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Director of Development @ Ben Porat Yosef

The Raritan Valley Orthodox

Jewish Community Association

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Director of Development
Director of Development at Ben Porat Yosef

The Director is responsible for building and executing the annual development plan, overseeing and creating various annual digital appeals with collateral materials, managing the annual campaign solicitations and benchmarking process, and growing the major gifts program. She or he also is responsible for running special events, some in collaboration with lay leadership committees and some internally.

Director of Development

The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Ben Porat Yosef’s fundraising efforts including: the major gifts program, the annual and capital campaigns, donor cultivation receptions and annual school gala dinner, various digital appeals throughout the year, providing timely reports for the board of trustees, and spearheading the school’s annual grassroots fundraising campaign and culminating community-wide, year-end event. The Director works closely with the head of school, board of trustees, campaign chairs, event committee members, and school administration.

Must embrace the mission of BPY and be able to speak and write articulately on its behalf
Liaise with parents, major donors, lay leaders, staff, and prospects in a professionally mature manner and using discretion when necessary
Strong interpersonal and writing/editing skills with the ability to create collateral for the annual or capital campaign and liaise with mail house, printer, designer, and Director of Communications
Preferable to be adept at using Constant Contact for e-blasts and digital appeals
Preferable to be adept at using CRM database management tools such as Raiser’s Edge and additional prospecting tools
Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly major gifts solicitations, creating donor-centric communications, and tactfully working alongside dedicated lay leadership
Possess the skills and positive attitude to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers to participate in our grassroots campaign, annual campaign, and to donate
Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships
Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls
Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals
Display a positive, cool and collected attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
Demonstrated project management and prioritization skills with the ability to manage multiple projects/campaigns in a fast paced environment, sometimes with competing deadlines.
A bachelor’s degree.
5 years minimum experience in professional fundraising

Meet and reach out to prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications and build relationships with them.
Grow a major gifts program including identification, stewardship and solicitation of major donors.
Provide updates and monthly reporting to the Board of Trustees and Annual Campaign Chairs
Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
Oversee our Grandparents Association and the several annual events for BPY grandparents and their grandchildren and ensure that the association develops into a cultivation and fundraising tool. Engage and meet regularly with the Association leadership.

Direct the annual campaign program: including annual direct mail, several digital appeals throughout the calendar year, and work closely with Annual Campaign Chair to map out solicitation strategies, train/prep campaign ambassadors for solicitations.
Organize and supervise the annual dinner, in cooperation with the lay Development Committee
Organize and supervise the annual “BPY Walkathon” or similar program - a widespread scholarship funding event.
Maintain and oversee department budget.
Direct pending Capital Campaign strategy, create all collateral materials.
Manage records and correspondences, including all gift processing and tax-receipt / acknowledgements.
Coordinate several annual special events including grandparents visiting days and year-end grassroots fundraising initiative with culminating community-wide event.
Regularly conduct prospect research.
Work closely with the head of school, board president, campaign chairs, and several senior school administrators.
Organize and provide data for all Development Committee meetings.
As a member of the school’s senior administration, participate in administrator meetings about school policy, growth, and provide thoughtful input in collaboration with colleagues.
Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities, ie: brochure, web content, solicitation “deck” for campaign ambassadors to use when reaching out
Provide any training/guidance to campaign ambassadors in their solicitations/outreach necessary
Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
*Perform other related duties as requested.

Benefits include:
health insurance, vision, dental, & life insurance, 403B, Aflac, tuition discount, generous sick / personal / vacation time, summer hours, all Jewish and school breaks off


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