The Museum of Jewish Heritage seeks a driven, organized, and detail-oriented development professional to advance the Museums’ philanthropic goals by assisting with engaging donor experiences, and providing the logistical and creative support for annual fundraising events.
Working with the Director of Events, the Coordinator will assist with creating tailored, high –quality cultivation and stewardship events designed to foster long-term Museum investment.
- Support the Director of Events with logistics for all in-person and virtual fundraising and cultivation events across the Development and Executive teams, including but not limited to: list coordination, invitation mailing, RSVP tracking, gift invoicing and acknowledgements, vendor contracts, travel and hotel accommodations for speakers, and program production.
- Oversee the Young Friends (aged 21-39) events in conjunction with the Individual Giving team, to grow the portfolio of sponsors and create an engaging experience.
- With support of the Director of Events, establish fundraising goals, communicate with donors, monitor overall expense budget, ensure donor database records are up-to-date, and aid in preparation of analytical reports to measure progress toward fundraising goals.
- Communicate effectively with vendors and in-house departments to facilitate staff requests, equipment needs, and delivery schedules.
- Assist the Director of Events and EVP of Strategy and Development with ancillary duties such as production of collateral materials, and board reporting.
- At least two years of experience in individual fundraising and/or event planning in non-profit, preferably in the arts and/or Jewish philanthropy.
- Ability to anticipate, solve problems, and make decisions independently as required.
- Direct experience in project management and/or event planning from concept to completion, including organizing volunteers and logistics.
- Ability to think outside the box to bring the Museum to life via events and experiences.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to write and speak in clear, crisp and compelling ways to diverse audiences.
- Ability to handle direction and follow instructions in a fast-paced environment and at times with minimal supervision.
- Must adhere to the highest ethical standards, exhibit perseverance, and project an optimistic and positive attitude.
- Willingness to work weekends and evenings as necessary.
- Proficiency in Altru or other CRM systems as well as in research databases.
- Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Position reports to: Director of Events
The Museum of Jewish Heritage is an equal opportunity employer. As a cultural institution that teaches about the dangers of intolerance, the Museum is dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion in its hiring practices.