Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Columbia/Barnard Hillel as the Development Associate. You’ll power Hillel by supporting efforts to connect people, vital funds and resources to our mission. Columbia/Barnard Hillel is an exciting, fast-paced, intellectually rigorous work environment. We are a high energy, dedicated team of professionals committed to enriching the Jewish experience of our students. Serving as the platform and umbrella for Jewish life on campus, Columbia/Barnard Hillel serves the students at Columbia University, Barnard College, and The Jewish Theological Seminary.
Columbia/Barnard Hillel is seeking a creative, dynamic, team-oriented professional with strong interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills to serve as Development Associate. The Development Associate will report to the Director of Development, and work with the Executive Director and volunteer leadership to implement the development and communications strategy and fundraising campaign, including meeting an annual fundraising goal of $1.8 million. The Development Associate will be the point person for specific development initiatives, marketing strategy implementation, and administrative needs.
What Your Strengths Are
• Communicating effectively (both verbal and writing)
• Working collaboratively and independently
• Paying close attention to dealing
• Juggling multiple projects
• Managing time and keeping to deadlines
What You'll Do
• Conduct prospect research and identify potential major gift donors.
• Manage and maintain accuracy of our donor database, Little Green Light, identifying, troubleshooting, and ensuring accurate and up-to-date donor information.
• Write grant reports and renewals.
• Draft, produce, and coordinate direct mail/email solicitations.
• In coordination with the Student Life Associate, oversee Senior Class events and giving in order to promote a culture of philanthropy.
• Coordinate events and programming for the Young Alumni Community and manage a portfolio of Young Alumni prospects.
• In close coordination with the Board of Directors, assist in collecting and collating materials for board meetings.
• Support department events, including but not limited to Welcome Events, Family Weekend, the Annual Dinner, and Reunion Weekend.
• Create social media content and marketing materials for Columbia/Barnard Hillel Development events and programs.
• Prepare stakeholder communications, including monthly constituent update emails.
• Maintain Development communications calendar.
What You’ve Accomplished
• Bachelor's degree required.
• 2-3 years of work experience, preferably in fundraising, marketing, or communications.
• Knowledge on and experience with donor database systems, communications, social media, and mass email platforms, and online giving technologies.
Who You Are
• Energetic, flexible, and a creative thinker.
• Possessing a strong eagerness to learn more about all aspects of non-profit fundraising.
• Passionate for taking on challenging projects, and able to manage a variety of projects simultaneously.
• Proud of the accuracy and presentation of your work.
What You’ll Receive
• Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace.
• A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability (LTD) insurances, Flexible Spending accounts, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
• Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
• Plenty of CB Hillel schwag!
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.
Columbia/Barnard 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.