Director of Development

Central Florida Hillel
Jennifer Waldholtz
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Full description link: Role Overview  Central Florida Hillel (CFH) is seeking a seasoned Director of Development who personifies the old dictum that “fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.” The Director of Development ensures that Central Florida Hillel develops the financial resources necessary to sustain and expand ongoing operations and successfully completes fundraising goals. Working closely with the Executive Director & CEO, Development Manager, and volunteer leadership, the Director of Development must have an entrepreneurial spirit and be capable of working both independently and as a team.   The ideal candidate will be a creative and organized individual with demonstrated professional success in face-to-face solicitation, volunteer relations, database management, planned giving, and prospect research. Knowledge of Florida Jewish communities is strongly preferred, but not required. Immersion in the Orlando Jewish Community has proven to be a key factor for success in this position. The Director of Development will join a dynamic staff of 11 at a time of tremendous growth for Central Florida Hillel. What You’ll Do The Director of Development will serve as an active member of Central Florida Hillel’s Senior Management Team.  This individual is responsible for the oversight and implementation of all projects and campaigns tied into TFRD (Total Financial Resource Development). These responsibilities include: -Map out and execute a development plan for Total Financial Resource Development for the organization. -Facilitate a major gifts program, engaging donors who give $1,000+ to the organization.  This includes managing up and down to team members who have a portfolio of donors as well as implementing a moves management process to move donors through the giving cycles. -Serve as an active member of the senior management team.  This includes involvement in strategy, implementation of projects to further the mission of the organization, and serving as a strategic thought partner to the Executive Director. -Work with the senior management team to managing the budgeting process as it relates to total financial resource development.  -Engagement with and support of the board of directors including involvement with board meeting preparation, meeting execution, and oversight of committee work outside of meetings. -Institute a planned giving program.  Engage staff and volunteer leaders in the identification of and conversations with planned giving prospects. -Plan and implement a strategy to further engage Jewish alumni in partnership with the Development Manager, Executive Director, and volunteer leaders. On a day to day basis you will -Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective donors from the Central Florida community as well as throughout the state of Florida. -Personally manage a portfolio of 100 donors. -Support and coach the Development Manager through goal setting, project identification and project implementation. Be a thought partner, collaborator, and assist with large projects when needed.  Serve as a mentor and teacher. -Immerse yourself in the Orlando Jewish community by serving as a brand ambassador for Central Florida Hillel, giving tours, attending community events, especially our peer institutions, and speaking about the cause whenever possible. -Travel at least once a month to South Florida to continue to build a donor base of parents, alumni, and community members. -Prepare reports, in conjunction with the Development Manager, for our funding partners at Hillel International and others as needed. -Identify and apply for grant funding from Hillel International as well as external funders. Manage grant strategy with the Senior Management Team and assist the Development Manager with the grant processes when needed. -Manage all additional projects as assigned by the Executive Director and CEO. What You’ve Accomplished -Bachelor's degree required, Master’s degree preferred -Minimum of 5-7 years of direct work experience in fundraising, preferably for Jewish nonprofits  -Proven track record with major gifts -Demonstrated experience managing a development team made up of professional and volunteers fundraisers. What You’ll Bring to the Job -Excellent verbal and written communication skills -Strong interpersonal skills -Demonstrated ability to manage up and steer and manage teams of lay leaders and directors to achieve agreed upon fundraising goals and outcomes -Proven record of success in major gifts solicitation, strategic fundraising planning, donor stewardship, campaign management and grant writing -Working knowledge of best practices in fundraising principles and methodologies -Strong planning and organizational skills, ability to prioritize, manage time efficiently, remain flexible and work efficiently under pressure -Demonstrate ability to work