Development Project Manager
About the Maayan Collective:
Maayan is a nimble, adaptive, collaborative engine of change. Maayan provides centralized administration, operational infrastructure, and fundraising support for national Jewish outreach programs. Current programs are: Jewish Heritage Programs, Jewish Business Network, Institute of Jewish Spirituality & Society, and CogWell at Penn.
The Development Project Manager supports the Maayan Collective’s organizational priorities, especially in development. While not a front-line fundraising role, the position will be significant in building processes for donor stewardship, prospect management, research, and other organizational priorities. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the position is responsible for advancing projects to create a robust development office. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who can learn quickly and is energized by the idea of building something from the ground up.
Key responsibilities will be in developing and maintaining a stewardship program, including materials and communication with major gift donors; researching new fundraising opportunities; and gift data entry and analysis.
The ideal candidate has 2-5 years of experience in a multi-faceted fundraising and/or nonprofit environment, is highly motivated and detail-oriented, has strong writing and communication skills, and can balance multiple and fast-paced deadlines. Extensive experience in fundraising is not required, though some knowledge of development operations and/or the nonprofit landscape would be helpful.
Primarily in Philadelphia, PA (University City) with flexibility for remote work 2-3 days per week.
Major Responsibilities Will Include:
In partnership with COO and Executive Director, write and produce major gift proposals, stewardship reports, case statements, and other materials for the cultivation/solicitation of major donors.
In partnership with COO and Executive Director, develop cultivation/solicitation plans for major prospects.
Ensure timely mailing of gift acknowledgements.
Conduct prospect research as needed.
Research grant opportunities from local and national foundations.
Compile grant proposals and reports in partnership with COO and Executive Director.
Research other funding opportunities as needed.
Maintain data integrity by ensuring that gifts and campaigns are up-to-date in the database.
Enter donor contact reports on behalf of Executive Director.
Run reports as needed.
Preferred Skills & Abilities:
Experience in multifaceted fundraising environment or nonprofit organizations.
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Second round candidates will be asked to submit writing samples.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.
Self-motivated, highly organized with a meticulous attention to detail and a team-oriented approach.
High level of maturity and personal integrity and the ability to understand, develop, and sustain relationships with donors, colleagues, and senior management.
Ability to manage projects from conception to completion.
Creative thinker who can collaborate and strategize plans to engage donors.
Working knowledge of development software is a plus.
Education & Experience:
Two to five years of experience in development or communications, preferably in a non-profit environment.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Experience with CRM/development software a plus.
Being Jewish is not a requirement but some knowledge of Judaism would be an asset.
For more information and to apply:
Submit resume and a cover letter detailing your qualification************r letters cannot be considered.