Development Executive, Women's Philanthropy @ UJA Federation of New York

Development Executive, Women's Philanthropy

About us:
UJA-Federation of New York is the largest local philanthropy in the world. For more than 100 years, we’ve brought New Yorkers together to solve some of the most pressing problems facing our community. Thanks to our network of hundreds of non-profits, we can leverage our expertise across any number of areas — including health and human services, arts and culture, and education — to care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, respond to crises close to home and far away, and shape our Jewish future. Our reach extends from New York to Israel to nearly 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year.

Position Summary:

The development professional serves on the Professional Women’s team within the larger UJA Women’s team, with primary responsibility for the engagement and solicitation of young professional women. The Development Executive would be responsible for the engagement, cultivation, and solicitation of donors and prospects in their portfolio through face-to-face solicitations; organizing cultivation and fundraising events, educational projects, and hands-on activities; and providing support to leadership committees. This individual will primarily engage Professional Women across all industries in the mission of UJA-Federation of New York to cultivate gifts to the annual campaign.

Major Responsibilities:

1.Increase the donor base and fundraising efforts, primarily among young professional women, through outreach and developing and strengthening relationships with prospects and existing donors.
2.Employ a variety of fundraising techniques including face-to-face solicitations, fundraising & cultivation events, phone sessions, and written communications to educate donors and prospects about the mission of UJA and to increase the dollars raised for the Annual Campaign from Professional Women.
3.Act as lead staff for assigned cultivation and fundraising programs for Professional Women, such as the Mentor Program, Working Moms series, Volunteer projects and panels, briefings, and social events for this cohort as needed. This involves coordination with other UJA departments (e.g. Marketing & Communications, Conference & Banquets, Speakers’ Bureau) and collaboration with lay leaders and other UJA colleagues.
4.Think strategically about his/her constituency and recommend and implement new strategies, programs, events, and initiatives.
5.Collaborate with staff in other divisions to develop and implement strategies involving donors across divisional lines. This includes collaboration with fundraisers in Annual Campaign, Planned Giving and Endowments Campaign, and Capital and Special Initiatives Campaign to maximize donor engagement and giving.
6.Be the Professional Women’s liaison to the Young Leaders Division, which engages donors in their 20s and 30s.
7.Provide necessary professional support to lay committees in the Professional Women’s Division. This includes agenda setting, preparing reports and presentations, writing meeting notes, and providing necessary follow up.


•Outstanding relationship building, organization, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
•Strong communication skills — Solid written, oral & presentation skills
•Strong interpersonal and relationship skills
•Creative, energetic, persuasive, self-motivated
•Ability to handle multiple priorities
•Strong customer service orientation
•Ability to work in a team environment while pursuing individual assignments
•Knowledge of issues facing the Jewish community and a passion for our mission

Prior Experience and Education:

•B.A. or B.S. degree
•2-3 years of professional fundraising experience or related work experience in a sales or marketing capacity
•Involvement with and understanding of nonprofit organizations
•Event management experience preferred
•Involvement with women’s organizations or trade associations preferred

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-01-08
  • Times this job has been viewed: 331 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Fundraising/Grants/Giving
  • Organization Type: Federation
Job Location
UJA Federation of New York
130 East 59th Street
New York , New York 10022


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