Manager of Donor Advancement

JOB TITLE Donor Advancement Manager
REPORTS TO Senior Director of Philanthropy and Community Relations

FLSA Exempt
DEPARTMENT Philanthropy and Community Relations


The Donor Advancement Manager is an important player in the overall fundraising activities of Jewish Family Service. Working closely with the Senior Director of Philanthropy and internal teams, this position will help develop and execute strategies for solicitation that will grow annual revenue from individuals and corporations. They will assist in strategically strengthen and building a pipeline of prospects through targeted outreach, ensuring that as many as possible are retained as continuous donors to JFS and upgraded in their giving and involvement.
· Works with the Senior Director to develop appropriate cultivation strategies for donor/major donor/planned gift prospects; identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding these individuals, adhering to the highest ethical standards, demonstrating empathetic disposition, and perseverance, reflecting an optimistic and positive attitude, and conveying sensitivity to needs of the donors
· Leads relationship building efforts for donors under $1,800
· Assists with relationship building efforts for donors over $1,800
· Works proactively to network and expand the JFS Foundation portfolio. Responds to major and planned gift leads for follow-up. Tracks funds and provides planned follow up annually
· Tracks moves management strategies and stewardship of donors
· Conducts research and provides information on prospects and donors. Prepares written materials such as visit strategies/briefings, correspondence, solicitations/proposals and pledge documents for Senior Director and CEO
· Maintains strong and accurate records of activities and prospect management, as directed by the Senior Director using the donor database. Monitors, evaluates, and reports on progress and outcomes against agreed upon goals
· Assists in the development and coordination of solicitation packages and materials for development efforts, which will include assisting in the writing of and producing materials in final form for approval and distribution
· Assists with development of protocols to streamline the preparation process from strategic discussion to dissemination of materials
· Assists with donor and sponsor solicitation and stewardship by internally tracking major donors and planned giving progress and assisting in the drafting of external reports for funders and the board
· Serves as staff member on the Resource Development Committee of the board and subcommittees as assigned
· Serves on other agency & board committees as assigned
· Fosters employee relations by creating an atmosphere of collaboration and communication
· Other duties as assigned

• Bachelor’s degree required
• 3+ years of development experience preferred
• Ability to be flexible and to handle the versatility of the position
• Excellent skills in MS Word, Outlook and Excel; Strong skills in Constant Contact and donor databases
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
• Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work as part of a team and/or facilitate work groups
• Experience in nonprofit development and networking
• Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends

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Job Summary

Job Location
Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas
5402 Arapaho Rd.
Dallas , Texas 75248


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