The Hebrew Theological College (HTC) seeks an experienced, goal oriented, data driven Director of Development to take the organization’s fundraising program to
the next level. The Director of Development will create and implement a
comprehensive campaign plan to meet fundraising goals via individual, corporate
and foundation giving, planned gifts, direct response, and special events. The
Director of Development will serve as a frontline fundraiser and manage HTC’s
annual fundraising program, oversee its Centennial Campaign, and supervise a
dynamic team of three, responsible for events, major gifts, and alumni relations.
This full-time position reports to HTC’s CEO.
• Work in partnership with the CEO, board and development committee to set
annual and Centennial Campaign goals and strategies.
• Oversee development of donor centric print and electronic communications
and supplemental materials, including those used for cultivation, stewardship,
solicitation and donor recognition.
• Cultivate relationships with existing donors, including the development and
implementation of donor stewardship tools, programs and special events.
Develop pipeline and donor acquisition program for prospects.
• Manage a team of three including the major gifts officer, alumni coordinator
and development assistant.
• Oversee staff who perform database management, donor acknowledgement,
billing and record keeping duties.
• Manage the grants program, including the identification of prospective funders,
development and submission of proposals and reports, and stewardship of
• Oversee the planning and implementation of the Centennial Campaign.
• Work with the alumni coordinator and events coordinator to develop and
execute the Annual Banquet, Summer Event, and other fundraising events.
Qualifications & Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
• Strong track record of annual campaign growth, organizational development, analytical and strategic thinking
• Superior written and oral communication skills
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
• A proven track record of successful major gift cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
• Self-starter with ability to initiate donor visits and fundraising conversations
• Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and supervise administrative
and fundraising staff
• Goal oriented and data driven with strong follow through
• Experience building external relationships and key partnerships
• Skilled at developing relationships with lay leaders and donors. Prior experience
managing volunteer/board committees
• Ability to represent HTC in a positive light to the community and operate
within the framework of Halachah
• Knowledge of, and established relationships within the Chicago-area
• Passionate about HTC’s mission and history and excited about advancing
scholarship in accordance with the principles of Orthodox Judaism