Job No: 496591 Work Type: Staff Full-time Department: RIETS Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY Categories: Communications/Marketing/Media, Student Services
RIETS is seeking an independent, motivated advancement professional to assist in the development of fund-raising strategies for new and existing stakeholders. The Development Officer will draft fund-raising proposals, reports, grants and correspondences and will be responsible for achieving a specified annual fundraising goal, while ensuring the CRM's data integrity. The Development Officer may organize parlor meetings, student or rabbinic speakers and other fundraising events.
Reporting to the RIETS Associate VP of IA, this position includes development, stewardship, CRM management, volunteer management, communications, event planning and grant writing.
The duties of the RIETS Associate Director of Development are as follows, but not limited to:
Portfolio Management and Donor Relations
Manage a portfolio of RIETS Parents, Alumni and donor prospects
Assist with the management of all donor prospects
Assist in coordinating marketing material related to all fundraising campaigns
Aim to increase alumni donors through alumni dues and minimize annual LYBUNTS
Manage the annual Day of Learning peer to peer fundraising campaign
Coordinate Shiur sponsorships from alumni of each Rosh Yeshiva
Be the point of contact for all RIETS constituents and have familiarity with RIETS programs to assist as needed
Develop strategy for stewardship and cultivation of potential planned and major gifts
Coordinate with YU IA development staff in the discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects likely to support RIETS specific programs and activities
Develop proposals and gift agreements in coordination with YU development staff
Plan campus visits for prospects with Roshei Yeshiva and RIETS leadership as part of a strategic cultivation plan as required
Plan cultivation and stewardship events meetings as appropriate
Work to grow alumni giving through alumni dues and Elef L'Mateh membership
Manage annual phone-a-thon campaign
Provide call lists for staff members
Collect data for contact reports and data updates
Follow up with donors as needed
Program Management and Collaboration
Identify and work with data and research teams to research prospects and report on giving history to identify the time of year or event to solicit each prospect
Work with University Advancement colleagues on program purpose, goals and opportunities for collaboration. Partner with YU Annual Giving Programs to outreach to targeted constituent programs, increase awareness and build donor base
Identify alumni donors to cultivate, engage and solicit to support constituent programs
Budgeting for programming and stewardship
Coordinate Kaddish being said for donors family members for Yahrtzeits and the year of mourning
Ability to travel and to work evenings and weekends on occasion
Experience & Educational Background:
An undergraduate degree
Three years plus of related and progressively more responsible or expansive experience in professional fundraising, and public relations
Knowledge of the Orthodox world
Skills & Competencies:
Excellent writing, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Collaborative team-oriented style
Ability to consistently demonstrate a high level of professionalism in demeanor, attire and personal interactions.
Working knowledge of tax laws affecting charitable giving
Knowledge of CRM
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.