Community Campaign Director @ Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh

Community Campaign Director

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh seeks a motivated, flexible, detail-oriented, and dynamic professional to serve as the annual Community Campaign Director. The Campaign Director is responsible for the oversight, development and implementation of all fundraising strategies that relate to the Federation’s nearly $14 million Community Campaign.

The Campaign Director manages all aspects of the campaign including affinities, young adult philanthropy and leadership development, women’s philanthropy, fundraiser training, fundraising events/programs, and the day-to-day operations. To be successful this professional must be able to work with multiple stakeholders that includes senior leadership of the Federation, both volunteer and professional. This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Development.


Philanthropy and Donor Stewardship/Cultivation

• Develop and implement all facets of the annual Community Campaign, providing overall direction for increasing donor engagement and
giving, as well increasing efficacy of fundraising strategies.
• Review and evaluate current campaign, fundraising systems, and processes and where necessary develops strategies to improve the
Federation’s fundraising ROI.
• Oversee campaign operations through management of systems, data analysis and reporting.
o Serve as liaison with the IT, Finance and Donor Services departments to facilitate effective technical support of campaign operations.
• Develop, in consultation with staff and top campaign leadership, each year’s campaign theme and marketing approach, ensuring they
reflect the goals and objectives of the campaign.
o Consult with marketing staff on development of all campaign-related publications and materials, and P.R./advertising approaches with the
o Review all campaign related production jobs to ensure consistent branding and messaging.
o Supervise integrated approach to the lower giving levels of the campaign, including direct mail, telemarketing, e-mail, social media, and
• Identify and cultivate prospective donors to develop a portfolio and increase fundraising support for the annual Community Campaign and
other Federation fundraising streams.

Volunteer Management

• Maintain close working relationships with the campaign leadership (Chair, Vice-Chair, Co-Chair) to help them succeed as the role models
and leaders for the Campaign.
• Meet on a regular basis with campaign leadership, to review goals, develop strategies and ensure the campaign runs smoothly and
effectively; as well as strategize their individual solicitations to maximize fundraising efforts.
• Manage solicitation process including recruitment and follow-up with team leaders and team members; prospect selection; creation and
maintenance of various solicitation lists and training tools; and follow-up with donor issues to resolution.
• Identify, recruit, organize, and train volunteer workers in furthering Campaign goals.
• Ensure there is a flow of qualified leaders prepared to lead various aspects of the campaign. Coordinate and/or oversee programs to
identify, prepare and motivate future campaign leaders.

Programs and Events

• Oversee planning of major Campaign focused events including leadership enlistment and management, marketing, and attendee
recruitment; logistics; and follow-up to ensure donor involvement in Federation.
• Oversee the organization of and recruitment for outreach/appreciation events to increase involvement in Federation.
• Evaluate event and program effectiveness for ROI.


• Provides coaching and leadership to a core campaign team.
o Manages and evaluates a team of core campaign staff.
o Coordinate and leads regular core campaign staff meetings.
o Attends key meetings staffed by core campaign staff members.
o Review all major written materials produced by campaign core staff.
o Ensure that members of the core campaign staff are adequately and effectively carrying out their responsibilities.
• Manage campaign budgets in collaboration with senior leadership.
• Promotes the mission of the Federation through superior customer service to internal and external stakeholders through the efficient use
of resources.
• All other duties as assigned.


• An understanding of and ability to articulate the accomplishments and goals of a complex organization.
• Excellent research, writing and interpersonal communication skills.
• Effective organizational skills with a strong attention to detail.
• The emotional intelligence, maturity, and sound judgement necessary for interacting with donors, volunteers, board members and staff.
• Exceptional leadership, coaching and supervisory skills.
• Excellent analytical skills and ability to measure the effectiveness of fundraising strategies and programs.
• Proficient in budget development and budget management skills.
• Ability to work well with diverse populations.
• Travel and the ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Jewish Communal Service, Public Administration, Non-profit management or in a relevant field required. Advanced
degree preferred.
• A minimum of 5 - 7 years of development experience, including major gift development, designing, and executing donor identification,
cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.
• A demonstrated record of successfully closing gifts of $10,000+.
• Strong knowledge of Jewish community, culture, and practices. Passion for the mission of federation and the Jewish community including
Israel and world Jewry is a plus.
• Skilled in coaching and managing successful teams.
• Experience with Jewish communal work, fundraising/development and non-profit organizations is strongly preferred.
• Strong knowledge of donor relationship CRM software.


The nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment. This role will have prolonged periods of sitting at a desk working on a computer. Also requires ability to communicate and exchange information, collect, and prepare work documents. Due to the nature of this role a high level of confidentiality is required. Work is performed in a general office environment, currently employees are working remotely due to COVID-19. The position requires availability for additional hours at various times throughout the year. Requires regular participation and attendance at organization sponsored events and meetings including nights and weekends, as well as regular travel. This position does not require heavy lifting over 15 pounds or standing for extended periods.

To Apply
Qualified individuals may apply by sending a cover letter, resume and s***********************f all abilities is a core value of Jewish Pittsburgh. For accommodations for disabilities in the application or interviewing process,***********************.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Qualified individuals may apply by sending a cover letter, resume and salary requirements. No phone calls please.
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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, leave early for Shabbat, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays
  • Other Benefits: Staff are working remotely due to COVID-19. Free onsite parking is available.
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-06-07
  • Times this job has been viewed: 132 times
  • Job is posted for: 45 days
  • Job Categories: Fundraising/Grants/Giving, Major Gifts Officer
  • Organization Type: Federation
Job Location
Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh
2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 15219


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