• Responsible for planning, promoting and implementing activities that ensure a successful Annual Fund campaign. Works closely with volunteers and lay leaders to devise and implement fundraising strategy and outreach initiatives.
• Help create a direct marketing, email plan and materials to support all donor solicitation.
• Collaborate with volunteer Development Committee to solicit Annual Fund donations over $1000+ through direct outreach to donors. Training volunteers and staff to be effective solicitors
• Participate in relevant community events to meet and engage prospective donors and steward existing donors. Identify and cultivate prospective donors, volunteers, and new organizational leaders.
• Facilitate and support fundraising activities of Senior Rabbi and other clergy (as needed).
• Support individual donor initiatives, ensuring all donors are appropriately recognized.
• Assist staff and lay leaders in their efforts to find and create opportunities to engage with groups and individuals who are not yet connected to the Temple with the goal of building their connection and involvement.
• Work with Administration & Member Services to ensure organization's data collection of donor and prospect information, gift entry and other procedures necessary to ensure accurate and timely information and donor acknowledgements. Track donations against annual budget goals and, in conjunction with Financial Services, reconcile monthly donations.
• Three years of progressive experience in a non-profit development function. Prefer experience in a faith-based or community setting.
• Proficient in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. Willingness to learn new systems and software as necessary.
• High school diploma or equivalent; Associate degree in marketing, communications, Jewish studies, business.
• Basic knowledge of Jewish customs, history and ritual, and familiarity with the synagogue world preferred.
• Professional experience with several modes of fundraising, i.e. annual giving, major gifts and planned giving desired.
• Balanced interpersonal skills will enable the incumbent to collaborate with all stakeholders such as lay leaders and committees, congregants and colleagues.
• Readiness to work outside fixed business hours if necessary (e.g. mornings, evenings, and weekends).
• Think creatively to produce new possibilities in all areas of operations.
• A self-starter with strong organizational skills, a high level of attention to detail and effective time & resource management will be best positioned for success.