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Development Manager

The Jewish Education Project

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New York, NY (hybrid)

Overview

The Jewish Education Project is devoted to ensuring that Jewish education continues to evolve to meet the needs of the Jewish community in our rapidly changing world. The Jewish Education Project is the force driving bold innovation and transformation in Jewish education to build a thriving Jewish community and future. As a New York-based agency and beneficiary of UJA-Federation of New York, they are expanding their sphere of influence to serve both New York constituents and an increasingly national audience. The Jewish Education Project is nationally renowned for offering exceptional professional development, piloting new models, and harnessing digital platforms to serve educators in diverse settings.

The Jewish Education Project seeks a Development Manager to join the Advancement Team in helping to grow the agency’s financial resources and expand their visibility. Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO), the Development Manager will collaborate with the board of directors and key senior colleagues to focus on four and five-figure gifts to expand the pool of individual donors. The Development Manager will be responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with current donors, identifying new prospects, and spearheading the annual benefit and donor engagement events. Strong candidates will love building relationships, executing high quality events, and connecting donors to a cause.

The Jewish Education Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Compensation Range

$80K-$90K

To apply

To apply, please submit a resume & cover letter to Beth Greenberg, Consultant, Evolve Giving Group: beth@evolvegg.com

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with senior professional team and lay leaders to cultivate and steward donors and volunteers
  • Develop strategies for engaging the current donor base 
  • Research and identify prospective donors and develop engagement strategies
  • Manage and direct all programs for the Champion Society, The Jewish Education Project major gifts donors
  • Conduct face-to-face and virtual solicitations, and acknowledge donors through various recognition efforts
  • Represent the agency at related events and engagement opportunities
  • Track and report development progress with various data and metrics
  • Manage strategy, preparation, and execution at all advancement-related events, including the annual benefit and Champions Society events 
  • Serve as agency’s liaison with event vendors, ensuring timeline, logistics and budget goals are met
  • Coordinate logistics for each event, including on-site event team management
  • Work closely with the Communications and Marketing team to publicize events via print, email, and agency website
  • Following each event, design cultivation plans for key prospects in attendance, use data to continuously improve programming, track metrics, and suggest data-driven decisions

Qualifications & Skills

  • 3+ years of experience in a development and/or special events role
  • Comfort working with donors and volunteers
  • Passion for building relationships and connecting donors to philanthropic causes
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects  
  • Team player who collaborates well with lay leaders and colleagues
  • Confident self-starter who asks questions, anticipates issues, and tackles obstacles
  • Strong speaking and writing skills, with ability to communicate persuasively
  • Proficiency with donor databases and prospect research for donor moves management, experience with Salesforce a plus
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Passion for Jewish education, and a familiarity with the Jewish non-profit landscape
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings

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