Full Time

Assistant Director, Development (Campaign Operations) - Indianapolis

Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis Indianapolis IN

The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (JFGI) is the central fundraising and community planning organization for the Indianapolis Jewish Community. With an Annual Campaign of $4.3 million dollars and Endowment assets under management of nearly $100 million, the Federation supports and enriches the lives of Jews locally, nationally, in Israel, and around the world. We provide funding to several local and regional agencies, many national and overseas partners, and numerous independent programs that provide deeper connection and create Jewish community in Central Indiana. The Federation resides on and manages the operations of a 40-acre campus, and programs funded by the Federation create life-sustaining and life-changing impact, while inspiring and engaging members of the Indianapolis Jewish Community.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Development and Endowment, the Assistant Director of Development – Campaign Operations, will be responsible for the creation, maintenance and assessment of all campaign systems and operations, including the management of campaign volunteer solicitors. The Assistant Director will also manage relationships with current and prospective donors in support of the Annual Campaign, supplemental campaigns, major gifts, endowment, and planned giving programs. Works with CEO and other development staff to identify donors who have both the interest and the capacity to make major gifts or establish Donor Advised Funds (DAF), testamentary gifts or realized programmatic endowments at JFGI. Maintains a personal portfolio of donors and prospects.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Assess, design, and implement overall campaign operations and systems strategy, including but not limited to campaign planning with strategies and tactics for each fundraising activity, donor acknowledgment, recognition and stewardship, and external reporting for funders, Board of Directors and campaign lay leadership. 
  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a group of prospects, taking into account individual desires and interests as well as the community’s needs and priorities, create customized solicitation strategies based on strategic objectives of JFGI and donor interests. 
  • Maintain a personal portfolio of Major Donors and Major Donor prospects, including existing DAF holders, planned giving prospects and Annual Campaign prospects. 
  • Conduct 10-12 face to face visits per month and document all interactions within JFGI’s CRM system, GOLDA. 
  • Generate new and increased Annual Campaign, Endowment, estate planning, directed giving, multigenerational, and supplemental commitments that support the Federation and its programs, ultimately matching the philanthropic interests of identified donors with the mission and goals of JFGI.  
  • Design, implement, and systematize a streamlined donor relations strategy. This includes, but is not limited to donor acknowledgements, donor stewardship, and the donor experience. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director. 
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics are representative of an office setting and is usually fast paced with constant stimulation and mobility. This job requires high energy and interaction with staff, leadership and program participants; meetings and programs may be conducted outside of the office. Expectations are that the individual will present a professional appearance and always behave in a professional manner, particularly when interacting with program participants and donors. Physical demands are primarily limited to operating general office equipment and tasks associated with event and program planning.  
  • A minimum of 3 years of proven success in development, with a particular focus on major gifts. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Successful track record with personal solicitation is preferred
  • Proven track-record of successful development systems management, overall project management, and strategic planning
  • Must be a self-starter; must be able to seek out creative solutions to problems independently
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with staff, donors, volunteers and constituents
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills including both verbal and written
  • Ability to manage statistical data to assess fundraising effectiveness and devise strategic plans
  • PC literacy with strong competency in all Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and CRM software, such as Blackbaud
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and maintain confidential information
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, or irregular hours as necessary to interact with donors and prospects and attend relevant meetings and events
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community and its institutions is preferred
Salary Range: $65,000-$72,000 based upon experience 
To Apply
Interested, qualified candidates should forward resumes and cover letters to careers@jfgi.org 

The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis follows CDC guidelines as it relates to COVID-19 protocols.