Development & Communications Manager @ Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis

Development & Communications Manager

Role Overview
WashU Hillel seeks to harness the talents of a professional whose compelling communications, fundraising efforts, and event planning expertise will connect stakeholders and vital resources to our mission to increase Hillel’s impact. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Development & Communications Manager will play a leading role in setting and implementing WashU Hillel’s development and communications plans to achieve an annual fundraising goal of $650,000 and help launch and execute an upcoming 75th Anniversary Campaign.

What You’ll Own
• Portfolio of donors for direct solicitation (under $1,000)
• Prospect research and logistics to support Executive Director’s major gifts portfolio
• Donor database cleanup and management
• Management of donor stewardship, including preparation of stewardship materials and donor/foundation proposals, updates, and reports
• Creation and execution of direct response solicitations including direct mail, e-mail, and social media
• Creation and execution of parent communication program for ongoing engagement
• Creation and execution of alumni communication program for ongoing engagement
• Management of parent, alumni, and development pages on the WashU Hillel website
• Launching and execution of young alumni campaign
• Preparation of monthly fundraising reports

Your Strengths
• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Energy, enthusiasm, and can-do attitude
• Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
• Successful track record of project management and managing multiple tasks
• Collaborative with an ability to work well on a team, as well as independently
• Creative and strategic thinker

What You’ll Bring to the Job
• Bachelor’s degree required
• 2-3 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, or sales (non-profit development experience preferred)
• Familiarity with general principles in fundraising and an eagerness to learn more about all aspects of non-profit fundraising
• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, email campaign platforms (i.e., Constant Contact), and experience using CRM platforms/donor databases (i.e., DonorPerfect, Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, Blackbaud, Little Green Light), as well as online forms (i.e., Formsite, Wufoo)
• Expertise in utilizing social media platforms to leverage social media for promotional purposes and fundraising
• Event planning experience
• Refined sense of visual aesthetic and capable of guiding visual design projects
• Strong writing skills both in short and long form (i.e. for social media, direct mail appeals, press releases, and foundation reports)
• Ability and willingness to work occasionally on evenings and on some Jewish holidays
• Ability to prioritize and manage time and stress with poise
• Desire to strategize ways to engage with alumni, parents, and broader community
• Passion for taking on challenging projects, and a variety of projects simultaneously
• Genuine investment in Hillel’s mission and purpose

What You’ll Receive
• Salary range for this position is $50,000-$60,000, commensurate with experience.
• Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending • Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave
• Great professional development, mentoring, and skill-building opportunities
• Practically unlimited swag!

About WashU Hillel
WashU Hillel is an exciting, fast-paced, collaborative work environment. We are a high energy, dedicated team of professionals committed to enriching the experience of approximately 1,750 Jewish undergraduate students attending Washington University in St. Louis (25% of the undergraduate population). We encourage creativity, value personal authenticity, provide robust opportunities for professional development, and believe in a healthy work-life blend. We are guided by Jewish values and, as a staff, we strive to model for our students and community an enduring commitment to Jewish life. Since our founding in 1946, we have fostered an open, pluralistic Jewish community, connecting students with one another and with Jewish culture and traditions through service and social justice, Israel engagement, religious life, and social and leadership programs.

About St. Louis
St. Louis is an accessible, friendly Midwestern city boasting a variety of neighborhoods filled with excellent culture, great parks, events, festivals, a fast-growing startup scene, and kosher Ted Drewes frozen custard. We take great pride in our St. Louis Cardinals and the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions – the St. Louis Blues. Situated in the heart of metropolitan St. Louis, our Hillel is steps away from Forest Park, one of the largest urban parks in the nation and home to the St. Louis Zoo, Art Museum, as well as other cultural institutions, all of which offer free admission. Washington University and WashU Hillel are also blocks away from the Delmar Loop, a colorful entertainment district with live music, international cuisine, and abundant independent retail.

St. Louis supports a growing Jewish community of over 61,000, and a vibrant, young Jewish community with MaTovu, Next Dor, Moishe House, and many other organizations that cater to Jewish young adults. St. Louis is consistently ranked one of the most affordable cities in the country and more and more millennials are flocking to the city each year.

About Hillel International
In 1923, Rabbi Benjamin Frankel started Hillel with humble means, a noble mission and a breathtaking vision: to convey Jewish civilization to a new generation. Today, Hillel International continues to enrich the lives of Jewish students and is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world at more than 550 colleges and universities across North America and around the world. As Hillel evolves as an organization, the mission remains steadfast: to create lasting connections with every Jewish student that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.

WashU Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, retirement plans, Life Insurance
  • Other Benefits: • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill-building opportunities • Practically unlimited swag!
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-02-07
  • Times this job has been viewed: 299 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Development Associate, Events Management
  • Organization Type: Hillel
Job Location
Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis
6300 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis , Missouri 63105


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