YU Torah Mitzion Kollel
Job Description – Head of Development
The Yeshiva University Torah Mitzion Kollel of Chicago (YUTMK) is a dynamic organization dedicated to Torah learning. Led by Rosh Kollel Rabbi Reuven Brand and dedicated lay leaders, the Chavrei HaKollel offer dozens of learning opportunities – shiurim, chavrutot and more – in a wide variety of settings – from the Beit Medrash and day schools to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and shuls throughout the Chicago area.
YUTMK seeks a development leader who will ensure the financial health, administrative strength and growth of the Kollel to support its mission of enriching and engaging the greater Chicago Jewish community. The development lead reports to the Presidium of the board and Rosh Kollel, and partners closely with the Kollel Board of Directors in fund-raising activities.
The primary responsibility of this role is fund-raising, which includes but is not limited to:
• The creation and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising strategy, including annual campaign, events, grants, sponsorships and other giving opportunities.
• Cultivating and nurturing relationships with current and future donors.
• Identifying, creating and implementing new giving opportunities for small and large gifts.
• Partnering with and stewarding the Kollel’s lay leadership.
• Serving as an ambassador of the Kollel to the community.
• Supervising the operations, administrative and communications team of the Kollel.
• Fiscal and budgetary oversight of the Kollel, in partnership with the Finance Committee of the Board.
The head of development’s job performance will be measured on the basis of the Kollel’s increased fund-raising and increased donor base, and the resulting financial health of the organization, as well as leadership, efficiency and quality of the back-office functions and team members.
The successful candidate will have:
• Experience and training in financial resource development, organizational and interpersonal skills, and team leadership.
• Experience in non-profit community-based organizations is desired.
• Superior communication, relationship-building, fundraising and computer skills, and be an outgoing person who is capable of working in a fast-paced, collaborative and entrepreneurial environment.
• Affiliation with and knowledge of Orthodox Judaism, which are strongly preferred.
Salary and Benefits
The Yeshiva University Torah Mitzion Kollel of Chicago offers a compensation and benefit package commensurate with experience and qualifications.