Overall Function: Principal Objective or Purpose of the Position
The Jewish Funders Network (JFN) works with Jewish funders at the individual and collective levels to improve the quality of their giving and maximize their impact as they make the change they want to see in the world. JFN leverages the power and the creativity of networks to produce change in the Jewish World.
JFN’s Midwest Director is a dynamic individual who enjoys engaging with others around making meaningful contributions to the Jewish community. Different backgrounds will be considered for the position including experience working with funders and foundation professionals, experience in event planning and/or program creation both in person and on line, and experience in membership growth and retention. The Director will work independently and with the JFN Membership team to cultivate new members, retain existing ones, and offer value for membership. In addition, the Director will work with lay leaders, specifically the Midwest Steering Committee, in managing a wide array of programs designed to maximize philanthropic impact in the Jewish community.
This is a part time consulting engagement. The consultant should be based in the Midwest, with travel between Midwestern cities required. The consultant reports to the Vice President of Philanthropic Engagement (VP), who is based in NYC. The consulting fee will be commensurate with experience and is in the $35,000-$40,000 range for 15 hours work per week. As a consultant there are no JFN sponsored benefits or paid time off associated with this engagement.
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
The consultant will serve within the JFN membership department and bring his/her organizational, project management and interpersonal skills to bear on a number of key JFN programs. Specific responsibilities of this role include:
Individual Member Engagement
o Member support and stewardship through individual outreach to existing members via phone, email and in person, when possible.
o Small group meetings and “fireside chats.”
o Cultivation of new members.
Virtual and/or In-person Event Planning
o Local and regional conferences (virtual and in-person)
o Other networking events and other programs.
General Membership Team and Organizational Strategy and Support
o Participate in staff meetings
o Provide support to organization-wide events and other initiatives
o Attend and support the annual conference
Staff the Midwest Steering Committee
o Set the agenda for the committee
o Work with the committee to establish organization-wide goals vis-à-vis membership engagement in the region
• Minimum 5 years in program coordination and management.
• Demonstrated excellence working with complex constituents and expertise with relationship management.
• Knowledge of the local Jewish communities within the Midwest
• A self-starter who can design and manage multiple programs, projects, and deadlines.
• Team player with a positive attitude who executes efficiently.
• Comfort with (or facility to learn about) different types of content area.
• Comfort working with wealthy individuals from diverse backgrounds.
• Willingness to travel and work evenings.
• Fundraising experience a plus
JFN does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.