Maryland Hillel seeks the organization’s next Director of Development. The successful applicant will serve as the director of fundraising activity for one of the nation’s most accomplished student empowerment organizations – which reaches some 5,800 Jewish students at the University of Maryland each year. Hillel enhances the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. By curating a menu of social, leadership, religious, educational, and cultural experiences, Hillel strengthens each student’s Jewish identity – in a non-prescriptive way. The organization derives most of its revenue from fundraising activity and the success of the Director of Development is material to the quality and magnitude of the opportunities available to the students we serve.
You are a natural motivator; your enthusiasm and storytelling ability have a way of capturing the imagination and support of your diverse audience. Colleagues and friends recognize you as a highly detailed and organized individual – you set plans, and project manage to achieve your desired result. Managing-up and continuous improvement are not just concepts for you, they are a way of life. An entrepreneurial spirit, get-to-yes mentality, and the ability to thrive in fast paced and frenetic settings will lead to your success in this environment.
Your qualifications include:
The Director of Development marshals the efforts of the board, volunteers, and professional staff to drive Hillel’s annual campaign and support the efforts of the capital campaign. Each year, Maryland Hillel raises some $1,000,000 in private philanthropy and a further $400,000-$600,000 in grants. The organization has also just surpassed $12 million towards its capital campaign goal of $20,000,000 which will realize a brand-new building (www.marylandhillelcampaign.org). The role includes the following elements:
Serve as the lead point of contact to the campus marketing and development manager. Together:
Maryland Hillel serves one of the largest and most dynamic Jewish campus communities in the country. Actively seeking to engage Jewish students on their own terms, Maryland Hillel provides students with Jewish opportunities that are meaningful, empowering and engaging. Through a creative mix of leadership training, education, volunteerism, social, spiritual, and cultural opportunities, students are inspired to realize their potential and become the best versions of themselves.
Maryland Hillel, located in College Park, MD in close proximity to Washington, DC, enjoys a national reputation for its Jewish community, both due to its size with some 5,800 Jewish undergrads, and, more critically, due to the vibrancy of Jewish life on campus. Maryland Hillel draws students to the University of Maryland from around the country with large contingents from Maryland, the tristate area, Florida and California. Following many years of growth, Hillel is conducting a capital campaign to construct a custom-built 40,000 square foot Jewish student center to continue to support this thriving Jewish community into the future.
In 1923, Rabbi Benjamin Frankel started Hillel with humble means, a noble mission and a breathtaking vision: to convey Jewish civilization to a new generation. Today, Hillel International continues to enrich the lives of Jewish students and is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world at more than 550 colleges and universities across North America and around the world. As Hillel evolves as an organization, the mission remains steadfast: to create lasting connections with every Jewish student that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.
Maryland Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.
Maryland Hillel seeks the organization’s next Director of Development. The successful applicant will serve as the director of fundraising activity for one of the nation’s most accomplished student empowerment…