly preferred.



  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • High attention to detail and a "can-do" attitude.
  • Resourceful and results driven.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders across levels and departments.
  • Superb customer service skills and consensus-building abilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable, with exceptional time management and organizational skills.
  • An understanding of and commitment to working in support of the Synagogue’s mission and values.
  • High “EQ”, exhibiting self-awareness, empathy, and adeptness in managing emotions and relationships effectively.



Our team works on a hybrid schedule with an option for 1-2 days of remote work.

  • Flexibility required to adapt to short- and long-term shifts in job duties.
  • Working hours are generally 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (4:00 PM on Fridays); additional hours may be required evenings, weekends, special events, and holidays.



  • Salary range: $78,000 – $83,000, commensurate with experience.
  • Generous paid time off, comprehensive medical, dental, vision insurance, and optional Health Savings Accounts.
  • 403(b) retirement plan with up to 7% match, flexible spending accounts, disability, and life insurance.
  • Gym membership subsidy, professional development opportunities, and AFLAC plans.



  • All staff must be fully vaccinated, including booster shot. Proof of vaccination is required at start of employment. 



Cover Letter: To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest in Congregation Rodeph Sholom and look forward to welcoming the successful candidate to our team.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy 

Congregation Rodeph Sholom does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of one’s actual or perceived race; color; religion; sex/gender (including gender identity); creed; sexual orientation; marital status; pregnancy; ethnicity; national origin; ancestry; age; disability; alienage/citizenship status;  arrest or conviction record (consistent with the provisions of New York State’s Corrections Law); partnership status; familial status; military service; status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offenses; veteran status; genetic pre-disposition or carrier status; or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Employment decisions at CRS are made in a non-discriminatory manner and are based on qualifications, abilities, and merit. As may be permitted by law, certain Rodeph Sholom positions will be filled by persons of the Jewish faith as a bona fide occupational qualification. CRS also prohibits, and will not tolerate, any form of retaliation or reprisal against any employee who reasonably and in good faith complains of discrimination or harassment or provides information in connection with any such complaint. 


Salary78,000.00 - 83,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Administrative Support | Advocacy | Annual Campaign | Community Organizing | Community Outreach | Community/Govt. Relations | Development Associate | Director of Development | Engagement | Events Management | Fundraising/Grants/Giving | Major Gifts Officer | Other
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