DEPARTMENT: Development Department
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
FUNCTION SUMMARY: The essential function of the Director of Women’s Philanthropy is to seek and secure funding resources and to cultivate and manage relationships with women donors and prospects. This position will have a donor portfolio with special emphasis on women’s giving at various events and within affinity groups and giving societies. The Director will also be responsible for the oversight and management of the Jewish Women’s Philanthropy Committee (JWPC), including but not limited to all meetings, activities, programs, and events.
REPORTS TO: Chief Development Officer (CDO)
1. Participates as a thought partner with the CDO and the Development team in developing long-term strategies for total financial resource development.
2. Seeks and secures funds from an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects in addition to working with lay leaders that are assigned to donors by providing worker reports, pledge cards and updates on gifts and balances.
3. Oversees the Lion and Pomegranate Giving Level Strategic Plans including strategies for prospects, cultivation, increased giving and appreciation.
4. Manages Lion Pin purchases with JFNA and Jeweler.
5. Partners with major gifts staff and, when appropriate, general campaign staff to ensure seamless and integrated fundraising efforts for individuals, families, and foundations.
6. Works to increase lay involvement with fundraising in the Women’s Department.
7. Manages donor records and data for accuracy, timeliness, and any calls to action. Generates reports.
8. Works with staff responsible for gift processing to ensure proper recording, allocation, documentation, and analysis of campaign gifts and pledges. Follows-up with donors, as needed, for confirmation.
9. Manages and attends all women’s campaign-related events including CHOICES, Golda, and other events within the women’s campaign function), ensuring the achievement of organizational campaign goals, smooth operations, and good relationships with community constituents and donors.
10. Creates and executes an under $1,000 Campaign Strategic Plan for the Women’s Department. (may include CHOICES, Passport Parties, Book Clubs, Educational Programming, Food for the Body, and a Volunteer Program).
11. Oversees the selection of Women Leadership Awards including the Golda and Kipnis Awards.
12. Attends the Jewish Federations of North America International Lion of Judah Conference as the Women’s Professional in January.
13. Plans and implements relevant committee and task force meetings. Organizes attendance, logistics, agenda and materials preparation, meeting minutes and follow-up items, ensuring timely delivery and accuracy.
14. Recruits prospects for Women’s Philanthropy Committee and Sub-Committees and helps connect women with desired areas of connection and involvement.
15. Oversees scholarship selection process annually with the selection committee for the Linda Fenner Fund and the Becky Topelson Fund.
16. Assists with budget preparation and monitoring for all women’s campaign activities.
17. Provides general support as necessary. Assists the Chief Development Officer as required.
1. Demonstrates diplomacy and collaboration skills to effectively work with donors, volunteers, colleagues and beneficiary organizations.
2. Demonstrates a willingness to adapt to circumstances and readily accepts changes in the working environment. Manages competing demands. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
3. Solicits and uses feedback to improve service. Undertakes self-development activities.
4. Works ethically and with integrity. Inspires the trust of others.
5. Stays current in the knowledge and trends relative to the philanthropic field.
6. Has a strong passion for JEWISHcolorado’s mission and strategic focus.
7. Demonstrates comfort with results-oriented organization.
8. Demonstrates proficiency with donor database management systems and other internal software programs.
9. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.
10. Demonstrates Project and time management experience related to fundraising and event planning.
11. Has ability to prioritize activities and comfortable dealing with ambiguity and change.
12. Has ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
13. Has working knowledge of social media and its marketing outreach application.
14. Has volunteer management experience.
15. Demonstrates ability to integrate innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking into problem solving.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education:
1. A Bachelor’s degree in a business field, or an equivalent, is required.
1. A minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience supporting a successful fundraising campaign is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
2. Past experience working with major women donors is preferred.
3. Knowledge of planned giving vehicles is preferred.
4. Knowledge of the Jewish community and its institutions is preferred.
Other Requirements: This position requires some time out of the office, limited travel, and active participation in programs that occur outside of a traditional work schedule.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
Position Type: 37.4-hour per week; exempt; qualifies for all benefit packages.
Working Conditions: This job can be physically demanding (which can include travel, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting, constant walking, frequent sitting, and maintaining close visual attention to write reports; occasional lifting up to 30 pounds).
Please submit resumes and cover letters to Steven Baker, SBaker@jewishcolorado.org and Stephanie Geller, email@example.com with the subject line “Director of Women’s Philanthropy”