Director of Philanthopy

Sholom Foundation

| St. Louis Park, MN | Posted Nov 27, 2017 |


If interested please email sburkhead@sholom.com

Job Description – Director of Philanthropy

The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for the development and implementation of the annual giving program, including cultivating and maintaining relationships with new and existing donors and supporters. He/She will also work collaboratively with the Executive Director and/or Foundation staff in coordinating major gifts, annual gifts and capital campaign efforts; participating in strategic planning and budgeting; exploring new initiatives; organizing and staffing fundraising and recognition events; researching and writing grant proposals and providing evaluation reports as required; problem solving, and special programs and projects as they arise. He/she will work within the guidelines, policies and mission of the Sholom Foundation and will be accountable and responsible for specific projects as assigned.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Gifts

•    Manage a personal portfolio of leadership prospects
•    Work independently and with board and lay leadership to identify, qualify and cultivate prospective donors
•    Develop and propose strategies for solicitation of major gifts, including: determining ongoing relationships with prospect/donor; recommending specific purpose and level of gift; identifying those to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitation; assuring that solicitations are carried out.
•    Coordinate an effective program for recognition, involvement and stewardship of major gifts donors.

Annual Gifts

•    Develop and implement an Annual Giving Campaign including but not limited to Holiday mailings, one-time events, volunteer call-a-thon, High Holidays greetings – calls /cards and other initiatives.
•    Research and identification of potential annual donors, establishing case for giving, and developing and maintaining relationships.
•    Compile, maintain and report on the Annual Giving Campaign statistics.
•    Analyze trends in annual giving campaigns, identifying opportunities and challenges, and developing strategies to ensure goals are met.

Database and prospect research

•    Responsible for the supervision and management of the Donations Coordinator; fundraising database; prospect research, ensuring the timely distribution of tax receipts and gift acknowledgement.

Foundations and Corporate Funding

•    Research and develop funding proposals for charitable foundations, corporate charitable funds, service clubs and matching gift or employee donation programs.
•    Collaborate with various Sholom department heads to understand general and specific needs that can be addressed by grants.

Special Events

•    Manage one-time and annual fundraising, recognition, and informational events including but not limited to volunteer recruitment, support to the volunteer committee, budget development and management, project plan development, management and evaluation, and solicitation of gifts in-kind and sponsorship.
•    Liaise with and support third party fundraising initiatives.

Donor Relations

•    Keep in touch with donors on a regular basis.
•    Help to resolve problem issues for donors.
•    Handle donor requests.
•    Ensure donors’ intent for their Funds/Gifts are being honored.
•    Visiting donors or donor’s family on Sholom Campuses – residents or TCU.
•    Providing “institutional memory.”

Committees and the Community

•    Support and staff regularly occurring and ad hoc committee meetings.
•    Coordinate with Foundation Admin. Assistant scheduling of committee meetings.
•    Staff and attend the quarterly Investment Committee, provide minutes and meeting materials, assist in RFP process for financial advisor every 3-5 years.
•    Staff the Nominating, Budget and Finance, Audit and Heritage Society committees along with any Ad Hoc committees.
•    Assist in creating a new Marketing and Communications Committee, and work with the committee to revise and implement a new Marketing Plan.
•    Participate in Jewish and secular community events, workshops and conferences as is appropriate.

Circle of Life Quarterly Publication for Sholom/Sholom Foundation

•    Review with marketing consultant and committee the Circle of Life re: new look, size, schedule, content.
•    Collect articles/info/photos from Sholom staff.
•    Donor stories.
•    Provide articles about giving opportunities and vehicles.
•    Update Heritage Society and Funds lists for each issue.
•    Work with Marketing Consultant and Shapco supervising design and printing.

Foundation Funds and Heritage Society

•    Work with Donations Coordinator and Admin Assistant in processing new funds or changes in Funds, and new Heritage Society members.
•    Supervise Admin Asst ordering new fund and increased fund plaques for both campuses, and update of Heritage Society Recognition panels.

Accounting Administration

•    Work with Foundation Accountant in creation and review of semi-annual fund reports to Fund contacts, and Foundation staff in producing accompanying letter and mailing the reports.
•    Review Accounting’s annual calculation of fund distributions and processing of new funds for future distributions.
•    Create annual budget with Foundation Accountant and Budget Committee for Board approval at August Board meeting.
•    Monitor monthly financials prepared by the Foundation Accountant in relation to approved budget.
•    Approve payments of vendors and service providers.

QUALIFICATIONS

•    University degree or community college diploma in fundraising and three years’ experience in a mid-level fundraising position.
•    Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
•    Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to supervise and motivate volunteers and staff.
•    Strong organizational abilities
•    Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
•    Sound computer skills including word processing and database management.
•    An understanding of the non-profit, voluntary and social services sector.
•    Ability to work flexible hours.
•    Access to a vehicle.
•    CFRE certification is an asset.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Stay Connected — Get the AFP MN eNews!