Hillel at Kent State University seeks a dynamic, creative, and engaging team player to enhance Jewish life on campus through critical resource and relationship development. The Development & Marketing Coordinator will be a key member of the Hillel staff focusing on successful implementation of the development plan, Jewish mentorship program, and will also champion marketing initiatives to the campus community, Northeast Ohio, and beyond.
What You're Great At
-Cultivating and maintaining relationships.
-Social media and mass marketing platforms.
-Data management and analysis.
-Telling a compelling and relatable story through marketing and solicitation materials.
-Written and verbal communication.
What You’ll Do
-Work with the Executive Director and board leadership to create the annual case for giving with messaging that will captivate Hillel’s current and future donor base.
-Coordinate flow of annual campaign, including direct mail and online campaigns, managing all aspects including concept, design, and production.
-Manage the annual cycle of direct fundraising campaigns including Hillel Global Giving Week, parent and alumni appeals, Giving Tuesday, holiday campaigns, dialathons, and more.
-Work with board of trustees, parent committee, and other stakeholders to best utilize their networks and skills to advance Hillel’s fundraising efforts.
-Serve as primary staff for development committee and other subcommittees including parent, alumni, and major giving committees.
-Utilize and give clear instruction to support staff (Front Desk Coordinator and Work Studies) when coordinating direct mail appeals, database management, and gift processing.
-Prepare grant proposals and reports for individual donors, philanthropic foundations, other funders, and the board.
-Mentor Hillel staff and student leaders on sponsorship opportunities and fundraising initiatives, including recruiting, training, and mobilizing students to partner in Hillel’s development efforts.
-Work with Executive Director to coordinate stewardship of major donors, including donor research, events, and moving forward solicitation efforts.
-Serve as a core staff member to Hillel’s fundraising events, assisting with logistics and program content.
-Lead the management of Little Green Light, our donor management system with the support of our Operations and Finance Manager. Process donations/acknowledgments, generate reports, and ensure the system is consistently accurate.
-Identify data driven strategies to reach non, lapsed and decreased donors.
-Conduct prospective donor research on individuals and foundations to grow our donor base.
-Realize a cohesive marketing and publicity plan collaboratively with staff.
-Produce development materials including newsletters, e-newsletters, annual reports, giving opportunities, etc.
-Communicate Hillel’s vision to key constituencies.
-Develop and supervise the implementation of brand guidelines.
-Provide leadership in marketing, public relations, and promotional activities.
-Jewish Mentorship Program
-Work with the Hillel staff to develop and implement a rich mentorship program that connects Jewish students with local Jewish leaders in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, and beyond.
-Recruit through relationship building and manage a network of Jewish leaders who are committed to mentor college students.
-Implement student recruitment for program with partnership of other Hillel staff.
-Track the key moments during partner meet ups including an important Jewish moment, like Shabbat dinner.
-Build strategic relationships with regional Jewish agencies, Jewish and general community members, and other like-minded social groups.
-Plan and lead launch and culminating events.
On a day to day basis you will
-Engage in outreach to parents, alumni, and Hillel supporters.
-Manage Little Green Light. our development database through data entry and gift processing, record creation, and reporting.
-Manage all mail and internet based solicitations, including the preparation and production of marketing materials.
-Develop and promote a culture of philanthropy throughout Hillel, including creativity, gratitude, teamwork, accountability, and continuous improvement.
What You’ve Accomplished
-2-4 years of relevant experience (including fundraising and sales) preferred.
-Bachelor’s degree required.
-Applying written and oral communication skills; able to communicate appropriately through email, formal letters, reports, and social media.
-Using Little Green Light or other database applications with a close eye to detail.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
-Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
-An ability to multi-task and be self-motivated.
-A knack for networking in any environment
-Highly detail oriented, capable of working independently and as part of a team and can prioritize multiple assignments.
-Ability as a quick learner, particularly with technology.
What You’ll Receive
-Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this position is $40,000-$47,500, based on experience.
-A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan with employer match after two years of service, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave
-Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities alongside a network of terrific colleagues from across the Hillel movement.
-Unlimited paid coffee meetings with board members, donors, students, and partners in the community
About Hillel at Kent State University
Hillel at Kent State is the foundation for Jewish life at Kent State University, the University of Akron, and Hiram College serving an estimated population of 1,500 Jewish students. We seek to inspire Jewish undergraduate and graduate students to make enduring commitments to Jewish life in ways that are meaningfully relevant to their lives. Our home, The Cohn Jewish Student Center, opened in 2009 as an 11,000-square foot state-of-the-art facility which sits in the heart of Kent’s campus. It is the first Hillel building on campus at a state school. Since that time Hillel at Kent State University has been acknowledged for our impactful work on campus with many campus-based and Hillel International awards.
Hillel at Kent State is located 25 minutes from Akron, Ohio and 40 minutes from Cleveland’s east side. Cleveland is home to a thriving Jewish community of 80,000+. Hillel at Kent State University is a partner agency of Jewish Federation of Cleveland, one of the premier Federations in the country.
Kent State University and the University of Akron are two premier public universities in Northeast Ohio. Both attract students from around the globe; however, a great majority of the student body for each institution comes from within 100-mile radius. Kent State is known for its schools of fashion, architecture, aviation, communications, education, and business. University of Akron is a world-renowned polymer science school. Kent State is a strong partner in our work and we enjoy being an indispensable partner to the university. Kent State and the University of Akron enjoy a healthy and fun athletics rivalry.
Our staff is evenly divided between living in the Akron and Cleveland areas, but all would agree that Northeast Ohio is a hidden jewel. The area boasts one of the best Metropark systems, a world-renowned arts and cultural center in Cleveland, a vibrant music scene that brings local and nationally known artists, and some of the best private schools in the country. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is situated in downtown Cleveland and our medical community hosts two of the leading medical institutions in the country, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland. Its affordability (and lack of traffic!) is incomparable to most regions that have such amenities.
The Jewish communities in Akron and Cleveland are large enough to have your choice from a variety of synagogues, Jewish organizations and cultural opportunities, but small enough that you’ll soon know people at the kosher butcher. They offer big city opportunities with mid-west appeal.
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.
Hillel at Kent State University 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.