Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Boston University Hillel as its next Development Manager. You’ll power Hillel by supporting efforts to connect people, vital funds and resources to our mission.
Boston University is home to one of the largest Jewish undergraduate populations at a private university globally, with 4,000 Jewish undergraduate students.
The Development Manager will plan and execute all development plans for BU Hillel, under the leadership of the Executive Director.
What You’ll Do
Plan, manage, and track the organization’s donor and prospect lists
Process gifts, administer and report on grants, and generate regular reports on fundraising performance
Plan and setting-up logistics for major gift asks (over $1,000) made by the Executive Director, Managing Director, and by lay leaders
Make solicitations for gifts under $1,000—primarily by email and by phone
Work closely with the Managing Director on digital newsletters and email campaigns
Generate new prospects—-mining the BU alumni database, the BU Hillel database of prior donors, and a wide-range of additional sources for new prospects (e.g., networks of existing Board members and donors, CJP, and other Jewish organizations)
Provide staffing support (e.g., scheduling, development of materials, taking notes) for Board of Directors and various other lay leader groups
On a day to day basis you will
Conduct mass campaigns via email, direct mail, outbound phone calls, and student phone-a-thons — to the organization’s existing donors, past donors, and prospects
Coordinate all interfaces and interactions with BU Development, especially ensuring accurate and timely information is added to the BU database and ensuring best possible cooperation with BU’s fundraising agents
Learn best practices from BU Development and from other successful Hillels
Track and manage grant proposals and grants
Report timely and accurate information to the Executive Director and the Board
Plan, schedule, and organize in-person and phone fundraising meetings for the Executive Director and Managing Director
Plan, schedule, and organize email and phone solicitations and campaigns
Manage BU Hillel’s fundraising lists, data, and full-range of uses of the BU Fundraising database (Razor’s Edge)
Work closely with Board members, especially chairs of Development and Development Committee members, to engage them in fundraising efforts, utilize relationships, and develop leadership gifts
Serve as a liaison between Hillel and select stakeholders, including CJP, other Foundations, Hillel International Development Staff, and BU Development Staff
Plan and organize logistics for Board meetings (4 per year) and development related special events (1-5 per year)
Assist in the preparation of grant proposals and reports for individual donors, foundations, Jewish Federations, Hillel International, and other funders
Write thank you letters and oversee stewardship transactions
Track pledges and gifts to ensure monies are received, reported, and deposited in a timely manner
Ensure grant monies are collected when promised
What You’ve Accomplished
At least 3 years of experience in program/project management and/or professional fundraising.
Bachelor’s degree required.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
Energy, enthusiasm, a can-do attitude
Ability to passionately represent BU Hillel’s mission
Can work independently and also collaboratively
Thorough, accurate, comfortable with numbers and basic finance and accounting concepts
Can keep track of multiple work streams
Effective at selling
Successful track record of project management and managing many tasks
What You’ll Receive
Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $55,000-$70,000
A comprehensive and generous benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability (LTD) insurances, Flexible Spending accounts, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
About Boston University
With over 34,000 students, 4,000 faculty, and over 377,000 alumni worldwide, Boston University is one of the world’s prominent large, urban research universities—a rapidly evolving, remarkably diverse, exceptionally engaged, and broad institution that encompasses the liberal arts, sciences and engineering, the fine arts, and the professions.
Under the leadership and direction of President Robert A. Brown, BU has made the choices necessary to thrive and grow. Launched in September 2012, The Campaign for Boston University reached record breaking success. Going above and beyond our original goal of $1 billion, we ended up raising over $1.85 billion for the University. This was thanks to the dedicated, creative, and diverse staff in the Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) department.
As we look forward to launching our second comprehensive campaign and BU's continued growth, we invite you to join our effort in helping the next generation of deserving students from around the world gain access to a BU education, and helping our outstanding faculty and researchers add to the world’s store of knowledge.