Details: Salary commensurate with experience
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Associate Director of Development, Western Region, ORT America
The Associate Director of Development, Western Region is a full-time position based out of ORT America’s Los Angeles, California office. This position is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors in the $1,000 - $5,000 level. This position will play a vital role in growing the number of donors to ORT America, growing this mid-range level of giving, and growing ORT’s presence in the region.
In addition to focusing on securing gifts at this level, the Associate Director will research and identify new prospects for solicitation.
This position will also oversee and work with the how many 7 Southern California chapters of ORT America, and identify new opportunities to engage chapter members.
This position reports to both the Executive Director of ORT America’s Southern California Region and the Director of the Northern California Region. (S)he will work with both directors on events, marketing, and fundraising initiatives. The Associate Director is expected to be a team player who takes initiative in supporting the work of the Region, is self-directed, and works at a high efficiency level.
Successfully prospecting, cultivating and securing gifts of $1,000 - $5,000+
Manage a portfolio of donors through face-to-face meetings, phone calls, events, and email
Donor research for new prospects
Develop and implement strategies to grow annual fundraising goals
Track all donors, prospects, and moves management in Raiser’s Edge
Utilize Wealth Engine and other informational websites
Create reports of donor and prospect progress
Timely acknowledgement of gifts/contributions
Consistent correspondence with donors
Work with our 7 local chapters on outreach
Work with our chapter members on legacy planning
Oversight of acknowledgments and office administration, as directed by Regional Directors.
Work with chapters on Chanukah Luncheon, Hollywood Bowl, and other regional events
Track and credit chapters’ fundraising initiatives
Events & Marketing:
Work with Regional Directors on galas and fundraising events
Coordinate invitation mailings and act as the liaison between vendors and the event committees
Track all lists and event responses
Create event materials, including letters, save the dates, invitations, thank-yous, etc.
Coordinate public relations efforts before and after the events
Act as the on-site staff person to run the logistics of the event
Post and update all social media regularly, including Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Fill out Universal Donation Forms for all donations, sending to National Office for processing. Keep records in Raiser’s Edge of all donations and send thank-yous to donors
Order all office supplies as needed
Maintain office expenses, sending expense forms with all receipts and records to National office on a monthly basis.
Track regional budgets and update accordingly
Work with the National office on duties that require their involvement
Oversee interns and their work in the office
Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience in direct-line fundraising
Ability to take initiative and problem solve independently
Creative and motivated thinker
Work and collaborate as a team
Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, and carry out assignments independently to meet specific timelines and goals
Must have knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Prior experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus
Prior experience with Wealth Engine a plus
Experience tracking moves management
Graphics experience or knowledge of graphics software a plus
Familiarity with electronic social media essential
Comfort with electronic media
Ability to use the Internet for research, database management, and fundraising programs; ability to learn new software
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail, grammar, and punctuation
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment
Ability to multitask and prioritize essential
Experience with or knowledge of the Southern California Jewish community highly desirable
Excellent writing and correspondence skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills needed to work effectively with all levels of management within ORT America, as well as with lay leaders and external contacts
Flexibility to work both with and without supervision
Strong interest in and strong commitment to the organization’s mission
Occasional night and Sunday work
Ability to drive to chapters/events outside the office
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life
Minimum Education Required