Passion. Purpose. Impact. CJP is at the heart of Greater Boston's Jewish community, but our reach is felt around the world. We bring together the resources, volunteers, leadership, and expertise to care for people in need, advocate for Israel, and ensure a vibrant Jewish future. Together, we're helping struggling families find financial stability, making Jewish learning relevant and inclusive, connecting the next generation to Jewish life, and so much more. Our greatest resource is our people — the staff, volunteers, partners and leaders who help make Greater Boston’s Jewish community a welcoming home. It’s this energy and commitment that drive CJP’s mission. We are one of Boston's oldest and most respected philanthropic organizations and we are currently seeking a Development Officer, Young Adult Philanthropy.
The Development Officer, Young Adult Philanthropy, will be an integral part of a dynamic team of professionals who are working to maximize philanthropic participation in CJP’s Annual Campaign, as well as involvement and leadership development within CJP. They will assist in the design and implementation of young adult programming, including developing goals and objectives, facilitating the expansion of dollars raised, increasing the donor base and number of volunteers engaged via CJP programs, and identifying new areas for expansion. They will manage a portfolio of approximately 150 donors. The Development Officer will have primary ownership of programs and/or events focused on identifying, engaging, soliciting, and stewarding donors.
Manage a portfolio of donors giving between $50-$2,500 or who have the capacity to give at that level by establishing relationships through prospecting, cultivation, and stewardship.
Solicit donors for gifts to the Annual Campaign primarily through face-to-face meetings, and when necessary through telephone and email, with the expectation of portfolio growth in donor dollars and new gifts.
Engage prospects, including newcomers and those unaffiliated, as well as loyal donors, by holding face-to-face involvement meetings and acting as an ambassador for CJP.
Plan and implement programs, strategies, and events that will increase participation in the work of CJP, our partners, and our donor base while creating a legacy of tzedakah for individuals just beginning to take those steps.
Manage Philanthropy Series focused on educating and empowering young donors on their impact
Oversee giving society for donors of $118+ including management of large-scale event and ongoing engagement of donors
Serve as a liaison and work in partnership with Leadership Giving team to identify, engage, educate, solicit, and steward current and potential donors, through content, young professional networks and other arenas as appropriate;
Performs other duties as required with or without accommodation.
Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.
1-3 years’ successful experience in program/development or related field, with an emphasis on annual campaign work, donor/volunteer relations and program management – creation to implementation.
Strong communication, interpersonal and writing skills.
Experience in volunteer management and program development.
Proficient in Windows environment, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database management and Internet.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work creatively and flexibly in a dynamic environment and self-motivated.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team.
Capacity to manage and organize information confidentially.
Ability to work successfully within a strong systems and process-based organizational structure
Strong personal commitment to the CJP mission.
Knowledge of the Jewish community preferred.
Flexibility and willingness to work evenings.
High energy with a healthy sense of humor
CJP offers that rare opportunity to tap your skills, talents, and experience to benefit a greater good while you grow professionally. You will work in a dynamic environment, with a diverse group of individuals who share your commitment and enthusiasm. Together, you will make a difference for Jews and non-Jews in Greater Boston and worldwide. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and a collegial, family-friendly work and team environment.
CJP conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
CJP is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, women, veterans, people of color, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
About Combined Jewish Philanthropies
CJP, Greater Boston’s Jewish Federation, brings together the people, partners and resources to fulfill the most important needs and aspirations of our community. Rooted in compassion and justice and driven by innovation, we care for the vulnerable, forge strong connections with Israel and above all, inspire the next generation to embrace Jewish life and learning.