Development and Donor Relations Manager @ Temple Shaaray Tefila

Development and Donor Relations Manager

Development & Donor Relations Manager
Reports to: Director of Development
Position: Full-time Location: New York, NY

Please note: This is an in-person position at the temple, but may be done temporarily from home through virtual channels due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Job Description
Temple Shaaray Tefila is at an exciting time in the life of our congregation. We are an 800+ member unit Reform synagogue on the Upper East Side with a dynamic Senior Rabbi and a talented team of professionals. We are currently seeking an exceptional candidate to become our Development & Donor Relations Manager. The Development department is responsible for cultivating and deepening relationships with our congregants, maximizing our members’ giving potential, and creating new fundraising campaigns and giving opportunities.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Professional Development & Staff Culture
o Assist with preparation, implementation, event planning logistics and follow-up, for all fundraising projects, including: High Holy Days, Annual Appeal, Annual Spring Gala, congregant events, and special projects
o Communicate effectively on the status of projects and challenges; work with the Director of Development to achieve individual and departmental revenue goals
o Partner with other departments to support their fundraising endeavors and continue cross-department collaboration
• Data Maintenance & Research
o Ensure accuracy of all congregant information entered into the internal database, update contacts and congregant information, track interactions
o Keep track of year-over-year records for all donations, create analytics and comparison report for staff and Board meetings
o Generate reports to assist in research, budgeting, goal-setting, analyzing trends and comparisons with prior years, identifying lapsed donors, and actual data versus projections
o Complete donor and prospect research using internal database and other research tools
o Work closely with finance team, including tracking and reconciling all incoming donations, monthly statements, and weekly acknowledgement letters
o Prepare donor lists for annual print publications
• Donations
o Organize and track pledges and payments, ensuring accurate and timely entries in internal database for online, postal mail, and phone
o Prepare and disseminate timely solicitations, acknowledgements, and all relevant notifications via postal mail and email
• Member Engagement and Cultivation
o Using our “Strategic Plan” as a guide, help develop a stronger culture of philanthropy
o Support Development Committee and Spring Gala Committee
o Help to create year-long strategies for giving and member interaction
• Communications
o Work with Director of Development and Director of Communications on projects to enhance development efforts
o Update Spring Gala webpage with event content, registration and donation opportunities
o Assist in developing out-of-the-box ideas to increase fundraising results

Qualifications
-Bachelor’s Degree required
- 5 years of related nonprofit development and/or fundraising work required; experience working in a synagogue is a plus
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
- Demonstrates ability to develop and steward positive relationships with donors
- Able to manage and prioritize time effectively, be flexible, remain organized and detail-oriented
- Able to work independently, take initiative and assume ownership of projects
- Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
- Exceptional computer skills: advanced working knowledge of MS Excel and Word, Gmail and GoogleDocs, and MailChimp. High level experience with donor database systems (experience with ShulCloud a plus).

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, dental, transportation, retirement plans, Life Insurance
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-05-11
  • Times this job has been viewed: 627 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Administrative Support, Assistant, Associate
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Temple Shaaray Tefila
250 East 79 Street
New York , New York 10075
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