Beit Ruth for Young Women and Girls At Risk (hereinafter, Beit Ruth) in Israel is a long-term therapeutic residence and school with a mission to ensure that vulnerable and at-risk girls are given the opportunity to thrive emotionally, socially, and academically, thereby breaking the cycle of violence for themselves and future generations of children in Israel. In a safe, structured and loving home-like environment, Beit Ruth staff provide the academic and therapeutic resources necessary to enable at-risk girls to re-enter society as caring, educated, independent, and empowered young women. For more information, please visit www.beitruth.com.
Beit Ruth seeks a bright, passionate, and ideas-driven Development & Communications Coordinator (hereinafter “Coordinator”) for its Manhattan office. This full-time position allows for international non-profit experience with a growing and leading organization for girls at-risk, advocacy, and gender empowerment.
Reporting to the Executive Director in NY (hereinafter ED) and working closely with the ED, Communications & Grants Manager (hereinafter “Manager”), and leadership in Israel, the Coordinator is responsible for a breadth of cross-functional activities. The Coordinator will help support Beit Ruth in fulfilling its short-term development and communications goals and achieving its long-term vision. Specifically, the Coordinator will support the effective implementation of Beit Ruth’s programmatic, communications, development, and fundraising strategies across all segments of the organization.
The Coordinator will be part of a visionary and engaged international team fully committed to addressing the needs of abused and at-risk girls.
The successful candidate is organized, but not rigid – a ‘get stuff done’ kind of person who can create and follow a plan of action. You will have goals, not always instructions, and are collegial, but do not need to be micro-managed. You are an optimist who has fun and naturally enhances collaboration among others. You will help drive results-driven program, communication, fundraising, and social impact initiatives while expanding Beit Ruth’s reach and reputation. You easily move from planning, visioning, and strategy to doing, while also providing strong administrative support to team members. Some travel and occasional weekend presentations are required.
Programs & Initiatives (40%)
• Steward existing B’nai Mitzvah, Teen Philanthropy and Community programs, and help identify and create new program partnerships with leading Congregations and organizations, to build and strengthen engagement, increase visibility, and grow donor base.
• Work to help create, launch, and manage a new Young Professionals Council.
• Work with the ED, Manager, and Israel leadership to brainstorm, conceptualize, and grow programs to effectively steward donors’ intent and to meet emerging trends.
• Help to identify and execute opportunities for funding and partnering with existing and new individuals, foundations, and organizations to achieve funding successes.
Manage aspects of communications to grow brand, drive visibility, and reach, and to engage and activate donors and prospects. Create and execute different communication materials using a variety of channels:
• Draft, prepare, and create engaging quarterly newsletter (via Constant Contact).
• Create creative collateral materials for donor engagement, including postcards and one sheeters (for example, via Canva, Photoshop).
• Draft correspondence for donors, visitors, and volunteers, and in response to general inquiries.
• Manage communications calendar.
• Create and publish consistent and engaging content on social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) and help develop a social media strategy to align with organizational goals.
• Update organization’s website (vai Squarespace) regularly, adding new and relevant content.
• Provide support and coordination for fundraising communications regarding cultivation events and other special events.
Development & Fundraising Support (30%)
• In collaboration with the ED, coordinate fundraising efforts, including executing fundraising appeals and campaigns (mailings and online); donor relations and management;; speaking engagements; partner engagement and special events.
• Help steward Village visitors and volunteers, and other external partners and alliances to create a strong coalition of supporters, donors, and friends.
• Work collaboratively with the ED and the Village Managing Director to help cultivate a strong working relationship with the Board, lay leaders, and major donors.
• Work closely with the Manager to help research and identify grant opportunities.
• Assist with annual New York Gala.
Required Knowledge and Skills
• Relevant experience in fundraising strategies and techniques.
• Basic understanding and managing of Donor Perfect (or similar CMS), i.e., data entry; donor acknowledgment processes; and running reports, i.e., to assess donor revenue against goals.
• Strong verbal and writing skills that are crisp and persuasive.
• Excellent computer skills – MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), e-mail programs, social media applications (Facebook, Instagram), website.
• Competent in the use of Adobe Creative Suite, i.e., Photoshop and Illustrator and other creative tools, including Constant Contact, Canva, and Squarespace.
• Creative thinker and storyteller with the ability to persuasively communicate with external audiences.
• Ability to do administrative tasks well while managing ongoing projects.
• Attentive to detail and ability to prioritize and meet multiple deadlines.
• Enjoy building relationships, and ability to interact professionally with co-workers, Board, and donors.
• Strong project management skills, including ongoing follow-up with multiple team members.
• Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, and excellent judgment.
• Capable of taking on projects and being responsible for their successful completion.
• Ability to self-start and multitask.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Presents professional maturity.
• Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years’ prior experience in nonprofit Fundraising/Development, and Communications, including Social Media and/or special event planning.
• Demonstrates strategic thinking, initiative, an excitement for creative development work, and enthusiasm for being a positive and contributing member of a growing organization.
• Energized, creative, and resourceful.
• Experienced working in deadline-driven environments.
• Listens effectively, seeks and accepts feedback, and recognizes the importance of stretching oneself, learning, and growing.
• Analytical and thoughtful, considering the mission, objectives, work plans, and goals of Beit Ruth’s work.
• Seeks out advice and counsel but is not afraid to act and do.
• Familiarity with Israel and the Jewish philanthropic community.