Associate, Women’s Philanthropy
Associate, Women’s Philanthropy position:
Reporting to the Development Officer/ Women’s Philanthropy Director, the full time Women’s Philanthropy Associate facilitates and implements the initiatives in the Jewish community that focus on women. These initiatives include the Women’s Campaign, a segment of the Campaign for Jewish Needs and its programming; outreach and engagement and its programming; and leadership development and related programming. As a member of the larger core campaign team, the Women’s Philanthropy Associate introduces people, with an emphasis on younger women and/or newly engaged women, and encourages participation and future involvement in the Jewish community as leaders, donors and volunteers.
- Implement a plan for the Women’s Campaign which will establish quantifiable and measurable goals and related strategies for programmatic, fundraising, volunteer, and operational activities.
- Maintain a campaign tracking and reporting system that will provide lay and professional leadership with timely and accurate operating information.
- Partnering with the Federations Events Planner, manage and coordinate the event logistics for all Women’s Philanthropy activities. Identify lay leadership and cultivate new and existing donors.
- Solicit prospects for the Campaign for Jewish Needs.
- Engage women in the community to increase activity and participation in all areas of the Federation activities.
- Work with YLD professionals and major gift and development officers to foster a culture for Jewish philanthropy for women.
- Collaborate with HRD to implement a plan to train leaders for broader Federation leadership responsibility in an effort to strive for gender parity throughout the Federation.
- Coordinate with other internal departments to promote programs that engage women in the activities of the department and create a stronger connection with other local Jewish and general Cleveland communities, Israel, and St. Petersburgh, Russia.
- Continue to reach out to and involve younger women post YLD.
- Cultivate and develop a portfolio of women related to the above activities.
- Additional relevant duties as they are assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:
- Strong commitment to the Federation’s mission and an ability to interpret this mission.
- Knowledgeable about the Jewish community.
- Interest in development.
- Strong interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to build relationships with donors.
- Aptitude for detail and commitment to accuracy and follow through.
- Ability to handle multiple priorities at one time and meet deadlines.
- Desire to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
- Proficient in Windows, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and fundraising database software.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Flexibility to work "after hours" including Saturday nights, Sundays and evenings.
Education, Training and/or Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
- 2-3 years of development focused experience.
If you are qualified and interested in this exceptional opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter, in a pdf format, to .
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)