Development Director @ Jewish Federation San Diego

Development Director

The Development Director (DD) will, with guidance and support from the Chief Development Officer (CD), be responsible for driving the operations of the overall strategy to ensure the success of our campaign and managing a portfolio of mid-level donors ($1,000 - $9,999). The DD is responsible for creating and implementing strategies and plans to ensure the daily operations of the Development Department run smoothly and efficiently and will supervise the administration of all community campaign, direct mail and telemarketing efforts. The DD will also implement a prospecting process and moves management system with the development team and Database Administrator. The DD will work with the database and finance staff to generate weekly and monthly campaign reports and will establish and regularly monitor key measurements to foster a results-oriented culture for the team. The DD will also solicit, cultivate and steward a portfolio of mid-level donors and prospects.

• Cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of mid-level donors ($1K-$9,999K)
• Manage campaign analysis, reporting, prospecting, and forecasting in collaboration with appropriate campaign and finance staff to benchmark, measure campaign progress, and identify important trends in our donor base
• Work closely with lay leaders and campaign leadership to oversee donor solicitation & cultivation efforts
• Analyze and evaluate campaign-related data to identify opportunities for campaign strategy and greater efficiency and effectiveness
• Oversee list generation and segmentation for development and marketing needs
• Implement a “Moves Management” system and prospecting process to move donors up and identify new donors
• Support appropriate administrative staff on donor gift entry processes and acknowledgments systems
• Effectively utilize Federation’s donor management system to manage, track, and report on all aspects of donor relationships
• Work with key staff partners to develop a strategy for and execute the entire direct mail process using data analytics to A/B test, learn and take new/corrective action
• Work with key staff to plan and execute phone-a-thons and telemarketing efforts.
• Oversee community campaign (donors giving $1-$999) activities and identify donors in that portfolio who require more of a “high touch”
• Oversee pledge card process and distribution at signature events and other related events
• Manage Development Associate
• 5-7 years of development experience with managing campaign operations or similar environment
• Proven ability to develop and implement strategies that will guide annual campaign efforts
• Demonstrated ability to work closely with lay leaders and committee volunteers
• Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage staff
• Proficiency with fundraising database administration and management is essential, knowledge of Blackbaud CRM a plus
• Flexible perspective – ability to work with processes and systems that are evolving and subject to change
• Innovative problem-solver who can generate workable solutions
• Strong oral and written communication skills that will support donor stewardship strategies and organization-wide marketing efforts
• Strong analytical skills, including the ability to evaluate campaign results and identify trends.
• Strong organizational skills including the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
• Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate across department and organizational boundaries, influence the decision of others, and deal effectively with multiple “customers” including department heads, volunteer leaders, donors, trustees and others
• Ability to perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy
• Proficiency with MS Office Applications – Word, Excel and Outlook
• Ability to work nights and weekends as needed
• Knowledge of the Jewish community, customs and traditions, including knowledge of Israel

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]
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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, FSA
  • Other Benefits: Holidays (Legal and Jewish 21.5 days), AFLAC, AD&D and Long Term Disability
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-08-29
  • Times this job has been viewed: 382 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Fundraising/Grants/Giving, Director of Development
  • Organization Type: Fundraising, Federation
Job Location
Jewish Federation San Diego
4950 Murphy Canyon Road
San Diego , California 92123


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