Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of Women’s Philanthropy is directly responsible for planning, implementing and managing the Women’s Philanthropy campaign and other programs targeting Jewish women in Rochester.
This includes, but is not limited to:
Soliciting donors and/or directing solicitations made by volunteers.
Cultivating and stewarding donors at targeted levels of giving.
Increasing the donor base at all levels.
Enhancing volunteer and leadership engagement.
Facilitating the work of relevant volunteer committees.
Serving as liaison to JFNA National Women’s Philanthropy, engaging women on the global level.
Implementing events and programs that serve the goals of Women’s Philanthropy and the mission of the Federation.
Experience in fund-raising required.
Ability to develop and manage a complex and growing series of programs and services that address the needs of a diverse and changing population.
Demonstrated strong organizational, managerial, mentoring and leadership skills with ability to lead by example and encourage collaborative efforts.
Knowledge of Judaism and Israel, and a passion for Jewish community life.
Proven oral and written communication skills in order to clearly and accurately convey information.
Strong sense of ethical conduct that will inspire confidence in/with colleagues, donors and prospects while maintaining confidentiality in all matters relating to sensitive donor or personnel issues.
Computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint), Internet and others as needed. Experience using fundraising databases and other software to retrieve and compile relevant donor information.
Demonstrated ability to solve problems and recommend solutions.
Bachelor’s degree required. Several years of relevant professional experience, preferred.
Additional Information and Other Qualifications
This position is 2/3 time.
Ability to work both independently and cooperatively in order to accomplish goals and objectives related to Federation-wide fundraising, programs and events.
Ability to interact with staff, professional colleagues and volunteers at all levels within the Federation and throughout the community and Federation system.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.
Ability to travel as needed to national conferences and Israel/other missions and provide staff support for domestic and international missions as needed.
Other responsibilities as determined by the Executive Director.