Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Volunteer Management
4 Year Degree
Temple Israel in Memphis, TN seeks a dynamic and engaging Development and Membership Director. The Director’s primary focus will concentrate on building lasting connections amongst our members and increasing our financial resources. Responsible for all fundraising and development activities, the Director will forge new relationships and nurture existing relationships within Temple Israel’s diverse community. The Director will be responsible for managing annual giving, including membership renewals, special events, planned giving programs, and grant opportunities with a view toward strengthening all advancement programs. The Development and Membership Director will report to Temple Israel’s Executive Director and work closely with Program Director and Communications Director.
The Development and Membership Director will:
Promote a culture of philanthropy at Temple Israel by
Cultivating and developing strategies for member giving, donor appreciation, and donor matching to maximize giving opportunities.
Educating members and donors about Temple’s financial needs.
Implementing a stewardship program that recognizes donors of annual, capital, endowment, and legacy gifts.
Oversee and implement all fundraising activities at Temple Israel by
Developing relationships with and soliciting members’ support through face-to-face meetings and written proposals.
Planning all fundraising events and supervising administrative personnel supporting those efforts.
Managing all administrative tasks related to development, donor services, and gift acknowledgment and recognition.
Representing and supervising Temple Israel’s partnership with the Jewish Foundation of Memphis.
Calendaring, budgeting, marketing, and communication of development and membership programs in partnership with appropriate Temple Israel staff.
Seek outside sources of funding by
Investigating and applying for public and private grants to support Temple Israel’s programs and operations.
Manage all aspects of member engagement and recruitment by
Creating tools that facilitate conversations about Temple Israel’s members and their financial commitment to our community.
Organizing and processing membership renewals, new member enrollment, exit interviews for resignations, and negotiate dues adjustments.
Developing outreach strategies for reaching new member prospects.
Coordinate volunteers at Temple Israel by
Engaging members with volunteer, study or group affinity interests. Assist committees with staffing volunteer positions.
Maintaining updated records on members’ volunteer interests and activities.
Recommending and developing ongoing volunteer utilization.
Developing and implementing a volunteer recognition program.
Temple Israel is a sanctuary for prayer and inspiration, a vibrant center for Jewish learning, and a congregational home for living Torah. We are a source of strength and a force for good for Reform Jews, the greater community, and the world.