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Donor Engagement Officer

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Key Responsibilities:

• Develop a robust donor portfolio: identify, cultivate, steward, and track relationships with donors; leverage the time of senior staff in cultivating high-potential donors and prospects

• Increase giving among current donors and reengage lapsed donors (may include grant coordination)

• In collaboration with the Executive Director, determine goals for number of monthly/weekly donor visits/calls and set appropriate quarterly targets for securing significant gifts

• Design and execute individualized plans for all assigned donors

• Prepare donor presentations and proposals as necessary; regularly and pro-actively ensure appropriate communication is maintained with donors

• Undertake regular interstate fundraising trips

• Represent the organization at public events; participate in speaking engagements

• Recruit donors and lay leaders to host parlor meetings

• Recruit Board members for both the U.S. and International Boards

• Attend and participate in staff meetings and trainings

• Other duties as assigned


Requirements:

• Committed to food justice and assisting Israelis in need of all backgrounds through the provision of fresh food

• Five years’ experience with demonstrated success in frontline major gifts fundraising

• Deep knowledge and understanding of the key players, institutions, philanthropic culture and giving trends in the greater NY Jewish community in particular and, to a lesser extent, in other key cities in the region; must have significant, demonstrated fundraising success within the NY Jewish community and strong existing connections therein

• Demonstrated ability to think strategically about moving individuals across the spectrum of prospect development, culminating in significant funding requests; ability to independently close five figure gifts and above.

• Excellent communicator with the ability to excite and motivate both prospects and existing donors; ability to establish, develop and maintain long-term relationships with donors, prospects and internal staff

• Self-motivated and self-directed, with the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team

• Excellent organizational and project management skills, with exceptional attention to detail, as well as a process and results orientation; the ability to manage multiple priorities. A self-starter with a sense of urgency, a clear set of priorities, a strong work ethic, and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances

• Committed to providing excellent customer service and to outstanding follow through

• Knowledgeable about Judaism, Israel and the local (NY) Jewish community

• Committed to protecting the confidentiality of all records and information about donors and staff and use of discretion when sharing any such information within legal confines

• Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; exceptional time management

• Superb skill in making persuasive and compelling presentations of goals and objectives in order to secure gifts; excellent public speaking skills

• Advanced analytical and critical thinking skills

• Strong interpersonal skills and highly articulate with ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with a variety of volunteers, donors and staff

• BA required; MA preferred

• Proficient in computer and software knowledge (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.) with experience in donor databases preferred

• Regular regional travel is required including 1-2 international trips per year (COVID-pending)

• Ability to work infrequent weekends and evenings, as needed

• Must be authorized to work in the U.S. and be based in the northern NJ/NYC area

• Must maintain a valid driver’s license, insurance and access to a personal vehicle

Key Responsibilities:

• Develop a robust donor portfolio: identify, cultivate, steward, and track relationships with donors; leverage the time of senior staff in cultivating high-potential donors and prospects

• Increase giving among…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 10, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$65,000 - $80,000

Benefits

  • Paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, leave early for Shabbat
  • You will join a dedicated team of individuals working for a unique organization where your efforts will have a significant and direct impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need.
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, leave early for Shabbat
  • You will join a dedicated team of individuals working for a unique organization…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent English required; Hebrew language skills desired

Fluent English required; Hebrew language skills desired

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Teaneck, NJ
Associated Location
Teaneck, NJ, USA

How to Apply

Send a complete résumé and cover letter with the subject line “Donor Engagement Officer”. Please no phone calls.

Send a complete résumé and cover letter with the subject line “Donor Engagement Officer”. Please no phone calls.

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