Women's Philanthropy Manager @ Jewish Federation San Diego

Women's Philanthropy Manager

The Women’s Philanthropy Manager will carry, solicit, cultivate and steward a portfolio of mid-level women’s philanthropy prospects and oversee the day-to-day efforts of the Women’s Philanthropy (WP) Division. In collaboration with the SDP, he/she will support all WP subcommittee activities as well as leadership development training efforts associated with the WP Division. This position is responsible for the coordination of The Pauline Foster Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Institute (PFWPLI) and will also recruit participants for all related activities. The WPM is a member of the development team and is expected to contribute to the overall success of Federation’s financial resource development strategy.

Responsible for cultivating, stewarding and soliciting a portfolio of donors with keen focus on both Lion of Judah (women who give over $5,000) and Pomegranate (women who give between $1,8004,999) gifts.

Serve as lead staff in managing day-to-day implementation of WP Board leadership and committee work.
Coordinate and implement strategy for the professional and lay assignments of current women donors, skips, and prospects.

Create strategies and tactics for ongoing stewardship of women in mid-level portfolios, including directed giving opportunities.
Collaborate with WP leadership to recruit new leadership and ambassadors, and engage leaders in donor development, solicitation and stewardship.
Serve as lead staff in managing day-to-day implementation of WP Board leadership and committee work.
Work with Development Operations Associate to track, manage and report on monthly progress of Women’s Philanthropy fundraising.
Collaborate with Development Engagement Associate to identify, recruit, educate and motivate volunteers to actively participate in campaign and WP activities.
Provide supervision to Development Engagement Associate on programmatic elements (speakers, food, and other logistics) for WP specific engagement activities and small events.
Identify, recruit, educate and motivate volunteers to actively participate in campaign and WP activities.
Serve as liaison to Events Manager and Development Engagement Associate on all matters related to OPTIONS planning and Table Captain recruitment/Premium Table Sponsorships.
Engage in community activities and serve as a leadership role model for women in the community.

Manage national WP conference opportunities as well as overseas travel experiences.
Serve as primary liaison to JFNA’s (Jewish Federation of North America) National Women’s Philanthropy staff and key lay leaders in order to leverage resources and highlight San Diego in the national arena.

Support SDP’s efforts to implement The Pauline Foster Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Institute
(PFWPLI); Specifically,

Serve as key entry and point of connection to Federation with leadership program participants.

Manage all leadership development activities including facilitators, curriculum, application process, participant engagement, etc.
Oversee implementation and evaluation of WP Leadership Development Program
Carry out additional relevant responsibilities as requested by the SDP and CEO.

5-7 years of experience in a fundraising or similar environment
Proven ability to develop and implement fundraising strategies that will guide annual campaign efforts
Proven ability to manage fundraising projects and processes
Demonstrated ability to work closely with lay leaders and committee volunteers
Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage staff
Knowledge of fundraising database administration and management important, 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.
Ability to communicate in a professional, courteous manner in person, by e-mail and by telephone.
Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment.

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.

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, vision, dental, retirement plans, leave early for Shabbat, Life Insurance
  • Other Benefits: Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending, AD&D, Long Term Disability,403b and AFLAC
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2019-11-22
  • Times this job has been viewed: 161 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Fundraising/Grants/Giving
  • Organization Type: Fundraising
Job Location
Jewish Federation San Diego
4950 Murphy Canyon Road
San Diego , California 92123


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