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DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR (part-time, 25 hours per week)

Beth El Synagogue Center (Beth El) is a large, multi-generational, egalitarian congregation, located in New Rochelle, New York and affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

Beth El is a vibrant and active congregation that provides a wide range of religious, educational, social and community activities for all ages, allowing congregants to engage in Jewish heritage and explore all aspects of Jewish life.

Beth El relies on membership income from its 500 member households and tuition from nursery school, religious school and day camp programs. Increasingly, philanthropy over-and-above membership and tuition will be needed to fill gaps between income and expenses. In 2020, the annual Kol Nidre Appeal was renamed The B’Yachad Campaign and raised over $700,000 to cover extraordinary costs and reduced income during the pandemic. Going forward, The B’Yachad Campaign will be Beth El’s annual appeal. In addition, the annual gala has been a way to raise additional funds and engage the community.

The Development Director is a part-time position responsible for coordinating and facilitating fundraising efforts. The Development Director will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will work in collaboration with the Board, President and COO to set annual fundraising goals. The Development Director will engage select board members, lay leaders, and the clergy in pursuing and achieving annual fundraising goals.
This position will have a flexible schedule and the ability to work remotely, in part, but will require working some evenings and events

● Develop and execute a comprehensive annual fundraising plan
● Execute and meet agreed-upon goals for The B’Yachad Campaign annual giving
● Identify and engage committee members for various fundraising committees
● Develop an annual gala that both engages the community and raises additional funds for
the operating budget
● Formalize an approach to an ongoing and sustained major gifts program
● Steward relationships with major donors, individually and through cultivation events
● Solicit gifts and participate in solicitations with clergy and lay leaders
● Train and guide lay leaders and clergy in stewardship and fundraising best practices
● Undertake prospect research, create background materials, prepare solicitors for asks
● Oversee the production of fundraising events including committee work
● Craft and produce fundraising communications, acknowledgments and recognition
● Develop proposals for restricted gifts and grants (individuals, foundations)
● Prepare for and report regularly to the Board on fundraising activities
● Maintain and update the fundraising page on Beth El’s website
● Work with Beth El administration to facilitate gift processing
Qualifications and Experience
● Bachelor’s Degree required
● 7+ years of substantive experience in fundraising, including donor relations and
● Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
● Familiarity with common fundraising software
● Proven ability to strategize, set and meet goals
● Adept at crafting and articulating persuasive cases for support
● Marketing/external communications experience
● Board engagement, cultivation, and development experience

Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000 depending on experience. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and search will remain open until a candidate is hired. No phone inquiries, please.

Tue, February 7 2023 16 Shevat 5783