Development Fellow, Boston University Hillel, Boston University
Internal Number: 22599930611004
Boston University Hillel is looking for a Fellow who will report to the Managing Director and plan and execute all development plans for BU Hillel, under the leadership of the Executive Director and Managing Director.
Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Boston University Hillel. You will 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 and 2,000 Jewish graduate students.
What You'll Do
Donor Cultivation and Solicitation
Create, manage, and update BU Hillel Annual Development Plan.
Manage a portfolio of donors and prospects through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Personally soliciting annual gifts of $500 - $1,000.
Manage major prospect research through strategic work with BU Major Gifts Officers in partnership with BU Hillel Managing Director.
Staff lead for BU Hillel's Director's Council, engaged donors who give $1,000+ and meet 2-3x/year.
Support the Board's Development Committee.
Provide staffing support (e.g., scheduling, development of materials, taking minutes) for Board of Directors and various other lay leader groups.
Grant and Foundation Management
Research, write, and track grant proposals from $1,000-$100,000+.
Administer and report on grants
Manage stewardship of foundation partners
Execute projects in partnership with the Managing Director and Shared Development Marketing Manager in partnership with Hillel International
Manage day-to-day activities of direct marketing plan including mail, email, social media appeals, and student phone-a-thon efforts.
Supervise Database Intern
Manage the organization's full donor and prospect lists.
Organize cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans for Executive Director and Managing Director for major and leadership gift asks of up to $150,000+.
Generate weekly reports on fundraising performance.
On a day-to-day basis you will
Execute prospect research, primarily of BU donors who give Jewishly, but not yet to BU Hillel.
Continue building relationships with BU Major Gifts Officers in effort to enhance prospect work.
Track all donor plans, and cultivate, solicit, and steward personal portfolio in a timely manner.
Track and prepare for Executive Director's and Managing Director's solicitation and stewardship meetings.
In coordination with Shared Marketing Manager, conduct mass campaigns via email, direct mail, student phone-a thons.
Coordinate all interfaces and interactions with BU Development in partnership with Managing Director, ensuring best possible cooperation with BU's fundraising agents.
Manage Database Intern to ensure all database entries are updated in a timely manner.
Manage BU Hillel's fundraising lists, data, and full-range of uses of the BU Fundraising database.
Write, track, and manage grant proposals and reports for individual donors, foundations, Jewish Federations, Hillel International, and other funders.
Serve as a liaison between BU Hillel and select stakeholders, including CJP, other Foundations, and Hillel International Development Staff.
Report timely and accurate information to the Executive Director and the Board.
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.
Plan and organize logistics for Board meetings and Development Committee meetings (4 per year).
Plan and organize Director's Council meetings (3 per year).
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
1-3 years of experience. While development experience is desirable, it is not necessary. We are most interested in someone who is organized, driven, energy and mission focused. The most important experience we are looking for is the ability to organize people and projects and the ability to inspire commitment and action.
We are interested in people with backgrounds in PR, Communications, Marketing, Communal Engagement in addition to development/fundraising experience
Bachelors degree required
What You'll Get Out of It
High-level professional development to help develop core skills and gain expertise from University, Jewish communal, and nonprofit fundraising experts and lay leaders
Mentoring and career coaching to help you during and after your position
A network of terrific colleagues from across the Hillel movement.
A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Tax Deferred Retirement Plan, Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability insurances, Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
The salary range for this role is $50,000-$60,000
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
To apply: please submit your resume and cover letter to Ethan Sobel (email@example.com).
Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University's COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University's response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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